Cancer SUCKS

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  • @SusanDoris Glad to hear the good news. May it remain so.
  • NicoleMR wrote: »
    I'm on anastrozole.
    May I ask: Were you started on it straight away aftrer your successful cancer treatment? I presume you have not been put on any of the others. I certinly found it an easy one to take - no side effects.
  • @SusanDoris Glad to hear the good news. May it remain so.
    Thank you. It's no problem having these little lumps removed under a local anaesthetic. I shal always be grateful to Galilit for recommending it. I hope she is stil okay - I haven't seen her post recently.

  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    Right after I completed the chemotherapy. I haven't had any side effects either.
  • SusanDoris wrote: »
    @SusanDoris Glad to hear the good news. May it remain so.
    Thank you. It's no problem having these little lumps removed under a local anaesthetic. I shal always be grateful to Galilit for recommending it. I hope she is stil okay - I haven't seen her post recently.
    @Galilit decided to go ashore. I hope she’s well, too.

    I’m very glad to hear from you; I’d been wondering how you are doing.

  • DormouseDormouse Shipmate
    I started on extemasene but it made me depressed and gave really bad joint pain. Changed to anastrozole and there's still joint pain, but much milder, and vaginal dryness. But much better.
  • Nick Tamen wrote: »
    SusanDoris wrote: »
    @SusanDoris Glad to hear the good news. May it remain so.
    Thank ou. Now you mention it, I do emember seeing @Galilit's post
    Thank you. It's no problem having these little lumps removed under a local anaesthetic. I shal always be grateful to Galilit for recommending it. I hope she is stil okay - I haven't seen her post recently.
    @Galilit decided to go ashore. I hope she’s well, too.

    I’m very glad to hear from you; I’d been wondering how you are doing.
    Thank you, and now you mention it, I do remember seeing @Galilit's post.

  • Well, hells bells. I had the hospice nurse refill some pain pills for Mr. Image, I asked two weeks in advance to give plenty of time, as it always takes a while to get a delivery. After 10 days of no delivery, I was down to 3 pills and the weekend was coming up. Thankfully he does not always need them. I called his nurse to check on the order and we received a special delivery overnight arrival after her re-request. This seems to be an ongoing issue, and if I try to re-order too soon they will not refill because it is too soon! Their answer is there is a problem with the supply chain, pills are imported from China!!! Surely we can manufacture them stateside. I suspect I can buy some illegal drugs just up the street made in the good old USA. Meanwhile, even though I have not reordered I am automatically getting boxes and boxes of rubber gloves wet wipes, pads, and body wash, We have enough to supply a small hospital and we live in a mobile home with not a lot of storage space. I keep requesting them to stop until further notice, but it seems to be falling on deaf ears. The good news is that non of this is costing us anything as it is covered by our medicare, and my neighbors are all getting free body wash/shampoo.
  • Lamb ChoppedLamb Chopped Shipmate
    edited August 28
    can anyone clue me in to Galilit's post you were describing?
  • NenyaNenya All Saints Host, Ecclesiantics & MW Host
    can anyone clue me in to Galilit's post you were describing?
    This post is helpful, I think.
  • Mr. Image just had his second stroke in two weeks. No major full-time damage so far. Some loss of vocabulary and one leg is a bit numb. Meanwhile, it was 109 here today and our air cooling went out. Thankfully he is not hot and although it is 84 in the house he wants no fan and a blanket. I checked with his nurse and she said to give him what he wants. We had a friend drop off a small air cooler this evening so we are set for tomorrow. The repair man is booked up until next Wed. and two other repair shops have not even answered the phone.
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    Prayers for you both, @Graven Image 🕯
  • Doone wrote: »
    Prayers for you both, @Graven Image 🕯
    Indeed!

  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Doone wrote: »
    Prayers for you both, @Graven Image 🕯

    And from here, too!
  • Today was better, still, no repair but a little air cooler is working in Mr. Image's bedroom. It helps to be able to laugh. He said he wanted a sandwich. I said we have PBJ, Tuna, or Deli Turkey. He said turkey. So I said do you want lettuce and mayo on that. He said yes but no deli. I said, you don't want any turkey? He said I want turkey, lettuce, and mayo but no deli. So I made his sandwich without the deli. LOL. When I gave him the sandwich he said, you did not put deli on it, did you? I said no, No deli. The only thing I can guess is he might have been thinking of dill pickles, but I have no idea. He wanted some toast about a week ago and said the square thing you spread the stuff on. As it was early in the morning and I was about to fix his breakfast, that one was easy to guess. It helps to have raised a couple of toddlers I think.
  • Today was better, still, no repair but a little air cooler is working in Mr. Image's bedroom. It helps to be able to laugh.
    There are few things that help more, in my experience.

    Glad today was better!

  • That is hard to cope with @Graven Image - may God continue to give you both strength and humour.
  • Praying!
  • cgichard wrote: »
    That is hard to cope with @Graven Image - may God continue to give you both strength and humour.

    Amen
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    Amen
  • KyzylKyzyl Shipmate Posts: 42
    My cousin Mary Rita died last week. She had been having some gastrointestinal issues but scans showed nothing in the liver/pancreas, etc. Docs were still concerned so they did exploratory surgery. Basically opened her up, looked, and closed. Her liver was riddled with hundreds of tiny tumors, all too small or hidden to be picked up on a scan. She had had "the talk" with her surgeon and other docs before hand. Forty years as a nurse left her with no illusions. She went directly into hospice care and passed about a week after the surgery. For those who have read my earlier posts, she was the sister of my two male cousins who died, also from cancer.

    I do our family geneaology. All I can say is thank God that my folks decided to stay in LA and NOT return to Scranton after my dad got out of the Seabees in WW2. All of my relatives who stayed/grew up there have succumbed to cancer. All. Of. Them.
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    🕯I’m so sorry @Kyzyl
  • Yes, very sorry indeed.
  • So sorry Kyzyl.
  • KyzylKyzyl Shipmate Posts: 42
    Thank you all for your replies.
  • So sorry, what a sad family history.
  • Hello lovely Shipmates. Mrs Vole has her mastectomy tomorrow. She is well supported by friends (both church and others). I pray that, for all the 1 in 7 women who (statistically) get breast cancer, a prevention or cure will be found that doesn't involve drastic surgery or drugs.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    {{{Merry and Mrs Vole}}}
  • Gee DGee D Shipmate
    Prayers from us for Mrs Vole, her surgeon, and the medical team.
  • ((Merry and Mrs Vole))
  • NenyaNenya All Saints Host, Ecclesiantics & MW Host
    Thinking of Mrs Vole today, and all involved with her care.
  • Prayers for all of you.
  • Nenya wrote: »
    Thinking of Mrs Vole today, and all involved with her care.
    Indeed, and those who care about her!

  • Thank you dear Shipmates. She came home from hospital today and apart from the inconvenience of a vacu drain is doing really well.
  • Prayers ascending and it continues.
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    Prayers for Mrs Voles continued recovery.
  • Thank you. Just want to say how much kindness she experienced at the hospital. There are volunteers who make little V-shaped cushions that fit under the arm and help keep the arm from rubbing the wound ,particularly where the drain tube comes out. Completely free and anonymous. Similarly, pretty little cloth bags to hold the vacuum bottle (which containing blood is quite ugly!).
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Glad to hear it's going according to plan, MV - prayers continuing for you and Mrs Vole.
  • The lovely Mrs M used to be a palliative care nurse. She was admirably suited to it being quiet and gentle with a real love of everyone.

    Even now some years after retiring it still troubles her at what she saw.

    Prayers for all
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Some good news for a change. Mr F, after 8 years of assorted treatments for myeloma, has finally clocked a 100% remission (paraprotein count = 0). It will come back of course, because it does, but it opens up a prospect of maybe a year or so free of both treatment and disease.
  • CathscatsCathscats Shipmate
    Hooray! So glad for you.
  • MelangellMelangell Shipmate
    Delighted to hear that, @Firenze. Long may Mr F be in remission.
  • DiomedesDiomedes Shipmate
    Wonderful news - here's to a long break from it all for both of you!
  • That's lovely.
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    Wonderful!
  • Gee DGee D Shipmate
    Good news - and best wishes to Mr F.
  • MamacitaMamacita Shipmate
    @Firenze - wonderful news!
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    Great news @Firenze. I hope you’ve got a nice bottle of something in to celebrate.
  • Can I add some more good news? Mrs RR has, these past weeks, been investigated for possible throat cancer or a lymphoma. The latest results indicate it is neither of these. What is responsible for her distressing symptoms we still don't know for sure (she will have an MRI scan) but the direst diagnosis is apparently 'off the table'.

    Miss RR feared a recurrence of her breast cancer, but she too, has been given the all clear.

    Our chief cat is also doing well.

    I should be rejoicing, but in truth, I'm emotionly exhausted keeping a stiff uper lip ....

    To our prayers ....
  • la vie en rougela vie en rouge Purgatory Host, Circus Host
    It always worries me when I see a lot of new posts on this thread.

    Very pleased it's good news for once.
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