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    Boogerman asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    What type of procedure or surgery/treatment have you had canceled because of this virus?

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      GregP_WN

      Surgery to install a TEP in my throat to allow me to talk. Talking is elective apparently.

      5 months ago
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      I am so sorry that your surgery is being delayed, Greg. As a retired speech-language pathologist, it is heartbreaking to see the ability to speak more easily delayed.

      5 months ago
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      Instead of cancelling, they actually rolled several surgeries into one day for us. My husband will be having a unilateral neck dissection, thyroidectomy, multiple scopes and biopsies all done at the end of the week instead of the tonsillectomy that was originally planned. He will have to spend at least 2 nights in the hospital, and because of COVID they are not allowing any visitors- which means I have to drop him off and pick him up afterwards. I won’t be there when he wakes up from his 6 hour surgery, I can’t be there to hold his hand if and when he needs it, I just literally cannot be there for him. I do have faith in the doctors and nurses who will be taking care of him, but it is going to be difficult not to be able to see him or talk to him. This is the first of his surgeries, and we’re both pretty scared and having to deal with COVID and its affects at the same time is definitely not helping.

      5 months ago
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    Wishing you all a better month to come in March.

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      I am not a religious person but Sunday has long been my day to relax, recover and restore. Sometimes I like to just watch some Westerns on TV. If weather is cooperative sometimes I spend the day otdoors. Nature is a wonderful healer. Today I am meeting good friends to share a meal and probably alot of laughter. Yes, I hope March will see the passing of winter and the beginning of new possibilities.

      6 months ago
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    Boogerman asked a questionLung Cancer

    Does the worrying and anxiety ever stop?

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      po18guy If I wrote down coronavirus two weeks ago and I do not have the coronavirus today would I mark it off coronavirus the list when it is still likely to be infectious. A person from our town has contracted the virus. She was discovered when she returned before she came home. I am still not going to crowded places. I also have not been to a concert for years and I no longer go shopping in malls, movies, because of mass shootings. I still go to church but I do fear a mass shooting there; church is a place where we should show a little courage.

      6 months ago
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      @po18guy..I saw a psychiatrist after a breakdown many years ago and had bad panic attacks. I was raised to worry about everything. He had me keep a notebook on my nightstand for those middle of the night worries and "I have to remember to do...tomorrow" stuff. He told me that 99% of the things we worry about never happen and to think about all the energy I've wasted worry about them.
      @BoiseB I'm sorry that someone from your town contracted the coronavirus. You say she didn't make it home with it but I'm sure that gives you a different perspective than most of us. If I avoided all the places that something might happen to me, I wouldn't go out the door. I'm sorry you feel this way. It must be very lonely.

      6 months ago
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      @Paperpusher. I am becoming more and more housebound. In April of 2018 I had a bad fall resulting in a concussion and repeated it in September. I now worry about falling all the time. So I only go out when I can go out with my son or friends I am fortunate that we have a free van service that escorts you to the door. .

      6 months ago
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