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    Anytime you think you've had a terrible day, just remember tomorrow is another chance for it to get better.

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      LiveWithCancer

      Life sometimes ends before tomorrow gets here. Try to make sure you are living today.

      2 months ago
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      BoiseB

      I now refer to my life as in the 11th inning. When I was diagnosed with my first cancer I was told I had 4-9 months. When I was diagnosed with my second cancer I was told it would be back in 18 months. Thus the 11th inning. Mark the date April 26, 2042 everyone is invited to my birthday party

      2 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      And then there are people like my 43 year old son that took one breath and then never knew what hit him. He had no extra innings. No innings at all ..

      Live every single minute as if it is your last because it very well may be.

      2 months ago
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    JohnnyBoy asked a questionAnal Cancer

    What are your best tips to avoid the constant worry and anxiety?

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      po18guy

      Believe in something. Something solid. Something that never fails. Something that is within you. Something that is only in short supply if you allow it to be so. Something that grants you inner strength.

      2 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      If you scroll down on this page: https://triagecancer.org/stressmanagement, you will come to a recorded exercise for Progressive Muscle Relaxation with Guided Imagery: https://triagecancer.org/stressmanagement. It is similar to the techniques @BoiseB is describing. You can find more online if you look for PMR and/or Guided Imagery. The nice, sloooow, unemotional tone of the person guiding you may be relaxing.

      2 months ago
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      mtnrose

      I have been dealing with the same thing, JohnnyBoy. My PCP prescribed an anti-anxiety med and it has helped for the most part. I am newly diagnosed. Trying to accept a cancer diagnosis is overwhelming at times. I hope you can find something that helps.

      2 months ago
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    JohnnyBoy asked a questionAnal Cancer

    I think I saw something about Lyft and Uber doing a program to give free rides to treatments.

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      GregP_WN

      Ms. Jane beat me to it, I saw a few PSA's for them saying that they would provide rides. I'm sure that's going to be limited in the beginning and will start in the larger metropolitan areas where they have lots and lots of drivers. I hope it's successful and it spreads.

      2 months ago
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      cards7up

      the American Cancer Society gives free rides to all your cancer appointments. Call your local chapter. Doesn't matter what type of cancer you have!

      2 months ago
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      MsMarty

      I've personally used the American Cancer Societies "Road to Recovery" program for rides to chemo, Dr appointment, etc. Wonderful program

      2 months ago
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