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    I came back on to whatnext yesterday and was going thru' some questions, just to see if there was anything new to me. Then, I saw your statement directed towards your husbands illness. So, I did some digging. It hurts my heart to think you are going through this with your husband. Is it definitely Glioblastoma? (sp). Any treatments/studies that the doctors may be trying? When did you find out? I wish I could have been here when you heard the news and be as supportive as you have been to me. Your husband must be young as I always imagined you to be young also. I have no wise words of wisdom. I find it strange how mentally invested you can become with someone you've never even met. But, I feel I am.

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      banditwalker

      You and yours also Bug.

      2 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Oh Bug, i haven't been here in ages (years) and only happened by here today by accident ... i am so, so sorry to see this post about your husband's cancer. And, like banditwalker, i am so sorry i haven't been here for you the way you have always been for me.

      My husband doesn't have a brain tumor (that we know of) but he did have a stroke in 2020 and the neurologist thinks he has Parkinson's... so we deal with cognitive issues here too... and balance issues are a big concern. So, i (sort of) understand at least some of what you're facing.

      Anyway, i am devastated that you're going through this and so sorry i haven't been here for you... i wish there was something - anything - i could do to help. Sending love and warm hugs your way.

      about 1 month ago
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      Bug

      Hi, LWC. It's really nice to hear from you. I've missed you a lot. You had mentioned wanting/needing to take a break from the site and I completely understand.

      The last time we "talked" you had mentioned some of the things going on with your husband. I really hope you're both doing as well as possible.

      Thank you for your kind words and love and warm hugs. I appreciate all. Things are tough right now. Husband's diagnosis has devastated both of us. I'm trying to breathe and put one foot in front of the other.

      Thank you for reaching out, LWC. I really appreciate it. Love and hugs to you.

      about 1 month ago
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      Ashera

      I had a wonderful women photographer as well - they wanted shots down past my hips and at that - everthing fell down to my ankles anyway. She explained that sometimes, they'll take fat from belly or other areas to use in reconstruction. I get that. Probably just overkill on her part as Dr. didn't mention needing to go that direction. And all weekend I've been wondering if 'Hey, I'm under anesthesia anyway - and operating suite is being paid for - so why couldn't he just fit in a tummy tuck too?!' Probably could for a whole bunch of real money! Hoping this week I hear from his assistant that she got the go-ahead from Ucare.

      2 months ago
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      ImWorthIt

      Glad to see some chitchat here. Ashera, I was thinking "Wow, that's quite a nice doctor to give you wine and dinner" and then I saw your following-without wine and dine. LOL Oh well, at least WITHOUT the wine and dine it sounds a little more typical of a doctor experience.

      I miss seeing everyone around here. I took quite a bit of time off to try to recoup and put this mess behind me.

      Yet, on November 8 mammo day hit again. It was a good result, but it was a yearly reminder that this will never really ever be "in the past." Not that my daily Anastrazole and seeing myself in the mirror are not daily reminders. Somehow they don't hit me as hard though as it's just part of daily life now. The mammogram- not so much. I don't think I will ever have another one that I don't worry.

      So sorry to hear this site has been so slow and people aren't chatting and sharing like they used to.

      2 months ago
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      Bug

      ImWorthIt, I’m so glad your recent mammo was good. And I’m sure I’ll always have scanxiety.

      2 months ago
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      banditwalker

      Carool, the survey's come thru' a company called Schlesinger Group. They got my email from whatnext. The first time I got a survey I was asked questions about any illnesses I've had. I also gave them permission to contact me with any survey's they think I may qualify for. They have my email address and my home address. I can easily opt out if need be. Any who, the survey's do not come from, or are regulated by whatnext but directly from Schlesinger.

      3 months ago
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      petieagnor

      I also get the surveys. I have an issue with my blocker. I don't want to disable it so some just don't get through. I also don't qualify for some. I try each one when I get it as every little bit helps.

      3 months ago
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      Carool

      Thank you, banditwalker. I never saw that name.

      3 months ago