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    Hi, my name is MarieWarrior2023. I'm here because
    I am undergoing breast cancer treatment. Mastectomy done, chemotherapy first one done and I need some “consolation” and funny memes, quotes to survive this.#MightyTogether

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is ChristineKo. I'm here because of Chris Cipriano, and her article I am a dermatologist who is learning about how to treat my patients better. I have 2 children, one with typical hearing and one with atypical hearing (auditory neuropathy) who has bilateral cochlear implants. I also have a recent diagnosis of early stage breast cancer and have had a slew of medical appointments myself.


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    Breast Cancer Survivor

    #Cancer survivor 19 years ago, #mighty minute # chronic conditions #Fibromyalgia #Depression #Chat corner #MH advocate # preemie
    Life long challenges, BREAST CANCER was a huge one for me. Part of my body was damaged by "Cancer". Off with it!
    Big part for me was that all the doctors were males "feeling my body" with no attention to how that was affecting my psyche !! Whole process was demeaning of me as a person ! !
    For years I did cancer events , advocating for female doctors through the whole process.!

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    Idiotic and tactless comments #medical #surgical #BreastCancer #Recovery #cowdens Syndrome #Caregiver #Mastectomy #Laugh

    Some ppl feel the need to fill the air with words. Some feel the need to reassure themselves that whatever challenge you have is your fault and they are protected, and some are just stupid tactless and mean. Whatever the reason ppl sometimes say things that are rather jarring in their sparkling incredible….. instead of crying let’s laugh at it
    I’ll start
    1. Post mastectomy and reconstruction: is that really the size you wanted? If you had the option???
    2. My cowdens kid exhibits some symptoms consistent with autism: “ is he vaxed?”

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    Depression and Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Today is an up kind of day for me. I’m 2-months post diagnosis for metastatic/invasive lobular carcinoma. At first, I was scared, then angry, then a depressive episode (DE).

    Recently, I flipped a mental switch from “Am I going to die soon?” to “How shall I live with this long-term illness?” I’m emerging from the depressive episode, and want to reconnect to the supportive people I ghosted during the darkness. But, I find it almost impossible to call people.

    My world looks exactly the same, but I have more appointments and more uncertainty to deal with, and I am tired. I am glad to find a community that understands differently abled people. Thank you.

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    What do you find to be the most challenging about a cancer diagnosis?

    Getting a cancer diagnosis is many things — heartbreak, anger, pockets of simplicity, grief, even gratitude. But there are parts of it that straight up suck.

    What’s been the #1 challenge for you or a loved one?

    #Cancer #BoneCancers #BreastCancer #OvarianCancer #LungCancer #ThyroidCancer #lymphoma #ChildhoodCancers #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Caregiving #Grief

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    In need of some good vibes

    I was dumb and mopped the house yesterday. Having a rough painful day today. Plus, I’m at the latest breaking point with my chronic pain getting to me. # fibromyalgia #BreastCancer #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Anxiety #Depression