When the physician looks in your eyes and says the word "cancer" I believe that shock takes over and our real souls go sailing off into some foreign territory because THIS cannot be reality!! Generally it takes us days or even weeks to begin to appreciate we have begun a new journey where there will be a new group of people around us and a whole new vocabulary to learn. Although we never agreed to attend medical school, it seems we and the internet and the library interact much more frequently because knowledge is power and at his most helpless point in our lives, we need to regain some sense of control!!
As the days pass and you learn more and more about this challenge, you will definitely begin to take it day by day. If questions arise or new sensations or fears, make sure you bring it up and discuss it with your medical team. Never forget, THEY work for YOU!! (Not the other away around!!)
One of the best exercises I can suggest is to "breathe"!!! Silly sounding, I know! However, it is readily available , totally free and it works!! When stress begins, simply slowly breathe in...and slowly breathe out...Again, slowly and deeply in ...and slowly out. Continue until your world begins to slow down to a more manageable pace.
Please know you will be in our thoughts. And do let us know how you are doing.
Just now I began reporting all the new spam since last you cleaned it up, but I reached the point where I felt "what the hecks?!" and stopped!! I will not be doing this from now on. It is up to you folks to find some way to stop this or to keep better tabs on it or something!! It isn't up to any of us!!
Be back when I see someone really cares enough to keep up this community!
IS ANYONE AWAKE??? ANYONE AT WORK THIS WEEK??? THE SPAM SPILLITH OVER!! Please not that some of the spam follows sincere and meaningful posts from the past. Do not remove the original posts, simply remove the spam. Thank you...Sure hope someone does something SOON!! RachaelView Thread
Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!
You will note I have NOT reported several posts following this one as other than the ads on top, the rest of the posts are important, caring posts going back many years. Please try and remove only the ads!!
Have you sen what the spammers are doing now???? They go to post that we chose/see as very important ones and tag their crap onto them! So...if and when they are deleted, so too are all our previous important posts!! I am especially upset as they first one they chose was the one announcing my Mother's death many years ago. The responses were beautiful and very caring. Is there some way you can delete ONLY what the poop-heads stick on and keep the original posts??
I agree, Jenna. Very sad and we all saw it coming and tried so hard to make sure it didn't happen, but apparently no one in charge listened!
I hope you are doing well. Please don't give up totally on here as despite what the idiot leaders may or may not do, we continue to have folks come here seeking some direction and support...If you and I and a few others abandon them, where can they turn. Right? I try to check in every few days to see if I can offer any kind of hand-holding or information to a newbie.
Take care. And if you wish to reach me privately, check my profile as my email addy is there! Just put F2F in the subject. OK?
That's a tough situation for both of you. I would consult with any social workers affiliated with the prison/jail system you are in as well as with your Mom's medical team to see if there are any patient advocates she can call upon to make her life and treatment easier and to avail her of your assistance if and when the need arises. Hopefully her treatment will go well, and when you return home, you and she can share future of good times!!
SADLY, THIS BOARD DOES NOT HAVE A PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATED WITH IT. WE HERE ARE ALL PATIENTS OR FRIENDS/FAMILY OF PATIENTS. SO, THERE PROBABLY IS LITTLE WE CAN OFFER. HAVE YOU GONE TO THE WEBMD HOME PAGE AND CHECKED OUT THE SYMPTOM INDICATOR? (IT IS A LARGE BODY FORM AND YOU CAN CLICK ON WHERE YOU HAVE TROUBLE AND IT SUGGESTS POSSIBLE ILLNESSES TO EXPLORE.)
HAVING NO IDEA WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL FACILITIES OR DOCTORS AT YOUR DISPOSAL, AGAIN I AM LOST AS WHAT TO SUGGEST. WERE YOU IN THE US I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU DEFINITELY GET A SECOND OPINION (AND MORE IF NECESSARY!) NO ONE SHOULD HAVE THE PROBLEMS YOU ARE ENCOUNTERING AND NOT FIND SOME HELP!!
WHAT KIND OF DIAGNOSIS HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN? IS IT CANCER? IS IT POSSIBLY SOME FORM ON ARTHRITIS? ANOTHER POSSIBILITY WOULD BE FIBROMYALGIA ?
IF YOU CAN NARROW DOWN THE DIAGNOSIS, IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE TO CONNECT WITH A DOCTOR IN ANOTHER COUNTRY WHO COULD OFFER MORE HELP. RIGHT NOW I FEAR I MAY BE CONFUSING YOU EVEN MORE. I DO HOPE YOU FIND SOME HELP, AND AM SORRY I COULD NOT OFFER MORE INFORMATION.
PLEASE KNOW YOU WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS, AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING.