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Weekly Update 2/27/2017
February 27th, 2017

Hey everyone! Below is some of the latest news on IHadCancer- You can view the content by clicking directly on the text.

Most Recent Blog Posts

As I Disappear: My Battle With Anorexia During Cancer Treatment

Treatment Setbacks Are Scary, But They Don't Define My Fight

When I Changed My Perspective About Cancer, I Changed My Life

Recent Dear Cancer Messages

Cancer...You are literally driving me insane. I thought I was better. Now I am told that you may not be done with me. Now I constantly worry that I am dying. That I may not see my 9 year old grow up. That I may cause her, my adult daughter and my husband so much pain if I die. Why can't you just leave me alone! I want to live.

I have two short words to say to cancer that are not printable on this post. I am not fearful, I will fight, no surrender!

Recent Facebook Posts

"Looking for some Monday Motivation? This is the ultimate #riseandgrind -- fighting #cancer! Leave your comments for Jay here: ‪‬Read more here.

" "Written communication — whether it was a text message or an email — is almost always better than an actual face-to-face conversation. It allows the receiver time to figure out what to respond or whether to respond at all. Sometimes, no response was the best thing I could offer someone, and that’s okay. Don’t always expect your loved one to get back to you right away. You can even message that: “No response needed.”
When the average American already sends and receives an estimated 85 text messages a day, why not use texting as a support mechanism?""
‪‬Read more here.

Recent Discussions

Does anyone else feel like companies just use cancer as a way to play on emotions to sell their product? And, I'm not talking about during October. Like, I just saw an ad fora coffee creamer showing a woman who removes her wig as she prepares to go back to work, and the tagline is about courage. Yes, we've all been there- going out in public bald, returning to work, or returning to some semblance of a normal life. This ad, though, didn't leave me thinking about how I've been in that situation; rather, it left me feel upset, like how dare this company take something so personal just to sell their coffee creamer.

I had a port put in yesterday. The surgeon that put it in told me that it would feel like a sore muscle after working out. Well that's not quite how it feels it hurts really bad and it feels like I had surgery. Did anyone else go through a pain like this an port?

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