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    jesssuter asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    cancer and depression

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      katds

      Goodness! I'm going to reply to all you Sweeties-but I have to go. Talk to you tomorrow!

      10 months ago
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      You know, I used to think all I had to do was grow up and everything would be better. After a while I gave up waiting for things to be good and realized I had no idea about the realities of life. I still don't lie reality. It's pretty harsh. The good stuff comes when we change our way of thinking about life.

      I was reading through my online chart the other day. There was a note that said "Patient understands that care is Pallative" A year ago I would have completely freaked out. Instead I just thought to myself "Stubborn buggers! They don't want to shrink anymore! Oh well, no remission for me. So, call me lumpy for the rest of my life. Whatev!" Yeah, I guess I'm getting used to knowing there are tumors just chillin' in my body. Just hanging out for a while before they grow. I could live 5, 10, 15, 20 years, no one can say. At my age that's what I'd expect to live anyways. So what's today's word vomit all about? I guess I'm really over the shock of it and into acceptance. My daily focus is on the good things in my life. I'm thankful the situation isn't worse and I wasn't told I only have a few days. I get to choose what to think and what to focus on. That's gonna be NOT being sad.

      Am I writing this stuff in the right place? I feel I'm off topic even tho it's about depression.

      10 months ago
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      Kat I think you responded in exactly the right discussion and your response is exactly right and very helpful.

      10 months ago
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    jesssuter asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    whats next?

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      My son has a county health plan and I found out that it does NOT pay for ANY cancer treatment. I have found several organizations and resources through research. Please check out the "HELPFUL WEBSITES" on my blog and feel free to share it: http://raymondmysunshinesmom2013.blogspot.com/

      about 4 years ago
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      Also look into faith-based Charities. Many do not care if you are a member of that religion. They can help with small things also I got some free equipment ( walker) and help with perscriptions not covered by insurance. Also faith based Charities helped me find a job this was before cancer. Next don't give up on Disability. There are Legal Services that can help you.

      about 4 years ago
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      Regarding your disability, see a lawyer. Something like 80% are turned down on their first try. Be sure you see one who regularly does Social Security. Were you fired or you unable to work? If the former, and there was no good reason, again see a lawyer who does employment law. You may be able some financial assistance from your particular type of cancer organization. For example the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helps with insurance premiums and co-pays.

      about 4 years ago
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