A website to provide support for people who have or have had any type of cancer, for their caregivers and for their family members.

Search:

Type: Posts; User: po18guy

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.06 seconds.

  1. Replies
    6
    Views
    97

    Truthfully, it does not matter how many hundreds...

    Truthfully, it does not matter how many hundreds or thousands of polyps a doctor removes. Only a pathologist - and no one else - may diagnose cancer. And then, only after in-depth examination and...
  2. Replies
    1
    Views
    15

    You might contact a research facility or...

    You might contact a research facility or university medical department. This is a site for cancer patients and caregivers.
  3. Replies
    3
    Views
    54

    Stress-free two weeks??? Good grief! Why all the...

    Stress-free two weeks??? Good grief! Why all the stress? I have had three cancers and no longer fear cancer. I understand that it is the scariest word in the English language, but it only frightens...
  4. Replies
    3
    Views
    54

    Sorry to hear this. You've been Googling? Of the...

    Sorry to hear this. You've been Googling? Of the 68,069 human illnesses, 125 of which are cancer types, I guess my first question would be: Why you are thinking cancer at all? The intestines are the...
  5. Replies
    4
    Views
    116

    Sorry to hear of this. Doctors these days are not...

    Sorry to hear of this. Doctors these days are not all that likely to say you have anxiety, so listen to doctor. Anxiety is epidemic. 1 in 5 suffer from some form of anxiety. That is 64 million in the...
  6. Sorry to hear this. Call until you have your...

    Sorry to hear this. Call until you have your answer. Each patient, each facility is different in this regard.
  7. Replies
    5
    Views
    277

    Sorry to hear of all this! First and foremost:...

    Sorry to hear of all this! First and foremost: Take care of yourself. Caregiver burnout is real and it can be serious. You will be of no use whatsoever if you are hospitalized. I would contact city,...
  8. Replies
    32
    Views
    3,084

    This is from your first post in this thread. It...

    This is from your first post in this thread. It indicates that the assistance you need will not be found here. When anxiety flares, you must extinguish the flames or it will eventually consume you.
  9. Replies
    69
    Views
    32,849

    Thanks for checking in! Good to hear that all is...

    Thanks for checking in! Good to hear that all is relatively stable and that the two areas are of little concern. Time does seem to accelerate as we age.
  10. Replies
    89
    Views
    10,742

    Good on ya'! The sooner the better.

    Good on ya'! The sooner the better.
  11. Thread: Side effects

    by po18guy
    Replies
    2
    Views
    116

    Sorry to hear of this, but good that you are in...

    Sorry to hear of this, but good that you are in full response. As to hearing, it is a common casualty of certain chemotherapy drugs. Mention it to your doctor and monitor the situation. He may want...
  12. Replies
    1
    Views
    119

    Our attitudes during treatment vary from...

    Our attitudes during treatment vary from superlative to abysmal. Trust the doctors. This is not an easy journey, but a necessary one.
  13. Replies
    32
    Views
    3,084

    Josh, you are trapped in an everlasting circle of...

    Josh, you are trapped in an everlasting circle of doubt and worry. You doubt the doctors, the tests and even us. Allowing this thread to continue only feeds disordered thoughts. My advice: post less...
  14. Replies
    3
    Views
    140

    Very sorry to hear this. Without multiplicity of...

    Very sorry to hear this. Without multiplicity of health issues, where to begin? Such wide-ranging and generalized symptoms do not strike me as specific to any cancer. A malignancy which produced such...
  15. Replies
    2
    Views
    222

    Very sorry to hear this. The use of "terrified"...

    Very sorry to hear this. The use of "terrified" and other specific adjectives tells me of the possibility of quite another problem. Are you anxious? I mean under normal conditions? All of your tests...
  16. Amen! Did not drink for 41 years. Recently, to...

    Amen! Did not drink for 41 years. Recently, to celebrate 10, then 11 years with my hematologist (on a 1-1.5 year prognostic at best), we toast the situation with a glass of wine maybe three times...
  17. Replies
    5
    Views
    259

    From my mid-20s, due to family history, I...

    From my mid-20s, due to family history, I resigned myself to the fact that I would probably hear a cancer diagnosis in my lifetime. But! I did not allow that to pervade my thoughts or actions. It was...
  18. Replies
    89
    Views
    10,742

    Great! You know, I never paid attention to the...

    Great! You know, I never paid attention to the numbers, even though I am a numbers guy. In my mind, it was a go/no-go situation. I either had to stay, or I could be released. Maybe a touch of light...
  19. Replies
    89
    Views
    10,742

    It is so good that you are making progress - and...

    It is so good that you are making progress - and it is incremental rather than monumental. Having DW by your side is priceless, but this must be very hard for her to watch. I/f your counts take a...
  20. Replies
    5
    Views
    259

    I had a mole on my chest. It was probably eraser...

    I had a mole on my chest. It was probably eraser sized, had been growing and itching. It was asymmetrical, black and brown. The dermatologist took one look at it and asked "How long have you had...
  21. Replies
    3
    Views
    120

    Look up US Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton...

    Look up US Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton for some reassurance.

    Not that you have cancer, but because he did.
  22. Replies
    2
    Views
    139

    Sorry to hear of this. Very curious as to why a...

    Sorry to hear of this. Very curious as to why a CT was ordered out of the blue. Also huge leap from likely duodenitis to cancer. What must be understood is that radiologists might be described as...
  23. Replies
    3
    Views
    120

    Sorry to hear this. Currently, you do not have...

    Sorry to hear this. Currently, you do not have cancer, as no pathology report says you do. Worrying about cancer either has a solid basis in fact, or may be a product of anxiety - which you do have. ...
  24. Dermatologists ask if you have recently changed...

    Dermatologists ask if you have recently changed soap or shampoo. Has something stressful occurred? These and innumerable other factors can cause pruritis.
  25. I would definitely seek another opinion on your...

    I would definitely seek another opinion on your options. An anecdote: There was a young fellow (26) who was diagnosed with a rare lymphoma and treated at a major California facility. Even after a...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4