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You Can Connect Guidelines

We're all here for similar reasons - we've been touched by cancer in some way. It’s up to all of us to show each other that no one is alone. Your You Can Connect profile is your own place to call home during this crazy thing called cancer, we just ask that you keep these simple guidelines in mind when participating.

1. Always Be Nice. This is a place for connections and conversations – we encourage you all to talk openly but please remain considerate in all of your engagement. Don’t post obscene, hateful or objectionable content. Abuse and disrespect will not be tolerated in the You Can Connect community and is subject to deletion and user removal at our discretion.

2. Be a Good Friend. The You Can Connect community is a family. Please remember to be a good friend to the connections you make on You Can Connect. Ask questions that you wish someone would ask you; if you can’t find the right words to say, send a hug, it can speak louder than words. A simple gesture goes a long way.

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5. If You See Something, Say Something. We work hard to make sure these guidelines are followed closely but if you see something that doesn’t’ feel right to you, please let us know. We review every report we receive and will take anything you say to heart. We promise.

6. Be Open. Welcome newcomers and help guide them through this journey based on your own experience. Whether you are a survivor, fighter, caregiver or supporter, you have valuable information that can very well help someone else who is just beginning the cancer journey. Be open to sharing experiences and give someone else the gift of your time.

Thanks for being a part of our community. It’s up to all of us to ensure that You Can Connect remains a place for us all to call home when dealing with the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis.

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Survivor: Brain Tumor

Topic: Emotional Support

I am diagnosed with seizures now and I have breakdowns that end up like seizures. Sorry I haven't been on for a while and then really busy lately. I never said this on here. They don't think they'll never stop. I'm going to make this long story short. I've been in the hospital in for 5 weeks straight and also last month. The last time I was in the hospital was because of a seizure and also I lost control of my left leg and left side. While I was there I had to be transferred to downtown Hospital because the doctor wanted to see me and he couldn't get to the hospital because of the frozen ice. He came into the room and said I have to show you something and I said okay what do you have to show me. It was my MRI from last time. It didn't show on the MRI from the beginning or the last one in October last year or December.

There is a something in my brain and they can't give me 100% is not cancer it could be damaged when I fell from seizures or blood damage I don't know they're going to wait a month for another MRI to see what it is. Please pray cuz I'm scared thank you

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