Dimensions Forums  
Home Register Premium Membership Health Issues Market Place Big Fashion

Go Back   Dimensions Forums > Discussion > The Lounge



Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
MsGreenLantern
Keanu Drakula The Centaur
 
MsGreenLantern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 788
MsGreenLantern never has a post go unnoticedMsGreenLantern never has a post go unnoticedMsGreenLantern never has a post go unnoticedMsGreenLantern never has a post go unnoticedMsGreenLantern never has a post go unnoticedMsGreenLantern never has a post go unnoticedMsGreenLantern never has a post go unnoticed
Default Why Cancer Sucks

Cancer sucks because it attacked a young woman with two children, a loving devoted husband, a toddler grandchild, and a huge family who loved her. Cancer sucks because it took her mind before her body and left her unable to even communicate in the end. Cancer sucks because she won't see her daughters get married, or her grandchild go to school.

RIP Aunt Mae. I know the brain and lung cancer can't hurt you where you are now. The suffering is over.

If you have lost anyone to cancer and would like to vent, go for it. It is a fresh wound for me... as in this morning, and I'm sure others have had to lose someone special to cancer as well.

She was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor that had spread to her lungs. They gave her 6 months, she took 6 years. She fought the good fight... but it was not one she could win.
__________________
"I have known you as many things, Constance... but never as a coward." [D'Artagnan]
MsGreenLantern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
Melian
Ultimate Chimera
 
Melian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,321
Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.Melian has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsGreenLantern View Post

If you have lost anyone to cancer and would like to vent, go for it. It is a fresh wound for me... as in this morning, and I'm sure others have had to lose someone special to cancer as well.

(((MsGreenLantern)))

I'm so sorry that such a beloved aunt was taken from your life

Cancer does suck. My uncle died from an incredibly invasive brain tumour - he only lasted the forecasted 6 mths, though. One of the most depressing aspects is watching someone's mind degrade, to the point where they don't understand where they are, who you are, or what simple objects represent.

I've been undergoing cancer therapy for years, too, but it is nothing so severe.
__________________
Whaddya mean, "booze ain't food??"
Melian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
Mini
Right, not nice
 
Mini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,855
Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.Mini has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

A couple days ago one of my college professors passed on from cancer. He'd only been diagnosed in April of this year. I'm still in shock.

I'm sorry for your loss.
__________________
I'd follow you to the end of the earth, if only to push you off.
Mini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
snuggletiger
Clowns Fear Me
 
snuggletiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sunshinny Las Vegas
Posts: 4,915
snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!snuggletiger has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Amen
My best buddy has been fighting Lung Cancer for 5 years. he didn't know he had it until he collapsed one morning, went to the ER and they found a shaded region in the lung. Turns out it was a stage 3 tumor. He went through radiation and chemo. and after a while the tumor stopped growing but didn't shrink, just sorta stayed there. Now on sunday they have found 7 spots of brain cancer, and yesterday the doctors say there's a brain tumor and he has 2 months. Now he's getting radiation treatments.
So yeah. Cancer nobody likes you.
__________________
Just when you think Mankind is smarter then animals, Mankind does something stupid and you end up cheering for the animals.
snuggletiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 11:12 AM   #5
Blackjack_Jeeves
I'm a pepper, too...
 
Blackjack_Jeeves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,577
Blackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions communityBlackjack_Jeeves is a pillar of the Dimensions community
Default

My grandfather and my girlfriend's uncle (who has always treated me very nicely) both have been diagnosed with Cancer, albeit different ones. They both fought it, took treatments, and had been told they had "beaten" it, that it was in recession. Within the past year, they have both been informed that it has returned - in my grandfather's case, it apparently spread to other locations and they never even caught it for almost 2 years. On top of that, I remember going to my best friend's house after his mother died almost without warning due to Cancer. I was with him for several days, and I went to the funeral and all that. Though it definitely brought us closer together, it changed him, a lot. I was only trying to help out with anything I could, because Cancer is just one of those things that leaves everyone involved feeling so helpless. I don't want to get that phone call from my grandmother (who has also fought her own Cancer battle) anytime soon...

You can understand why I did a research paper all on Stem Cell Research in one of my college courses, and can probably assume which side I defended. Cancer will be beaten, and hopefully in our lifetimes. But it feels like we have a long way to go.

I wish you and yours a much happier time, MsGreenLantern. The fight you all must battle now is sometimes just as painful. Best wishes.
__________________
"It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper." - Rob Serling

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke

"Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?" - Kevin Throop III
Blackjack_Jeeves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 11:26 AM   #6
Cors
Delurking
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,763
Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Sorry for your loss, MsGreenLantern. Your aunt had been so strong, and now at least she is not in pain anymore. Hugs to the rest of you who have lost friends and family to cancer too.

My grandmother and aunts passed away from cancer, and my mother had a couple of scares recently. I really hope a cure can be found in our lifetime.
Cors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 02:53 PM   #7
stan_der_man
The Teflon Frog
 
stan_der_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Born in The Mission, raised on Rt. 66, living in the Squirrel Ghetto, SoCal
Posts: 5,195
stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.stan_der_man has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

My condolences for the passing of your aunt MsGreenLantern... I know how you feel. My sister who was 45 years old (one year older than me...) died last November from breast cancer. She fought it for 3 years.
__________________
.



"Regardless of who runs the websites and organizations, the cause belongs to all of us.
stan_der_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 03:19 PM   #8
Gingembre
radar detector
 
Gingembre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 2,796
Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!Gingembre keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

I am sorry for you loss, MsGreenLantern. It is a sad fact these days that nearly everyone knows at least one person who has been lost to this disease. My mum's oldest friend died 2 years ago from brain & liver cancer, leaving her husband and 2 teenage children. She fought bravely for 3 years but, as others have said, it is a very hard battle to win.
__________________
This is my voice. My weapon of choice. - Grace Jones
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Mediocre people do exceptional things all the time - Ok Go
Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can break your heart - Tim Minchin
Gingembre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 04:01 PM   #9
Still a Skye fan
Normalcy is overrated
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 8,513
Still a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging inStill a Skye fan makes people happy simply by logging in
Default

My condolences on your loss, Ms Green Lantern.

Cancer does indeed suck, I lost a family member to it almost 12 years and the empty spot is still there.


Hugs

Dennis
__________________
"It's impossible to be neat and tidy amidst the natural majesty of mountains of books."

Michelle (Read or Dream)
Still a Skye fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 04:56 PM   #10
imfree
VLF Loop Rancher
 
imfree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tn Loop Ranch (Lebanon, Tn.)
Posts: 9,317
imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.imfree has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default Amen

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsGreenLantern View Post
Cancer sucks...snipped......
RIP Aunt Mae. I know the brain and lung cancer can't hurt you where you are now. The suffering is over.
....snipped.....

She was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor that had spread to her lungs. They gave her 6 months, she took 6 years. She fought the good fight... but it was not one she could win.
My sincere condolences to you, MsGreenLantern,
for the loss of your Aunt Mae.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Not pious, just saved by grace. Your true Christianity
shows in how you treat those who hate you.

You got to lose to know how to win.(Aerosmith-Dream On)

Fat is like grass, it'll never go away and there's a hell
of a lot of money to be made by controlling it!

Life is only therapy, real expensive and no guarantees.

Fat is only ugly to those who hate.

Federal Pacific Panels & Breakers have known fire hazards!
imfree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 05:19 PM   #11
KCBBW
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Henderson NV
Posts: 11
KCBBW has said some nice things
Default I'll vent... cancer SUX

First, I am so very sorry for your loss. Nothing replaces a loved one.

I lost my husband to gastric cancer this past January. We went through 2 operations and 8 months of chemo. Our time together was short but it was precious. It sux that they can send a man to the moon, but they can't find a cure for all these horrible diseases that take people that we love from us.
KCBBW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 05:24 PM   #12
BBW Betty
Made My Saving Throw
 
BBW Betty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,490
BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!BBW Betty has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. ((hugs)). You and your family will be in my prayers.

We are also struggling with "loss to come," for lack of a better phrase. My father-in-law had a kidney with a very large tumor removed in January of '08. (Actually, my mom had the exact same thing on the same day, but hers looks like a success story for now.)

Anyway, about a month or two ago, it was discovered that my father-in-law's cancer had spread to his lungs and other places. He was told worst case scenario was 1-3 months, best case 1-3 years. He is so healthy otherwise, and has been accepted for a medical trial to see if a new drug can help. But there is no guarantee of anything, of course. We are just thankful that he is otherwise healthy and still able to do the things he loves for now. And meantime, we are enjoying the time we have with him.
__________________
The Fat Lady Sings

"Be the change you want to see in the world." --Mahatma Gandhi
BBW Betty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 04:10 AM   #13
thejuicyone
Juicy Juice
 
thejuicyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 604
thejuicyone makes people happy simply by logging inthejuicyone makes people happy simply by logging inthejuicyone makes people happy simply by logging inthejuicyone makes people happy simply by logging inthejuicyone makes people happy simply by logging inthejuicyone makes people happy simply by logging inthejuicyone makes people happy simply by logging inthejuicyone makes people happy simply by logging in
Default

Sorry about your loss. =/

My grandmother died from lung cancer as well.

But right now, my dad has stage 4 lymphoma. It fucking sucks. nuff' said.
The doctors are no help though, they just said he had "years" left
to live, just "years". Shitty thing about the whole thing is that my dad
continues to smoke and drink daily. His immune system is already so low as
it is from the chemo, so any little thing could make him extremely sick. I think
at this point he honestly just doesn't care. =/
__________________
If it weren't for the guttar my mind would be homeless


[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

~Brandi
thejuicyone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 07:30 AM   #14
Adamantoise
Adamantine Tortoise
 
Adamantoise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: England
Posts: 17,599
Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Adamantoise has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsGreenLantern View Post
Cancer sucks because it attacked a young woman with two children, a loving devoted husband, a toddler grandchild, and a huge family who loved her. Cancer sucks because it took her mind before her body and left her unable to even communicate in the end. Cancer sucks because she won't see her daughters get married, or her grandchild go to school.

RIP Aunt Mae. I know the brain and lung cancer can't hurt you where you are now. The suffering is over.

If you have lost anyone to cancer and would like to vent, go for it. It is a fresh wound for me... as in this morning, and I'm sure others have had to lose someone special to cancer as well.

She was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor that had spread to her lungs. They gave her 6 months, she took 6 years. She fought the good fight... but it was not one she could win.
I'm truly sorry for your loss,MsGreenLantern-my grandad passed away not too long ago from cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Adamantoise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 03:51 PM   #15
CAMellie
Gabriel Spencer
 
CAMellie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,959
CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!CAMellie keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

My condolences to you.

I lost my husband to colo-rectal cancer after only 16 months of marriage...he was only 37.
Now my best friend is fighting lung cancer. She has just been approved for clinical trials of a new drug that looks very promising.
Cancer is evil...plain and simple.
CAMellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 04:04 PM   #16
littlefairywren
Chi Chi
 
littlefairywren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,316
littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!littlefairywren keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

My dear friend Helen was taken after a long battle with cancer when we were both 22 and it was the hardest thing to watch her slip away. The impact of that still stays with me now

Hugs!
__________________
There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved ~ George Sand
littlefairywren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 09:55 PM   #17
tonynyc
Slow Dance Aficionado
 
tonynyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: East Coast
Posts: 9,639
tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.tonynyc has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

My condolences and sorry for your loss Ms Green Lantern.
tonynyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Dimensions Magazine. All rights reserved worldwide.