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    Some things that have ocurred to me after Cancer (3 times, I'm a slow learner):
    1. Hardship can bring out the worst and the BEST in people.
    2. Those embracing the BEST have all differences erased.
    3. Love is the most powerful force on earth and beyond
    4. Every day is special as we're all temporary.
    5. You all are the best people I know, even if I don't know you yet.
    6. There's always Hope'
    7. There's no competition, this disease and ALL hardships just [email protected]#$, but together we are a FORCE.
    8. We're not damaged goods, we're broken in and comfortable.
    9. We're all a Family and a very close one.


    Warriors, Survivors, Family; Please add to the list. Occupations aside, I don't want to know what you do. I want to know who you are. So I can love you all the more.
    Your ( putting the fun in) dysfunctional Brother,
    Mark
    I Love My Pack!

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    10. In the process of breaking a heart also becomes open.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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    • #3
      Some things that have ocurred to me after Cancer (3 times, I'm a slow learner):

      1. Hardship can bring out the worst and the BEST in people.
      2. Those embracing the BEST have all differences erased.
      3. Love is the most powerful force on earth and beyond
      4. Every day is special as we're all temporary.
      5. You all are the best people I know, even if I don't know you yet.
      6. There's always Hope'
      7. There's no competition, this disease and ALL hardships just [email protected]#$, but together we are a FORCE.
      8. We're not damaged goods, we're broken in and comfortable.
      9. We're all a Family and a very close one.
      10. In the process of breaking, a heart also becomes open.
      11. We are stronger than we think we are.

      Warriors, Survivors, Family; Please add to the list. Occupations aside, I don't want to know what you do. I want to know who you are. So I can love you all the more.
      Your ( putting the fun in) dysfunctional Brother,
      Mark
      Last edited by Karen; 07-11-07, 10:30 PM.
      Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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      • #4
        11. We are stronger than we think we are.
        Oh, I don't know. I always thought you were tough as nails. You are a Jersey Girl and always seem too back up someone we both know .
        12. Family can, but doesn't necessarily have anything to do with blood.
        I Love My Pack!

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        • #5
          Some things that have ocurred to me after Cancer (3 times, I'm a slow learner):

          1. Hardship can bring out the worst and the BEST in people.
          2. Those embracing the BEST have all differences erased.
          3. Love is the most powerful force on earth and beyond
          4. Every day is special as we're all temporary.
          5. You all are the best people I know, even if I don't know you yet.
          6. There's always Hope'
          7. There's no competition, this disease and ALL hardships just [email protected]#$, but together we are a FORCE.
          8. We're not damaged goods, we're broken in and comfortable.
          9. We're all a Family and a very close one.
          10. In the process of breaking, a heart also becomes open.
          11. We are stronger than we think we are.
          12. Family can, but doesn't necessarily have anything to do with blood.
          13. Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.

          Warriors, Survivors, Family; Please add to the list. Occupations aside, I don't want to know what you do. I want to know who you are. So I can love you all the more.
          Your ( putting the fun in) dysfunctional Brother,
          Mark

          Just pasted the list to keep it going, and adding a quote I swiped from Mark a long time ago. There have been some great quotes on this site that I have copied to a document and read when I feel a pity party coming on.
          Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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          • #6
            I don't think we can add this one on the list but here it is.
            When i was in treatment there was sheet on the wall near my bed saying something in french but i found it also in english on the net and it mean a lot to me.

            Cancer is so limited....
            It cannot cripple love, shatter hope, corrode faith, destroy confidence, kill friendships, shut out memories, silence courage, invade the soul, or conquer the spirit.
            Eric

            Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
            with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
            Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Karen
              13. Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
              That quote really strikes a cord with me........well said.
              4/26/07 - mass confirmed w/ no elevated markers
              4/27/07 - left I/O
              5/2/07 - Dx: 100% seminoma stage 1A
              Surveillance: CT/blood (6 month cycle)
              4/27/13 - 6 years cancer free!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Eric
                Cancer is so limited....it cannot cripple love, shatter hope, corrode faith, destroy confidence, kill friendships, shut out memories, silence courage, invade the soul, or conquer the spirit.
                Hey Eric: I think that deserves its place as #14.



                Here's my contribution...

                #15. Remember that nothing is really over until the minute you stop trying.
                #16. Build bridges instead of walls.
                Maria
                *Hubby Andy diagnosed 02/13/07, Left IO 02/16/07 *Stage 1A Non-Seminoma (65% Immature Teratoma / 35% Embryonal Carcinoma) *RPLND 04/27/07 Lymph Nodes-ALL CLEAR
                *Complications from Chylous Ascites so Laparotomy 05/03/07 *No food for 10 weeks, TPN only *07/18/07 Removed drains, tubes, picc line *CT Scan 07/31/07-ALL CLEAR
                *CT Scan 02/12/08-ALL CLEAR *Hydrocele surgery 06/19/08 *CT Scan 9/30/08 and 03/06/09 shows <cm left lung nodule - under surveillance

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                • #9
                  Karen, your quote really touched me! Mark, thanks for starting this list.
                  Lori and Jon
                  Diagnosed 5/22/2006
                  I/O 5/26/2006, Stage 3, Good
                  Teratoma (Majority), Seminoma (10%), Yolk Sac
                  3xEP then determined not working
                  HDC w/stem cell transplant 8/16/06 to 9/25/06
                  Chest and Neck surgery 10/9/06 - immature teratoma
                  RPLND 11/16/06 - immature Teratoma
                  2/29/2008 - markers continue to be normal!
                  9/16/2008 - released from Dr. Einhorn's care

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                  • #10
                    Thank you MRMRSU

                    I want to have number 17 with this one.

                    17 - When you have (one or many) good friend(s), distance doesn't matter.
                    Eric

                    Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
                    with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
                    Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance

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                    • #11
                      Learning to face your fears is a gift in its self
                      Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
                      Current DVT
                      Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

                      "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum

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                      • #12
                        If Margaret's previous post is 18, here's the next one.

                        19. We draw our strength from the knowledge that we are not alone.
                        "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
                        11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
                        12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.

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                        • #13
                          Quote #13 is not mine...it was Mark's (TCLEFT) from quite a while ago. It struck a chord with me as well....so I saved it.

                          In my 19 months on this site I have read a lot of posts that have driven home amazing things about the human spirt, and I copy them into a "TC quote" word doc. petep, rover, TCLEFT, Mom and Merc have posted some amazing things. If they don't add then to the laist as time goes on I'll add them, with proper credit given!
                          Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Robert2112
                            Compassion and answers for those who do not have the resources to meet the medical needs of cancer.

                            Compassion and sensitivity in general. Some have no emotional support, or are single parents, or new to an area with no family or network of friends. Many struggle on many levels with cancer...compassion and sensitivity all around.
                            Last edited by Karen; 07-12-07, 02:03 PM.
                            Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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                            • #15
                              Remember that OUR opinion always matters and that doctors do not always know everything.
                              Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
                              Current DVT
                              Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

                              "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum

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