Community Circles of Support forum: Circling the Wagons

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Imagecritterologist
Sep 3, 2012 11:06 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
In pioneer days, when danger threatened the wagon train, the cry would go up, "Circle the wagons!" The most vulnerable would be protected inside the circle of wheels, animals, and wagon boxes, while the other members of the wagon train took up defensive or scouting positions.

Please start a thread here for yourself or for a friend, so our community can circle around you. Help us pass along the call to "Circle the wagons!" by sharing links to threads in this forum.

This is a public forum, visible to the Cubits community at large. If you want to control access to your "circle of support," then don't start a thread here. Instead, we'll help you set up your own individual forum.

Thanks!

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Jill ("Critter")
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ImageLaVonne
Sep 3, 2012 11:15 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

When Marti was diagnosed with breast cancer this year the Sisters here "Circled the Wagons" with such love and support that I believe it was the reason for her case to be minor (if there can be such a thing). Today she is doing well and getting back to living her life that she loves..her crafts and gardening.

I can't thank you all enough for being there for her. You are all angels of comfort and support...
May you all be healthy, happy and live long and prosper.
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Imagecritterologist
Sep 3, 2012 11:33 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Thanks for being there for her and for all of us, Dorothy. The Welcome Forum thread for Marti is what (finally) made me notice we didn't have this sort of forum and maybe needed one! (Sometimes you need to whack me with a clue-by-four, like noticing a thread has 400+ hundred posts for Marti & Mindy!)
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Imagehaighr
Sep 3, 2012 12:40 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Good job Jill, least you got it, I've still been just looking and needing the whack!
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Imagecritterologist
Sep 3, 2012 2:47 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
LOL, thanks. LMK if you think the info box at the top of the forum needs any changes/additions.
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Imagevic
Jun 11, 2014 4:47 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I wanted to share this podcast. It's 25 minutes long.

Kris Carr has been living with cancer for 11 years. It's in her lungs and liver. She gets her scans at Dana Farber but they had no treatment options for her because her cancer is so rare. She is doing BEAUTIFULLY!

http://kriscarr.com/blog-video/radical-remission-kelly-turne...

Imagecritterologist
Jun 11, 2014 7:56 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Thanks for sharing the link!

I couldn't find the podcast, but I took a quick look around the site... There are some good resources there, but I wanted to add a note of caution...

Alternative medicine (which is what I'd term a good bit of her site) can be very useful, but it is NOT A SUBSTITUTE for "regular" medicine. Kris Carr turned to this approach because she ran out of alternatives; her cancer was deemed "untreatable." Don't dismiss the surgery/chemo/radiation treatments that have PROVEN effective for most cancer patients because you come across this or any other alternative therapies.

On the other hand, alternative therapies are often very useful used TOGETHER with the treatment program outlined by your oncologist.

A healthy diet and a positive attitude are very important in beating cancer, and I think Kris Carr could be an inspiration to many of us. If her "way" seems like it could be helpful to you, it might be something to try, but please be sure to keep up with your regular treatments and appointments also. And TELL YOUR DOCTOR about major dietary changes and any supplements you're taking, ESPECIALLY during chemotherapy.

"Circle the Wagons" includes any kind of positive support... surround yourself with people and ideas that help YOU as you "Fight Like A Girl!"
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris.
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Imagevic
Jun 11, 2014 8:47 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Thank you for letting me post it Jill - I'm a huge Kris Carr fan Thumbs up
Imagecritterologist
Jun 11, 2014 8:56 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Vic, the more I learn about her, the bigger fan I am also... and while I hadn't come across anything on her site (yet) suggesting that anybody abandon other medical approaches, I edited my response above with a big helping of caution... Please don't take that as criticism of Kris Carr... it's just that I have talked to fellow patients who dumped their chemo and started making kelp smoothies or the like instead, and I'm not on board with that!
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Imagevic
Jun 11, 2014 11:47 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Kris wouldn't be on board with that either, nor would I. Dana Farber didn't treat her only because they had no protocol for her particular cancer.

The link above didn't work for you? For me, it goes right to the podcast. hmm....

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