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    Sticky: what is the best antibiotic for bed sores? I was...

    what is the best antibiotic for bed sores? I was just prescribed Levaquin 750, once a day.
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    Sticky: Yay! I am here! Well, ladies, I am battling a...

    Yay! I am here!

    Well, ladies, I am battling a pressure sore. The nurse has it packed and covered, but I am looking for advice to help myself.

    I know -- stay off of it!! Oh, if only ... We are...
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    Sticky: May I please become a member of the women's only...

    May I please become a member of the women's only forum?

    Thanks!


    WantToLive (Sharon)
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    Thanks so much for the warm welcome! It means...

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome!

    It means that world to me that there is a place where I came to read and understand about the many challenges.

    THC - I have been battling ovarian...
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    Hello Again ... and Thanks

    I doubt that anyone on here even remembers me, but this community has helped me on so many of my dark nights -- including a very scary one last night.

    I am a cancer patient, whose reccurrent...
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    Thanks, everyone! Right now, I am waiting for...

    Thanks, everyone!

    Right now, I am waiting for my nurse to come and draw my blood so that we can find out if my white blood counts have recovered enough for me to make my monthly trek to...
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    1. I am an 8-year cancer survivor as of this...

    1. I am an 8-year cancer survivor as of this week!. (I travel from Tennessee to Los Angeles one week out of every four for experimental chemotherapy treatments.)
    2. I am happily married to my best...
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    He was living in his car by choice. He wanted to...

    He was living in his car by choice. He wanted to be near a larger metropolitan area so that he would have more opportunities to play his music. He waited tables to support himself.

    We thought he...
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    Anyone Watch American Idol Tonight?

    If so, did you see the young man who was shown living in his car (the last audition)? That's my 2nd oldest son, Josiah.:-) WantToLive (Sharon)http://www.mylifewithcancer.com
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    Dumb (But Serious) Question

    I am still recovering from a spinal fusion at T6-T10 that was done 8 1/2 weeks ago. I am scheduled to have tumors removed from my neck (submandibular gland) and tongue on Wednesday, 10/24.

    Here's...
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    Thanks, everyone! I had an absolutely...

    Thanks, everyone!

    I had an absolutely WONDERFUL day!

    First thing this morning, I started my pool therapy! It was so great to be in the water again.

    You're right, Cap'n -- it was a...
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    For me, it's this stupid cancer knocking me down...

    For me, it's this stupid cancer knocking me down over and over again. Every time I think I'm making headway -- or even just holding my own -- it rears its ugly head again.

    Of course, my attitude...
  13. Tina, I am so thankful for your mother's...

    Tina,

    I am so thankful for your mother's successful procedure! I will continue to pray for speedy recovery and good control of her pain.

    :-) WantToLive (Sharon)
  14. Dear Tina, I truly hope and pray that your...

    Dear Tina,

    I truly hope and pray that your mother's surgery went smoothly and that she is doing well.

    WantToLive (Sharon)
    Cancer-related SCI, 12/26/05
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    Dear Betheny, I am so sorry to hear that your...

    Dear Betheny,

    I am so sorry to hear that your Dad is battling a 2nd cancer in such a short time. Life really is unfair sometimes!

    I hope that he beats the odds again this time.
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    Hello again! Well, my surgery is scheduled...

    Hello again!

    Well, my surgery is scheduled for Friday, 8/24. So far, I have not experienced any further neurological deterioration.

    Prayers and happy thoughts are definitely appreciated!
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    Here's what the MRI report shows: The nodule...

    Here's what the MRI report shows:

    The nodule that was in the spinal canal encroaching the cord [has returned and is the same size as the original tumor was before the laminectomy]. However, there...
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    Okay, I still do not have the MRI films/report,...

    Okay, I still do not have the MRI films/report, but I do have the report from the CT scans. Here's what it says:

    "There is a 2 cm left T8-T9 paravertebral lesion which invades the neural foramen...
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    Do I have any options left?

    I'm desperately seeking information about my current situation. Here's a quick overview of my situation:

    - Dx'ed with ovarian leiomyosarcoma, 10/2000
    - Assorted surgeries, 2000 - 2005
    - Lost...
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    I started using a screen name (WantToLive) after...

    I started using a screen name (WantToLive) after one of my nine children googled my name at school and found my cancer blog.

    It's not that I want to hide the facts from them about my cancer...
  21. My oldest daughter and I ran into a couple of...

    My oldest daughter and I ran into a couple of those "check to see if you have the tag" types at Wendy's one day. I was giving her a driving lesson, and when we pulled into the H/C spot they could...
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    You are right, EZCONRAD -- physical fitness is...

    You are right, EZCONRAD -- physical fitness is the key. I have a long way to go in building my upper body strength.

    The pool is an excellent place for exercise AND recreation. The water is SO...
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    Woohah! I did it again!

    I got into our neighborhood pool this evening for the first time this year. I stayed in for more than an hour, and it was WONDERFUL! The freedom of movement in the water is a glorious feeling.
    ...
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    I'm a big fan of 80's music, and that's one of my...

    I'm a big fan of 80's music, and that's one of my favorite songs.

    It takes me back to an afternoon in the late fall of 1984, when I was mourning a breakup with my first love (a complete lout who...
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    CapnGimp to the rescue! Thanks so much for...

    CapnGimp to the rescue!

    Thanks so much for the Sea-Clens Wound Cleanser. It works great, and it doesn't irritate my skin. I hate that we weren't home, but hopefully you can come visit again soon!...
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