Hi Missy Im up to my 4th full on chemo, then having another CT scan, which although trying to be positive, I’m a bit nervous about. As well as horrible chemo I’m continuing my vegan diet, I’ve been vegetarian for 30 years. Trying lots of raw food, although it’s hard to eat at times. I also trying lots of natural supplements to try to boost my immunity and to keep my body strong and to deal with chemo. I have also a lot of faith, and loving support which helps a lot. I agree with focusing on living with cancer, not dying. Ive had a few big cries and meltdowns, but I guess that’s just part of it. I find talking helps a lot. I also have 2 big golden retrievers to cuddle! Thanks for replying, good luck, keep in touch, would love to hear how you are going, Leanne
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Hi yes I can sure relate. I had bowel cancer diagnosed 8 months ago, had a third of my lower bowel removed and then 6 months of chemo About a month ago, which I thought was the end of my chemo, I had another ct scan which found that the cancer had rapidly spread throughout my liver, and was now stage 4. I too have a portal, which I jokingly say makes me feel like a robot !! Its funny as I had no symptoms previous, so often I look at the results the Drs are showing me and feel like I’m looking at someone else’s body. I’m currently focusing on living positively with this stupid cancer and trying to remain strong. I’ve had 2 high strength chemo treatments , due for the third in a few weeks. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way, I am up for a chat anytime if you would like. Good luck on your journey, Leanne
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Hi Missy when I read your story I could relate. First lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way. I have just been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer, after dealing with bowel cancer 8 months ago. I had surgery to remove a third of my bowel and my progress was thought to be going well until 4 weeks ago a ct scan found my cancer had spread all through my liver. Anyway the oncologist has told me my cancer is terminal and can’t be cured. Of course I was shocked and like yourself my whole world was turned around. I have gone from a full time teaching job which I loved, to focusing on fighting this stupid disease. I’m grateful to have amazing friends and family for support, which I’ve read is massively important to recovery. I’m trying lots of complementary treatments, as well as lots of Meditaton. I too am concerned for my family and friends who have also taken it hard. Wish you well on your journey, and I am always up for a chat if you would like, Leanne
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