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Overdue update

Saturday, May 27, 2017

So I've been off of here for a while... I've had other priorities for the last couple of years. In 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 4 Merkel Cell Carcinoma. It is a rare and very aggressive skin cancer. After diagnosis the normal survival rate is 1/3 living past 5 years. I had tumor removed. Radiation failed. Chemotherapy failed. I just finished a year on the trial drug Keytruda. So far so good! However, now my weight is out of control and that has to change today!!!
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  • no profile photo L_DROUIN
    Just said a prayer for you. Yesterday Someone telephoned me to tell me that the pin size dot on their arm was infact melanoma. They had surgery for a solfball size tumor on their arm and found that the cancer was in a lymph node and on their breast. More surgery Tuesday. I think about it and I get sick to my stomach. I am in shock.
    1446 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17759050
    Wow, you have been through a lot! I also have been struggling with health issues. I'm needing to lose about 150 pounds. I will keep you in my prayers. I added you as a friend and hope you will add me as yours.
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    1446 days ago
    Prayers to you for all you have gone through, and for a successful recovery. Just take baby steps with the weight loss, and start with walking. Sometimes meds can cause weight gain also. Good luck!
    1447 days ago
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