Guest Ideawizard Posted March 23, 2003 Share Posted March 23, 2003 Hi, I welcome your help... We just found out my step-sister karen has cancer in her back, shoulder and, adnocarcinoma of the lungs. We do not know what stage yet. although one doctor said only a year to live with treatment. They are doing a biopsy today as you can understand my family is in shock. On this subject, I am totally ignorant of resorces of what to do. I feel powerless but I want to do all for her that I can. She is a sweet soul/mother/bass guitariest of her own rock band. . she even gave a transplanted kidney to my step father that allowed him to live another 10 years. She is in detroit at beumont hospital and I am am in another city. Since I am the only one in my Native american family that is internet savy I am trying to gather usefull information and ways to support my sister and family. If you have any usefull links or information that you have experience with good resources (it doesnt have to be just excellent western medicine info although that is very usefull) but ways to keep her spirits up as well I would appreciate it. perhaps the information we gather would be a usefull resource for others who find their family members in a health challenge situation. Here are some ideas that I am looking for examples of and more info on so far, I am open to other suggestions, Some thoughts so far : 1) examples of the most usefull Cancer survior newsgroups links- 2) a tape recorder (model?) so she can listen to inspiring tapes I get or make for her (healing, comedy and music) and so she can record tapes on the same machine.. ( I thought this made more sense than a cd as she can record to on the same machine and it is cheaper) 4) names of Tapes that promote healing ie. bernie segal. norman couzins, etc. and alternate positve ways of useing humor etc. to heal. Western medicine and others accountable genres (although useful dignostically and surgically... Western medicine doesnt know everything about healing) 5) Inspiring tapes or resorces of others who have beaten cancer and how they did it. 5) Other ideas? Here are some of the links I have found in my initial search... I am looking for the best of the best. 3/21/03 Introductory info first 5 resources: 1) (One page) The pros and cons of researching your cancer http://www.cancerguide.org/pros_cons.html 2) (one page) (Fighting Cancer-letter) http://www.blochcancer.org/articles/letter.html 3)(Fighting Cancer- booklet) (14 pages- 1 page per chapter print them all) http://www.blochcancer.org/fighting/chap1.html 4) Telephone 1-800-4-CANCER. This is the U.S. Government's Cancer Information Service. Everything is free. 1-800-4-CANCER for the answer to most things you want to know. First find out what kind of cancer you are supposed to have. This would include type, stage, grade, location, size, spread, receptors, differentiation, virulence, type of treatments it is receptive to, type of treatments your doctor believes it is not receptive to, and anything else your doctor can tell you. Telephone 1-800-4-CANCER. This is the U.S. Government's Cancer Information Service. Everything is free. 5) Cancer Care network Network of free one-on-one cancer telephone support from those who have had it http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/index.html All constructive comments and healing prayers welcome.... Respectfully, Ideawizard Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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