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Had a hard life

  • By Gustalynn · New reply 8:51 am
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Lost my father when I was 10 years old. Married at 18. Found out my husband was bisexual. Had nervous breakdown. Had a stressful job. Forgave husband and continued to go to church. We are now friends ...

need information please

  • By BusdriverSam · New reply 8:31 am
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • So dad got his tube put in. We are up to the 5 cans a day. And more than enough water a day. But when you only eat by tube. How often is a bm? Sound gross but it has been awhile and the tube is the only ...

Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

  • By Duvie · New reply yesterday at 11:27 pm
  • Journal · 323 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

Proper way to administer ventilation to neck breathers

  • By dribrook · New reply yesterday at 3:27 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Neck breathers are at a high risk of getting inadequate therapy when seeking urgent medical care or anaesthesia. I experienced this when I needed urgent care when I was administered oxygen to my nose ...

This Girl kicked Cancers Ass !!!

  • By Trishyff · New reply yesterday at 2:52 pm
  • Journal · 69 replies
  • I did it, I did it....Today I got the results of my CT scan, NED baby !!! I am so freaking happy, I cant control my emotions. One second I am laughing then I am crying. This has been the craziest, most ...

Anxiety - Day Before 1st Oncologist's Appt.

  • By Carol_K · New reply yesterday at 2:30 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • I am so exhausted from the lack of sleep for the past three nights. My mind wanders from one doctor's appointment to another thinking of the words spoken to me since mid February. I'm still in shock...I ...

I did it again...

  • By hinsopa · New reply yesterday at 11:49 am
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • Check out my new post at Come join us over at my blog ...

Checking In

  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply yesterday at 11:26 am
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • 4/17: I tried just now to stand up and walk to the lamp so that I could turn it off. I got dizzy and started seeing flashing lights in front of my eyes. It’s like in Speed Racer! Now I’m laying back down ...

82 days

  • By pippa03 · New reply yesterday at 9:27 am
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • It's been 82 days since my love passed away. 82 days and everyone thinks I should be "OK". Move on, go back to work, live life, my "new normal" (God how I hate that cliche). Need a mental health evaluation ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

  • By Duvie · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 72 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

If I were a mouse cancer doctor....

  • By Denzie · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • "If I were a mouse cancer doctor, I would be king, unquestionably. I can cure almost all of mouse cancer with the existing portfolio of drugs available to me." These are the words of one research dr in ...


  • By tkcarson · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Lung cancer · 5 replies
  • What is anyone doing for insominia??? My dad not sleeping at all after Carboplatin/Alimta....he has had 4 rounds so far. HELP ...

Family can be really stupid

  • By Trishyff · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 63 replies
  • Lets see where do I begin....It's 5am and I feel blessed to be here. I havent felt any symptoms except fatigue from the treatment (#3) which I think is a good thing. But it does make me wonder if its ...

Force Feeding

  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • Today is Chemo 5 Day 1 My WBCs were still low, but higher than they were last week. My RBCs were almost normal. I did have some random bruising. I'm still having some electrolyte imbalance issues which ...

Support group

  • By Liebling · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Is there anyone in San Antonio or the surrounding areas that would like to start a ling cancer/caregiver support group?, I have Stage 2B NSLC and also am the caregiver to my husband who has had a stroke ...

Completely Drained

  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 86 replies
  • I am extremely tired. Impossibly exhausted. I haven't been online much because of it, so if I haven't replied to you, communicated with you, or updated anyone on something, I swear I'm not ignoring you ...

My Hubby

  • By Dragonfly52 · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Pancreatic cancer · 3 replies
  • Hi all, I haven't written before but have spent the 2 months monitoring this site. My Hubby was dx with pancreatic cancer on 1/24/14. Shock and emotional paralysis followed but we took action quickly ...

Adenocincoma Esophagus Cancer Heartbroken

  • By donnawanna · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Esophageal cancer · 12 replies
  • Four days ago my husband was diagnosed with adenocincoma lower esophagus. We are still in the shock stage. One day I wake up positive and the next day I wake up crying. Today is one of those days. I read ...

Husband Newly Diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus

  • By DeeETee · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Getting a diagnosis · 17 replies
  • My husband is 63 and is newly diagnosed with what is sounding like a horrible disease. We are still waiting to have a PET scan. About a month ago we returned from Belize so thought he had just picked ...

Need some help! Can't Eat

  • By Sportomich · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing side effects · 13 replies
  • Sorry to post like this but I need some help, i've signed up for some support groups so hopefully they will help but I have no appitite whatsoever and no desire to eat anything, The wife is fit to be ...