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Glad you enjoyed the article. Each of us needs to find what helps.
Hope you are feeling great and enjoying this Autumn weather,
@cmccue Great article Carol, if there is anything cancer patients need, it’s a way to self-soothe. For me it’s video games and not being bothered, lol. Of course, there is always pressure on us, mostly from ourselves, to have to do things and not just sit around and do something for ourselves, but that’s exactly what we have to do. Keep on keepi…
These days you really have to be careful when you talk about being thin. I know what you mean because I have also talked about cancer making me thin. I was pretty slender before, and almost emaciated when I lost 20 pounds after chemotherapy. To some people it seemed OK to comment on my weight, but when I wrote about some problems I was having…
God, is there anything more important than finding the right doctor and/or team for you? Nothing that I can think of. Maybe football (not the Raiders). A doctor you trust and that keeps up with the latest cutting edge treatments and info is a rare commodity, but worth its weight in gold once found. I urge everyone who is still looking to read…
@ronnigordon It’s pretty common that doctors say things they don’t even realize are scary or insensitive. The better ones do it less, but I’ve never met a doctor that did it never. I think it’s just part of the whole “if you haven’t been through it, you don’t get it.” thing. Even though docs know better than anyone else what cancer does to…
Happy to hear that, Patsy. Thanks for being here with us! – Alesandra (Blood-Cancer.com Team)
Happy to hear you’re feeling good, KHutto! Great profile photo, by the way! – Alesandra (Blood-Cancer.com Team)
Glad to hear that, vada0411! Thinking of you today. – Alesandra (Blood-Cancer.com Team)
Thank you for your kind words. It is gratfying to be a peer mentor and have the opportunity to give back. The patient feedback is most positive. A win -win situation.
@cmccue I think cancer, more than anything other disease, can benefit from peer mentoring. It’s such an individual disease, even when someone has the exact same diagnosis as you, they may nto have experienced the exact same progression. It’s vital to get some kind of personalized info when you start down such a scary road. Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
Same here! I remember running a timed mile post treatment and my time was 90 seconds slower than it was pre treatment. I was devastated. Making that mental adjustment is super important in building or rebuilding a healthy life. Thanks for sharing @crystal_hu!