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2014-01-16 10:04:35 AM  
If you need to pass the time while beating it, you might be beating it wrong.

also:
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2014-01-16 10:30:11 AM  
Why oh why do people straighten such lovely, curly hair?
 
2014-01-16 11:20:52 AM  
Actually subby, it's just the chemo that causes hair loss.
 
2014-01-16 11:24:56 AM  

serial_crusher: If you need to pass the time while beating it, you might be beating it wrong.
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also:


HOLY shiat, Cancer will fark your ass right up!
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So thats why he turned white?
 
2014-01-16 11:25:02 AM  
If you're able to beat it, to hell with photography
 
2014-01-16 11:26:01 AM  
There are also other alternatives.
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2014-01-16 11:26:14 AM  
I'm glad she beat it, poor thing. Fark cancer, especially in such young people.
 
2014-01-16 11:28:07 AM  
what better way to pass the time while beating it

Phrasing.
 
2014-01-16 11:29:17 AM  

orclover: serial_crusher: If you need to pass the time while beating it, you might be beating it wrong.

also:

HOLY shiat, Cancer will fark your ass right up!

So thats why he turned white?


Well if she needs help to beat it, it's good someone's willing to eat it.
 
2014-01-16 11:30:21 AM  
I shaved my head when my wife finished Chemo, right now her hair is growing back much faster then we thought it would, then again my hair doesn't grow on my head anymore either so she gets a good laugh over it.
 
2014-01-16 11:31:51 AM  
So, selfies are ok again?
 
2014-01-16 11:34:35 AM  
And why not, this is her life, this is her life
/o
 
2014-01-16 11:34:47 AM  
K, so I am glad she got her hair back and all.  But does the round faced person in the video in any way resemble the photo at the very beginning?  Not sure its the same person.

Also, for whatever reason, my mom's once stick straight, course hair came back baby fine and super curly after chemo.  Slightly different color, too.  Weird.
 
2014-01-16 11:35:04 AM  

Misconduc: I shaved my head when my wife finished Chemo, right now her hair is growing back much faster then we thought it would, then again my hair doesn't grow on my head anymore either so she gets a good laugh over it.


I was starting to go bald when I started chemo -- decided hair is overrated anyway :)
 
2014-01-16 11:36:59 AM  
If she's beating it, the hair will grow back on her palms.
 
2014-01-16 11:37:05 AM  
TITS OR GTF.......oh...sorry.

/too soon.?
 
2014-01-16 11:37:08 AM  
Rule 34?
 
2014-01-16 11:37:33 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Why oh why do people straighten such lovely, curly hair?


I agree,  but it is one of the conundrums of the ages.  Those with straight hair want curly hair and those with straight hair want curls.
 
2014-01-16 11:40:05 AM  
should have showed the lower curtains growing back instead.
 
2014-01-16 11:46:33 AM  

brap: SecretAgentWoman: Why oh why do people straighten such lovely, curly hair?

I agree,  but it is one of the conundrums of the ages.  Those with straight hair want curly hair and those with straight hair want curls.


I have never, ever wanted curls.
 
2014-01-16 11:46:54 AM  

ChipNASA: TITS OR GTF.......oh...sorry.

/too soon.?


You're a bad person, and you should feel bad.
 
2014-01-16 11:47:09 AM  

kvinesknows: should have showed the lower curtains growing back instead.


That's the carpet. The hair on the top of the head is the drapes. Get it straight, man.
 
2014-01-16 11:51:10 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Why oh why do people straighten such lovely, curly hair?


It's actually called chemo curls, sometimes people with naturally straight hair have it grow back curly following chemotherapy.
 
2014-01-16 11:55:16 AM  
I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly
 
2014-01-16 11:59:14 AM  

ChipNASA: TITS OR GTF.......oh...sorry.

/too soon.?


I laughed. Can we get seats together? I'm okay with window or isle, and have no dietary restrictions.
 
2014-01-16 12:00:04 PM  
She could cook meth
 
2014-01-16 12:01:58 PM  
Shaving for a music video (she was starting chemo when this was taken):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWd-7QvKJHQ

They had to do it in one take.
 
2014-01-16 12:03:55 PM  

Occam's Nailfile: I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly


You really need to have cancer to understand this, my wife for example was convinced "stage 4 breast cancer" and the fact it "traveled" slight to her lungs etc that she was going to die, she was convinced of it.
Her a year ago and her now are two totally different people, she's alive and vibrant. I'm sure most cancer survivors will tell you it takes a tough soul and a brave person to face death and get through it.

Honestly it took more of a wreck on me, then it did her if anything would of happened to her I would of ended up committing suicide because I don't see a world without her.
 
2014-01-16 12:05:45 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Why oh why do people straighten such lovely, curly hair?


2/10
 
2014-01-16 12:07:10 PM  
Is it growing everywhere else too?
 
2014-01-16 12:10:53 PM  

Occam's Nailfile: I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly


She's a HERO for having bad luck and getting sick.  Just like firefighters who enter burning buildings to save people, or soldiers who fight off bad guys.   HERO, I say.   Because it takes a village.   And the children.
 
2014-01-16 12:16:34 PM  
You guys are mean.
 
2014-01-16 12:18:37 PM  

Occam's Nailfile: 'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.


As observed by Sir Terry Pratchett: "When you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are just an old fart"
 
2014-01-16 12:21:18 PM  

Misconduc: Honestly it took more of a wreck on me, then it did her if anything would of happened to her I would of ended up committing suicide because I don't see a world without her.


Really, really, really happy she survived.  And sorry for the insensitive tone; I've been closely acquainted with death in my own family, including both parents while young and a daughter.  Maybe my bias is that I've never seen anyone survive, just die, and maybe on some level I resent the honor bestowed on those who have survived.

fark, bad day now worse.  I hate you Fark.
 
2014-01-16 12:22:21 PM  

Moonfisher: I'm glad she beat it, poor thing. Fark cancer, especially in such young people.


THIS.
 
2014-01-16 12:22:22 PM  
Pragmatically, if you really want actually help the planet, just die if you get cancer.

We have more than enough people on the planet and the resources used to give you another day could be put to better use.
 
2014-01-16 12:22:32 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: If you're able to beat it, to hell with photography


and to hell with hair

IC Stars: Misconduc: I shaved my head when my wife finished Chemo, right now her hair is growing back much faster then we thought it would, then again my hair doesn't grow on my head anymore either so she gets a good laugh over it.

I was starting to go bald when I started chemo -- decided hair is overrated anyway :)


This

Occam's Nailfile: I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly


I think the "brave" part is facing the surgeries and treatments. Sometimes just surviving requires a lot of bravery.

Godscrack: You guys are mean.


Welcome to Fark
 
2014-01-16 12:23:31 PM  
I guess it beats watching the paint dry.
 
2014-01-16 12:25:58 PM  
What color are her eyes? Half the time they look brown but then there were a couple of shots I could have sworn they were blue.
 
2014-01-16 12:29:36 PM  

trappedspirit: I guess it beats watching the paint dry.


That's a sick fetish
 
2014-01-16 12:30:16 PM  

Occam's Nailfile: Misconduc: Honestly it took more of a wreck on me, then it did her if anything would of happened to her I would of ended up committing suicide because I don't see a world without her.

Really, really, really happy she survived.  And sorry for the insensitive tone; I've been closely acquainted with death in my own family, including both parents while young and a daughter.  Maybe my bias is that I've never seen anyone survive, just die, and maybe on some level I resent the honor bestowed on those who have survived.

fark, bad day now worse.  I hate you Fark.


Just have a beer and enjoy this beautiful (well it is in florida at least!) Don't be sad, be Happy!
 
2014-01-16 12:34:10 PM  
farm5.staticflickr.com

Head Bling, post chemo (or almost ending, I forget which).
 
2014-01-16 12:34:18 PM  

Occam's Nailfile: I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly


I actually used to feel this way too.  Why were people proud of women and praising them for being strong and whatnot when all they really did was just not die.  Then I met a bunch.  Let me start with your own definition:

the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.

The voluntarily in harms way bit is electing to go through chemo/radiation/surgery.  You can also choose not to.  The "for others" bit is for their family, whether it be a spouse, kids, their siblings or their parents.

Now a year ago I would have said "they aren't exactly volunteering to do it and what a shock, they are choosing to do something that will actually HELP them medically."  It's not really that easy.  You don't go through chemo in a vacuum, you go through chemo while you're still working (gotta pay for it somehow), while you're still a wife or a mother or taking classes.  It's not just that chemo or radiation makes you tired, it's also a giant pain in the ass.  Radiation is 5 days a week for weeks.  So you're juggling a job and kids which was plenty as it is and now a doctor is telling you that you have to commute your ass there every day M-F for about a 30-45 minute appointment for weeks.  If all you did was get radiation and go home to nap all day long, you'd still be exhausted, yet you have to get to work and then home to get the kids.

So it has been 3 weeks of waking up at the crack ass of dawn to go get your radiation treatment, 5 days a week, while working full time at Costco and then going home to take care of the kids.  You're exhausted, it's Friday and you've got a test on Monday because you want to be a nurse, not a Costco clerk for the rest of your life.  So now you've got a choice, do you go to chemo Monday and show up to the exam exhausted possibly ruining your future, or do you skip chemo and slightly increase your chances of the cancer recurring and killing you?

The brave part isn't surviving.  The brave part is showing up on Monday.
 
2014-01-16 12:38:22 PM  
I guess she was having a bad hair day around 0:33.
 
2014-01-16 12:44:43 PM  
 

Occam's Nailfile: I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly


You do not require a window seat to hell, you are one of the very few people in this thread who are looking at this rationally. There is nothing brave about getting sick. Getting treatment is purely an act of self-preservation. People do not battle cancer. Getting sick does not make someone a hero.
 
2014-01-16 12:45:06 PM  

ZeroCorpse: brap: SecretAgentWoman: Why oh why do people straighten such lovely, curly hair?

I agree,  but it is one of the conundrums of the ages.  Those with straight hair want curly hair and those with straight hair want curls.

I have never, ever wanted curls.



You might want to consult your pubes on that executive decision.
 
2014-01-16 12:47:42 PM  
Had an Aunt die of breast cancer that she knew about and hid until about a few weeks before she died -- was too afraid to even confront the fact that she was having obviously fatal problems.  So, yeah, I can see there's bravery involved in facing down cancer.
 
2014-01-16 01:08:12 PM  
Chemo..chemo...chemopet!
 
2014-01-16 01:09:16 PM  

purplegiraffe: K, so I am glad she got her hair back and all.  But does the round faced person in the video in any way resemble the photo at the very beginning?  Not sure its the same person.

Also, for whatever reason, my mom's once stick straight, course hair came back baby fine and super curly after chemo.  Slightly different color, too.  Weird.


One of the side effects of chemo cnn be bloating - and obviously she used to straighten her hair.
 
2014-01-16 01:30:21 PM  

Baron Krelve: People do not battle cancer.


lolwat?
 
2014-01-16 01:30:50 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SecretAgentWoman: Why oh why do people straighten such lovely, curly hair?

2/10


Why do you think that'sa troll? It's pretty common for women with great curls to straighten their hair. My wife does that. And it seems like lots of women with straight hair wish it was curly. I don't get it.

/chemo curls already explained
 
2014-01-16 01:35:41 PM  

stuhayes2010: Actually subby, it's just the chemo that causes hair loss.


Alopecia, scissors and fire can also cause hair loss.
 
2014-01-16 02:53:07 PM  

Baron Krelve: Occam's Nailfile: I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly

You do not require a window seat to hell, you are one of the very few people in this thread who are looking at this rationally. There is nothing brave about getting sick. Getting treatment is purely an act of self-preservation. People do not battle cancer. Getting sick does not make someone a hero.


You both need to spend some time in a cancer ward.  When my sister was in and out for almost a year, she NEVER complained, she never asked WHY ME, in fact she went through seven kinds of chemo to try to stay on the planet to raise her 3 year old daughter.  She went through procedures worthy of a Steven King novel and never shed a tear.  When her roommate was told that she had inoperable brain cancer and had six months to live at age 23, her response was "at least I don't have to worry about that retirement plan now".   There was a guy down the hall who had his legs removed and knew that he would spend the rest of his life pissin and shiating into a bag and he chose to live for his kids instead of giving up.  If that isn't BRAVE what is?  Are all people who have cancer automatically brave, no, of course not.  But a hell of a lot of them DEFINE the word brave.  So until you get there yourself or have someone close to you go through it, you might want to reserve judgement.
 
2014-01-16 03:33:04 PM  

Baron Krelve: Occam's Nailfile: I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly

You do not require a window seat to hell, you are one of the very few people in this thread who are looking at this rationally. There is nothing brave about getting sick. Getting treatment is purely an act of self-preservation. People do not battle cancer. Getting sick does not make someone a hero.


I'd say putting photos of yourself, bald and sick, up on the Internet for you people to comment on requires some degree of bravery, though not necessarily intelligence.

/good for her, srsly
 
2014-01-16 04:12:32 PM  

crzybtch: When my sister was in and out for almost a year, she NEVER complained, she never asked WHY ME


Amongst many women I met fighting breast cancer, two stood out:

1) One had cancer come back and was now metastatic (that's pretty much a death sentence).  When asked if she had anything else she wanted to say or talk about, she began a conversation about how lucky she felt to be at this major medical center and have been given an extra 10 years, whereas the women back in the clinic where she was first diagnosed heard "months left to live" and probably died shortly thereafter.  She just heard she was going to die and her first thought was about how lucky she was.

2) The conversation with another woman with an advanced cancer:
Are you married?
Yep, 30+ years now.
Well, you're here alone for this, where is your husband today?
Oh he's at a care facility, he has Alzheimer's.  He can't be out or do things on his own.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
Oh, don't be, he doesn't care, he doesn't know -- he's incredibly happy.

I lol'd and had a sad at the same time.  She has every reason to hate the world or give up or anything and she's cracking jokes and looking at the bright side.

crzybtch: So until you get there yourself or have someone close to you go through it, you might want to reserve judgement.


I think that's the key.  It wasn't until I actually spent time seeing, meeting and talking with cancer patients first hand that I began to understand.  Before that, I would have posted the same thing those other people here are.
 
2014-01-16 05:23:42 PM  
lennavan:

I think that's the key.  It wasn't until I actually spent time seeing, meeting and talking with cancer patients first hand that I began to understand.  Before that, I would have posted the same thing those other people here are.

Yeah, I still have nightmares about some of the stuff I saw at the cancer center and it has been 5+ years.  Hollywood makes you think it is not that bad and in reality it is a brutal disease.  My sister suffered in so many ways, some unnecessary because of doctor's incompetence and some just because of the horrible nature of the disease and the nasty side effects of chemo.  You really cannot imagine what it is like unless you have been thrown into the situation.  I truly would not wish cancer on my worst enemy.
 
2014-01-16 06:32:19 PM  

Misconduc: Occam's Nailfile: I'll ask for my window seat first, however...

Why is she "brave" for not dying of cancer?  Totally awesome that she didn't die, but that doesn't mean she's brave.  She could be a stark raving coont for all we know.  Or maybe a super nice lady, but a total and complete coward who has an obsession with taking selfies.

I dunno, I just always thought the word "brave" should be reserved for people who do voluntarily put themselves in harm's way for others.  Not so sure time lapse photography qualifies.

/having a bad day today clearly

You really need to have cancer to understand this, my wife for example was convinced "stage 4 breast cancer" and the fact it "traveled" slight to her lungs etc that she was going to die, she was convinced of it.
Her a year ago and her now are two totally different people, she's alive and vibrant. I'm sure most cancer survivors will tell you it takes a tough soul and a brave person to face death and get through it.

Honestly it took more of a wreck on me, then it did her if anything would of happened to her I would of ended up committing suicide because I don't see a world without her.


Nice to hear I'm not the only breast cancer husband who handled it worse than my wife did. She had, beat it, moved on, and is just one of those things in the past to get on with for my wife. For me, I gave up a rather lucrative career in IT when she got it and am just about to graduate nursing school. After her cancer, computer stuff just seemed like a waste of time for me and I really wanted to do something with my life so I will start taking care of other people once this spring comes around and couldn't be happier about it.
\go give your wife a big hug for me!
 
2014-01-16 06:36:45 PM  

elchupacabra: Head Bling, post chemo (or almost ending, I forget which).


You look beautiful!
 
2014-01-16 09:51:22 PM  
Nice to hear I'm not the only breast cancer husband who handled it worse than my wife did. She had, beat it, moved on, and is just one of those things in the past to get on with for my wife.

Yeah, well. I had a mother who was everything to me, in hindsight, except I was an asshole teenager at the peak of trying to rid myself of the oppression of parental control when my mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

She had it. Didn't beat it.  And it left me a bit Farked up for a while, or forever.  She was the one who rationally convinced me that tobacco and alcohol were not good - but when she died, after I'd been extra asshole to her, I frickin' lit and smoked half a pack of cigs for the first time in my life (thanks sis, that's where they went!) crying the whole time.  "Free" from her guidance, I got right into the alcy-haul too.  And now I'm a Farker.
 
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