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I Had Cancer Guidelines

We're all here for similar reasons - we've been touched by cancer in some way. It’s up to all of us to show each other that no one is alone. Your IHadCancer profile is your own place to call home during this crazy thing called cancer, we just ask that you keep these simple guidelines in mind when participating.

1. Always Be Nice. This is a place for connections and conversations – we encourage you all to talk openly but please remain considerate in all of your engagement. Don’t post obscene, hateful or objectionable content. Abuse and disrespect will not be tolerated in the IHC community and is subject to deletion and user removal at our discretion.

2. Be a Good Friend. The IHC community is a family. Please remember to be a good friend to the connections you make on IHC. Ask questions that you wish someone would ask you; if you can’t find the right words to say, send a hug, it can speak louder than words. A simple gesture goes a long way.

3. Don't Spam. This includes sending unsolicited messages of any nature, posting links to unrelated content, promoting a survey, fundraiser or product where it shouldn’t be promoted. If you aren’t sure if something is appropriate to post, e-mail us and we’ll let you know.

4. Think Before You Post. Everything you post on IHadCancer is secure, but it is up to you to monitor how much or how little information you are sharing about yourself and your experience. Please don’t share personal or identifiable information like your mailing address or your full name and don’t share other member’s information.

5. If You See Something, Say Something. We work hard to make sure these guidelines are followed closely but if you see something that doesn’t’ feel right to you, please let us know. We review every report we receive and will take anything you say to heart. We promise.

6. Be Open. Welcome newcomers and help guide them through this journey based on your own experience. Whether you are a survivor, fighter, caregiver or supporter, you have valuable information that can very well help someone else who is just beginning the cancer journey. Be open to sharing experiences and give someone else the gift of your time.

Thanks for being a part of our community. It’s up to all of us to ensure that IHadCancer remains a place for us all to call home when dealing with the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis.

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Rezil Connect

Survivor: Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Dear cancer I’m not scared of you , you literally tortured me for over a decade .you took away my strength , drive even my color and made me ghostly pale . You made it near impossible to walk I had to crawl at times . I was in agony the pain was relentless . I went to all these drs about the problems with my legs and feet and none of them could figure out your plot . They couldn’t even see your presence . They didn’t know you formed this huge tumor in my abdomen pressing against my foot and leg nerves , bladder etc . I was slowly dying and I had not the slightest idea you was even there or that you was trying to kill me . No one knew . To the nacked eye I looked like a normal 18 ,20,32 year old . You robbed me of my youth because you took my strength I couldn’t even brush my hair . I thought it was cus I worked midnights I had no idea it was because of you . So I just pushed myself harder . I worked hard there was times I couldn’t think or focus was dizzy even the simplest question and response was labored . You didn’t stop me tho even tho I didn’t know you was there causing all these problems I pushed harder . I took care of my family etc you showed me in heinsight how strong I actually am . even tho you’ve been gone for 3 almost four years you continue to torture me . I’m always in pain , agony I have problems walking at times , limp , my feet give out go sideways . It’s a constant reminder to me how evil you are . However I’m still alive I still smile I still enjoy my life even tho you make it hard for me . It’s still worth living and suffering to experience the awesomeness of the simple things in life . I see the fear in my moms eyes That you cause her . She’s Thinking your going come back to finish what you started .i hate you for that . However honestly I’m not scared of you . I chose to enjoy my life and if and when you show Back up for round two .bring it . Cus as you learned the first time I don’t die easy . Dear cancer I’m not scared of you