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  • #61
    Originally posted by Sannois View Post

    Yes this is awful. not being able to find transport.
    And they are a stickler about it. When I was in the office Wed. they have a big sign, Driver MUST stay with patient the entire apointment. meaning you cannot just drop someone off and pick them up.
    My discharge instructions, no driving for 12 hours.. Well ha, I could have driven from the appointment.
    Ex drove me back to his house, I hopped in the jeep and drove home.
    I am sure it is a liability that they are protecting themselves.
    The sad thing about my current situation is I felt okay most of the time, BEFORE the Colonoscopy, Now, Eh not so much. Monday I am calling the office. Like one of you great folks told me, must be proactive.
    Hugs and jingles. I hope you find out more information quickly and that you feel better. Glad you're calling the Dr monday.

    By the way, I turn 50 this year and had pretty much decided to blow off the colonoscopy, but I'm going to have it done.

    God knows I could use a good cleansing anyway.

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      #62
      Originally posted by rubygirl1968 View Post

      Hugs and jingles. I hope you find out more information quickly and that you feel better. Glad you're calling the Dr monday.

      By the way, I turn 50 this year and had pretty much decided to blow off the colonoscopy, but I'm going to have it done.

      God knows I could use a good cleansing anyway.
      Good going Rubygirl. in truth if I had gone when I was 50 I might not be doing this thread.
      And as for a good cleansing, it is that, and I actually felt great the morning of the test.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Sannois View Post

        Good going Rubygirl. in truth if I had gone when I was 50 I might not be doing this thread.
        And as for a good cleansing, it is that, and I actually felt great the morning of the test.
        Losing 8 lbs is a good incentive, how nice is that.

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          #64
          Originally posted by Bluey View Post

          Losing 8 lbs is a good incentive, how nice is that.
          LMAO!!! I think it is probably back, although I am not eating much so who knows.

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          • #65
            my Dad had 2 bouts of colon cancer, surgery for both and has lived another 30 years!
            Last edited by IndysMom; Mar. 31, 2018, 08:01 PM.
            Not my monkeys, not my circus.

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              #66
              Originally posted by Joanne
              What are your symptoms?
              I am afraid it will be TMI. Suffice it to say, Doc said it is partially blocking.
              You can PM me!
              Last edited by Sannois; Apr. 1, 2018, 10:57 AM.

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                #67
                Happy everything day. Not doing anything special today, Feel a bit better, so finally going to do some vacuuming. LOL
                Another reason why I hardly vacuum, the 2 old cats, Especially Handsome. He is so afraid of it. even after 16 years.
                You can not even pick it up not running without him retreating under something. I always feel bad for him.
                If I have not said it lately you guys are awesome, Maybe the jingles helped make me feel a bit better, They sure lift my spirits.

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                • #68
                  {{{HUGS}}} undoubtedly THE scariest DX ever for anyone!

                  BTDT X2 for Breast CA - 18yrs apart - but going on Year 2 post surgery & feeling great.
                  Another old friend has a rare thyroid CA & has to travel 3H every few months for therapy. Good News is my place is on the route to treatments, so he & wife stop by to visit.
                  Another (male) friend is also a 2X Survivor - testicle & 30+yrs later, a node on his throat.
                  He told me Cancer is afraid of us & comes to us to hide.
                  *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                  Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                  Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                  Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                  • #69
                    Thinking of you this morning and sending more jingles. Give the cats a cuddle. Cats are good medicine :-)

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
                      {{{HUGS}}} undoubtedly THE scariest DX ever for anyone!

                      BTDT X2 for Breast CA - 18yrs apart - but going on Year 2 post surgery & feeling great.
                      Another old friend has a rare thyroid CA & has to travel 3H every few months for therapy. Good News is my place is on the route to treatments, so he & wife stop by to visit.
                      Another (male) friend is also a 2X Survivor - testicle & 30+yrs later, a node on his throat.
                      He told me Cancer is afraid of us & comes to us to hide.
                      Awesome 2dogs!! So many success stories I hear, Gives me hope!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Sannois
                        A little observation here. I emailed a few friends that I have known for years, We are in contact, though not frequent, long distance from each other.
                        Funny I got no reply. I think some folks just cannot deal with the C word, even if it is not their own.
                        The odd thing is, they both sent me birthday letters. LOL
                        Oh well. I reached out.

                        The bad news ...
                        '
                        'Hold on Harriette' ..... a gentle heads up * people get get strange about most of life's serious struggles. It's a sharp learning curve to adjust to their often times rude/ insensitive comments or lack of communication ... it hurts .
                        While most often it is that they just are stymied and scared ... sometimes they just can't respond and again it hurts ..,,

                        I'm glad you reached out as one's support system is essential but just be forewarned.

                        Now for the GOOD news ...

                        Cothers will communicate and hold you up
                        always....
                        We will post to your thread .... email if you would prefer....call if you'd like .....

                        We have your back ... don't forget that and whenever your world seems unfriendly

                        please know

                        YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND /FRIENDS ... here ....

                        ALWAYS .... promise Sannois ~

                        Get rest ~



                        Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Sannois
                          A little observation here. I emailed a few friends that I have known for years, We are in contact, though not frequent, long distance from each other.
                          Funny I got no reply. I think some folks just cannot deal with the C word, even if it is not their own.
                          The odd thing is, they both sent me birthday letters. LOL
                          Oh well. I reached out.
                          Most people don't know how to act or react to someone having cancer. The majority of people go skipping through life never thinking of their own mortality so when suddenly faced with a friend or loved one having cancer...they choke. They're not sure what they can say without coming across as being flippant or uncaring and some are afraid of sounding like a broken record of everything you've already heard.

                          You might still get some replies after they've had some time to think about what they will or want to say.
                          Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Zu Zu View Post


                            The bad news ...
                            '
                            'Hold on Harriette' ..... a gentle heads up * people get get strange about most of life's serious struggles. It's a sharp learning curve to adjust to their often times rude/ insensitive comments or lack of communication ... it hurts .
                            While most often it is that they just are stymied and scared ... sometimes they just can't respond and again it hurts ..,,

                            I'm glad you reached out as one's support system is essential but just be forewarned.

                            Now for the GOOD news ...

                            Cothers will communicate and hold you up
                            always....
                            We will post to your thread .... email if you would prefer....call if you'd like .....

                            We have your back ... don't forget that and whenever your world seems unfriendly

                            please know

                            YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND /FRIENDS ... here ....

                            ALWAYS .... promise Sannois ~

                            Get rest ~



                            Everyone needs a Zu Zu in their life!

                            Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Zu Zu View Post


                              The bad news ...
                              '
                              'Hold on Harriette' ..... a gentle heads up * people get get strange about most of life's serious struggles. It's a sharp learning curve to adjust to their often times rude/ insensitive comments or lack of communication ... it hurts .
                              While most often it is that they just are stymied and scared ... sometimes they just can't respond and again it hurts ..,,

                              I'm glad you reached out as one's support system is essential but just be forewarned.

                              Now for the GOOD news ...

                              Cothers will communicate and hold you up
                              always....
                              We will post to your thread .... email if you would prefer....call if you'd like .....

                              We have your back ... don't forget that and whenever your world seems unfriendly

                              please know

                              YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND /FRIENDS ... here ....

                              ALWAYS .... promise Sannois ~

                              Get rest ~


                              This. A thousand times this.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by CanadianTrotter View Post

                                Most people don't know how to act or react to someone having cancer. The majority of people go skipping through life never thinking of their own mortality so when suddenly faced with a friend or loved one having cancer...they choke. They're not sure what they can say without coming across as being flippant or uncaring and some are afraid of sounding like a broken record of everything you've already heard.

                                You might still get some replies after they've had some time to think about what they will or want to say.
                                This is true, I think. I believe that I react the way that I do toward someone having cancer is because I watched my other die from cancer. She was "only" 34. It became an "unclassified" type I believe, and just went wild. It just gave me a different perspective on many things.


                                Sannois, I am so sorry to here about your diagnosis. However, as you've seen in this thread, it's not always a death sentence! Especially with medical advancements and technology available to us today. I have also heard of success coming out of various clinical trials if you pursue that route. It's hard not to stress over it, but your doctor may very well develop a good and promising course of action. I really do wish you the best on this journey.

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                                  #76
                                  Yeah, thanks guys, I figured that was the case. Funny, I am not that way at all.
                                  But everyone deals with things differently.
                                  IT was weird, because I had just gotten letters from both of them. LOL
                                  Ah well. What Zu Zu Said.. I have COTHERS!!!

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                                  • #77
                                    Originally posted by Sannois
                                    A little observation here. I emailed a few friends that I have known for years, We are in contact, though not frequent, long distance from each other.
                                    Funny I got no reply. I think some folks just cannot deal with the C word, even if it is not their own.
                                    The odd thing is, they both sent me birthday letters. LOL
                                    Oh well. I reached out.
                                    Don't assume anything. It's email. I just checked mine and realized I hadn't checked it since December. Maybe your friends don't check their email daily or even weekly.
                                    "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

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                                    • #78
                                      It is kind of strange, at least to me...My parents have had skin cancer, no biggie, it was cut out and done. My neighbor growing up had skin cancer, was in a wheelchair and bedridden from chemo and died at 32. He was tough, strong, lots of family support, and like my big bro. (He took me on my first "date", when I was 7 and had my own cancer scares.)
                                      It's tough when you don't know what to say.

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                                      • #79
                                        My friend and I have been best buds for 6 years now, we are very close. We don't pamper or mollycoddle each other but we tend to nag each other when we put off health/medical things. She rags on me to go see the doctor about a sinus infection but when I let her know that the growth on my thyroid has doubled in size and I'm going for a biopsy...silence, she won't talk about it. If she had asked, "Are you okay?" I would have been pleased and I was a little bit hurt that she didn't. If this was happening to her I would be talking about it and asking her how she's doing on a regular basis but I've had cancer and am 23 years clean.

                                        My son has a difficult time dealing with my health so to try and lighten the mood I jokingly told him that if it does come back as incurable we won't have to worry so much about de-cluttering before our big move to Nova Scotia...he wasn't amused.


                                        My neighbour recently had a cancerous growth removed from her bladder and came to me for empathy because her beautiful 34yr old daughter that loves her dearly couldn't handle talking about it with her.

                                        Like Callista said, it is hard when you don't know what to say.
                                        Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women

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                                        • #80
                                          Sorry to hear about your diagnosis
                                          It's a small world -- unless you gotta walk home.

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