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Chemo again tomorrow

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Inu-Hanyou1776, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Well, it's that time again. Tomorrow I have to head out to Franklin again and get loaded up on chemo. I've already started taking anti-nausea meds tonight so I'll be full of 'em tomorrow when we leave for the chemo office.
     
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    My mother is a Hodgekin's (sic) disease survivor. It's a form of lymphoma. She went through chemo and radiation. Stay strong, we're here for ya.
     
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    Hang in there Bro...:crazy:
     
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    Thanks guys and keep 'em coming, I can always use the support.
     
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    It's amazing what miracles modern medicine can do these days. Hang in there, look at Lance Armstrong.
     
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    Hang in there.

    I cannot even imagine what you must be going through when you go to your sessions. It's all there for your benefit tho, hang in there and get better.

    God bless.
     
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    Well, I'm not feeling as wormy now about tomorrow as I was earlier. I think it was due to things.

    1. Took my nausea meds earlier and they're starting to have an affect.

    2. On MythBusters tonight. One of the myths they tested were some common, non-pharmaceutical means to try and keep seasickness or nausea at bay. Adam and Grant volunteered for this one, and I think maybe seeing somebody other than me get sick and have to vomit too was a little comforting, letting me know that it's really not as bad as I was making it out to be.

    I think it's a combination of those two things that have feeling better now about tomorrow.
     
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    Good luck bro.:o
     
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    yeah the truck tailgate thing was interesting but I saw it explained somewhere? a long time ago. I am looking forward to them revisiting the banana barrel thing :D . good luck, I will take a moment to say a prayer for you.
     
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    Thanks! :wink1: Adam and Grant both vomited several times during the testing of that myth I mentioned, and they only found one possible non-pharmaceutical means to hold back seasickness: ginta pills with ginta herb extract in them.

    Meanwhile I'm due to take my next round of nausea meds in 30 minutes, then will take some more of them when I get up tomorrow morning, before parents pick me up to take me to Franklin.
     
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    Good luck man. You have to be very tough to go through that and come out smiling.

    My wife was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma 2 years ago and had 4 months of chemo, 2 months of radiation. She lost all of her butt-length red hair. It was very hard on her, but she pulled through... She's been in remission for 18 months now.

    You can beat it, and you will beat it. Best of luck and my prayers go out to you.

    Mike
     
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    What stage was she diagnosed in? My mom was diagnosed in late stage 2 IIRC.
     
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    1B IIRC

    1 meaning only 1 tumor/instance of it, B meaning it caused significant weight loss. It was a good diagnosis, despite the 1 tumor being 20cm in diameter.
     
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    20cm... wow.

    My mom had one each in the underarm lymph nodes. About quarter-sized I think. Later CAT/MRI's after biopsies revealed the whole story.


    Did she have a problem with her blood count? My mom was in the hospital for about a month because of her white cells. She went through about 2 times as many blood transplants as she did chemo treatments.
     
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    You've got PM (as to not hijack this one any further....)
     
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    ::Moves spotlight back on Inu-Hanyou1776::

    :D
     
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    Good luck, hoss! This man slightly up the mountain will be thinking about you!
     
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    I haven't had any white count problems. They've got this new drug, Neulasta, that I've been getting shots of a day after each treatment, that's boosts my white count back up.
     
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    I really hope you feel better and get through this

    I'm sorry I've been so mean to you

    I keep blowing you off when I'm the only one who relates to your fondness for anime

    You're a good guy

    You're gonna win and everything will be fine

    Everythings gonna be great!
     

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