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If you had cancer.

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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.

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Comment by Sentient Biped on December 29, 2013 at 3:23pm

Chris,

I'm an internist.  it's a long story.  I don't go into it online, because it gets in the way of some interactions.

Comment by Plinius on December 29, 2013 at 2:23pm

I'm glad you feel a bit better, Daniel! What work do you do, or what makes it meaningful to you?

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 29, 2013 at 1:40pm

Mindy,

Still not in that great shape today.  But not as bad.  Today mostly online doing homework.

Fortunately this week will have a day off for New Years.  Glad for that!

Joan, work gives my life meaning.  Also without work I can't afford treatment without giving up being able to provide for my partner, especially if my life ends soon.  Statistics say that probably won't be the case but its something i think about.  Next scan in is mid Jan.  Most of my human interaction is also via work and I would miss that too.  It's very difficult.  I wish there was a way to cut back.  But I continue.

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.

 

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