tjcarbone Lived in #Tampa on and off for the past seven years and today is the first day I've ever walked Bayshore. Much needed vacation.. Can't wait to move back #FuckCancer 1d

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tjcarbone Lacey is 24, Glen is 15, and I'm 25.. and she still wakes us up in the morning to open presents that are wrapped with - To: TJ - Love, Rudolph.. Love, Santa.. And even the occasional present from our dogs. Haha gotta love that woman. Merry Christmas to you and yours.. Have an amazing day!! @laceyspace @glenfaber37 3d

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tjcarbone A few missed subway stops, a cab driver that 'doesn't know where he's going' with a fare to match, then on foot with a little help from Google just to find some water.. All to stumble upon a view like this.
Even on a day like today, this city will give you that kind of energy that makes even the rain and cold completely amazing. #exploringtilthedayidie
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tjcarbone since kindergarten @kelsea_fantasy 1w

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tjcarbone You gotta do this for you #rp @phuckyoquote 3w

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tjcarbone I just posted something before that made me rethink everything - so I'm not doing my last session of chemo today.. There's a video and a post why on Facebook. #FuckCancer - You are the only one in charge of your life - don't ever forget that. 4w

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tjcarbone Today is my last day of chemo.. I just wrote something on Facebook but it's too long for IG. I don't really know how to shorten or summarize it - so if it's something you want to read there's a link to my Facebook in my profile here on IG.

#FuckCancer
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tjcarbone Serenity. 4w

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tjcarbone Little bro's not so little anymore @glenfaber37 1mon
  •   luxenoir This made my night when I got this from Momma Lisa hope today is amazing! Xx 1mon

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tjcarbone Current state of mind.. I've treated this as an experiment on myself since Day 1. My mom hates to hear me say this.. But it's been my mindset since I was a kid - If it's my time to go, so be it - but that's never even been a thought throughout this experience (I'd prefer being old like in the Notebook or something a little more peaceful). Staying positive and living life to the fullest is one of the most important things you can do, but above that is trusting yourself and your decisions to guide you through life.
I just met with a new doctor about radiation. Something that, by the numbers and clinical trials, and according to my doctors, I am supposed to do after I finish chemo in a little over a month.
Our conversation was anything but easy. I've spent the last four months not only experimenting and learning, but also researching my ass off about everything I can. My doctor talked to me as if he did any other patient, doing his best to give me all of the information he could based on the the information that he knew. When I asked him about certain clinical trials and his numbers were off, I pulled out the same clinicals and showed him where I got my information from. I'm not against radiation for everyone, so please don't think that, but I am for me.
I'm opting out of radiation for a few reasons, but most importantly after everything I've researched and learned I don't feel that it's for me. With most things health related, and with most doctors, it's a numbers game that is completely by the book. I respect every doctor for that, but I'm my own person, an individual, the same way you are. Speaking to my doctor I had to make one thing clear - How I feel - something that there are no numbers or data or clinical trials for - what I like to think of as the science within.

So worst case, the cancer comes back one day (or if I do radiation it fucks up something else in my body). Best case, no radiation and no more cancer - which is what's happening, because I already know I got this shit beat forever :) Question everything. But more importantly - Trust yourself.
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tjcarbone Today was definitely one of those unforgettable kind of days.. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to spend the day with Jackie Campisi and Greg. Jackie was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer this past April. Her #cancer was so severe it actually ate away at two of her vertebrate and she was left unable to walk and in a wheelchair. She decided not to do #chemo or radiation, but instead received the back surgery she needed to fix her spine and completely changed her diet to build her body up to heal herself of the cancer.

Fast forward to today - Jackie, and her partner Greg, hosted myself, mom, Aunt Lisa, Dad, and some new friends, for a day at their 23 acre farm/home where they grow 80% of their own #food. We had the chance to meet, have lunch, hang out, and talk about what we're going through.

Her story is beyond incredible - one that gave me the reassurance that I needed to show me that what I'm doing is the right thing to do even though much of it is against what my doctors and other people agree with.

Above is a picture from today - and that's Jackie, standing right next to me as if she'd never even came close to a wheelchair in her life. You can google her name and find videos on YouTube if you're interested in reading more about her as well. Thank you so much once again Jackie and Greg!! #FuckCancer
2mon
  •   courtiesilv Amazing story!! Love your positive energy teej, you're inspiring more people than you know! 2mon
  •   patriciaritt @tjcarbone You are incredibly strong. You are a rolemodel. I'm glad i follow your account. I wish you the best sincerely. THE POWER IN A POSITIVE MIND CAN CURE ANYTHING 2mon
  •   ny_nz Incredible story man. 2mon
  •   jappan_cinema I'm now catching on to all of this and your condition. Hey I don't know if you remember me but I never forgot the advice you gave me. Hope to see you soon. 2mon
  •   samooramoora1 Ab & I are praying for you TJ! Hope you can meet the twins soon. 2mon
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tjcarbone 100% ️Fresh #Organic ️Homegrown 2mon

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  •   missmichellenaomi God bless you TJ. Hope you're doing as well as you can be. Watching the stars is definitely soothing 2mon

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tjcarbone Sorry Cancer, but did you ever really think you stood a chance?

I was able to get the computer program along with my actual PET Scans from Yale (your records are available to you from any doctor, just ask if you're ever interested). So here’s the story behind what’s below…

They're both dated - The one on the left is my first PET scan, June 19, 2014, this was right after my biopsy came back positive for cancer. The one on the right - only two months later, Aug 20 2014.
I drew those red dots on that first picture, everything inside of them -was- cancer. Fucking nasty. That arrow with the heart next to it is pointing to, yup, my heart, just to give you an idea of what’s going on in there. Didn't even realize it at the time or for a while after but it was pushing against everything inside my chest and my doctors said everything from my heart to esophagus and everything else around was being affected - Advanced Bulky Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was the official diagnosis.

About two months later and after only 4 treatments of chemo (and countless experiments on myself) is the picture on the right - Remission. No cancer. You fucked with the wrong person. Gone - My hearts fine too, just something fuzzy with the picture.. There's a lot more to this post that's on my Facebook if you're interested or want to read more - links in my profile. .. Oh yea, and #FuckCancer
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tjcarbone I'm not sure if I've even talked about how shitty chemo is before..it's different for everyone, for some it's no problem - haha but for me it definitely sucks. There are some times that are much worse than others, and some that seem way easier. The one thing I always really wanted figure out for chemo specifically was - how mental is it and how physical is it.
Physically I can feel it go right through me.. I can see the color get wiped from my face and I feel like a completely different person. But the question of how much it's in my head and what I can do to change the way I feel physically has been a challenge of mine every time I go in for it, whether it's watching funny movies or just reading different books.
Today I got the answer I was looking for.. I stopped by my friend @treymega23's last night to say hi. I've known him and his family since I was a kid and it's always good to see all of them. I was talking to his brother Christian and their mom Amy about everything going on, and just catching up in general. Trev's little sister Lillie came down - she's 11 now, I can't even remember the last time I've seen her but she's definitely grown up.
Lillie came up to me and gave me this bracelet that she told me she bought at school for $2.. Haha the cutest thing in the world. I took it and put it on last night and told her I'd make sure to keep it on today.. So back to that question of how thinking differently, mentally - just being positive can affect the physical. I'm writing this after chemo. There are times I get pushed down to the car in a wheelchair because I'm too exhausted to even walk. Anytime I started to feel bad today I looked down at my wrist.. A $2 bracelet that was given to me by my boy's 11 year old little sister had completely changed what's normally the worst day into one that wasn't so bad. Crazy.. But amazing.
Trev you gotta give Lil a big hug and thank her for me again. Haha she's smarter than all of us. .. and for you reading this, just remember - You are stronger than anything that gets put in your way too.
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  •   briiesteves You are the greatest!!! Stay strong #tomford @tjcarbone 2mon
  •   luxenoir Xx 2mon
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  •   brunette8288 God bless you 2mon
  •   karan_shewani Hey Tj try looking for an Ozone therapy center. The results are great. Happy Diwali, God bless you. :) 2mon
  •   disaree I dont know if you remember me, I used to serve you at taps! (Kinda married with however many kids I told you about lol.) I'm sad to find out about your battle with cancer and I Just wanted to send you my wishes. Stay positive! My heart goes out to you! 2mon

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tjcarbone Happy 24th Birthday to my little sis @laceyspace!! From our first beer to being a thousand miles apart to finally getting to spend time together over the last few months.. I think it's pretty safe to say we've been through it all. You've grown up to become such an amazing young woman and I really couldn't be any more proud of you!! I Love You to death kiddo!! 2mon

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