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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 Apr 14. 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 booklover on December 29, 2013 at 9:41am

Ugh!  Sorry that happened to you Daniel.  I know about the thing you said you were "over-sharing" unfortunately.  I have IBS, and it's worrisome when you have a coughing-fit, especially if you aren't in the privacy of your own home!!!

I also hope you get some rest today.  Seems like hot showers help lots of things.  So relaxing.  Cool meditation candle and music Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 29, 2013 at 2:46am

Daniel, I am so sorry to learn of your recent experience. Dreadful experience for you. Surely a frightening one for Ning. I continue to marvel that you have been able to work at all. 

These may help relaxation, hopefully so:

Comment by Patricia on December 28, 2013 at 9:05pm

Sounds like a plan.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 28, 2013 at 8:22pm

Today is not so bad. Just exhausted. I think I'll head for a hot shower now.

Comment by Patricia on December 28, 2013 at 8:21pm

Yeah, I bet....hahaha!!

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 28, 2013 at 8:15pm

Difficult for you, I'm sure.  Sorry to hear that.

They could use aspirated Gleevec instead of water boarding prisoners.  I was ready to give up all the information I had.

:-)

Comment by Patricia on December 28, 2013 at 8:11pm

I have hiatal hernia & reflux so I know what some of that burning/coughing is like, & don't dare go to bed too soon after food.

I also have colitis so know about being in the bathroom when in flare, & have to wear a diaper because I often don't make it.

I can't imagine how you felt with the meds coming up, but I can certainly understand it.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 28, 2013 at 7:41pm

Patricia, I don't think recovery from surgery was that bad. But then I was doped up. Oh well.

Comment by Patricia on December 28, 2013 at 7:34pm

That must have been an awful experience Daniel!!!

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 28, 2013 at 7:27pm

Last night I aspirated some of my cancer medication. I was so tired when I came home from work. Got some supper out of the fridge. Took my medication, then went to bed.

Unfortunately with a small stomach, eating then going to bed is a bad idea. It comes back up. Pardon my French, but that shit is bitter, it burns, it irritates the lungs, it persists, it stimulates secretions, they get coughed up, the throat burns, and it goes on for hours! Holy Jesus! Ning thought I was coughing up a lung! By the way, when you have diarrhea and you are coughing up a lung, it's best to be in the bathroom already. No more details on that, over-share.

Well got over it. Tired and felt bad all day. Lesson learned. Thanks for letting me whine.

:-)

OK< nuff said.

 

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