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    "Embrace the Suck" is a phrase we used in the military and seems to cross over into our cancer fight. There's nothing we can do about having cancer but get the treatment and just get through it. Yes, lots of the parts of it along the way suck, but let's just embrace it and get on with it.

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    OldGuy asked a questionGallbladder Cancer

    Somebody asked me when is my anniversary and I really don't know.

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      BoiseB

      There is one date I remember every year. It is April 1 2013. That is they date the Dr. told me cancer #2 would be back in 18 months. I made a bet that I would be cancer free on that date 5 years later. The Dr, bailed on that bet and quit the clinic to go into full-time research, OldGuy I think you should get up every day and celebrate it as a daily anniversary

      7 months ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      I knew I had cancer in July 2012, as I was in recovery following hernia surgery. I don't use that date. Nor do I use the date I had my biopsy. My cancerversary is 8/23/12, which is the date of my hysterectomy and the day they were able to definitively stage my cancer as IV.

      7 months ago
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      I use the date of surgery that removed the cancer.

      7 months ago
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    OldGuy asked a questionGallbladder Cancer

    If you lost your taste, how long did it take to lose it?

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      Bengal

      If I remember correctly my sense of taste went all haywire as soon as I started chemo. I'm now a year and a half after treatment and it's pretty much back to normal. But some things still taste a little weird.

      7 months ago
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      Lynne-I-Am

      Depends on what cocktail they are giving you and for how long. When I was on chemo there were times when food tasted like cardboard. Although I like ketchup on almost everything, could not stand the taste of ketchup during chemo. Same thing with avocados. Some foods had a metallic taste to them. I learned after my chemo was over using plastic silverware helps with this. My tastebuds normalized post chemo in a matter of a few weeks.

      7 months ago
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    OldGuy asked a questionGallbladder Cancer

    Has anyone here had a feeding tube?

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      GregP_WN

      I am going to have a feeding tube also and was wondering about the same thing.

      8 months ago
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      MerryMaid

      I have used a Bullet blender for a couple of years. It works great.

      8 months ago
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      Coloman

      I have not, but it seems that just about any type of blender would work, wouldn't it?

      8 months ago