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    Here is something I came across that most have probably already seen, but just in case, here it is again.

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    NorthernSnowB asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    I get quite nervous during times of stress like this.

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      BoiseB

      I have have discovered that when it comes to panic I can definitely multitask. I have currently hit the panic button for 1) earthquakes, 2) volcanos, 3) covid19, and 4) economic depression, My feline companion KandyKat is more than busy keeping me calm. My brothers and sister, nieces and nephews and my daughter all have four footed companions. KandyKat reminds me when it is time to get up and when it is time to go to bed and when it is time to eat (she shares a snack with me)
      My Bible Study Group, Prayer Group. and Cancer Support Group are all keeping in contact by email.

      7 days ago
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      Plain old fashioned faith. Contemplative prayer and meditating on Christian mysteries takes me outside myself (a very good thing). Since my spirit cannot be completely satisfied in this world, I conclude that I am made for another world. G. K. Chesterton wrote 110 years ago that: "“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

      @Bengal Look up Walter Trout and Coco Montoya. Smokin' bluesmen - and I don't mean vaping! More like their frets are vaporized. Walter is an inspiration. He had a liver transplant, almost died and had to re-learn talking, walking and playing the guitar. As they say, "He done well"

      7 days ago
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      Poguy, I did check out Walter Trout and Coco Montoya. You're right. Not bad at all. Especially impressed by Trout after reading what he's been through. I love blues guitar. Especially since being diagnosed, I feel I understand "the blues". IMO nobody hold a candle to Gary Moore. He exuded blues from every pore. Too bad he drank himself to death.

      5 days ago
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    I love Sunday, since I've started treatments I find that for some reason I can relax and distance myself from treatments and cancer and just chill out. I feel much better starting Monday out.

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    Have you found that during chemo that you just cannot eat?

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      I had chemo years ago before there was any type of anti nausea drugs. Back then I couldn't eat either, partly from no appetite and nausea and partly because of the sores in my mouth

      about 1 month ago
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      I had chemo 30 years ago for stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma and it was really tough, anti-nausea drugs did not exist. The chemo drugs at the time were really bad.
      Cannabis did work! It took an extremely bad situation to a manageable one.
      Now with it legalized in may states i would highly recommend it, there is no point in suffering. It will drastically reduce your nausea and increase your appetite.
      My doctor recommended it to me at the time even though she could not prescribe it.

      about 1 month ago
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      I was on an experimental (later approved) HDAC inhibitor for 5 years. After infusion, I could not eat for 24-48 hours. We are exceptionally resilient, and although it was not easy, I got used to it.

      about 1 month ago
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