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    BuckeyeShelby asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Really was jealous of Greg

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    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      I am tremendously saddened to read about your recurrence. Blobby has apparently forgotten who it’s dealing with. You have been a cornerstone to this site. I believe you were part of the welcoming committee when I first joined the WhatNext community in 2013. Through the years you have advised, cheered, and sympathized with numerous WhatNexters, myself included. I say time to roll up your sleeves and give Bloppy another lesson in survival and kick it’s xxx to the curb. Sending a hug and dump trucks of support.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      BuckeyeShelby - so very sorry to hear about the recurrence. Wound vacs are such a pain, I hope that resolves soon for you. Sending warm thoughts your way from NC.

      about 1 month ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar
      schweetieangel

      Oh no.. I'm so sorry to hear this. Sounds like you are in good hands with your team of doctors. Always hard to hear of a diagnoses. Stay strong and remember there are so many people here to lean on.

      about 1 month ago
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    BuckeyeShelby asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Looks like I may be following in Greg's footsteps

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    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      @GregP_WN, the first time I had an appointment several weeks out I was actually a little relieved because I thought 'Well, if they can afford to make this three weeks out, I guess maybe it's not too serious." Then the nurse from the surgeon's office called me back on a Tuesday and said "She wants it done sooner. Your MRI and PET scan are scheduled for Thursday." That's when I got panicky. LOL
      Granted, my situation has been pretty mild and I hope it stays that way.
      I seem to have a skewed outlook on things.

      2 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Well, the hernia guy isn't available until the 25th, so it's been moved out. My biggest gripe now is I'm having problems sleeping because my stupid navel is still leaking and I keep waking up with a wet nightshirt. I thought I was done dribbling bloody fluid when I had my hysterectomy! And have you ever tried to bandage up your navel....? Yeah, not easy. Ok, I'm done whining, at least for now.

      2 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Shelby, I have found some odd things that we have to do, like that navel bandage. My feeding tube was a learning experience

      2 months ago
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    BuckeyeShelby asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Ya know, it's sad...

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    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I didn't know what it was until today. I just since it is rare on this continent I couldn't find it in any of the sources listed on Bing under insects native to the Pacific Northwest, I just remember seeing lots of insects some of them were species that sometimes cause plagues in Idaho. Grasshoppers aren't the only beasties that ravage the countryside. Hopefully there will be no infestations this year. Also no fires or hurricanes. The article was shared on FB today but I have been having bad dreams about that ugly critter.

      3 months ago
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      andreacha

      Boise B -- I saw a piece on these murderers just tonight on the news. They still don't know how they got into the country. They kill entire bee hives. That's what they are looking for. A beekeeper's suit isn't strong enough to protect him from one of these. It was said the sting was like a hot poker, lots of them. The stings from them are far more fatal than others.

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Yup. I am not as allergic to insect stings as my sister. She has to carry a pen with her at all times. But I get pretty sick and dizzy when I am stung. My daughter asked me if I wanted a beekeeper suit, I told her I really didn't think it would any good. Looks like Washington is ground zero for another plague. So I just guess I can add another panic button, Volcanoes, earthquakes, the virus and not giant murder hornets. Somewhere in the mix I lost the cancer button,

      3 months ago
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    BuckeyeShelby asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Barry Brady Act in TN

    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I am not aware of that, but I will look it up. Thanks for the info.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      This is a story that ran when this bill was being put into law from one of our TV stations

      Tennessee firefighters battling cancer could receive financial benefits

      HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — A bill that would provide financial benefits to firefighters diagnosed with certain cancers now heads to the Governor's desk.

      The Barry Brady Act was unanimously approved by the Tennessee General Assembly. If signed into law, it will make the state the 41st in the nation to have such a law.

      The Barry Brady Act, named for the 25-year veteran with the Sparta Fire Department who lost his battle with colon cancer earlier this year, grants firefighters with the presumption that any condition or impairment of health caused by all forms of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer, and multiple myeloma cancer that results in hospitalization, medical treatment, or any disability has arisen out of employment.

      "We’ve been protecting the lungs all these years we’re finding that more and more of these things are absorbed through the skin," said Goodlettsville Chief Kenneth Reeves.

      There's no denying that being a firefighter is one of the world's most dangerous jobs, but it's not just flames and car crashes that put these brave men and women at risk.

      "We finally got some definite studies some science that said these are the exposures, these are the rates and this is exactly how much more likely firefighters are to get these cancer," said Reeves.

      In order to be eligible for presumption benefits, firefighters must have been diagnosed after the passage of the law, served five or more consecutive years with an eligible fire department, and may only utilize the presumption for up to five years after their most recent date of exposure.

      "This bill is certainly going to be out to help and help protect the firefighters," said

      Eligible firefighters must pass a pre-employment physical medical exam with a cancer screening and complete an annual physical medical examination that includes a cancer screening for the types of cancer covered under this law. Presumption benefits can be refuted by competent medical evidence that shows employment was not the cause of a cancer diagnosis and secondary employment or lifestyle habits may be considered when determining whether the presumption applies.

      The bill also doesn't cover firefighters who were diagnosed with cancer before the bill becomes law, but to these men and women, it's a start.

      https://www.newschannel5.com/news/tennessee-firefighters-battling-cancer-could-receive-financial-benefits

      4 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Thanks, Greg!

      4 months ago
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    BuckeyeShelby asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    I'm still here

    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Glad you got your stuff working. When our satellite goes out and we don't have TV or internet Donna and I don't know how to act. It's kind of like flipping the light switch after a storm knocks out the electricity. You don't miss it until it's gone.

      No order to stay in here yet. But if people don't stay off the streets in Nashville and the other cities they are going to be locked down.

      5 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Good. We tend to worry... anyway, far more relaxing to work at your own pace.

      5 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      We are in Lock-down here in GA. The Governor is holding a special press conference at 8pm
      which all channels are covering, wise decision. One thing I haven't gotten over is the fact that New Orleans went ahead and held their Mardi Gras last month.They fly in, drive in, bus in, whatever, for that. And then they go home to their respective communities and spread the virus.

      5 months ago
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    BuckeyeShelby asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Lung cancer and the military

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    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      Yes, I live near a large military base and these young guys are coming home with a whole host of medical & psychological problems. So very tragic.

      6 months ago
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      I correct myself, these young people, not just young guys.

      6 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Firefighters here in the US are considered high-risk for lung cancer with screening recommendations now recommended for them. The burn pit is obviously like being a firefighter, and these soldiers should get protection gear and recommended screenings since they are at high risk for lung cancer.

      6 months ago