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    Have you ever had someone say to you, "oh, I know how you feel"? They can't possibly know how I feel unless they have sat in the chair.

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      Bengal

      Oh, yeah. Even the doctors and nurses who work with cancer patients every day do not know!

      I took a workshop last fall (couldn't hurt) on living with a chronic disease. One of the instructors said, I know what you're going through, my sister has cancer. Everyone in the class agreed, no you don't!

      about 4 hours ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I can tolerate a lot of what I consider stupid comments, but I hate it when people say that if they haven't been through cancer treatments. My mother is the worst about telling me I'm not the only one whose memory is hampered by chemobrain - she never has had chemo or cancer, but she just knows she knows what it is like...

      about 2 hours ago
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    How common is it to have to get anti-depressants?

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      MyLungCancer

      I have considered the same.

      about 3 hours ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      A friend of mine who has been having heart issues (and subsequently, anxiety-induced sleep issues) was talking just yesterday about being prescribed Trazodone. She was really singing its praises.

      about 3 hours ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      Wasn't on antidepressants, but I did take anti-anxiety (Ativan). I only took it at night, when the darn hamster in my brain wouldn't get off the wheel. Ativan calmed down the whirling thoughts and let me sleep. Didn't take it every night, but I was glad I had it.

      about 3 hours ago
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    BobsProstate asked a questionProstate Cancer

    I'm not sure quite how to take a statement from an acquaintance.

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      BoiseB

      Reminds me of my mother always telling me " Aha God punished you" As I have gotten older I have realized that that is one of the most unchristian statements one can make. She does not represent people of any faith. Your response was right on

      10 days ago
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      po18guy

      For many of us religious/believer types, it is not punishment. It is testing. In my view, if I am created, the Creator has an absolute right to test me. Ford, Chevy, Honda and Toyota do as much.

      Boeing should have.

      10 days ago
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      BoiseB

      @po18guy I share your beliefs. Since I have moved to a new city I have become active in our church. One of the church ministries is a cancer support group. Although we approach our cancers is spiritual, the group is open to everyone. I would say that no member of that group would say to anyone "You got cancer because you did not attend church enough" We don't even share this thought among ourselves. God does not give us cancer he permits it in our lives. It is also my "personal belief" that how we deal with cancer just might tip the scales toward our entrance to heaven.

      10 days ago
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