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    Celebration (Daily): I do really try to celebrate EVERY day as a gift, a gift not to be taken for granted. May not accomplish anything special at all on that or any other day, but to take time to pray and just give thanks for that day...that is a celebration in itself.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Emotionally brutal! Most lonely feeling in the world isolated on that table and listening to the buzz/hiss of radiation being flooded into you. But, where I most found Jesus was in the isolation of that radiation chamber. He carried me through.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy and radiation combined): Went into treatment very healthy...blessing from God. Did everything the Doctor and Nurses told me to do, particularly from a diet and HYDRATION perspective. Drank 120oz of water a day. Sure, peed alot, but flushing the chemicals is key if you ask me. And if a healthy athlete going in, KEEP TRAINING! Moderate it, as your body is under a professional poisoning onslaught, but KEEP TRAINING!

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      MaryTD777

      Hi there,
      I agree that Hydration had a HUGE impact. I may have had enough water in those 7 weeks to fill an olympic pool LOL! I was told it's vital to flush it out and there was lots of flushing going on ;-)
      I see you haven't posted much since the first day... is everything OK?
      Take care,
      Mary

      about 4 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Non smoker who was being treated for a blood clot in my leg when an aggressive Doctor said "you are too athletic and healthy to have a blood clot, I would like to get a CT scan of your chest and abdomen." Next thing I know, I am on the journey of a lifetime and told I have lung cancer!