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    wushie4 wrote on shopaholic25's wall

    haven't been in contact with you for a while, nina. just wondering how things are going for you. i'm having a terrible time with allergies right now. i look like i've been in a fight: swollen eyes, fat lip, bandaged ear. it sucks. my white counts keep tanking after my second week of chemo in the cycle, so i feel lousy anyway. the allergies are just icing, i suppose. plus my hair is falling out so i think i'm going to have it buzz cut. sigh... always something, always relentless. but other than that, mrs. lincoln, the play was just fine. hope you're doing better, my friend! take care, teri

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    wushie4 wrote on tired's wall

    congratulations on your good report today! graduating to every 6 months is a very good thing! rock on and rock hard! yay for you!!!!!!

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    wushie4 wrote on shopaholic25's wall

    thanks, nina, for the information about radioembolization. what i'm hoping to find is someone who has had the procedure and can tell me what his/her experience was REALLY like. it's one thing to read about it and learn about it, but it's another thing entirely to have really gone through it! but i can't tell you how much it means to me that you would take so much time to help me! you're so kind! anything i can help YOU with? i hope you've had a good weekend! teri

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    wushie4 wrote on Martin's wall

    for me, adjuvant therapy has been acupuncture and massage, as well as diet adjustment (eating for keeping my healthy parts of my body healthy). it can also include herbal treatments, and other alternative treatments to support your health while undergoing traditional treatments. i kind of think it shouldn't be an "either/or" proposition, but rather an "and." with your doctor, you can determine what alternatives are appropriate for you.

    and my experience with "second line chemotherapy" has been that instead of combinations of drugs, they use one drug at a time, sometimes two, to try and either shrink remaining tumor or at least keep the tumors stable and at bay.

    i hope this helps you, and wish you all the best!

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    wushie4 asked a questionLung Cancer

    I am pursuing radioembolization as a treatment for my liver metastases. Has anyone had this and can let me know what it is REALLY like?

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      This is an interesting question. I'll post it on our social media channels to see if we can get someone to weigh in.

      about 4 years ago