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Saying "thank you" after cancer

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*****Deutscher Text in den Updates***** For the best fiancé in the world. I know money can't buy health. I know money can't fight cancer. But money can buy a flight-ticket that may heal a broken heart up in the sky for the duration of a long-distance flight.  My story Hi guys, my name is KaRo, I`m in the mid-twenties and last summer I've been diagnosted with triple negative breastcancer (TNBC). Having cancer really sucks. It tooks so much of you. Your hair, your time, your dreams. Your lightheartedness. It causes pain to you and to your loved ones. But I don't want to complain about it, because it would not change anything.   About my campaign The last 10 months have been hard for me, my family and friends. Espacially for my my fiancé, T. For more than 10 years he is at my side. He is the love of my life, my partner in crime and biggest and best supporter. He has conducted me through the long therapy. He has spent so much of his time for visiting doctors with me, holding my hand during painful applications and chemotherapy. And all this beside a full-time job. He gave me the feeling of being the most beautiful girl in the world even though I was baldheaded and puffed up by chemo and and my body has been marked with several scars from surgeries for eternity. I'm so grateful to have this wonderful guy at my side. And it breaks my heart to see him suffering from my diagnosis. Our biggest wish is to beat cancer. And I know that this is something money can't buy. But maybe you can help me to fulfill one of his other wishes.   T. loves planes. He loves flying above the clouds and travelling to foreign countries. Being on a plane makes his eyes shining with joy like kids' eyes on christmasday. I know that he would love to fly at business-class once in his life. But tickets are really expensive and money is tight when you are battling cancer. Although the german health care system is good, we had to pay a lot of money for additional treatment or cryopreservation of human eggs to keep the oppertunity of getting pregnant some day. It looks like we are going to getting married in 2019. And I would like to surprise him with business-class-ticket for our honeymoon. So please help me to say "thank you" and bringing back my fiancé's smile by collecting enough money. 5, 20 or 50€. It does not matter how much you're going to donate. Even small amounts will help to reach my goal. Incredibly thankful for your support, KaRo P.S.: He doesn't know about this campaign. I'm sorry for the foto and for not mentioning his name. But I want to surprise him ;)
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-Back to life-
Today I want to inform you about my 4 weeks of oncological rehabilitation programm. I've been stationary in a clinic which got a special program for young aduldts after cancer. The target was clear: coming back to life. How this has been working, you can read here...


We have been a group of 11 young adults with different cancer diagnosis. Our stories have been different, as well as our prognosis. But we all wanted the same: becoming fit again and to leave the cruelness of cancer behind for a short period of time.

The individual progam usually has been starting in the morning. A lot of sports (from cardiotraining to weight training over ball games, running, dancing, swimming, aerobic, etc) was the main part of our day. In our group or mixed with other groups or elderly patients under the eyes of young and motivated trainers. But also psychological group therapies or one-on-one interviews, wellness programs, cooking, art workshops and a lot of lectures about cancer has been filling our days til it was time for dinner.

Our freetime we used for chilled conversations or exciting trips. For being free, fun-loving and lighthearted again after months full of pain and doctors. We'be been pushing each other during sports, helped to heal wounds that only a cancer patient knows what they feels like and became a funny, active and conspired group. Friends, connected by the fact of being a young cancer patient.

Time was running and 4 weeks have been passing by speedily. Each of us has become much fitter & stronger - mental and physical.
It was one of the best times of my life, although the reason for being there was not the nicest one. If I could, I would do it again without hesitation.

I was a long and hard way back to life. Full of pain and tears and sweat. But it was worth the fight. I'm feeling good today. And I'm feeling healthy enough for all the challenges that might come there for me in the future.
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-Zurück ins Leben-
Heute möchte ich euch über meine onkologische Reha informieren.
Diese habe ich stationär in einer Klinik durchführen lassen, welche auch ein spezielles Gruppenprogramm für junge Erwachsene mit Krebs angeboten hat.

In einer Kleingruppe von 11 jungen Krebsbetroffenen gaben wir uns 4 Wochen lang zurück ins Leben gekämpft. Dabei starteten das individuelle Programm eines jeden von und bereits schon am Morgen. Viel Sport von Ausdauertraining über Krafttraining bis hin zu Ballspielen, Joggen, Schwimmen, Tanzen, usw bildete dabei den Kern unseres Stundenplans. Entweder in unserer festen Gruppe, oder aber auch mit anderen Gruppen oder den älteren Patienten zusammen. Da war Muskelkater anfangs wirklich vorprogrammiert.
Aber auch psychologische Einzel- und Gruppengespräche, Massagen, Kunsttherapie, therapeutisches Kochen und jede Menge nützlicher Vorträge füllten unsere Tage. Schluss war meistens erst, wenn es ans gemeinsame Abendessen ging.

Unsere Freizeit haben wir mit entspannten Gesprächen, Ausflügen und lustige Unternehmungen und dergleichen gefüllt. Wir waren für einander da an guten wie an schlechten Tagen, haben uns gegemseitig beim Sport zu Höchstleistungen herangetrieben und einander verstanden, wie es eben nur Krebspatienten untereinander tun können. Eine kleine, eingeschworene Gemeinschaft. Freunde, verbunden durch das Schicksal jung an Krebs erkrankt zu sein.

Die 4 Wochen vergingen im Flug. Es ist erstaunlich, wie viel Fitness, Lebenslust und positive Energie diese Zeit in unsere Leben zurück gebracht hat. Ich fühle mich so gut, wie schon lange nicht mehr. Als könnte ich Bäume ausreißen. Entsprechend würde ich diese Reha ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken jeder Zeit wieder machen.

Zurück ins Leben sollte es gehen und ich denke, da hat die Reha ihr Ziel nicht verfehlt. Ich weiss nicht, was die Zukunft bringen wird (ich hoffe, nur Gutes), aber ich fühle mich gut vorbereitet für alles, was da kommen mag. Mental und psychisch. Und mit dem Rückhalt von 10 neuen Freunden im Gepäck.
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Hallo ihr Lieben,
ich bin KaRo, mittlerweile 27, und habe im Juni 2017 die Diagnoase "triple negatives Mammakarzinom" erhalten.
Den Tumor habe ich schon 09/2016 (!) getastet. Ich war 3 mal bei meiner Ärztin, bis diese den Krebs endlich mal erkannt hat. Sie konnte den Knubbel zwar immer tasten, aber ich wurde stets wieder weg geschickt, da ich "zu jung für Krebs" sei, zumal ich keine familiäre Vorbelastung habe. Es würde sich nur um eine zyklusbedingte Entzündung handeln, das käme öfters schonmal vor.
Leider ist der Tumor durch diese zeitliche Verzögerung bereist auf 5 cm gewachsen, Lymphknoten in der Achsel waren auch befallen. Das hat zugegeben meine Prognose deutlich verschlechtert. Aber ich geb natürlich trotzdem nicht auf ;)

Glatze, 3 OPs, 16 Chemotherapien und 36 Bestrahlungen später bin ich noch immer hier. Ob ich geheilt bin? Nun, ich hoffe es. Aber in den nächsten 2 bis 8 Jahren kommt der Krebs mit einer Wahrscheinlichkeit von 35% zurück.

Nunja, genug von mir. Darum geht es hier ja eigentlich nicht.
Während der ganzen letzten Monate immer an meiner Seite: mein Verlobter T.
Neben einem Vollzeitjob hat er nicht nur den Haushalt geschmissen. Er hat mich zu diversen Arztgesprächen begleitet, bei Stanzbiopsien, Blutabnahmen und im Aufwachraum meine Hand gehalten. T. hat mir -trotz Glatze, Chemokilos, OP-Narben und Kortisongesicht- stets das Gefühl gegeben, das wunderbarste und schönste Mädchen der Welt zu sein. Und es gab nicht einen Moment in dem er daran gezweifelt hat, dass ich den Krebs besiegen kann.
Dafür bin ich im unglaublich dankbar. Es erfüllt mich mit Stolz und Glück so einen tollen Mann an meiner Seite zu haben. Das ist schließlich nicht selbstverständlich.


T. und ich möchten gerne im nächsten Jahr heiraten. Und diesen Anlass möchte ich nutzen, um einmal "Dankeschön" zu sagen.
T. liebt Flugzeuge wie niemand sonst. Wäre er selbst nicht von einer chronischen Erkrankung des zentralen Nervensystems betroffen (ihr seht, es läuft gesundheitlich nicht so gut bei uns), dann wäre er sicherlich Pilot geworden.

Einer seiner größten Wünsche ist es, einmal in seinem Leben nicht in der "Holzklasse" zu fliegen, sondern Buisness-Class. Diesen Wunsch möchte ich ihm unglaublich gerne für die Flitterwochen erfüllen.
Und da seid ihr gefragt. Denn meine Therapie hat jetzt nicht unbedingt dazu beigetragen, dass das heimische Sparschwein gut gefüllt ist. Im Gegenteil. Zu vielen Medikamenten mussten wir selbst hinzuzahlen, aufgrund meines jungen Alters eine mehrere Tausend-Euro teure Eizellenentnahme finanzieren usw.
Ich benötige also eure Hilfe, um ihm diesen Wunsch zu erfüllen.

Ich bin für jede noch so kleine Spende unfassbar dankbar. Mit jedem Euro gebt ihr mir die Chance, von Herzen "Dankeschön" zu sagen und meinem Herzensmenschen, der mit mir so viel durchmachen musste, einen kleinen Traum zu erfüllen.

Lasst uns gemeinsam T. den Flug seines Lebens schenken. Ich kenne niemanden, der es mehr verdient hätte.

Ich danke euch von Herzen,
KaRo ♡
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Hi, it's me again.
I Think it's time to let you be part of my journey. Here is a little timeline for you with further information to my diagnosis an treatment.

09/2016
Feeling a lump in my left breast

11/2016
1st visit of my gyn.
After a inspection by my doctor and an ultrasound I was sent home with the diagnosis of a "cyst" caused by female hormones during my female cycle.

02/2017
2nd visit of my gyn. Inspection and ultrasound again. No further diagnosis made. I asked if the lump could be something bad. "Your to young for cancer". Word I will never ever forget for the rest of my lifetime.

06/2017 3rd visit of my gyn. This time she found something in the ultrasound and has sent me to hospital for further inspection to the breast center.

06/2017
Worst day of my life.
After Ultrasound, mammography, MRI-Scan & spindle biopsy I was diagnosted with a 5cm (!) tumor of triple negative breast cancer. Also minimum one lymph node was effected at this time.

07/2017
Staging began. Bone scintigram, X-ray of my lung and a an ultrasound of my upper abdomen.
No SIGN of metastasis. Happiest girl on earth.

07/2017 Cryoconservation of my human eggs to prevent infertility due to chemo.

07/2017
Port-implantation and start of chemotherapy.

07/2017
2 weeks after the 1st chemo i began to become bald.

07/2017 -01/2018
18 bouts of chemotherapy
4 x EC (Epirubicin + Cyclophosphamid)
12 x Paclitaxel
2 x Carboplatin

10/2017
T. asked me to become his wife. Best day for long long time.

02/2018
Breast conserving surgery. 1 cm residual disease found in my breast. 5/5 taken lymphnodes without any sign of cancer cells.

03/2018 up to now
Start of 36 rounds of radiation therapy.


As you can see I`ve been to a long time of treatment. My fiancè has been there for me every f*cking day during this hard time.
He has hold my hands when doctors have put needles inside my breast during biopsy for preparation for surgery. Hi kissed my bald head when I felt ugly and not loveable any more. He was the best support I could have imagine. And this is why I want to show him how thankful I am for having him by my side.
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Five reasons why you should donate money to my campaign.

1) You will light up the day of a cancer battling girl.

2) Words can't explain how grateful I am to have this wonderful guy in my life. You would help me saying "thank you" in a way I will not be able to do without your help.

3) You will bring back joy in happiness to the man I love the most. You can't imagine how much T. loves to flying.

4) The flight would bring us into our honeymoon. With your fund you would be part of this trip, part of the most important journey of our lifes.
With your support we can create unique memories which will last forever.

5) Did you know that when you make a donation to charity, your brain acts in a similar way to when you are having sex or eating chocolate? It will make you feel happy. Is there any better reason?
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