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imageMicah - Crossroads  Treatment #12 is finally here.  As we speak.  Its been a wild past couple of months.  My first port (used to access a vein for chemo... like an IV but temporarily installed under the skin for the duration, and then some, of chemo) developed a clot and had to be removed.  Then there was the PicLine.  Installed in the arm with lines dangling out.  Had to be flushed daily and dressing change weekly.  I held onto that until I couldn't stand …More…
Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

imageTexas Jeff - 4 years out  so today marks my 4th birthday of my last radiation treatment. it truly doesn't feel like it has been that long especially considering all of the other non-cancer related health issues iv'e had to deal with. so to  those of you getting ready to start treatment or that are currently undergoing it, i hope this reinforces that while the journey is no fun at all, it is a journy you can get through. just keep a positive ttitude and a …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imagePatty - A possible Discharge Date....  Dr.W. came in for a lengthy visit with his impression of how I can prevent this from reoccurring again. The good news is the BCR=ABLE was all ZERO'S, which means the leukemia is still in remission, what wonderful news to hear. He said, we just have to prevent a reoccurrence of the hypolovemic shock from reoccurring again. As I mentioned previously, He very much surprised me with bringing up the need for medicinal marijuana. He went on to say that …More…
Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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Type: Cervical Cancer

imageAngela - Leaving Behind the Normal  I have one day left to be Normal....I will go to work tomorrow, teach all day, make sure I have enough stuff ready to cover my class for 7 days, then come home and make sure my house is clean enough to come home to after treatment.  Then, I will leave Thursday morning at 6:30 am to go to my first round of chemo (for the second time).   I still look normal, act normal (for those who do not know …More…
Type: Cervical Cancer

imageTexas Jeff - ginger and nausea from chemo  from the mayo clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/chemotherapy/expert-answers/ginger-for-nausea/faq-20057891/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=living-with-cancer   …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageSharie - No new scans for me for awhile...  My oncologist wants me to have another CT scan - even though I just had one in December - as a follow up to the benign liver cysts they saw previously. The insurance company says "nope" - guidelines for my type of cancer in remission are once every three years, unless I have new symptoms. The doctor doesn't agree, but he can't do anything. I can't do anything either, unless I want to pay for it out of pocket. Um. …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageKimiko - Uncomfortable silence  -that moment in middle school, when you didn't finish your geometry homework and you knew there'd be consequences...you show up to class, hoping you can cram the last few problems in before the bell rings & the teacher collects the homework. -Only she doesn't collect it. Instead, she randomly calls on students to do the problems on the chalk board. -You Are Screwed! - Your efforts to hide behind the student in front of you don't go unnoticed because she's watching you cower. She …More…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageAshley - Nauseau  I finished my last full week of cisplatin and etopiside and I am beyond happy. But I am still fighting nausea. My stomach has a constant blah feeling. I'm taking my nausea meds and trying ginger pills. Any advice that has worked for others. Also how long after completion of chemo does this start to go away. I am ready to feel like myself again …More…
Type: Ovarian Cancer

imageAngela - Working and Treatments  I as wondering how many of you opted to stop working during your treatments?  I am wanting to, and have the capabilities because I have paid for salary protection.  Many think I should keep working, but I feel I want the time I left (if this gets me) to spend writing letters to my children, doing things I want to do, etc. I also am so tired already when I get home from work that I do not think I …More…
Type: Cervical Cancer

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