• What do people do when they experience post-cancer treatment trauma

    Asked by katlouboid on Sunday, June 2, 2019

    What do people do when they experience post-cancer treatment trauma

    Happening after a few years NED.

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    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      P.S. What did you do about your calcium pill? I quit taking mine because of the size and never started back. There's a Centrum Silver for Women one-a-day vitamin-mineral supplement that comes in a gel form, and I was gonna check to see if it came in a liquid, but never did. It had enough calcium and D for me because I also drink milk.

      12 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      The pill dissolved in my throat, and it finally slid down into my stomach. I kept trying to drink water at home to get it down after the Heimlichs-- then breathing deep or trying to talk, moving my head caused the loose calcium to come off the pill and plug up my breathing and then I coughed it out all over my lips and chin.

      I got worried that I might get too much loose calcium and really obstruct my breathing. My family wouldn't be able to do anything--Then I thought New Year's Day was a horrible time to die in front of the family. The hospital has the trained people and a TV to watch the football games. I spent over 3 hours there. The staff was so nice. My oxygen level went to the low 80s. I didn't need oxygen-and I'm alive with normal oxygen levels.

      The pill was a big oblong--stupid- i put it in my mouth- swallowed it with water and turned my head--the pill went sideways and got stuck.

      You just described me about getting back to taking pills. I bought a pill cutter, but it doesn't work on those things.

      I looked this afternoon, and VitaCost.com has all types of calcium pills. It's all OTC pills, and I buy my supplements from them. I have been buying those from VitaCost about 15 years. Those powder Vitamin C they sell in drug and grocery stores dissolve quickly and burn my stomach pretty bad. The only place that I could get C gels at a reliable place is at Vitacost. I need to make that order.

      Jax is the one that was scared of men-He's the Bluetick from TexHoma-Red River Valley. he was really abused by men-He had healing cigarette burns on him, his nose busted up. We don't say-Come, because he still thinks he's going to be abused. We say-- Jax,, Jax- Jax baby and clap our hands--

      Ryder is from 4 Corners (Utah, NM, AZ and Colorado meet) He had beautiful house manners from the get go. He loves people. Like many dogs, he was chained out back- he wasn't abused, but he was bored and barked a lot, so the sheriff took him. They have a bad stray dog problem, and I guess he got jumped. One ear is scarred up. The rest of him was OK-- 15 minutes after he got here, Jax was on the bottom, and he clawed Ryder's ear-so off to the ER we went. He had an infection in one ear-they thought it might need surgery. Being a hound-he wasn't showing any pain.

      Then after that was over, I found a long skinny tumor between his toes. Then everything that could go wrong did go wrong. it either rained or snowed-Jax pulled the stitches out and the plastic bags off of Ryder's foot. We changed his dressing twice a day. The vet checked his foot every 4 days.
      But he had a beautiful shiny coat- correct weight-- a good disposition. he's the spark plug here in the house- he helps me cook and clean-lays down at my son's feet- the 3 dogs sleep together with me.

      I got him where he was pretty good on walks- just heeled- sat when I told him--took him to dog school- private lessons to get used to the place and some dogs walked on with their owners. So I got group lessons. It was very good for Jax-he got used to strange men. It was a love fest for him.

      All of the bad dogs were in with Ryder-the few good dogs didn't come back--The trainer kicked some real bad boys out-gave them their money back- and the bad boys were worse at the next class. So Ryder had his view enforced that only Missy and Jax don't want to kill him. i do love that little Plott.

      12 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Meyati, I think taking care of those dogs helps you stay alive, don't you?!

      I get my Centrum Silver one-a-day mineral-vitamin supplements from Walmart for less than $10, but they're too big for me to take now. I'm gonna put that on my list for my weekly trip and ask their pharmacist. Do you drink milk, too? I don't remember. I was thinking about checking into the Prolia shot. My mom took it and didn't complain.

      12 months ago

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