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      Thanks for the link Linda, several WhatNexters have joined their local Y's since a couple have used them and had success.

      about 6 years ago
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    have you made a Living will? Time to decide!
    http://blog.thecancerjourney.org/2013/04/its-time-to-make-a-decision/

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    Today is the sixth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). This is a national day set aside to encourage everyone age 18 and older to have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, to choose a spokesperson, and to complete a health care proxy. NHDD exists to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning.

    Who : You, your family, loved ones and friends. Everyone 18 years of age and older!

    What : Speak with your husband, your wife, your loved ones and your doctor about your values, beliefs and what is important to you. Ask your family members to share their wishes with you.

    Where: Your home, around the kitchen table or wherever your family gathers to discuss important issues.

    When: April 16 (NHDD) or any time in April!

    Why: Anyone can face acute illness or injury. Starting advance care planning discussions early will help your loved ones direct your health care, if you lose the ability to make medical decisions in the event of acute illness or injury.

    Advance Care Planning videos on www.YouTube.com/user/CompassionAndSupport can help you start the discussion. Advance Care Planning resources on CompassionAndSupport.org can teach you how to complete the forms that will ensure your wishes and your family's wishes will be honored. Share advance care planning resources with your friends.

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    21 days of chemo by Dr. David Oliver

    Days 1-4: I feel great! Steroids make you feel like Superman

    Days 5-8: I feel terrible! Fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dizzy, diarrhea, constipation, sores, bad dreams, chemo brain

    Days 9-13: Much better. Still very tired, sleeping most of the time

    Days 14-21: feeling good again

    David Oliver blog on youtube.com

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    If you haven't checked out these video blogs, you are missing something!
    Dr. David Oliver talks about chemo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsq7W_UYELc&list=PLE455EC63A2CE6CF4

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    CURE is now accepting essay nominations for the 2013 CURE Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing. We invite you to take this opportunity to describe the compassion, expertise and helpfulness a special oncology nurse exhibited to you during your care.
    see this link:

    curetoday.com/healeraward

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    Great opportunity from Cure magazine:
    When: Thursday, Jan. 24, 12 p.m. CT (10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET)
    Where: CURE's Facebook page
    RSVP for the event and submit questions for
    "Making Lifestyle Changes to Improve Well-Being, Reduce Recurrence"

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    In Indianapolis, the Well Beyond clinic st St. Francis Cancer Center sponsors the Livestrong at the YMCA program at the Baxter YMCA.
    This is a program for cancer patients and survivors with components of health education, support group, and an exercise program individualized and geared toward cancer patients.
    The Baxter YMCA staff has had extensive training regarding cancer and side effects of treatment. Thanks to a generous grant from St. Francis hospital, participants receive a 12 week program at no cost to them, with full access to the YMCA for the duration of the program. Contact me or the Baxter YMCA for more information.

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