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We face the diagnosis and know, it is what it is.  

To the extent that we can, we will define our own course.

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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 Patricia on April 3, 2014 at 12:35am

......and somebody to brush our fur?

Comment by Plinius on April 3, 2014 at 12:32am

My energy window is at best 4 or 5 hours, so I'm lucky there. How about a sloth party in a sunny beechwood? We'll hang in the trees, watch the light on the leaves and feel good while doing nothing. I'll bring some food. 

Comment by Patricia on April 2, 2014 at 8:59pm

Oh yes, that's right!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2014 at 8:11pm

A ha! the pacemaker is for me too!

Comment by Patricia on April 2, 2014 at 7:56pm

The pacemaker one is for my husband, the sleep one for me, & the others are for everyone.

Comment by Patricia on April 2, 2014 at 7:19pm

When I get home, I put the food away & then sit with my coffee until I have to get dinner. Shopping days are usually simple & quick dinner days so I don't have to do a lot of prep. My sleep issues don't allow me to nap, but my husband naps as his lousy heart makes him fatigued too, so we're a great pair at times.....hahaha!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2014 at 7:19pm

Daniel, just to set the frame, here is a thought for the day in the form of a photo, to relax, enjoy the resting time, and know your body is working, even if you are not. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2014 at 7:00pm

Patricia, you have guided me well on my cancer challenge, and your experience of having a 2 hour window seems to be true for me as well. We grocery shop once a week and I come home exhausted. I have the privilege to nap for the remainder of the day, and not everyone can do that.

 

Comment by Patricia on April 2, 2014 at 1:40pm

With you Melinda, high energy was never my thing, then fibromyalgia, cancer & chemo, put paid to the rest of it. I have to do things in short spurts, & if I go out, my window is about 2 hours, then I'm exhausted.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2014 at 12:19pm

Sorry to hear your energy is down Daniel.  

Like Chris, I'd like to think the tree sloth leads a satisfying life, and I think someone did it a disservice by calling it a sloth.

We probably couldn't be happy being a sloth all the time, but to everything there is a season.

 

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