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    Do any of you feel like trying this?

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      meyati

      -Me- I'm wearing out like a 1942 Jeep-- I think that I've climbed too many goat trails over mountains and bogged down.

      5 days ago
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      BoiseB

      Yup I have lots of missing parts and some that need replacing. Some are also not functioning
      Meyati do you know where I can get parts for this 1942 Ford

      5 days ago
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      Boise, I wish that I did- then maybe I could get replacement axles, and a transfer shift-to go in and out of overdrive. The axle locks to lock in 4X4 are more sticky each time, and I can't really find anybody that knows how to handle this old rig. They just want to cut the old pieces out and throw them away--but the valve lifters still work and the compression isn't too bad-just a tad slow and it takes a long time to get the engine warmed up

      5 days ago
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    How do you handle this, if it has happened to you?

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      SandiA

      I personally would probably let it go. Or I would have done something similar to Greg and say it wasn’t me it was cancer. I’ve have done similar things and it kinda makes them think before they open their mouth again. Or at least I hope it would.

      4 days ago
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      andreacha

      I would have hung that person out to dry right then and there - very nicely of course. But those that heard the remark would hear my response and I would say why I had a patch on.

      1 day ago
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      Gee, I find this ridiculous- if it bothers you say something. I know that people go home and think and then get upset. If you get upset later, prepare yourself for later. I wouldn't want anybody to lose a job, so I would talk to them myself. I don't understand why we can't speak up, but at the same time-why whine to a boss and get some poor working stiff fired.

      I've had people accuse me of lying about cancer, because you don't lose hair all over from radiation-I knew those people before-and they wanted me to go places with them. Finally- sorry but I'm in cancer treatment. Then some came over and got insulted that I had hair. I can't say that I missed them. I was able to prepare myself for later--They looked at me and said-- I thought you had cancer.------ I said "Rradiation, so I didn't lose my hair-that's a chemo thing--

      My face is visible-I had people make comments- one man walked up within inches of my face and stared. I turned to his friend and said- I think that you need to talk to your friend about face cancer and radiation. His friend said- Oh I thought that you went to Mexico and got a sun tan. --I said, I wish----They walked off. Some people have not been taught manners-so talk to them or figure out what you want to say in a situation like that.

      1 day ago
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    Does this sound familiar to any of you?

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      My wife has not had that feeling but I have it throughout my body. I also have Fibromyalgia throughout the body and carpal tunnel in both arms. Talk about pain, just when you think you've had enough, here comes the shooting pain that feels like swords being inserted throughout my body. I've been taking the Lyrica and Tylenol 3 which seems to temp it down but nothing can totally destroy the pain.

      I tell her she is lucky not to have this and feel I have it for her. Further, when she was pregnant with both of our children I got the morning sickness right along with her. This is how connected I am to her.

      EmpathAgain, suggest these (Lyrica and Tylenol 3) to your doctors and see if they don't conflict with any present meds you may be taking.

      9 days ago
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      medale

      I have been lucky not to have any pain but definitely have the numbness described in the photo. It started early in my FOLFOX treatment but after round 6 of 12 it got markedly worse. They stopped the Oxaliplatin after 8 rounds. By then I had a hard time buttoning my shirts because I had no feeling in my fingers. I dropped stuff a lot. I once cut myself on some shards and only noticed when I saw the blood on my pants. I had a hard time typing. In cold weather, I couldn't tell whether my feet were just numb or also cold. I had never had a problem with cold hands and feet but now I always feel a little chilly.

      The doctor said it might take a year or so to get rid of the numbness or it could be permanent. I have been lucky in that the numbness has improved very slowly over the last eight months. I feel that acupuncture, massage and exercise have helped and I am hopeful that the improvement will continue. Good luck to everyone who is suffering from neuropathy, especially painful neuropathy!

      9 days ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      This sounds VERY familiar. If I remember to take my Gabepentin, things are just numb. If I forget or wait too long, I know it. I'll get shooting pains in my feet. I miss my feet... It throws my balance off, so I'm having problems w/my left knee, since my gait is so wonky.

      8 days ago
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    How Breast Cancer Spreads and Recurs

    Breast cancer is frightening enough without the fear that it could travel to other parts of the body. Metastasis is the term for the spread of cancer. About 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and roughly 40,000 will die from the disease each year. When breast cancer is diagnosed in the early stages, many women go on to live cancer-free lives.

    Yet for others, the disease is metastatic at the time of diagnosis or later recurs. It's thought that metastatic disease is responsible for around 90 percent of the deaths related to breast cancer. How does breast cancer spread or recur?

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