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    buckhunter asked a questionKidney Cancer

    Dizzyness - I am getting dizzy quite a bit lately. I am not scheduled to see my doctor for another month

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      MerryMaid

      I've had some dizziness from what I think is a combination of steroids and the effects from radiation. It's kind of hard to tell which is causing mine.

      about 1 month ago
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      I have been having some dizziness too. I see my oncologist Thursday so going to talk to him about it. You mentioned high blood pressure pills. I took a fluid pill that was also for high blood pressure. That made me dizzy. I had to stop because it was making my bp too low. Like others said I would go see your doctor fairly soon. It could be one of your meds but always best to be safe. Hope you get an answer soon. Let us know.

      about 1 month ago
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      BarbarainBham

      MerryMaid, as others have said, dizziness can be a symptom of something serious, so you shouldn't be guessing at what's causing it. I hope you read the dizziness information link I sent to Buckhunter above and re-sending to you:

      https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/dizziness-treatment#1-2

      As BoiseB said, I would tell my Primary Care Physician because it may not be related to cancer. Tthey function as a diagnostician, even if they end up referring you to a specialist. It's also easier to have the PCP treat everything but your cancer, so you don't have so many appointments.

      about 1 month ago
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    buckhunter asked a questionKidney Cancer

    How do you comfort a friend who has stage IV cancer when you are doing well with yours?

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      cllinda

      I agree with JaneA. Don't let them feel abandoned at the last stage of their life. I remember when I was so sick, my friend would just pick me up for coffee. And let me talk and cry without judgement.
      A trip to a park, a movie or ice cream could lift their spirits. I know it helped me.

      4 months ago
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      I lost a friend to breast cancer last year. We were diagnosed about the same time, both early stagers, both in the same local support group. She died just a few months after her cancer metastasized. I visited her in Hospice and listened. Like @carm, I told her I couldn't imagine what she was going through. (She said, "Neither can I!" It all happened so quickly and she was still incredulous.) I offered to do whatever she needed me to do -- whether it was bringing her water, massaging her feet, bringing in my CD player because the one she had wasn't working, etc., or just listening. She also had very good family support.

      The whole "positivity" racket is overblown. My friend knew what she was facing (she had been a Hospice nurse, herself). As much as she loved another person in our circle, that other person is perpetually energized and upbeat, and my friend could take only so much of that. Our mutual friend is wonderful in many situations; this was just not one of them. As the saying goes, to everything there is a season.

      Listen to your friends and follow their leads. Hugs.

      4 months ago
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      SandiA

      That’s a hard one. I would just try and be there. Maybe just let them talk. I know when I was told my cancer was stage 4 and my odds pretty much stunk I appreciated people who where just there. Allowed me to talk and be myself and say whatever I wanted to say without trying to fix it. I have a good friend that has a habit of listening to people and picking up on things they are saying and then filling a need. She has done that for me many times. I have learned from her sometimes just listening you can find out how you can help.

      4 months ago
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