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    Hi, I'm back on the computer.. I recently was 76 years young and feeling quite good. I am waiting for my latest PET scan results which I'll get in October. I have been feeling okay except for occasional depression. I'm never depressed over the cancer but I have no family near me and most of the family I had talked to on the phone have passed. Since last year, I have not been on chemo and considering my age I will not go on chemo again. I hope all of you are doing the best that you can.

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      BoiseB

      Hi Ivy so glad you are back and feeling well. I was called to pray for you a while back. Glad you are still with us and still praising the Lord. Welcome back we are family here

      over 3 years ago
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      geekling

      Happy Belated Birthday, ivyj!!

      Im sorry you feel lonely. It seems to be a growing condition of an isolating society. I dont know where in NY you are but most townships run something like a day camp for adults. It is a social afternoon to play with your peers. It is usually fairly organized with activities so that there isnt much of a chance to feel left out. You might also check out Gilda's Club or support groups your doctor might know about. There is no promise, of course, but it is possible to meet folks with whome you might get along.

      And there is all of us in cyberspace trying to maintain connection. Dont be blue. You arent alone.

      over 3 years ago
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    ivyJ asked a questionSmall Intestine Cancer

    Small instestine cancer and stilll fighting.

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      BuckeyeShelby

      So sorry you've faced so many health problems. Glad you are feeling well enough to drop by & let us know how you are doing. Hope you continue to recover.

      over 4 years ago
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      Sharlie

      Life does have many little surprises for us, doesn't it? Glad you're still smiling.

      over 4 years ago
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      Longlife

      Hi IvyJ, take a look at my Facebook page titled "Small Intestine Cancer" for tons of information on therapies and information. I too had this cancer and every day work to keep my health above what was normal for me before. So many changes. I do suggest to get tested for MTHFR gene mutation which denotes a "Folate" deficiency that means you need supplementation. You can have your physician request you get tested at a LabCorp type place to determine this. I had it and was confirmed. You will be "Victorious!"

      over 4 years ago
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    ivyJ asked a questionSmall Intestine Cancer

    I'm still fighting.

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      Ejourneys

      (((Hugs))) The funk is natural (many get bent out of shape for much less). What I see is a lot of resilience and spirit. It's just that spirit gets a little tired sometimes. As Greg said, you have proven the doctors wrong. May your spirits lift and you be blessed with joy.

      over 4 years ago
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      barryboomer

      Check out the ketogenic diet for cancer . hi

      over 4 years ago
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      CASSIEME1

      god is so awesome, hang in there hugs n kisses

      over 4 years ago
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    I recently had a PET scan and again, I had less cancer cells. Three months ago I added Beta-Glucan to my diet. Preliminary research indicates that beta-glucan may activate a number of cells and proteins that fight cancer (such as T-cells and natural killer cells). What's more, tests on animals have shown that beta-glucan may inhibit the spread of cancer cells. However, a 2009 report in the Journal of Hematology and Oncology cautions that there are "no good quality clinical trial data" for the effectiveness of beta-glucan in treating cancer. I am active in fighting my cancer. Doctors cannot advise you on holistic meds. I hope this helps someone. I now take Graviola and Beta-Glucan twice daily.. What helps me might not work for others but it's worth a try. My Oncologist said to me, "Ms. Jackson keep on doing whatever you're doing. You have less cancer cells than your previous tests."

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      geekling

      Hi IvyJ. I know about graviola. There is a specific protocol to follow. It isnt easy and requires a person to skip certain foods. I am geekling at yahoodotcom. I would love to hear about what you are doing with it. You can leave a message on the wall here but I dont get notifications with any regularity.

      I read about your additional health challenges. Im sorry but glad you are well enough to rail against it all. best wishes & do let me know if there is any way I can help. I had 13 free years to find ways to stay alive because it took doctors 13 years to come up with a diagnosis for a teeny little tumor to which I was pointing asking "What is this and can you please remove it?"

      Hugz & best wishes. Take a read up on some fermented mushrooms called AHCC. They have a decent record but cost a small uninsured fortune to take.

      Im also a member of a facebook group called "cannabis oil success stories" and am happy to tell you that there are such stories .. along with some loses.

      BTW, I am originally from New York. :)

      Best wishes

      over 4 years ago
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      BoiseB

      Praise the Lord that something is working for you. Keep singing and praising the Lord.

      over 4 years ago