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    Leuky asked a questionLeukemia

    With everything I have going on with treatments, doctor's office visits, procedures when required and all of the other hings in life.

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      UpandUp

      I have to make lists too. If I don't I will forget to call somebody, forget to pick something up, forget to take something to work with me. Lets' just face it, I'm going to forget something~!. I don't stress about it though, I put what I know I can get done on it, then a few more things that maybe I can get done too, but if not, no biggie for me. I hope you get it under control.

      5 days ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I keep a calendar for appointments, etc. - things that I really need to do. I also keep lists, without deadlines on them, of things I want or need to do, but not within a certain timeframe. Sometimes, stuff on that list doesn't get marked off for weeks or months (or ever) ... but it is there to remind me that it is something I wanted to get done.

      I am not much of a planner (or a worrier). I am the worst about flying by the seat of my pants, winging it, whatever term. I do not like to be tied down to plans. But, it sounds like you prefer to have a plan ... so my suggestion is to make a doable plan, but not one that stresses you out!

      Look at your To-do list and decide what is wonderful if you get it done but doesn't REALLY have to be done that day. If you clean the closet today or next week or next month - will it make a really big difference in the long run? (Please note: I could write a book on Procrastination ... I am sure you are FAR more organized and get A LOT more done each day than I do ... but I bet I am far less stressed!)

      Or, when you make your lists, can you give yourself a little more time to accomplish the tasks you make for yourself? Instead of saying you need to accomplish something in two hours, can you give yourself 4 hours?

      4 days ago
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      While you're in treatment, just wing it. Keep up with your medical appointments and let "chores" and "tasks" slide. Cancer treatment is stressful enough without trying to be superhuman. Relax. Those dust bunnies were still be there when you finish treatment.

      4 days ago
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    Leuky asked a questionLeukemia

    Do you feel embarrassed or self conscious when you go out?

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      BoiseB

      I did not have to worry about embarassment in public because when I was bald I was also too weak to go out in public,

      9 days ago
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      GregP_WN

      I lost the hair just in the back of my head after it had grown back after losing it from chemo. It looked odd. From the crown of my head down my neck, nothing. I was in line at a store and a gruffy crotchety old man behind me wanted to know why in the world did I cut my hair like that? A told him that I didn't cut it, the cancer did it for me. He shut up pretty quickly.

      9 days ago
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      pennyo

      I'm having chemo #1 this week. When my hair falls out, and you know it will, I'll wear a hat. But the way I look at it, if I choose to go bald... I will. This is a badge of honor!! We fight hard to find our way through cancer and no one is going to make me feel less than I am. Go out and be proud of who you are and what you've accomplished.

      9 days ago