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Yes I’m still alive

  • By hammosa

    Got through my last radiation treatment to be told we cannot do anymore. My oncologist says I am way to sick for any treatment and hugged me 4 times before I left his office.
    As per hospice MD I’ve been given weeks to live not months. My pain is being managed well and yes I am a bumpy lumpy girl, but really? I have had 5.5 wonderful years , so I achieved my goal. Guess I just can’t believe it.

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  • By danielpmalito Moderator

    @hammosa I am not terminal, but I have been almost dead twice with complications from my other illnesses, so I know a little bit of what you might feel, emotionally. Granted, though, I only had a few minutes to process what I was feeling and you have longer. I have a feeling that most people don’t or won’t know what to say to you, but our job here, no, our speciality here is to talk to people. I think we have exchanged a few posts before, and just know that you have touched my life in a small way. That is something that will last for a long time. I guess what I’m trying to say in my clumsy way is that you aren’t alone in this if you don’t want to be, and that whatever happens, I’ll remember this. Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do. DPM

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    • By hammosa

      Daniel, I really appreciate your post. Yes tonight is one of those nights that I am up feeling anxious. I took Ativan but feel really uncomfortable. The medicine can’t kick in soon enough.God bless everyone on this board including you for all the encouragement ,

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  • By Anthony Carrone Keymaster

    @hammosa – I don’t know if that news is ever something you can really believe. How are we as living beings supposed to grasp that? My hope is that you continue to achieve whatever goals you set, starting now, whatever they may be. Know that my “door” is open if you want to chat about anything at all – You can message me here on the forum, private message on the site, or email (anthony.carrone@health-union.com). Thank you for always being open on this site and speaking from your experience. As Daniel said, I will remember this. Sending my love <3

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  • By hammosa

    Hi Everyone, sorry it took so long to reply. I’ve tried logging on with the wrong password and finally got it right. My Dr started me on Dexamethasone and what a game changer. Pain and breathing so much better!
    Just want to thank you for all of your support and encouraging words! Not only am I feeling better, I am alive today and so grateful. God bless 💚

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    • By Pamela Kline Keymaster

      @hammosa – I’m so happy to hear that your pain and breathing have improved so much. We have been thinking of you and are so glad to hear your update! Sending hugs your way.

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    • By danielpmalito Moderator

      @hammosa I’m so glad to hear that man, when I saw your post I rallied the troops as best I could to show you that there is always people out there who will always care what you have to say, as long as you are able to say it! 😀 Quality of life is a huge concern with cancer, and it’s great to hear yours is improving. Keep us in the loop! Keep on keepin’ on, DPM

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    • By hammosa

      Thank you ! Yes steroids have seemed to been the key for me. I am so grateful to get a little break, and yes quality at that. Thank you for all your encouragement and heartfelt concern!💚

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  • By hammosa

    Thank you Pamela and for the others who have been praying for me. Steroids are really improving my quality of life and for that I am grateful. This disease can be very humbling.. I am thankful for all the supportive people on this site and the wealth of information 💚

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    • By hammosa

      Thank you Yolanda! So much to be grateful for. Definitely getting some really good days . Thank you for your responses and genuine concern 💚

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