Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)

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Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)

Postby DBF » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:41 am

Hi everyone!

I’ve not posted in a long time, so I thought I’d come here to bitch and complain. Haha
A new cancer center opened by me, and they have some great programs. One of them is an exercise series with all kinds of classes, including yoga. I was surprised (and somewhat annoyed) to see the class “Yoga for women’s cancers.” Not women with cancer- it’s a class for women with women’s cancers: it includes breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer... basically, cancers that are particular to women (umm... men get breast cancer).
So... what if my cancer metastasized to my woman-organ? Do I not qualify? Are they gonna check? It seems so ludicrous. Am I missing something? I’m thinking of telling them my colon identifies as female.

In other news, I had another scan clear of cancer. Rife with inflammation, but no cancer. So that’s awesome! I wish Bev were around for me to tell. My baby is six now. Unbelievable. My son who was in high school when I was diagnosed lives with his lovely girlfriend in NYC. Going to a Camp Kesem party today with the two younger boys. Come here regularly to check in.

All the best,
Donna
6/13 Dx @ 29 Wks pregnant, 42 yo
Adenocarcinoma, mucinous
7/13 C-sec/col resec/part. hysterectomy
8/13 Pulm embolism
8/13 Spread to liver
9/13 Liver resection
FOLFOX
CEA UP
ADAPT: Xeloda/Celebrex
2/14 oopherectomy
10/15 obstruction surg
10/17 Scar tissue removal/vsg surg
2019: NED :D
Mom to 3 boys: 21, 10 & 6

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Re: Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)

Postby boxhill » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:03 pm

I’m thinking of telling them my colon identifies as female.


Beverage alert! Good thing I finished my coffee. This made me actually LOL. :lol: :lol:

Sounds like they really need to rethink.
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemi
11 of 25 nodes,5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met out
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
dMMR, MSI-H
5/18 FOLFOX
Neulasta 6/28
7/18 CT NED
11/18 CT NED
12/18 MRI 5mm liver mass, 2 lymph nodes in porta hepatis
12/31/18 Keytruda
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Re: Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)

Postby Amarie123 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:06 pm

:lol: I’ve actually seen things like this and it’s one of my biggest pet peeves!! Seriously?!?

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Re: Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)

Postby ginabeewell » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:33 pm

You know, if I had passed that sign in the yoga center in my current state of mind, I’m confident I would have marched right in and given them a piece of my mind. Honestly. I’ve nothing against breast cancer (or other “women’s cancers”), but the marketer in me feels like there is some outsized focus there due to solid advertising.
45 year old mom of twins (8) and lucky stepmom of 14 and 16 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets
9/20/18 CEA 931
10/1/18 FOLFOX + Vectibix planned 12 rounds
12/12/18 CT scan showed typhlitis (7 days in hospital) but largest met down to 5 cm. Chemo holiday.
12/26/18 CEA 4.6
1/14/18 Resume chemo (#6-8)
3/27/19 HAI pump placement / colon resection
4/8/19 Resume chemo (#9-19) FOLFOX (no OX) + Vectibix
5/20/19 CEA 1.3
7/19/19 1st liver resection
10/16/19 2nd liver resection


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