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    Where can I get help with "skills for living?" Cooking--I started a fire, and cut myself with a knife. Balance--I have difficulty walking, especially on uneven ground, changing directions. I cannot stand on one leg.

    I feel like an accident waiting to happen. I have difficulty with sequencing, I can't seem to get and stay organized. Where should I go for help?

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      DaveWaz

      Have you contacted the American Cancer Society? Their phone number is to the right and bottom of this page. They can tell you what local resources are available. Additionally, you can contact your cancer center/hospital. They may have a suggestion, too.

      over 6 years ago
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    when I think a person is getting incorrect or insufficient medical advice, Should I say something, or respect their doctor/patient relationship? Is there any point after the fact?

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      DaveWaz

      This is a good question, and something you might want to post on our Questions section. You can do this by clicking on the "Ask Network" link on your logged in home page or the "Questions" link at the top of this page. When you post needs/questions using our question feature, we route your question to everyone in the network who might be able to help.

      almost 7 years ago
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    Is it sick that I was somewhat pleased that no one said, "oh, it's nothing. You needn't have come in about this lump ?

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    I don't want to tell anyone about this new lump until I know the résults. I'd love to talk to someone, but it is what it is, and no use spreading the worry when my friends have been through so much with me. I hope I know something soon.

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    Has anyone found problems with their skin after chemo? Like numerous bumps on their skin? Any solution other than cover-up?

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      leepenn

      Is it possible that is your hair growing back? I am getting some bumps... and when I rub away that top layer of skin... out pops a brand new little fine hair... Whoa... So, I'm gonna scrub myself in the shower next time... Time for some exfoliation, I think.

      I'm not sure, but I think the skin slows its growth during chemo... and when the skin starts growing new layers at a more normal rate... and hairs start growing too... well, I think that's a recipe for bumps.

      almost 7 years ago
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      sofarsogood

      You could be right. I can't go through life looking like the Wicked Witch of the West.

      almost 7 years ago
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    I've started the Livestrong program at the YMCA--it's free, you know, you don't have to be a member. It is doing wonders for me physically and mentally.

    Last night went out with a group of women, cancer survivors, and it is sobering and inspiring to learn what some people are living with. Cancer has been an intense experience, I've gained from it , but I really don't want it to come back It's hard to deal with those feelings of dread, and to keep positive.

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    With ER positive cancer, you should avoid all soy products--forever. This includes "silk", edame, sprouts, miso, soy sauce, tofu. Soy is one source of ESTROGEN, it is one of the ways estrogen is produced for birth control pills, estrogen creams, etc.

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    Has it ever been tried to give a course of chemo every year to prevent recurrence?