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    In response to my doctor's questionnaire about how much do I drink, how often, etc. I enjoy wine with dinner but that doesn't make me an alcoholic like I think they are trying to make me out to be.

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    dollymama asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    No matter what doctor I go to for any problem there is always a question about 'do you drink alcohol".

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      PaulineJ

      God is the only One who knows when our time is up in this world from the time even before you were created .

      2 months ago
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      I guess I feel like it is just routine to determine if a lifestyle choice might be a factor as to why you are there getting looked at. I usually responded, "I'm lucky if I can remember when I had a glass of wine last, chuckle and make my mark or respond verbally" I feel being honest is going to help them find the remedy for my ailment whatever it might be.

      2 months ago
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      I get that too. I've made a few jokes about it asking them if they are offering me a drink before they give me the results. They didn't think it was funny.

      2 months ago
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    dollymama asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Since you were diagnosed do you find yourself cruising the obituary column?

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      JaneA

      Like GregP, we live in a small community so I always look to see if anyone I know has passed on. It always freaks me out to see people younger than me dying while I'm still here 5 years after my Stage IV diagnosis.

      2 months ago
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      I look everyday to see if anyone I knew has passed. I do take note of ages. It seems there are alot of people in their late 50's, early 60's and I always wonder if they died of some kind of cancer. Then there's a big gap and I find folks who made it to late 80's or even 90's. I read somewhere that if you can make it through your 50's and 60'without succumbing to a major illness you'll probably make it to old age. The statistics in the obits seem to bare that out. I come from a family of very long lived women on both sides so try to stay optimistic.

      2 months ago
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      Carool

      I’ve been reading the obits for years. I get annoyed when someone’s obit says, “____ died of cancer,” but the obit doesn’t say what kind (irrational of me to be annoyed by this, but I wanna know!).

      2 months ago
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