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    Julesmom asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Has anyone been told NOT to exercise 24 hours before having a PET scan?

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      cards7up

      YES! They tell you to be a couch potato as the radiation glucose can set up in the muscles and miss other areas where it might show cancer. They also say to drink plenty of fluids before and don't eat for up to 6 hours and definitely no caffeine. They inject you and have you lay still for an hour or more with no lights as they don't even want your eyes moving. The first time I had one they let me read but each one after that, it was not allowed. It's not sugar but blood sugar which turns into glucose. Excess glucose is stored in the liver and muscles.

      4 days ago
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      Floridagirl6

      Wow! I wasn't told any of this!

      4 days ago
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      Plaap

      I didn't know any of this either. I don't even remember laying quietly before the test.

      4 days ago
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    This reminds me so much of my Father, this even looks like him. We grew up eating fresh vegetables from the garden, eggs from our own chickens, meat from our own animals that were grass fed, water from our own pure well, milk from our cows. Yet, still I get cancer and everyone wants to point at what I have been eating my whole life. Wake up people! It's not only ONE thing that causes this. We may never know exactly WHAT caused it, but one thing is for sure, blaming the patient for having cancer isn't cool!

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      geekling

      Food is one component in that if your immune system is compromised if overworked from lack of nutrition, your immune system is weakened.

      My own case was a dearth of oxygen to breathe. I was unknowingly living with tocxic mold.

      The body need clean water, clean air, and clean, wholesome food. Much of our growing soil desperately needs amending.

      We are human which means we also require regular movement of some sort as well as love and respect.

      A dirth of any of these creates stress and a co.promised immune system.

      All this is besides the purposeful poisoning.

      22 days ago
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      BoiseB

      Farmer's are some of the most susceptible groups for environmental cancer's. We punched a hole in the ozone layer farmers were out in the sun a lot, thus melanoma. Farmers were encouraged to use pesticides and even if they didn't their neighbors did.

      22 days ago
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    This was a rough week! At times I questioned if I could make it through it! Hope everyone has a good weekend. I will spend mine recovering and resting.

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      LiveWithCancer

      I am glad you made it!! Praying you have an awesome weekend and that next week is much better.

      about 1 month ago
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    Julesmom asked a questionBreast Cancer

    The "cancer card", have you used it before? What was the situation and why did you use it.

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      Of course. The cancer &/or doctors tore me down from the treatments. The 1st round wasn't so bad. But the cancer came back & I had to have surgery on my throat to remove it, floowed by 33 rounds of tadiation.That about did me in. I lsot 70 lbs ( from 140 ot 68). I ended up with asp[iration pneumonia (can't swallow). I fell & broke my hip. The docotr said no padding. I had ostepeonia prior to cancer, now I have full on osterporisis. So between y nutrional issues & my hip, I have problems walking. I can walk but I am slow & oh occastion my hip gets really stiff or locked up & it is really difficult to walk. I have scooter. I usually only use at Wally World. That store is just too big to walk. And I also have a temp disability placard for my car. I am thinking about asking my PCP if we can make that permanent. I don't about chemo fog. But I know that scraped my brain stem & hypothyroidism. I take a pill for the thyroid problem. And I am working on the nutrition. I use a formula in my feeding tube. Plus handfuls of vitamins. It is just a matter of time. Finally I am up to 80 lbs. I'll just keep trying 8 hope it helps with my walking. And as much as someone might like to stuff a cheeseburger down my throat. No one wants that more that I do. I would love to be able to eat. I would be ecstasy! And my husband uses it also to answer questions & the phone for me. surgery also damaged my vocal cords, so I don;t talk so well. I feel like I earned it. Treating cancer is a hard row to hoe & it takes alot out of you. The trick is are you going to survive the treatment. If you can survive that, you might survive the cancer also!

      about 1 month ago
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      I have to admit I use the cancer card at times. Mostly when someone like a telemarketer is bugging me about buying something or doing something I really don't want to do or can't afford to do. Then I'll use it and say I really can't afford whatever. I also tend to add the fact that my Social Security is my only income, coupled with medical bills. I tell them I'll be paying medical bills into the grave. Find that oftentimes helps.
      Other than that, I try NOT to think about having had cancer and what all I went through. It's almost 2 1/2 years since I had my mastectomy/reconstruction. Have had my share of problems and issues since then, but focus on having the fun I already had planned for my retirement. It does take a lot out of me at times too.

      about 1 month ago
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      gretch

      when the telemarketers hit me up for donations I say " I have cancer where do I pick up the donations?"

      about 1 month ago