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    Laurasalzy wrote on judsonlee's wall

    Justin, how are you doing? You asked me what I did to help myself get through. I was pretty weak and did a lot of reading on my Kindle and kept in touch with family and friends from MD Anderson with my iPad. Tried yoga but it was difficult with no strength. Prayer helped and talking about my fears helped. I was lucky to have so much support and a wonderful husband. This was the battle of my life and I won. So will you.

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      judsonlee

      Thank you for the advice Laura! I am gearing up for stem cell transplant, and will definitely be bringing my iPad so I can talk to friends as they are not allowing visitors due to Covid. Reading and prayers will definitely help. I'm nervous, but I only have one choice and that is to fight. I appreciate you getting back to me, it means a lot. Congratulations again on your journey and I wish you continued health.

      about 1 month ago
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      Good luck with the transplant. You are young and strong. Stay positive and before you know it, you’ll be in remission for years like me. A cancer diagnosis completely changes your life. But we have to live and not worry about relapse. You have your whole life ahead of you. Let me know how you make out. You are in my prayers. Hugs.

      about 1 month ago
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    judsonlee wrote on Laurasalzy's wall

    Hi Laura,

    I was diagnosed with PTCL-NOS in early March and have been going through treatment since. I'd love to speak with you about your journey if you have time! Congrats by the way, you are a strong woman, and its admirable that you stay in touch on the forums offering support.

    -Justin

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      Laurasalzy

      Hi Justin, sure, I’ll be happy to speak with you. It’s very important that you stay positive. You can beat it!

      Laura

      2 months ago
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      judsonlee

      Thanks Laura. I'm trying my best to stay positive. I have been learning about meditation/ tai chi, etc... Its been a little more difficult to get exercise now that I'm locked nside due to COVID. But I'm doing my best! I'm sure when you went through your journey there were difficult times, what were some of the things you did to help yourself cope?

      about 1 month ago
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    Laurasalzy wrote on MGee's wall

    I beat t-cell in 2012. If you need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate. You got this. Keep positive and listen to your body. Rest when you need it. Prayers.

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    Laurasalzy wrote on Wiltbay's wall

    Welcome. I was diagnosed with T Cell NHL at age 60. T cell is much rarer than B cell NHL and can be very scary. My local Oncologist who is one of the smartest doctors I have ever met sent me to MD Anderson in Houston to be treated by Dr. Michele Fanali. This is the most amazing hospital. These two doctors worked together and saved my life. I was in Hospice at the end but my local doctor didn’t give up. I am now 67 and cancer free. All I can say is never stop fighting. If you have any questions, I’m here for you.

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