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Hello all
Depending on what part of the country you are in, summer is in full swing. So it is time to meet another community member.
Let's take a minute to meet Joanne, who goes by jojo4 in the community and talks about her experience with soft tissue sarcoma.

My name is Joanne and I am known as jojo4 on cancer connections. I live in the Niagara Region and this cancer journey is scary! I was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma and have just finished 28 rounds of radiation. I have surgery booked for August 5. I am praying the sarcoma stays contained. I was diagnosed in March. Biopsy in April and plan of care May. I have a very supportive family and many friends and coworkers who offer lots of encouragement and have done many things to make my journey easier. Having cancer is truly One day at a time! The one thing that I would say encourages me is that the Lord brought me to it He will bring me through it!


I enjoy reading and travelling when I can. I enjoy my work and hope to go back. I have many little projects on the go and one day hope to finish them. I realize now is not the time to concentrate on them. I am new to cancer connections and am still trying to navigate my way around. I have had some feedback on my posts about upcoming surgery and having ostomies.  And I appreciate each one. It will be a new learning curve and I look towards the surgery with an eagerness to carry on and with a definite amount of anxiety for the uncertainty.

Thank you for sharing with us Joanne!



Wishing you all the best with your upcoming surgery so you can get back to all your projects Jojo4‍ !
  • Posted Thu 23 Jul 2020 06:33 AM EDT

Welcome and wishing you successful surgery results  and speedy recovery.
Sounds like you have a good support system which is so very important and makes this journey much easier to cope with both physically and especially emotionally.

Members of this forum will be here to support you when needed


  • Posted Mon 13 Jul 2020 10:17 PM EDT
Thank you
  • Posted Tue 14 Jul 2020 10:19 AM EDT
Jojo4‍   Welcome!! definitely had the challenge of cancer and COVID.  Sounds like you are getting excellent care and am so glad you found us here. 

Welcome to the Neighbourhood!  kim
  • Posted Mon 13 Jul 2020 09:15 PM EDT
  • Posted Tue 14 Jul 2020 10:20 AM EDT
Hello Jojo4‍    Welcome here.  It is one of the very few good things about having cancer.  Good luck with the treatment.
  • Posted Mon 13 Jul 2020 02:34 PM EDT
thank you I appreciate all the comments 
  • Posted Tue 14 Jul 2020 10:21 AM EDT
Welcome Jojo4‍ And thank you for sharing your story with us. I am glad to hear you have enjoyed the responses from this forum so far. Looking forward to getting to know you, as you are comfortable in sharing. The nice thing about this place is that it is open 24/7.
  • Posted Mon 13 Jul 2020 02:15 PM EDT
thanks I am still learning at navigating through the system here
  • Posted Tue 14 Jul 2020 10:21 AM EDT

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