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Falling pregnant after Cancer and Chemo scarey ride!

28 years ago I had my first Cancer, I was young a baby 24. I lost my first baby and a rare Cancer formed. When we found this Cancer I was 19.5 weeks pregnant. It was placenta cancer. Double blood supply, pregnant body. It put this Cancer through my body stage4. I can't tell you how hard it was to be so you and in the terminally ill ward at George V hospital in Camperdown. They gave me 8 weeks to live! I lost my baby girl and nearly my own life. Today my first son is 27. I have tears in my eye writing this. Not only am I grateful to be alive. But 1990 saw the both of my first son. Now I have to be honest. My first pregnancy was not good and very scarey. I worried every day about my baby. I went to the doctor every single pain. My head was quiet done in. I think that's pretty normal. My body seemed to heal beautifully after the chemo. Can't say my mind did though. But on this day, Father's Day my first son was born. What a gift. Amongst the nerves and the fear the preg

Quote of the day ~ SheQuotes

"We looked at each other. Our hearts thundered, our thoughts struck like lightening, and the earth shook !"  ~ @Moonwalk2Truth #SheQuotes

Quote of the day

The difference between possible and impossible is determination 📸/  @adamkayphoto #quoteoftheday #quote #iamstillawoman #possible

Lady Diana ~ Candle in the wind

As it's the 20 year anniversary and music is so good for the soul! Elton John took us on a great memory for his friend Lady Diana. I love this song, I wanted everyone to turn this up today. William and Harry have done a great job suppporting all the charities.  #ladydiana #eltonjohn #williamandharry

Quote of the day ~ Yoko Ono

Find inspiration inside yourself. Start by looking at yourself in the mirror. That will give you an idea of what you have inside yourself. #yokoono #quotes #inspiration #iamstillawoman

Decisions Cancer treatment medicine vs Natural remedy

When you get diagnosed with Cancer there a big mind games that come into play. You second question thoughts,  remedies and did I make the right choice, the mind is the devils play ground indeed. But did I ?? Will I ?? can I ??? Seem to be playing that song! Doctors give their thoughts, I have my thoughts, people that have been through this have their thoughts, people that have never had Cancer actually gave their opinions through my friend died when she did that. So and so's mother did that and this happened!! You need go alternate or natural. Omg 😲 I thought my head would explode!!! Who do I listen to??? What if I make the wrong choice! It all got way too hard. Going to bed at night doing those awful reruns of a bad movie. Playing out the  ending seven different ways!! I think you know what I mean. I ask my doctor on success stories of treating Cancer naturally he goes one percent survival rate! Omg 😲 I am no gambler but if that was a horse race I would not go for those odds.

My heart is a ghost town ~ Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert, as you can tell I love ❤️ his music. He is a superstar. This song deserves the the volume full ball. #adamlambert #ghosttowm #iamstillawoman 

Quote of the day ~ Rita Mae Brown

"Lead me not into temptation. I can find it myself."  ~ Rita Mae Brown #SheQuotes #Quote #humour #temptation #ritamaebrown

Quote of the day - SheQuotes

"You can't scare me - I've got kids." ~ Unknown #SheQuotes #quote #iamstillawoman

Cancer how does it spread?

If the cells travel through the lymph system, they could end up in nearby lymph nodes (small, bean-sized collections of immune cells) or they could  spread  to other organs. More often,  cancer cells that break off from the main tumor travel through the bloodstream. Once in the blood, they can go to any part of the body. through the bloodstream (hematogenous  spread )  #harvardmedical #cancerspread #doctors

How does cancer start?

Your body is made up of 100 million million cells.  Cancer  can  start  when just one of them begins to grow and multiply too much. The result is a growth called a tumour. Benign tumours are localised growths - they only cause problems if they put pressure on nearby tissues, such as the brain. There is never touch much information. It's worth knowing as much as you can.  #harvardmedical #cancer 

Metastatic Breast Cancer - what does it mean

Understanding metastasis If you’ve been told that you have metastatic breast cancer, this means that the cancer has advanced to what’s known as stage 4. Stage 4 breast cancer refers to cancer that has spread beyond the breast tissue into other areas of the body. To understand the prognosis for stage 4 breast cancer, it helps to know something about the process of metastasis. When cancer “metastasizes,” it has spread beyond the part of the body where it originated. In the case of breast cancer, receiving a stage 4 diagnosis may mean the cancer has reached organs outside of the breasts, such as your bones, lungs, liver, or even your brain. #metastatis #stage4 #breastcancer #prevention 

Cancer what do you want from me

I just love Adam Lambert. I just love this song! During chemotherapy this was my song! I know every word.  It's a beauty. Music gets us through the happiness and saddest times of our lives.   #adamlambert #singingheals #survivor  I am sure you know Adam Lambert's songs, this is him. Adam Mitchel Lambert  (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide. [4] [5]

Daffodil day 25th August every year!

WHO WE ARE Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events. Every year, supporters and volunteers come together in the community to sell daffodils, merchandise. You can show your support by wearing a daffodil pin this Daffodil Day, or by joining the fundraising efforts. Daffodil Day merchandise is on sale online throughout July and August, but you can donate to Daffodil Day at any time. #cancercouncil #daffodilday #cancer #helpishere A fantastic cause that supports a wonderful cause, it's the day of yellow please support. Every dollar helps so many people.  WHERE YOUR FUNDRAISING DOLLARS GO Every day over 350 Australians are diagnosed with cancer. Whether it’s helping people today, or being there for those who will need us tomorrow, Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, conducting and funding vital cancer research, providing support services, prevention programs and advocacy. Cancer research

Quote of the day ~ SheQuotes

"Women give birth to the future."  ~ @ccc4hope #SheQuotes #quote #birth

Quote of the day - Edith Wharton

"True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision." ~ Edith Wharton  #quote #SQN #happydays

Mark Hughes foundation NRL footy show

Mark Hughes  (born 15 December 1976 in  Kurri Kurri, New South Wales ) is an Australian former professional  rugby league  footballer of the 1990s, and 2000s. He played club football for the  Newcastle Knights  in the Australian  National Rugby League  (NRL) and later for the  Catalans Dragons  in the European  Super League . He primarily played at  fullback  or in the  centres . In 2013, he was diagnosed with  brain cancer  and subsequently established the Mark Hughes Foundation. [1] As you all know by now I just love my Footy. I also admire celebrities that make awareness and raise money to support things close to our heart. We all know someone that's touched by Cancer. It's an awful challenge that effects all of those around you. #markhughesfoundation #braincancer #beanieforbraincancer #nrlfootyshow #iamstillawoman Here is the link if your interested to find out more.

Quote of the day - Anne Shirley

"If you can't laugh at yourself, you could be missing out on the best jokes."  ~ @AnneShirley8 #SheQuotes #quote #iamstillawoman

Radiotherapy what is it?

Radiotherapy  uses radiation, such as x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams or protons, to kill cancer cells or damage them so they cannot grow or multiply. It is a localised treatment, which means it generally only affects the part of the body where the radiation is targeted. Radiotherapy, also known as radiation therapy, is one of the main treatments for cancer. Being prepared and understanding radiation therapy can help lessen some of the stress surrounding your treatment. Ask your oncologist, doctor or nurse about the risks and benefits of radiation therapy and any other questions you have about your treatment. Whilst I have had chemotherapy twice. I have never had Radiation treatment. But lots of ladies that I met on my voyage, told me they had this instead of Chemotherapy. So I just tried to give you an idea of what it is. I hope you find this helpful. #radiation #cancer #treatment 

Big Ben last chime for 4 years

Big Ben The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell. The Elizabeth Tower, which stands at the north end of the Houses of Parliament, was completed in 1859 and the Great Clock started on 31 May, with the Great Bell's strikes heard for the first time on 11 July and the quarter bells first chimed on 7 September. Big Ben is now on a 4 year renovation. So this is the last chime till then.  #bigben #bbcnews #london 

9 months in the womb using Ultrasound

The miracle of life in 9 months. #baby #miracle #9months #ultrasound

Madagascar smile and wAve boys

Laughter is good for the soul. I hope you get a laugh out of this.  Some days it's just the little things that make us smile. #madagascar #havealaugh #kidsmovieswithdoublemeaning #lol 

Don't worry be happy I love you tube and singing

Feeling a little rebellious today. Turn this up let's sing 🎶 I am at work or I think I would be vacuuming and singing, well trying to sing. #dontworrybehappy #sing #ruffday

Waiting for test results a yearly chore

May comes around the same time every year. For me it was like tests are easy. Very easy really. But it's the waiting for those results that is awful. Deep down you know or hope it will be ok. But there is that little thing that crops up in your mind after you have been through Cancer or any disease. Am I ok?? Twice in 19 years I had the dreaded you need to come back in phone call there is a area of concern. Well waiting overnight is the hardest thing. You know it's ok. But as human beings it's pretty tough. Our mind of course goes into survival mode. What if I get bad news. Ok so before mobile phones. I get home 6 pm. My eldest son says at dinner, Mum the doctor rang you need go see him. Omg! The last thing the doctor said was I will only contact you if something's wrong. I get that feeling..,, I think you all know the one..,,HELP... The next morning drop the children at school 8.40 am at Terrigal beach NSW Australia by 9 am. Doctor can't see me till 10.30 am an

Mammogram what is it?

A  mammogram  is an X-ray of breast tissue that can find changes too small to be felt during a physical examination. A screening  mammogram  is used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms. I remember my first mammogram, squish squish. How can they flatten that breast down like that. Don't worry it's the only part that's uncomfortable. You will know what I mean. Other than that squish squish, it provides a very clear test result for your doctor, also remember maybe over 40 still request an ultrasound. The breast becomes dense. So if your worried get a second opinion. 9 out of 10 callbacks to have this done again are good. So 90 percent chance of a good result.  Every 2 years I think is the given time but as we know, you know your host better than anyone. If you haven't had one for awhile it's a good test to do for your own piece of mind.  #mammogram #cancer #breastcancer #survivor 

Chemotherapy the aftermath

When I had finished my chemo cycles in January 2009. It had been such a big relief, as you know it's seems like such a long way to get there. My last chemotherapy cycle was pushed back a week as I was way too ill. My stats were fairly down so like they do they have to hit you so to speak when you are able to cope with it. I visited a girlfriend in Terrigal once a week we shared a bourbon and a laugh ohhh and lots of tears. Her name is Marie, she was so good to me, anyway the seat that I always sat on at here was like a moss green colour. I can say that this is horrid but not only could I taste chemo for 6 months. I had dyed Marie's lovely chair it had totally been bleached by my body and now a white body shaped mark had ruined that chair. It took us ages to throw it out. But isn't that horrific that your body must still secreet chemo to have ruined that chair. Anyway hopefully that chair is now in chair heaven. Sadly you can't sell that kind of chair. #survivor #chem

Quote of the day ~ Farrah Abraham

"I've learned that although our dreams may die, if u open urself up to life, new ones are born." ~ Farrah Abraham/ @SahilQaiser #farrahabraham #quotes #quoteoftheday #iamstillawoman

What is a Urologist ? Why do you see one?

You know these days my phone is full of doctors and specialists names. Can you believe that. You go from young and having the family doctor. To getting Cancer and having 20 doctors and specialists! Wow So what is a Urologist? Urology  (from  Greek   οὖρον   ouron "urine" and  -λογία   -logia  "study of"), also known as genitourinary surgery, is the branch of  medicine  that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female  urinary-tract  system and the  male reproductive organs . Organs under the domain of urology include the  kidneys ,  adrenal glands ,  ureters ,  urinary bladder ,  urethra , and the male reproductive organs ( testes ,  epididymis ,  vas deferens ,  seminal vesicles ,  prostate , and  penis ). #urology #uroligist #avoidcancer

Colon Cancer the facts

Colorectal cancer  ( CRC ), also known as  bowel cancer  and  colon cancer , is the development of  cancer  from the  colon  or  rectum  (parts of the  large intestine ). [5]  A cancer is the abnormal growth of  cells  that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. [9]  Signs and symptoms may include  blood in the stool , a change in bowel movements,  weight loss , and feeling tired all the time. [1] It's a little shocking how many different parts of the body can get Cancer. Knowledge is power. Hope this helps many if not one person. #coloncancer #cancer #awareness #survivor

Anal Cancer facts on a rare cancer

We don't hear of this cancer a lot. But Farah Fawcett bought us Ito being aware that is around. Anal cancer  is a disease in which malignant ( cancer ) cells form in the tissues of the  anus . Being infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the risk of developing  anal cancer . Signs of  anal cancer include bleeding from the  anus  or rectum or a lump near the  anus . Anal cancer is rare in people younger than  35  and is found mainly in older adults, with an average age being in the early 60s. The risk of being diagnosed with anal cancer during one's lifetime is about 1 in 500. The risk is slightly higher in women than in men. #analcancer #preventionisbetterrhancure #findingcancerearly. 

Prostate cancer the facts

Prostate cancer  occurs when abnormal cells develop in the prostate. These abnormal cells can continue to multiply in an uncontrolled way and sometimes spread outside the prostate into nearby or distant parts of the body. Prostate cancer is generally a slow growing disease and the majority of men with low grade prostate cancer live for many years without symptoms and without it spreading and becoming life-threatening. However, high grade disease spreads quickly and can be lethal. Appropriate management is key. WHAT IS THE PROSTATE? Only men have a prostate. It is a small gland that sits below the bladder near the rectum. It surrounds the urethra, the passage in the penis through which urine and semen pass. The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. It produces most of the fluid that makes up semen that enriches sperm. The prostate needs the male hormone testosterone to grow and develop. The prostate is often described as being the size of a walnut and it

Quote of the day ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Dogs never bite me. Just humans." ~ Marilyn Monroe #quote #quotes #SQN #blogger #marilynmonroe

7 news Cancer berry breakthrough

This is a story from 2016. I love seeing all the things that come along to help us.  #7news #berry #treatment

Jerry Lewis dies at 91 RIP Jerry

Jerry Lewis  (born  Joseph  or  Jerome Levitch , depending on the source; [1] March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) was an American  actor ,  comedian ,  singer ,  film producer ,  film director ,  screenwriter and  humanitarian . He was known for his  slapstick  humor in film, television, stage and radio. He and  Dean Martin  were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of  Martin and Lewis . Following that success, he was a solo star in motion pictures,  nightclubs , television shows, concerts, album recordings and musicals. Grew up with my parents loving this amazing man.  What a comedian, what a life  RIP Jerry Lewis  Lewis’ family said in a statement that he died of natural causes at 9:15 a.m. at his Las Vegas home with them at his side. #jerrylewis #cemedian #RIP 

Ultrasound early pregnancy

The changes in technology is amazing. Back in the day it was no where that clear in the 90's The miracle of life  #pregnancy #baby #miracleoflife

Ultrasound what is it?

An  ultrasound  scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It's also known as  sonography . ... An  ultrasound allows your doctor to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision. No pain easy and quick. The longest part is the waiting around to grab results to take to the doctor.  #ultrasound #howitworks #medical