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    Need a blood transfusion

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      cllinda

      My husband has a universal blood type and he donates every eight weeks. And now that my son is healed, he also donates. Blood is a gift of life.

      13 days ago
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      PaulineJ

      They never gave me a choice in 1998 when I almost died from one out of 3 surgeries they did on my colon.

      13 days ago
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      PaulineJ

      That's what a staff person told me ,about the blood transfusion.>I didn't have a choice.

      13 days ago
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    Side Effects (Nasal passsges clogged): Could be from surgery, but hard to breathe. Using Neilmed rinse and salt water baking soda. No relief and no sleep. Ideas?

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      Dkatsmeow

      Let your doctor know. It could well be from surgery. A deviated septum or some blockage.

      24 days ago
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    Side Effects (Mouth sores): Four weeks out from finishing chemo and radiation. But mouth sores persist. Any home remedies?

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    Jdi asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Restarting food into stomach?

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      Dkatsmeow

      Also ask for a nurtionist. That is their speciallty.

      28 days ago
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      cllinda

      Ask the doctor. They can set you up with a soft diet that will help you get back to eating. And start with tiny portions.

      27 days ago
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      BoiseB (Best Answer!)

      I was on a feeding tube for six months. When I began eating again my Dr. said to introduce foods slowly one at a time like we do with babies. I do not recommend or ice cream as it produces phlem. As Dkatsmeow says you should get a schedule from your nutritionist for introducing foods and drinks. I was able to drink green tea fairly soon.

      27 days ago