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    Do jump on that anxiety! Do it without delay. You...

    Do jump on that anxiety! Do it without delay. You see how it ruins your peace of mind? "If" you allow it to, it will ruin the remainder of your life - jumping from worry to worry to worry...

    You...
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    Maybe consider getting an internet phone (VOIP)....

    Maybe consider getting an internet phone (VOIP). Xfinity is my ISP, so I have one of their internet phone lines. I give that one out when I don't want any calls! The plus is that it is easy to block...
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    1. Go to doctor. 2. ASAP 3. Ask about health...

    1. Go to doctor.
    2. ASAP
    3. Ask about health anxiety.
    4. Proceed from there.
    5. Really.
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    1. Very good to hear from you. 2. Nope. Not a...

    1. Very good to hear from you.
    2. Nope. Not a peep. T-Cell patients are apparently like the weeds that Roundup kills.
    3. The sharks always circle when there's blood in the water.
    4. I know that...
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    Honestly, I sense anxiety in all of this.

    Honestly, I sense anxiety in all of this.
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    Does HealthCanada currently have any clinical...

    Does HealthCanada currently have any clinical trials available? A provision for second opinions at this point?
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    Four words: 1. Public 2. Health 3. Clinics...

    Four words:

    1. Public
    2. Health
    3. Clinics
    4. Free
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    Great news! DW asked this evening if CAR-T was...

    Great news! DW asked this evening if CAR-T was similar to transplant. I told her that some of the effects were indeed similar, but that many of the effects were decidedly different. Somewhat...
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    If ever there was an excuse for not mowing the...

    If ever there was an excuse for not mowing the lawn...
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    Have had several nodules since 2008. All resolved...

    Have had several nodules since 2008. All resolved by themselves. Been sick? Virus? Cold? Allergies? Coughing? All of that can contribute to the formation of lung nodules. I hope that doctor reassured...
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    Overall, very good. He is contributing to...

    Overall, very good. He is contributing to research and data collection that will help shape future treatments, so in that respect, it is all good. Still, the advancement is breathtaking in how...
  12. To paraphrase the Blue Öyster Cult, I am...

    To paraphrase the Blue Öyster Cult,



    I am on my 20th drug. Twenty - that is not counting the almost innumerable prophylaxis and side-effect moderating drugs over the past 11 years.

    Am...
  13. Busy busy busy... well, as far as ASAP goes,...

    Busy busy busy... well, as far as ASAP goes, tomorrow is absolutely great. A good friend it is who will accompany you to and from. As to PET/CT scans, the oral contrast solution does indeed produce...
  14. Very good, if painful, news!

    Very good, if painful, news!
  15. Probably. And, as you remember, blood numbers...

    Probably. And, as you remember, blood numbers rarely have any significance in lymphoma - except at very late stage when it is obvious and you are in treatment.

    I say: forget your blood. I would...
  16. Here is my curmudgeonly...

    Here is my curmudgeonly, no-longer-fear-cancer opinion. First, modern doctors seem less hesitant to express concern or even alarm to patients. This was not so just a few decades ago. They reserved...
  17. Crush the anxiety. Stomp on it. Annihilate it....

    Crush the anxiety. Stomp on it. Annihilate it. Have no mercy since it has no mercy on you!

    You are intended to live in peace, both within and without.
  18. My advice is not to give cancer - either real or...

    My advice is not to give cancer - either real or imagined - more power than it has. Imaginary cancer is ruining the lives of thousands of otherwise healthy individuals. Now that is a shame.

    This...
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    Left eye done. For now, it is blurrier than...

    Left eye done. For now, it is blurrier than before, due to inflammation. According to doctor, that is the result of removing a "world-class" cataract. Lovely. At any rate, I now have the best lens...
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    Marian, it seems never to sop. From a theological...

    Marian, it seems never to sop. From a theological standpoint, consider the words of the Archangel Raphael:

    "Because you were acceptable to God, it was necessary that your faith be tested."

    I...
  21. Recently had sharp pains in my ileum. Where's...

    Recently had sharp pains in my ileum. Where's that? Well, the only reason I know is because I had lymphoma there in 2015. That was actually the only involvement that was painful. So, fresh pain there...
  22. Very sorry to hear of your fears. We here are...

    Very sorry to hear of your fears. We here are cancer patients and caregivers. The psychotherapy world is completely different, as you know. You do not have cancer - you have fear. I would call and...
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    Chemo fog, London fog, or just cataracts?

    Heading to Seattle in a few hours to get my vision back. New internal lenses - left eye first. Only $3500 out of pocket. At least we have it, now that the mortgage is paid. Sadly, I have no parrot to...
  24. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Drug-free help to...

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Drug-free help to control your anxiety - regardless of the cause.
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    K and I can correspond. I have 4 years into my...

    K and I can correspond. I have 4 years into my hermitage.
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