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  • By kttdp96 · Posted yesterday at 5:43 pm
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  • have been through six years of chemo...and now have metastasis to brain and liver and am going through radiation to the brain at last appoinenment the doc said any further treatment would beworse ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted yesterday at 3:22 pm
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Maybe I want to stay positive...

  • By Trishyff · Posted yesterday at 1:57 pm
  • 13 replies
  • I know I can call my ONC and get the results from my CT scan but I have an appointment on Thursday. I know it sounds silly but I know on Thursday when I find out the scan will be clean ...

Time for quiet reflection

  • By snettie · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • It is with great sadness that to day I heard of the death of Fred Bassett (Real name Roy) who silently struggled with this cancer, he was such a joker and a great man to befriend - making light of his ...

Testosterone Therapy

  • By rfmj10 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • After my husband's testicular cancer diagnosis and surgery, he will need testosterone replacement therapy. My husband is getting injections done at the doctor's office right now but he is thinking to ...

Caring for lymphedema

  • By dribrook · Posted April 13, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Lymphedema, is a common complication of radiation and surgery for head and neck cancer as well as breast cancer. It is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the space between cells which causes ...

The Wait Begins .....

  • By Trishyff · Posted April 12, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • I had my CT scan yesterday to find out where this cough is coming from and made a decision to not tell anyone in my family (only my husband). Wow, was that a huge mistake, my daughter came to the house ...


  • By midtn · Posted April 12, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Many of us have gone through really difficult and dark periods in our life that have tested our resolve, and our ability to simply hang in there and get through this. I pray that you all find strength ...

Husband's Diagnosis

  • By rfmj10 · Posted April 11, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • My husband is 31 years old. When my husband was born, he had an undescended testicle leaving him with only one testicle. At the end of February this year, we got the devastating diagnosis.....Husband ...

Yucky cough....

  • By Trishyff · Posted April 10, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • So i have been experiencing a dry cough for the last few weeks and my oncologist decided today he wanted a CT scan scheduled for tomorrow. I have to say I am pretty nervous about this and in fact it pretty ...

My Journey through Healing: Post #1

  • By Christina_Lalama · Posted April 9, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi, World of Thyroid Cancer Patients and Survivors! I've decided to start a journal to help me through my healing process. Because, frankly, I need to feel like my words have meaning and are reaching ...

We’re home. 1,632 miles – 5 states – 8 days – warmth - golf.

  • By Katuha · Posted April 8, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • I spend a lot of time on my computer because I’m retired and I obviously don’t have anything better to do right now. If spring ever comes, maybe I’ll find something else to do. Just before we left, I ...

going to get better

  • By BusdriverSam · Posted April 8, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • So the picture on my post is of my mom, daughter and my daddy. This is two years ago. Before the cancer. I hope come next year in 2015 both my parent will be at my younger child graduation. If thing keep ...

Force Feeding

  • By SeeGirlLive · Posted April 7, 2014
  • 23 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 ...

Newly Diagnosed...lung cancer that has spread to my Lymph Nodes

  • By Carol_K · Posted April 7, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Me? I am so very upset that after everything else I have wrong medically, I now have Cancer. I'm not surprised b/c having CVID gave me a 55% greater risk, but I am upset ...

One Year Annivesary

  • By FMiller · Posted April 7, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Rest in Peace, Hilda Reese “Love you around the world and back ...

Update on my New Normal...

  • By Trishyff · Posted April 6, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • First let me get this out...LUNG CANCER SUCKS!! ( I feel better already) BUT I started my week trying to find my New Normal which was a little interrupted by a little drama at work but I was still able ...

Home Hospice

  • By Varya · Posted April 5, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • Yesterday I set up my home hospice care, to the shock of friends and family. But at 79 plus and stuck with a very difficult living situation I don't want any more chemo. Very scary decision, of course ...

Eating Dusty Socks

  • By SeeGirlLive · Posted April 4, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • My calcium is extremely low. That may be why the tingly feelings and not neuropathy? That's an easier fix. I guess I will find out once this calcium is done. If anyone knows a way to make food taste less ...

Support group

  • By Liebling · Posted April 2, 2014
  • 2 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 ...

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