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    Bashiemn asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Lactose Free Protein Shakes

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      po18guy

      I would consult with health/natural food stores for a protein powder that is lactose and soy free. It could be mixed with lactose-free milk, or with rice milk, which is very easy on the stomach and easily digested. just a thought.

      over 3 years ago
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      Vivenia

      I started making myself shakes that have whey protein powder (which is available in lactose free varieties), I also add coconut oil, almond milk and trader joe's super green drink powder.

      I chose whey protein powder because there are studies that suggest that it may be beneficial for cancer patients. My computer isn't working right now so I can't find the original links that I read, but here's a link to an article I pulled up in a quick search. http://www.bodybuildingforyou.com/protein/whey-protein-and-cancer.htm

      I added coconut oil (make sure it is cold or expeller presses and not hydrogenated) for the extra calories and because it can support immune function. http://www.livestrong.com/article/476661-coconut-oil-the-immune-system/

      It would be easy to add fresh or frozen fruit to add more flavor and nutrients.

      I hope this helps!

      over 3 years ago
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      CAS1

      Use almond milk and full fat greek yougurt ( goats milk) or ice cream. But she must also eat real food. A good quality brown rice. Things to put on weight are: Mashed potatos, Oatmeals, Think hardy soups. Mac and cheese and more mac and cheese. A good whole grain bread with butter. Lots of nuts.

      There is a cook book from the American cancer society with recipies. To my knowledge cervical cancer is not driven by estrogen but a Dr. could tell you this

      over 3 years ago
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    I year after completing chemotherapy, I enjoy a trip to the PNW.

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      GregP_WN

      You can try reposting to turn yourself right side up. Good picture even upside down!

      over 3 years ago
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      Bashiemn

      I don't know what you mean Greg. My picture doesn't show upside down.??

      over 3 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      That is extremely odd. You are hanging by your toes in my monitor, upside down. Maybe it's just me. Anyway, great picture, thanks for posting it.

      over 3 years ago
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    This month marks 1 year of being in remission. I continue to flourish and completed my first year of clinicals for nursing school. As I try to decide what my future path is in nursing, I know my experience of going through a cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy plays a big role. What a journey. I'm a survivor. I only wish that my mom and step-dad who both died of cancer at too young of an age (46 and 56) could be here to see the path I am on. Thank you What Next for helping me through the toughest of times.

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      GregP_WN

      Happy anniversary, or Cancerversary as some say. and thanks on the kind words, we are happy that we were able to help you through. Your story is inspiring to others just starting the journey, feel free to chime in on their questions ans help.

      over 3 years ago
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    Has anyone gotten hair extensions or a weave after their hair started growing back from chemo?

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      nicegal

      My hair is two inches long eighteen months after R-CHOP made me bald. I am about to lose it again but have read about a Shampoo called Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy - 'Fast'. You can read reviews of it on Amazon. I aim to give it a go. It's designed to use when hair has been lost through chemotherapy not for male-pattern baldness or to make short hair longer.

      almost 4 years ago
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      HWAC

      Yes hair with a cause . Org helps with this

      almost 4 years ago
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      KerryPale

      One of my close colleague had used human hair extensions to hide her hair loss due to chemo. She had ordered them from http://www.ludischarminginstinct.com online and found them quite good and of the best quality.

      about 3 years ago
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    Bashiemn asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Port Removal

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      leepenn

      Mine came out with my bilateral mastectomy. I was soooo glad to see it go!
      Hey Sofi - HELLOW from Minneapolis!

      almost 4 years ago
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      IKickedIt

      Piece of cake compared to everything else I had gone through! Yeah, the shots of novocaine were painful, but when my doctor asked if I needed a break, I told him to just keep on going. I just wanted that thing out of me! My son was with me and I was holding his hand, but he tells me to this day how proud he was of me that day. Resilience and determination...it got me through my surgery and chemo and nothing was going to stop me from getting the port out, not even the nasty sting of the novocaine.

      almost 4 years ago
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      SmedleyMugwomp

      The port came out while I was under in Clinic OR, so--piece of cake. However--the Dr (same one that put it in) left a quarter-inch collor/connector under my skin--which I found a day or so later. Had to go back into Clinic, saw Dr ("What do you want me do do about that?" "Remove it!") and had it removed under a local. To be fair, I had hit the port with a bowling ball months earlier, and probably had broken the connector loose from the port, but he should have found it when he took out the port and cleaned up afterward. Sighhhh....

      almost 4 years ago