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Cancer

Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

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Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2017 at 2:23pm

Cancer rates are down in general, and especially for smoking related cancers.  Treatment is also helping. American Cancer Society, new statistics.  Even so, "The overall estimate of 1,688,780 cases is the equivalent of more than 4,600 new cancer diagnoses each day" and cancers taken as a whole are the #1 cause of death in the US.  Link provided for the statistically inclined.  The graphs show that for some cancers, the progress is significant.

I continue to follow the gastrointestinal sarcoma (GIST) group on Facebook.  This is too rare to be in the ACS statistics in the link, about 6/1,000,000 people.  A lot of praying going on there but keep quiet.  What stands out most of all is that advocacy for oneself is absolutely essential.  General oncologist are not qualified to treat rare cancers, don't admit it, and bad things happen as a result.  Once in the hands of a sub-specialist, and learning how to advocate and negotiate, the prognosis is better.

Comment by Daniel W on November 26, 2016 at 8:58pm

Mark FL Welcome to the group.  We won't pray for you, but we can commiserate, complain, celebrate, and sometimes have some advice or shared experiences to offer.

Comment by Plinius on November 2, 2016 at 1:59am

Great news, Daniel, congratulations!

I think you took far too much cannabis. Our friend Patricia started cannabis some weeks ago, building up from very small doses, and it gives her a lot of pain relief without making her woozy.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2016 at 10:54pm

Daniel, that sentence should not be: 

"If you find anything for the forcefulness, let me know."

It should be: If you find anything for the forgetfulness, let me know.

Comment by k.h. ky on November 1, 2016 at 10:45pm
Spud, you are very welcome.

Q-M, the lower the beginning dose the better. It's recommended a person speak to the bud tender at the dispensary. I would cut any dosage recommended to less than a fourth of that. Better to start with less, and give it double the time to take effect, than take to much to soon.
Comment by Idaho Spud on November 1, 2016 at 12:08pm

My last 2 posts took a lot of trying to post.  Getting ticked at NING.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 1, 2016 at 12:06pm

Kathy, thanks for your cannabis report also.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2016 at 12:01pm

Daniel, wonderful news about your report. Thee must be something for the aches and pains.

If you find anything for the forcefulness, let me know.

Do the aches and pains exists whether you are physically active or not? 

I'll be thinking of you!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 1, 2016 at 11:59am

Daniel, I'm glad to hear your good cancer report.

Thanks for the cannabis report.  It was interesting.  I've never used any, but may want to some day for pain, so I'm interested in any info that I can trust.

Comment by k.h. ky on November 1, 2016 at 11:10am
Daniel. That's wonderful news. And I'm glad you tried the cannabis. For some people it's a life saver. I credit it for my friend still being alive after several months of stage four cancer. It allows her to continue to eat and I think that is half the battle when treating cancer. She has lost a considerable amount of weight but not what I would have expected without the cannabis. And the cannabis helps relieve the stress that comes with cancer treatment and helps her sleep.
 

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