• BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    We are lifting quarantine How to you feel ?

    63 answers
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      I would like to apologize to all I upset with my opinions and thoughts. Whether they were just not in line with your opinions, or they were stupid, ill-advised and uninformed, they are not welcome and don't belong here. I guess that's what I get for believing I am allowed to have a voice in this world. I have known all my life that that I didn't, and for some stupid reason I thought maybe I would try one more time.
      I do sincerely apologize.

      5 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Legaljen you have no need to apologize. The question asked for opinions even more it asked for feelings. Now how can we have a discussion when everyone has the same opinion. Of course I like to have facts to back-up opinions but that is just because I am a retired librarian We all have a right to disagree with opinions. What we need to do is refrain from name calling . And I absolutely cannot find any name calling in any of your posts.

      5 days ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Legaljen--you do have a voice, but others don't need to agree. That is part of a discussion.

      About 10 years ago, in Whatnext, I was told to leave America, because I stood with the right to protest. The difference is these protesters of today are posing a health risk. Those back then were not posing a health risk to anyone. Nobody here has to;d you to leave America and nasty things.

      I will tell you what I told those Whatnexters. America was settled with people that disagreed with their governments. We protested-Boston Tea Party for one- we rebelled and went to war- and we won. Then we had to keep fighting against the British for our independence. People and families that didn't get along too well moved west- Daniel Boone comes to mind. My German side of the family did that. My German grandmother's family fled the Hamburg Duchy, because they printed out pamphlets about voting for local officials, instead of the Duke-prince or whatever he was appointing his lackeys.

      I still support the right of people to protest, as long as they do not endanger anybody--especially a child or older people. This COVID 19 is killing people. Almost every plague/illness is human to human infection-leprosy, 1918 Spanish Flu, HIV, flus, chicken pox, whooping cough, so why would people treat this any differently? and this really kills, a whole lot.

      Having people disagree with you, does not mean that you don't have a voice. It means they heard you and disagreed.

      I respect people that I disagree with, but that is getting hard to do, because oeople take it personally. Remember how they say- Don't talk about religion or politics? There's a reason for that.

      I didn't see where anybody called anybody a name in this question-Yoy didn't and we didn't. We are more open about this in FB, Twitter. For me it's the Washington Post. When Republicans say they are sorry- these jerks call them names and tell them they already sold their souls. I get after the jerks, and I apologize to those changing their minds about Trump and feel disappointed.

      Anyway, you have a voice and mind. You just can't expect people to change their minds, which is what you said, yourself..

      3 days ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    My hands are becoming raw from hand sanitizers and washing, Are there any remedies ?

    10 answers
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Thanks for the EVOO suggestion LiveWIthCancer. I am not normally a germaphobe so this is all new to me.

      2 months ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Germs enter the body through DRY skin so much easier than moist skin so always keep your skin moist.

      2 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      By drying your hands out so much, you're setting yourself up for cellulitis which is a horrible skin infection that goes through the blood. A person almost never gets over it. It swells your skin up burns and cracks.

      In the mediterranean , those countries used OLIVE OIL as a topical antibiotic. Coconut oil also has healing properties.. I use both.

      If you have cracks on your hands, the chances are that you will infect your hands.

      Everybody is talking about sprays.. You can get the same effect if you take a little bucket or large can and fill it with cold water. Put in 1/2 tsp of bleach for a gallon of water. Stir it up. Get a clean rag and drop it in. You want to disinfect door knobs, counter tops phone, keyboard, table- put on a pair of rubber gloves. if you don't have any- fine--squeeze the rag out and wipe down what you want. It's an old cook and butcher trick. Wipe things down-rinse the rag out. Then slowly wash your hands with warm water to get any bleach off. The do the bar of soap thing. I use Irish Spring. Pat your hands dry. THEN slather your hands with a good hand cream. If you don't have hand cream use olive oil-or coconut oil-not to excess but I rub it in really well. I have thin skin-old does that. I work it in around my finger nails. That Udderly smooth hand cream or Working Hands-which my doctor recommends. Both are carried at ACE HARDWARE stores. They'd probably deliver it or mail it to you.

      Use olive oil on you hands at bed time.

      One more comment Boise, you and I aren't milking cows. like we did as kids and young women. Our skin isn't as tough. We are not wiping udders down with iodine and bleach anymore. It's actually more important to change dish and bathroom towels everyday. So take care--

      about 1 month ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    In times of sinking sands, turn to your pets

    • gertie22's Avatar
      gertie22

      that works for me-but we just got a hysterical call from son saying our dog would give us corona-any thoughts on this from anybody? (we're seniors)
      thanks in advance

      2 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Originally it was reported that a dog got it, but that was corrected. Puppies and kitties should not be susceptible. I think that came from WHO (World Health Organization).

      2 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      My vet sent out a newsletter saying that " humans cannot get the virus cats, dogs, or potbelly pigs. Somehow someone has a potbelly pig.

      2 months ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    In times of sinking sands, turn to your pets

    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      more of the article
      responders, doctors, family, friends, and faith. Also, coworkers, neighbors, online groups, and, of course, our beloved pets. There are many people who don’t have family or friends close by or at all, but have pets. What is more certain than the love of a pet? We already know they don’t care if you’re rich or poor, black or white, Christian or Muslim, having a bad hair day or a no-hair day from the last round of chemo. They provide us unconditional love, limitless affection, to die-for loyalty, and laughter, things that are of great value at times like this.
      I used to end a national radio show by saying, “There’s only one greatest pet in the world and every family has her.” With all the unexpected time we have to share with our beloved pets, we’ll be even more certain of the fact that we, and we alone, were blessed with the most amazing pets. Nobody is jealous of your family, because they have exactly what you have. What a rich blessing!
      No matter how long we shelter in place, quarantine, work from home, or social distance, our four-legged children will continue to warm our laps and our beds, give us kisses, make us laugh, and know the blessing of agape love. And because they use their tongues as toilet paper, even our butt-wipe is safe!
      Please know you and your loved ones of all species are in Teresa's and my prayers every day. We will come through this together!
      Wags, meows, and the occasional neigh,
      Dr. Marty is the author of "The Healing Power of Pets,

      2 months ago
    • MyLungCancer's Avatar
      MyLungCancer

      Our dogs and cats help us through lots of things.

      2 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Thanks Boise. I'll be working from home starting next week, and Ruskin the cat will be my coworker. I figure her chief duty will be napping on my bed while I'm monitoring phone calls on the other side of the room. Although I'm sure we'll have a few team meetings where SOMEONE wants to be petted and skritched.

      2 months ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    This might be a stupid question but does antibacterial soap work as well as plain soap?

    5 answers
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      An "antibacterial" will have no effect on a virus. The recommended 20 second hand wash with warm water and soap, often, is your way bet.

      2 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Regular hand soap will do the job - no need to use a hand sanitizer afterwards.

      2 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      And it isn't a stupid question. : )

      2 months ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Can you believe this? Oregon police department asks public not to call 911 if they run out of toilet paper

    16 answers
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I got a school pretty mad at me. We had to have work groups. Instead of setting them up where each group had a workhorse that did everything, I put the slackers in their groups, and all of the work horses in one group. Would you believe that some of the slackers parents supported me? It lit a fire under these kids-- they realized they had F and D on their record. and they worked to improve and take control of their lives.

      2 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      I have a friend who works in a grocery store in Wisconsin. A selfish hoarder bought $300 worth of toilet paper at one time. The friend told the manager about her & after that the store put up signs limiting purchases.
      No idea about how many packages $300 would buy, but I bet she tried to sell them on some sort of internet site at triple what she paid.

      2 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      What about the two guys that drove all over their state and bought 17,700 bottles of sanitizer? They started selling on Amazon and Ebay and some people actually paid up to $70.00 for a few bottles. Anyway, someone reported him to both Ebay and Amazon. They were thrown off both sites and reported to the local police where they live. They didn't sell much before they were turned in. All of a sudden they were donating it to homeless shelters, Food pantries, hospitals, etc. in order to soften the blow they were anticipating from the police. Some people are so greedy.

      2 months ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    What Cancer Patients need to know about the Coronavirus

  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    How to wash your hands

  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    How are you reacting to the coronavirus?

    30 answers
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Even though I worry about almost everything, I’m not (yet) too worried about this. My partner and I are in our seventies, and he’ll be 77 next month, so when I worry at all about this virus, I worry more about him. And I have thought about all those on chemo and other immunosuppressants. But, for me right now, if it’s not cancer, I don’t worry about it. I’d be terrified if it were, say, Ebola.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am doing absolutely nothing different than I ever have ... and I'm not a very careful person. There are several things I think about the coronavirus ... the first is that I am sick to death of hearing about it. The second is that there have been any number of people who have it and don't even feel bad, much less suffer mightily from it.

      The flu kills 10s of 1000s every year ... but I don't get a flu shot. And, the news doesn't go on and on and on and on about it. It is, at least at this point, far more deadly than the coronavirus.

      With all of that being said, if I am around someone who seems to be sick and didn't stay home like they should have, I probably am not going to give them a big hug (though, given the right circumstances, I might).

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I was really encouraged by Governor Inslee's speech yesterday. One of his actions was to buy a motel that was for sale and begin fitting it out as an isolation hospital. I am following all the instructions to stay safe. I told the Dr. that I am in a state of "functional panic"

      3 months ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Microwave therapy

    5 answers
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      This lady has an aggressive breast cancer. She explains the treatment as "cooking her cancer" She says that they essentially put packs of water on her and shoot microwaves at them. So Shelby your "hot dog" image is appropriate. I was hoping that someone here could report fantastic success. We are all concerned for her. She is a wonderful and generous lady and strong support in our group.

      3 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Hope it works for her. And I guess radiation is radiation, regardless of the type.

      3 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I thought I had heard of all the different types of treatments, this is a new one for me though.

      3 months ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Tips to avoid germs when you have cancer

    6 answers
    • Kp2018's Avatar
      Kp2018

      BoiseB, thank you for making me aware of Dispatch Health. What a wonderful service, and exactly what is needed by many cancer patients whose immune systems are badly compromised..

      I googled it and found that it is available in many parts of the US. But, unfortunately, not where I live. Nonetheless, it is nice to know that such a useful service exists.

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Kp There are other like services springing up. I hope there is one coming soon to your neighborhood. These are like the "visiting nurses" we used to have when I was a child.

      3 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      One thing I was told was to stay away from crowds. So no church, shopping, or large gatherings. But I did my chemo through the winter, so I basically was grounded except for doctor appointments and hospital stays. Rough year.

      3 months ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar

    BoiseB asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Get Well Wishes for Greg

    21 answers
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Greg, apology for saying the obvious: You have made an immense difference in the lives of everyone on WN, and you will continue to help so many people. Sending you and Donna more healing vibes. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow.

      4 months ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Praying for a successful operation tomorrow, a fast recovery and plenty of TLC as you work through this.

      4 months ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar
      schweetieangel

      Praying for a speedy recovery. Stay positive. You got this!!
      Let your great team of drs take care of you. Your In my thoughts as you deal with this once again.

      4 months ago