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    fiddler posted an update

    Well, well, well. Cancer. The gift that keeps on giving.

    Something pops up every 3 years; weird. ACL surgery in 2010, cancer treatment in 2013, heart attack in 2016, and now in 2019 lung scarring (IPS - idiopathic pulmonary thrombosis - from all the radiation/chemo, pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma over the past 50 years).

    >sigh

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      GregP_WN

      I feel your pain, Every time I feel a pain or hear something crack in my body I just wait for the other shoe to drop, right in my rear and give me the "next thing" that I have to deal with. But, what else can we do but press on? I hope you're doing well otherwise.

      Also, Thanks for taking the time to answer questions and offer support to others! It makes a big difference to those who have questions and need information for someone to offer that. A new diagnosis is a scared and lonely place, we can help them by just answering a few questions and offering a shoulder to lean on.

      Thank you again, we hope you're doing well.
      Greg P
      Community Mgr.
      3X Survivor

      over 1 year ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      The super-duper lung test said it's mild and no meds are needed. What a relief!

      over 1 year ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      @fiddler, that is good news. Take care.

      over 1 year ago
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    fiddler posted an update

    Had a mammo last Tuesday. They found a lump in the left breast, and an "unusual tissue growth" in the right breast at the site of the lumpectomy. Followup visit this Thursday. Having my previous radiologist look at the images for 2nd opinion.

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    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      Good luck on Thursday. I will say a prayer for good results. Let us know how it goes. Take care.

      over 4 years ago
    • 751036540's Avatar
      751036540

      Hope all went well on your follow up, hope all is well and God bless.

      over 4 years ago
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    fiddler posted an update

    1. Last blood test showed more than 5% cancer cells in bloodstream. Next blood test 2/28/14.
    2. Neuropathy in fingers and toes since last March or April.

    Starting self-hypnosis tonight for both.
    Starting infrared on Friday for neuropathy.