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    geekling wrote on IKickedIt's wall

    Hi. Just wanted to let you know that although I love many essential oils, I used to avoid going into department stores because of the in your face perfume sprayers.

    Thére is a huge difference between chemical scents and Natural oils. Even in nature, there are some scents I simply dont like.

    Enjoy your time.

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    Thank you for your honest response & it’s a bitter sweet kinda feeling to know that I am “unfortunately” not the only one on earth experiencing the reality of “The Port” And yes, a short time to pay for a long life to play! Cheers!!!!

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    Hello the “love/hate” port person! I had finally found another person that feels the same way that I do about the port. Wondering how your coming along 7+years later. My port was installled Feb 13/2018 & the fact that it saves my (weak finding Veins) was a no brained. However- I find myself being very sensitive on the port side (which is located on the opposite of my breast cancer) No surgery yet. Chemo first . I just have a constant reminder where it’s at (mostly where the neck incision was put-not so much where the Port actually is) I feel every stretch, bend-twist. It can feel kinda hot at times & itches. Sometimes it feels like it’s runnin up to ear. I have no blockage or infection as my medical staff is amazing at playing things safe! So- I asked: why all this discomfort? Do I need to accept & live with it? And just XXX TFU? And, The answer must be “Yes” cuz there seems to be no other definitive answers. I am over weight & do wonder if having a double chin aides to such discomfort- I just wish it would go away! Hopefully soon all this will pass. And yes- I would have a port put in again- (for obvious reasons) but unless there’s one heck of a great reason to keep it in- this will be outta here just like my cancer! With the good God’s blessings beside me. Chris/Largo Fl

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      IKickedIt

      Hi Chrissiesback; Yes, love/hate relationship, but a lifesaver. It was always a constant reminder, every twist and turn. But in the long run, it was just another minor inconvenience, although it was like throwing salt on an open wound. Getting "deported" was one of the best days of my life. I'm doing fine, 6 1/2 years after my last chemo. Cancer-free! Hang in there, short-term sacrifice for a long-term gain!

      3 months ago
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    IKickedIt asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Thinking of Cancelling Appointment with Oncologist - How Many Years is Enough?

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      BarbarainBham

      Remember that people do get cancer after 5 years or even after 10 years. No matter who orders it, continue with your tests with someone.

      BoiseB, although a PCP can do a pelvic exam, I've always heard that your PAP smear is only as good at finding cancer as the doctor who takes it---(their eyesight and judgment).

      3 months ago
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      alivenwell

      I intend on getting my colonoscopies even though I was told I could wait two years. Had I not had the first colonoscopy encouraged by a person at a health seminar, I probably would have skipped it because of my busy lifestyle. I was late by ONE year. Maybe they want to wait a little longer to make sure it definitely came back. I had all other cancer screenings. They were ok.

      about 1 month ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Alivenwell,
      If you didn't have polyps at your most recent colonoscopy or any other red flags, they extend the time you can go until your next colonoscopy. The idea is to catch colon cancer early before it spreads, so be sure to go back when they say to.

      about 1 month ago
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