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    cllinda asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Is it ok to limit visitors in the hospital to just my husband and my son?

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      Gabba

      You have every right to limit visitors to whomever you want! Let your husband and son get the word out to family and friends...no excuses, just the fact that you’d love to see or hear from them later. Get your rest...rehab is crucial after a knee replacement, save your strength for that!
      Good luck, let us know how you make out when you’re up to it!

      3 months ago
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      Kylerem

      Absolutely!! When I had my surgery last year I made it crystal clear that I only wanted my husband and children to visit in the hospital and for the first week home. I didn’t want to have to be “up” for visitors when I didn’t feel well. You certainly have that right and your friends and family should respect that

      3 months ago
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      Bug

      It is absolutely okay! Good luck with your surgery.

      3 months ago
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    cllinda asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Reminders to make appointments.

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      Bengal

      Whenever I have a follow-up the appointment for the next is made at that time. Then I usually get a phone call and/or email a few days before to remind me. Scheduling contacts me when it's time for mammography or other tests. I just assumed that's the way it was for everybody. Didn't realize I had it so easy. One (of the few) advantages of a small town hospital?

      5 months ago
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      beachbum5817

      My appointments are also made a year in advance. In spite of the technology we have, I like to write my "events" on my kitchen calendar. So, my biggest problem is keeping track of all the little cards until the one for the following year comes out.

      5 months ago
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      akwendi

      Yes, in fact I had always had my mammogram in October. The year I found my lump I had totally forgotten to make the appointment. Shear luck that I found it and then went in. Best of luck! I too now make my appointments while I'm still at the office and put it in my phone. I also find it very helpful when doctors use text messages as reminders for appointments.

      5 months ago
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    cllinda asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Labor day plans: are you able to have fun?

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      BugsBunny

      @Clinda, we will have a house full of people on Sunday. Then relax and recover on Monday from the all day work on Saturday getting ready and Sunday hosting. It's a lot of work but we love to have the family and friends over.

      5 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I am able to have fun on Labor Day, but we will be staying home (unless we go see one of our best friends who is in the hospital about an hour away with newly diagnosed colon cancer). It is still so hot in North Texas that I have a hard time wanting to do much besides chill in the cool house.

      5 months ago
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      Bengal

      With my family you never know what's gonna happen until it happens and sometimes not even then! I do hope to get together with sisters and hopefully get our mom, who had to move into nursing care 9 months ago due to a crippling stroke, home for a visit - her first, so not sure how that will go. If weather cooperates we'll have Dinosaur ribs. Not actual dinosaur bones but babyback ribs with Dinosaur bar-b-que sauce. Yum!

      5 months ago