Looking for some fellowship to get through my cancer
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This is my first time doing this so we'll see how it goes. I was recently diagnosed with early stage Pancreatic Cancer. It is treatable, but I know the seriousness of this type of cancer. I am trying to lean on my faith, but most of the churches around me are political and in my view hypocritical. Any suggestions? I am really searching for some fellowship.
Hi @msykes, thank you for starting this discussion and sharing what you've been going through. I think you're not alone in turning to faith to help process your diagnosis. Let me tag some other members who can possibly share with you.
Hi everyone, how are you doing?
What has helped you cope with your cancer diagnosis? Have you turned to any faith, spiritual, or philosophical resources? Has it helped? Can you share any of those sources (videos, sites, podcasts, etc.) with us? Do you have any suggestions to where @msykes can turn that leaves politics at the door?
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Hi I really wanted to respond to your post in normal fashion but I haven’t been able to. Luckily I saved a screenshot. My post is in photo form attached below. Thank you and I hope I won’t have anymore technical issues.
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Thank you for your response, Joanna. I wasn't able to see all of your screenshot, so I'm hoping next time will work! I will start chemo soon, then surgery. I'm freaking out and need to feel some peace! I'm going to check out the church website you sent.
I went through multiple surgeries. It is tough. I would suggest you bring a small CD player with ear phones with your favorite relaxing music. Your favorite lotion. My favorite thing was when my sister came in and gave me a spa day. She played calming music and massaged my hands and feet with nice smelling lotion. I used to say nothing good happens in the hospital so you have to make your own good moments. Walk often, and eat what you can. That’s what will let you go home early and help your bowels move after surgery. It can be scary because it’s not home and there are noises that can keep you awake. I would say patience will help you deal with that. I’ll pray that all goes well for you. If you need to talk private message me and I’ll give you my phone number.
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Thank you Joanna! Your words are very helpful. I will probably try and private message you later.
i have had cancer three times, and it is difficult to keep your faith that way. I have kept mine, however, but when I used to go to,church it made me cry so it created a more unpleasant experience than a positive one. I just try to do it at home, support the church in a monetary way and trust in God. You will be in my prayers and I hope your chemo experience is not to bad. Have lots of soup on hand, a heating pad and listen to some music that makes you think of your family if they are not around. I hope you are not alone in this journey. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
I have stage 4 pancreatic cancer I was diagnosed Oct 2019 so it is a miracle from God that I am doing so well after 2 years I found a life giving church that helps me have a relationship with God and his people there are many life giving church's out there I can help you find one I could not do this journey without my faith and people who share it with me
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