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    Catiejay wrote on WVgirl2424's wall

    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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    Catiejay asked a questionLeukemia

    Has anyone dealt with mucus in the throat from chemo or radiation?

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      LMW

      Baking soda and water rinse/gargle helped tremendously, as well as mucinex to thin the mucus and help it move. Good luck

      over 4 years ago
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      JoLoaretti

      my husband had that while still in the hospital, it was actually burned like his skin was from the radiation, it was really bad for days and finally he was using that suction device attached to the wall & honestly the entire lining if his throat came out, like a big slimey loogie, and then he felt great, he was sucking on clotrimizole 10 mg 3x a day, bioteen mathwash very often, and then there is a regemine of swish & spit & then swish & swallow med that helped a lot, I think just kinda numbing it so you dont GAG, it gets better~!~

      over 4 years ago
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      arleneclifford

      I had radiation to my throat, the only help I got was to use mucinex. It really does thin it out.
      Good luck.
      M.

      over 3 years ago