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    MrsBCW posted an update

    Tomorrow is our 4th of 6 chemo rounds - . My hubby is glad that it will be his last spinal tap. He had a repeat PET scan yesterday and hopefully we'll know the results tomorrow and if that pesky one lymph node lights up or not - hopefully not! Hugs and prayers go out to all of you.

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      GregP_WN

      wishing you the best and a quite pet scan

      about 4 years ago
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      debbie1951

      Hi MrsBCW,
      How are you and your husband doing? Did he get the PET scan results? Prayers and best wishes to you!

      about 4 years ago
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    There is no pain like the pain of losing a child. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my daughter when she was 28 and came upon a quote that was so true. "Real tears are not the ones that fall from the eyes and cover the cheeks but the ones that fall from the heart and cover the soul." God be with you.

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    MrsBCW wrote on Nflorin's wall

    Whatever the outcome, just know that you are not alone and there are lots of good people sending prayers and good wishes your way.

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    MrsBCW shared an experience

    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): My husband has had all the usual side effects from chemo - weight loss, cough, chest heaviness, food doesn't taste good, headaches and extreme fatigue.

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    MrsBCW posted an update

    Sorry I haven't been on for a while - along with caring for my husband and my elderly parents it's a hectic time at work for me. My hubby got throught his first round of chemo pretty well. Losing his hair hit him pretty hard. (OK, I agree he's a little bit vain about his hair.) His second round hit him much harder - mostly exhaustion and poor appetite. (I've been giving him all the cookies and strawberry shortcake that I can stuff into him along with trying to give him nutritous meals.) We have the third round coming up tomorrow on 7/11. Prayers and good thoughts to all of you struggling through or taking care of a loved one.

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      GregP_WN

      Here's wishing your husband an easy road for the rest of the way. He will get over the whole hair thing soon when he realizes there are sooooo many more things that are much more important. Hope your schedule eases up too.

      about 4 years ago
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    MrsBCW asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Bug Bites

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      Lasander

      Before I started chemo, I never got one bite. Now it's like steak sauce to them. Any biting insect! Big ole whelps that itch like no other. A lady a church noticed one that I had on my forearm. She said to take a cotton ball and soak it with white vinegar and leave it on, that will neutralize the bite. It works! Only thing you have to catch it soon after bite. One got me last night on my ring finger, this morning when I woke up, my finger looked like a hot dog. My watch would probably fit my finger. All the anti itch creams would not even touch the itch, so being the smart (desperate) person I am, I tried hemmaroid cream and it cut the itch and helped with the swelling. I know it sounds crazy but when you sit there and scratch till they bleed, you have to do something, because one thing you have probably noticed is they don't heal quickly when they get to that point!
      As for the bite on his back, almost sounds like a fiddle back aka brown recluse spider bite. Which on a good day is a bad bite within its self. Pour those antibiotics to him, keep it as clean and dry as possible and keep a close eye on it especially for red streaking. I had the same thing, same place and that's what they said it was. Also told me to put moist heat on it which helped with the discomfort, but it still left a big scar. Watch it closely!

      over 4 years ago
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      meyati

      Our immune systems are shot. My sleeping hound went chomp-chomp on me, I was in the ER within 10 minutes. I told them that I was a cancer patient, just finished radiation. and they didn't follow cancer protocol. About 48 hours later, I was in the hospital with IV antibiotics. Yes the ER did give me a script-and yes, I did take them. Potato peels wrapped in a clean cloth help pull the poison out of insect bites and stings. But that bite on the back-I'd get right in. cancer alone ruins our immune systems, let alone the treatments. My daughter got stung by a wasp on an upper eye lid when she was 11. The neighbors knew that tobacco over the eye was bad. I showed up for the party. I grabbed a potato and knife, peeled it, put it in a thin cloth-and put it on her eyelid. The swelling went down and she quit crying. We peeled another potato and put those peels on. An old native American cure.-that and tobacco.

      over 4 years ago
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      MrsBCW

      Thanks, everyone.

      over 4 years ago