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    Hi, mtnraindancer. I ran across a WhatNext newsletter e-mail from December 20. It showed three WhatNexters across the top. You are one of them and a dog is laying on you. That is such a sweet photo. Just had to tell you that. The pup looks like a sweetie.

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    Hi, Skyemberr. I haven't seen anything from you in a while and just wanted to check in on you. I hope you're doing okay. Thinking of you.

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    Bug asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Nervous at Other Types of Doctor Appointments

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      meyati

      My dentist is one of the very feel that doesn't scare me to death.

      I had bad eye problems in Jan.. BIG RED EYES and RED EYELIDS--nasty and scary looking. i went out and raked bagged leaves just before Christmas. I felt like I had pink eye--it seemed to get better- then get worse-than JAN---Oh my-- I went into Urgent care, and a week later my eye doctor.

      I told the intake nurse that I knew that cancer and head radiation made this worse. I used special eye drops, hot eye compresses, flonase, night eye gel, Neilmed to care for the radiation area. I was told to not talk about cancer- everybody blamed everything on cancer. I was there for my eyes. The doctor examined me-told me that I should realize that cancer and head radiation made this much worse, He changed the type of eye drops and he told me to use Flonase, hot eye compresses, night eye gel, etc. OK--I was just glad to get an exam. OK, he's not any different than any other doctor about this.

      I am so tired of lectures. I'm so enraged by lectures. Age doesn't help these stupid lectures. I'm not the rest of NM, I'm me. Treat me like me. I drive 2 vehicles-5-on-the-floor, If i had neurological problems, I wouldn't be able to get them out of the driveway. I kept telling them that if they wanted to, they could go out to the parking lot. I'd pull my ride where they couldn't smash it up. If the could start it the first time- shift to low and get it moving without popping the clutch, killing the engine, grinding gears, lurching, sitting and crying, stop it without killing it, THEN I MIGHT TALK TO THEM about my driving privileges.

      You know, I went to renew my driver's license, and I told them about that. NM gave me a 10 year drivers license. They told me if any stupid medical staff bothered me again, to show my license and tell them this is what the NM DMV thinks about me driving. Then I spent over a year about diabetes-and they cited cancer as part of the reason, I say-- Si- Cancer left me over weight and apple shaped, but I'm not diabetic. A heavy hitter in NM took this cause up for me-so the problem doctors-following Medicare, etc guidelines backed off. But my BP goes so high. I do not know what in the world they'll come up with next.

      3 days ago
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      Skyemberr, I think you can get a shot without epinephrine. As a matter of fact, I think I’ve had it. You could ask.

      about 13 hours ago
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      Sasukesuma

      I absolutely hate my PCP. He insists that I have to come in every two months to refill my prescriptions. Never changes anything or does anything different. I just feel like he is holding me hostage.

      about 9 hours ago
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    SandiA, you mentioned in a post that you got the news that two lymph nodes are growing. I'm sorry to hear this. What's the next step? When will you have more info? Thinking of you.

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      SandiA

      Hi Thank you for checking in. It’s in the same area of the original tumor so it had me a little rattled. I was having scans every three months and he moved it up to every 4 months. So it is larger than 4 months ago. So our plan is to re scan just the neck in two months, have labs and see him the same day and go from there. He said he would consider it a mild concern, but reading the report and seeing possible metastatic has me a little rattled to. So my mind goes from just a mild concern to possibly metastatic. I volunteered for a position on our care team at church so I am hoping that will help pass the time until the next scan. Thanks again for checking on me. I hope you are doing well. Sandi

      5 days ago
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      Yes, seeing "possible metastatic" in a report would rattle anyone. But the doc did say "mild" concern so that's a good thing. And it seems like if he was really concerned he wouldn't wait two months. I imagine two months seems like an eternity but hang in there. Keeping busy is really good. Please keep us posted. I'm sending you my very best wishes. Take care.

      5 days ago
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