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    patchez0 wrote on Catiejay's wall

    Oh I get angry too...and I've had a very very similar trip and about the same time...I was 2011.....I had a little more radiation and more chemo treatments...and was near death when a doctor decided I didn't have COPD after 3 years of COPD tests and treatment....The pulmonary doctor (idiot was he) wanted to transplant my lungs which would of given me a year more of life.......but I would have still had cancer cause no one bothered to look. Now my daughter and husband kept saying "are you sure there is not cancer or something else cause she's not getting better...." I was in a coma for 3 weeks....You'd really think they would of found it.... Ok not comparing war stories here I really do understand you, and what you're going through....and I still say to you no matter how bad it may get try and look for the "better in the situation" Ya know at one time before I started to see my own improvements all I could say "I met some really wonderful doctors and wonderful medical teams and people" through my journey of cancer.....Before cancer my doctors were uncaring, and really idiots....but since my gosh I've had the best.....I've been cancer free now 3 years...and still healing, still getting better....I guess John not trying to top your ride..just want you to know you are not alone I do understand and wish you better....don't give up... Jan (ps yes woman am I)

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    Hi WVgirl,

    My name is Catie & i am in remission since my transplant in Dec but I am dealing with some depression due to isolation. I wanted to know what did you do to get through this obstacle? I'm excited about the remission but I crave interactions with others. My fiancé does what he can but I can't expect him to entertain me 24/7. Congrats on your remission!

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      CyndiK

      I'm so happy you are in remission. Why are you in isolation? When can you go back to work?

      over 4 years ago
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      Catiejay, I understand the depression. I am 13 months post transplant and still cannot work. I remember when I could not go outside and the was allowed to Walmart once weekly. I was lucky I have adult children and grandchildren to occupy me. I also had bouts of depression though. I crocheted blankets for gifts, read books, and started a writing a book ( not even close to being a book yet). You need to find hobbies. Painting, reading, puzzles etc. I hope this helps you. I know it is difficult and I always say a prayer when I realize the emotions I was and am having such as depression, happiness and everything in between, I pray and thank God that I am alive to have these emotions, without the transplant I would not be here. I am sure you understand this way of thinking. I do not work because I have no immunizations yet and I am a nurse. I hope to hear from you again, please keep in touch. WVgirl2424

      over 4 years ago
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