• What is the biggest issue you're facing this week?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    What is the biggest issue you're facing this week?

    Do you have a procedure coming up? Are treatments getting you down? Surgery? Waiting on scan results? What's happening in your cancer world this week?

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      All of the above and more.Yesterday was one of my worst day.No one is orgasnized or together with their patient care. I was there from 10:15AM -12:30PM !PM >>> 1PM to 4:30PM>different buildings.Morning I was called at 11:30AM>the student read the notes for an hour.Then was told I would have to wait 'til 1PM to make another app.,because I needed to see the surgery doctor for an evaluation or I could go to the surgery dept to get it done today.Getting a shuttle was crazy in getting to go to the other buiding.They didn't have an app.'til 3:15PM they took me in at 3:30PM Never I need 2 more apps. befor surgery and have to wait 'til they call me to give them to me.was informed and never had information on me.I got home at 5:30PM exhausted.I was in bed at 8 PM from exhaustion.

      7 days ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Good grief Pauline, that's terrible! As if you weren't exhausted enough already! Hope you had a peaceful evening after all that.

      7 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Jayne This is going on since my dental problem since 2012 from chemo and radition treatments.PLUS! LOL!
      I'm also waiting to have tests for cancer maybe spreading to brain and bones,Also, waiting for a anti biotic for an urine infection.And to see an oncololist before they decide what test?Now we're expecting snow sometimes today so I'm stuck for days'til, I can clean my car off.No one to clean it for me.I just hope my battery will not have to be charged from AA again like a couple of weeks ago

      7 days ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      I hate that for you, extremely nerve wracking to sit and wait to find out what's happening to your body! Hope you don't get snowed in but it's not looking promising.

      7 days ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      They think I have granulation tissue now. The treatment sounds awful. Basically they cauterize it. All I know is the area around my PEG tube is raw & painful. Thank God for Lidocaine cream! I've tried everything else. it will get better for a day or 2, and then it just flares back up! Such is life now!

      7 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Pauline I will keep you in my prayers.
      My issues are not cancer related. Since last summer, I have become terrified of falling. The snow and ice has only heightened that fear.

      7 days ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      No medical issues here but a cold with a hacking cough that won't go away and snow and ice storms and severe cold in this area. I just need spring!

      7 days ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      Quiet this week. Last week I heard two of my lymph nodes in my original site are growing. So trying not to worry, but seeing possible metastatic on your report for the first time in two years is a little unsettling

      7 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      Weirdly, the biggest issue is being able to get up and just make appointments. I am very tired and my hours are way out of whack. That is not new, but being tired to this extent is new. So getting it together to make appointments is a challenge, when it should be easy. I am hoping my palliative doc is right and that I will feel better after being off of the steroids for a few more weeks.

      5 days ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      Biggest thing this week is hubby's "routine" PET scan. Scanxiety is setting in. Thank goodness for Xanax and Ativan!

      1 day ago

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