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    bedfordmike asked a questionLung Cancer

    Has anyone else out there had to deal w/ an alcohol issue on top of their cancer/treatment....?

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      fulto11

      No answers...but wanted to acknowledge you. Did your doctor know? If you are doing this good I guess it didn't block the chemo. Smile. Good luck to you. And, by the way, I did receive an email from you and did respond on that end. Don't let me be a pest. Be honest. Smile. Have a wonderful evening. Fixin to "hit the sack." Long day.

      over 4 years ago
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      I was in AA when diagnosed stage four NHL I am still in AA the support and friendship i made helps if there is a problem maybe a idea to see try to make as many meetings as can first ninty day they Say ninty in ninty but make what you can you will have to say weather you need to be there or not I send my best and hope you recover strong and if you do AA I hope you find what you need there it has saved my life also

      over 4 years ago
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    Hi Fulto! My name is Mike.. um, im not sure how to/ what means/ how to check an email request, but you can of course email me. Its not to sly: [email redacted]. (Bedford is my hometown in Mi). if you mail me I'll gladly return & tell you about my last radiation, it was only a few months ago & was the toughest decision so far. I even set it up & didnt show up the first time... but would be happy to to talk to you about it; it didnt turn out as doom & gloom as they told me it would!!! Shoot me a mail; best wishes , Mike

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    I'm coming close to my 1st year anniversary, & I'm doin awesome. Feel great, its alotta work but I get through every day & I KICK XXX. But... I'm also dealing w/ an alcohol prob (again & still) anybody else?.....

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      fulto11

      So glad to hear your doing well. I requested for you to talk to me via email. I don't know if you mind...but we are just walking this journey and I am so very cofused to the maintenance. Was told we would need "preventative" brain radiation to keep it out of brain; and then told not a good idea due to WILL cause dimentia/memory loss. Wow! We are in the process of changing from VA to MD Anderson. Right now unsure if we have enough insurance. The VA seems lost as to what route to go for preventative. VA does not offer target or trials for therapy. Leaving it up to us as to when we want another round of chemo??? Small bit still in bone.

      over 4 years ago
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    Radiation: FIrst I had to have it on my trachea, 2nd the same. Then, premptive on the brain. That didnt make me as sick as the torso, but the headache was unbearable.... it was worse than chemo.... every time; by far!