Skip to main content home forums blogs people ask family survivors young adults links groups events home â» forums â» survivors merkel cell carcinoma login or register to post comments 19 replies [last post] mon, 16/02/2009 - 14:24 merkel does not have a status. viagra for sale Joined: 7 mar 2009 groups: none hi everyone i would like to share my journey with you to give strength to others. can u take viagra everyday In february 2002 i was diagnosed with merkel cell carcinoma a very rare & aggressive cancer, it had metastasised from the primary in the middle of my chest toâ a lymph node under my left arm, stage two. viagra online I also have had scc & bcc. My treatment for mcc consisted of carboplatin,â etoposide chemo & radiation, jointly. I have ten radiation tattoos on my upper body. cheap generic viagra Theâ trip wasn't easy. viagra for women on antidepressants Thanks' to my carer dr peter o'brien from the mater hospital newcastle a member of trog who had just finished trials on merkel cell carcinoma, their trials & treatment saved my life. â i can't thank the staff at the mater newcastle enough for their professionalism & compassion during my five years of treatment. buy viagra online Just when i thought the clouds had cleared, three years down the track. buy generic viagra â i went for my three year checkup, still clear. buy viagra I was over the moon, you don't usually get that far with mcc, so i knew i was on the right road. Viagra viagra forums Two days later my husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer - muscle invasive that was march 2005. viagra for women on antidepressants My world just collapsed, again. Viagra lilly online â i kept saying this can't be happening, not again. I feltâ over the last three yearsâ i had clawed my wayâ up this steep dark muddy hole as iâ reachedâ  the top & felt the sun on my face the mud gave way & i fell right back down to the bottom of the holeâ to start the climb all over again. viagra achat en ligne canada My husband had two operations the first operation was to remove the tumour, the second operation was nearly thirteen hours. Heâ  was lucky enough to haveâ had a reconstructedâ neobladder, that's where doctorsâ removed 42cm of his bowelâ & made a new bladder joining it up to his internal plumbing. buy viagra online It's now three years since his operation. There's been a few hiccupsâ  along the way, so far so good. cheap generic viagra â another visit to hisâ oncologist in december. Then, yes, there's more. cost generic viagra January this year 2008 another three years on, my brother was diagnosed with bowel cancer, by the time he was diagnosedâ his cancerâ had metastasised to his liver. safe place get generic viagra He passed away twelve week's later on april 1st, 2008. viagra for women on antidepressants My grandfather died of carcinoma of the stomach, my father of melanoma &â my cousin of lung cancer, that's nowâ six of us diagnosed with cancer. Update: my aunt has just been diagn. buy viagra buy generic viagra In early 2010, life threw me a sharp curve ball.
I was inducted into that dreaded "C"-club.

From the moment I had my suspicions, to the first time I walked into the chemo treatment ward, right up until today, I've had questions, and doubts.  My natural curiousity has forced me to ask most of the questions I've had - and I've been able to get many answers. Some of them help, some don't.  Quite frankly, there are some things that can't be answered. That's what this is all about.

On my journey (and believe me, I'm still on it) I looked for a resource like this, but I couldn't find it. There are many, many, great web-sites and organizations that provided a lot of help, but I found there was something missing.  Where is the hope?  Where are the success stories?

I did have great support from friends, family and my medical team, but I always saw them as the healthy ones.  I wanted inspiration from someone who'd been there - someone who felt the same way I did when the Dr. gave me the details.  I needed proof that it can be done.  I needed to hear that I wasn't alone.  That's why I'm doing this.

There is a great divide between how the world sees cancer and how I think it should be seen.(For those who may be interested in my personal journey you can read my blog here.) Cancer, as I have learned, isn't always about being at the end.  It can be about a brave new beginning.  It was- it "is", for me. I hope it happens for you...

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