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Cancer

Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

Discussion Forum

Participant Observer, loose bowel syndrome, unexpected and unprepared.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 25 Replies

I thought I had given my last participant observer report, but just so others who may go through the same protocol as I did, here is another report on the loose bowel syndrome. The lesson here is,…Continue

Participant observer, toe and finger nails update

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 2. 4 Replies

Finally got all through the red-tape of health insurance referrals and saw a podiatrist this morning. A man in his late 60s, I would guess. Extremely thorough about checking my health history, and…Continue

CD47

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

CD47The most promising cancer treatment to date will begin human trials in mid-2014.CD47 is a kind of protein that is found on the…Continue

Tags: antibody based cancer therapy, CD47

Partipant observer update: cancer treatment and toe and finger nails

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 18. 4 Replies

My present pain is these damnable toe and finger nails, wanting to curl into my skin. I see the doctor today about my big toe. It is now infected and looks a little like this picture. The tips of my…Continue

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Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 9:00am
Kent my dad also had lymphoma. At the same time, he also had bladder and prostate cancers. He had a rough time at the end.

Thanks for joining. There is incredible progress now. Science is amazing. The challenges are still daunting. Its good to have a place to talk about it.
Comment by booklover on February 6, 2014 at 8:43am

I'm sorry Kent. 

Dr. Meaden, that's so nice.  Such good people here.

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on February 6, 2014 at 6:29am

Dear Kent, I am so sorry to hear of this. I join you and Chris and Booklover and everyone in a mighty group hug. Terry

Comment by kent l thompson on February 6, 2014 at 2:52am

My mother died from lymphoma.......a horrible cancer for it changes characteristics as attempts to get to it are made. It moves from organ to organ to organ slowly and painfully taking the patient all levels of hell....cancer is such a scary thing. Children are born dying with it.......so sad.......great group.....great topic!

Comment by Plinius on February 6, 2014 at 12:45am

Thanks for your words, Mindy and Joan! And I know how my parents became so cold; they were f***ed up by xtianity. Always talking how they were blessed with children, and very unhappy with the blessings. They blamed their children for living.

In the meantime I make a mess of this group, I should keep subjects neatly apart. Sorry, Daniel!

Comment by booklover on February 5, 2014 at 2:41pm
What Joan said! And I'm glad too that we found a wonderful group of friends here! I'll join in the group hug! {{{{{{}}}}}}
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2014 at 2:32pm

Oh Chris! I am so very sorry. Your sweet character, loving and compassionate ways give off so much warmth and love.

How could parents be so cold? I wonder, they grew up in horrible times and must have endured a lot in their youth. They had only survival instincts and none of the loving and nourishing that one needs. This is the cost of war and it goes for generations. 

I am glad you were able to cry and feel and express your feelings. What a terrible block you had keeping you from flourishing. 

Well, you flourish now in these pages and with your comments. You offer many insights blind to many of us, and you have such empathy for others.

You evolved, like a flower grows out of rubble, blossoming into all your glory. The blossom came from inside you. I stand in awe. 

 

Comment by Plinius on February 5, 2014 at 11:29am

Yes, and it stopped after my parents' death. But look what wonderful people I found! (((GROUPHUG))))

Comment by booklover on February 5, 2014 at 8:29am

That's so sad Chris.  You are such a wonderful person.  So you cried in your sleep because you needed to do that.  {{{Hug}}}

Comment by Plinius on February 5, 2014 at 6:01am

I'm not a crier, or perhaps I am; I first try to decide what can be done best and I do that. Tears come later, but I discovered very late that you must make room for tears - or else. From perhaps my 10th to somewhere in my 40s I woke up every day feeling like I had been run over by a van. Never remembered dreams, but I was broken every morning. One day husband remarked that I had been crying and moaning very much that night - I never knew that I did that! Then we made the connection: my parents never wanted or liked me, and I cried about their betrayal.

 

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