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    cllinda asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Old fashioned remedies:Non-Cancer question.

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    • cak61's Avatar
      cak61

      Stop hiccups.
      Put a spoon in glass, press handle to your temple and slowly sip water. Works every time for me.
      If not, try spoon between teeth and sip slowly.

      2 months ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      Honey, lemon, hot tea for sore throat, hoarseness. Very soothing!

      Hiccups.. drink from opposite side of glass ( you have to bend over). Works!

      2 months ago
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      gpgirl70

      Vicks also works for toenail fungus.

      2 months ago
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    cllinda asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Non-Cancer question: do you use your public library?

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    • leslie48240's Avatar
      leslie48240

      Use it a lot. A favorite place for the youngest 5 of 8 Grandchildren. The older two...not so much. Our two closest ones (2 different cities) offer so much for the kids...besides the books, of course. Even free movies in the auditorium and special programs to fight Summer boredom and spark interest in animals, science, crafts and more. When they were little ...they loved the story times.

      4 months ago
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      leslie48240

      One more thing...have always appreciated that they can and will get most any book for me for free. Sometimes from faraway libraries. They call me when it is in and I have a week to pick it up. So easy.

      4 months ago
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      BoiseB

      One thing I did want to say is that university and community college libraries are also public libraries and I consider them the best places to research your cancer. Of course most of the data bases you must read in the library you can print out some of the more important information.

      4 months ago
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    cllinda asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Best thing that happened during your Cancer fight

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      SandiA

      I learned I have some amazing people in my life. Especially my family. I also learned I am a lot stronger than I thought.

      Also one really cool thing happened while working on my bucket list. I went to Atlanta to see the Braves play in their new stadium. I have always been a huge Brian Jordan fan and by being in the right place at the right time I got to meet him. That was pretty exciting.

      5 months ago
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      BoiseB

      Cancer is on my list of the 10 best things that ever happened to me. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was 10 days away from a carefully planned suicide. I would make my death look like an accident. But when I was told I had 4-9 months I thought well I can let cancer do the job. Then my nephew stepped in with one of his patients being a Dr. doing a new surgery and living became a matter of family pride. Cancer gave me a reason to live. I also learned how to allow my children to love me. I also found a new spirituality

      5 months ago
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      Carool

      I benefited from the skills and dedication of the medical team at MSK. And through one of their post-treatment groups for women, I met three people with whom I’m still friends, many years later.

      I learned that if I ever again need a wig, I should NOT get one with straight blonde hair! Definitely not me.

      5 months ago
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    cllinda asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Has anyone had the Neulasta OnPro device and how did it work for you?

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    • Celste51's Avatar
      Celste51

      I always take the sharpes container back to the hospital pharmacy at my next infusion of chemo. They dispose of it for you.

      about 3 years ago
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      Celste51

      By the way the Neutrogen has stopped me ending up in emergency, which has happened during my first and second round of Folfox. It works very well.

      about 3 years ago
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      Barlie

      I am taking Chemo fighting breast cancer. Twice I have had the Neulasta Onpro device. and Twice it has come off my arm. I sweat alot from my medications and I assume that is the reason it won't stay on tight. I never stay home after my treatment cos I am usually feeling ok the first day. But even if I am walking around in a store I will perspire. Or if I go walking on the exercize track I will sweat also cos it is still hot in Fl. So I get the first injection when she initially attaches it but not the later meds at nite. cos the needle had slipped out. Needle very short and small! So now I have to go tomorrow and get injection. I am going to ask my Oncologist if I can give myself my injections. I realize they are very expensive and time sensitive, but I will definitely do it right cos it is very important to my healing! I will be a Breast Cancer Survivor!!!!

      5 months ago
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    cllinda asked a questionBreast Cancer

    What is your hospital horror story?

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    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      Chicago Sandy, I am so sorry for what you and your husband went through! :O It makes what I dealt with look like peanuts in comparison.
      Another post reminded me of another "Duh" moment when I was hospitalized. Has anyone here had a tray of food brought to them with stuff they weren't supposed to have? During the same hospital stay mentioned above, I had been presented a salad on one occasion and a flower shaped bowl of raspberies on another. This being done when my chart specifically said I had neutropenia and couldn't eat fresh fruits and veggies at all. I couldn't get them to take the forbidden food away, so I had to smell it all through my meal, wanting it so badly and knowing I had to leave it alone. My mother was there when I got the raspberries, and I offered them to her because she liked raspberries, and it was torture smelling them on my tray. Unfortunately, she was not hungry and didn't eat them. :( HUGS and God bless.

      6 months ago
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      Molly72

      Child of god---- When I went to the above mentioned U. of MI hospital, I was visited by a supposed dietitian who asked for any food allergies. I told her peppers. Of course she probably thought I said "I love peppers", so I was brought a large dish of them. I also had an omlette filled with peppers and onions..... Stuffed peppers another time!
      What hospital serves such a highly spiced vegetables to begin with to sick people?
      When I complained, they said I never mentioned any food allergies.

      I also was a patient at the other hospital in my area. A wonderful institution, filled with caring staff, clean private rooms, and a wonderful dietetic staff who served a delicious variety of hot foods. The kind nurses also had a fridge full of snacks & drinks for patients available 24-7.
      Good hospital food can happen!

      6 months ago
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      HeidiJo

      Mine horror story is with outpatient surgery. I get extremely sick when I get anesthesia , so they put a " cocktail " into my IV to ward the vomiting off. I went to a different hospital for the surgery and told them what has worked for me in the past. They said ok. So I get out of surgery, and i am projectile vomiting everywhere. The nurse said she was sorry, but they didn't give me the cocktail because they didn't believe me. I told her to get away from me and assign me a new nurse. lol.

      6 months ago