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    hoosierboy asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Cancer retreat trips, to get away from it all for a few days.

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      How ironic to go on a cancer retreat to forget about cancer. Kinda like trying not to think of a pink rabbit. Having said that, such retreats can be very valuable to share your journey and hear the journeys of others. Some down time, change of scenery, R&R or just lazing around can often work wonders.

      3 months ago
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      One of our survivor members @ticklingcancer went to the Reel to Recovery camp several years ago and said that it was fantastic. I agree with Po that these would be very good for a patient or survivor. Sometimes it helps certain people to see that they are doing OK and comparing their own cancer journey to someone else can show them that maybe they aren't in as bad of shape as they thought. Give it a try and let us know how it works out!

      3 months ago
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    hoosierboy asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Has your voice changed after having chemo and radiation?

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      For sure. Mine turned into a gravely sounding voice and sometimes none at all. I lost it a few months ago for a week or so. Nothing but a whisper. For the last couple of years, it's been a coin toss each day as to whether I would have a voice that day or not.

      5 months ago
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      It's the steroids. 4+ years on them and every morning, I sound like Lee Marvin. At least I'm a guy. DW wishes that my voice was the only thing that changed.

      5 months ago
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    And now for something a little different. You can live eternally through song, literally. Your ashes can be pressed into albums.

    “Rest in Vinyl” – A Company Will Press Your Ashes into a Working Vinyl Album

    David Bowie released Ashes to Ashes on vinyl in 1980. Though the Thin White Duke was ahead of his time, even he couldn’t have foreseen how prophetic the release was… a radical way of treasuring departed loved ones is proof of this.

    Should someone be musically inclined, or just want to be remembered in style, then there’s a quirky option which ensures their remains are not only seen but heard.

    If you have the money you can press your ashes into a vinyl record, at the rate of a teaspoonful per disc. The company providing this offbeat service is And Vinyly. It was formed in the Noughties by music producer Jason Leach from Scarborough, England.

    A combination of family accidents involving “cremains”, a sense of his own advancing years (he’s middle-aged) and his mother working in a funeral home helped Leach come to the conclusion that vinyl was the answer.

    “It was not intended to be a business,” he told the BBC in 2017. “It was the result of having a bit of fun with what at the time felt like a shocking and disconcerting inevitability.”

    As the name suggests, And Vinyly takes a light-hearted approach to the Grim Reaper. Their slogan is “Live on from beyond the groove!”

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/02/14/vinyl/?fbclid=IwAR1VRK8mFC6xDajikwoFFLM6ySU2qnVboLtj8R9XLLeSl3ofT3XLEmzNFDI

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    since I'm done with treatments these are some of the doctors that I try to see each day.

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      I don't think they can cure cancer, but they are good to visit often.

      9 months ago