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    BugsBunny asked a questionBone Cancer

    I noticed the Red Cross is asking for blood donations on the news.

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      KB2013

      I’m giving this one a big ‘negatory’.

      9 days ago
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      GregP_WN

      I have been told that it depends on your type of cancer, treatment, etc. You can always explain these details to them and let them make the determination.

      7 days ago
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      GregP_WN

      I have been told that it depends on your type of cancer, treatment, etc. You can always explain these details to them and let them make the determination.

      7 days ago
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    BugsBunny asked a questionBone Cancer

    The CDC and any health professional that you talk to is stressing that anyone with underlying health issues use caution.

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      meyati

      Because of where my cancer was, and the damage from radiation, I've been living this way since December 2012. I can't swim all because I could easily get an infection in my brain. I wear masks when I vacuum and work in the yard. I shop mostly online. I do buy groceries once in awhile. I check popular shopping times to shop when Home Depot and ACE are almost empty.

      Some proof of this is that I was hospitalized for 4 days from a dog bite about 6 or 8 weeks after treatment ended. I had tetanus 2 years after that. Then I was basically bed ridden from Whooping Cough for most of 2017. 8 months after I caught it, a Pres office called about me getting a speech pathologist, and they got wheezing. They hung up and called back- They yelled they'd call back, I kept trying to tell them it was me. A few hours later they called and said- Oh my, the tech couldn't fix the phone. I told them it was me from Whooping Cough-call somebody else-see the phone works and call me back. If my son is home then, he can talk for me. They called back, told me they were so sorry- People with hearing aids couldn't hear me on the phone at all. Friends would yell-- I'm coming over. So they came over and visited.

      Welcome to my world. I'm 78, and my family is worried that I'll get the corona- and I don't mean a 6-pack of Corona beer. i reminded them that I've been living this way for 7 years now.

      22 days ago
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      KB2013

      meyati, you made me laugh, thank you.

      17 days ago
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    I have a few friends who are always complaining about the most trivial things. I usually keep my mouth shut, but I have been telling them that I would gladly trade my problems for theirs.

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    BugsBunny asked a questionBone Cancer

    How many years/months past finishing treatment are you, if you have finished treatments?

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      LiveWithCancer

      I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 10/2012. I had continual treatments until April 2019 (I think that is the month of my last treatment). My tumors are still there, but they remain stable as of my last CT scan. We're just keeping a close eye on them at this point. If they start to grow again, we'll resume some kind of treatment.

      Until then, I am living life and enjoying the time I have been given. Stress and worry won't keep the cancer from growing or recurring, but it can take your joy away from the time you have on this earth. And, it could cause the cancer to return or for other problems, like hypertension, to develop.

      Try to quit worrying. You can do that by refocusing your brain. Get busy. Read. Exercise. Make a list of all of the things you're grateful for. Plan something fun to do and to look forward to. Every time negative thoughts come into your mind, consciously put them away. It isn't easy at first, but it can be done.

      28 days ago
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      Jayne

      10 years plus and eternally grateful for the opportunity to still be here.

      28 days ago
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      meyati

      Way to go Jane- Congratulations

      28 days ago