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@azkidney57

JK yes being confident our medical team makes a huge difference. You had a liver transplant wow! That’s huge stuff! How the heck did you cope? I often wonder how people make it. I saw two friends struggle with their cancers. I always felt badly for them they had good days and bad. Both of these two wonderful women died June 2019 with 2 weeks of each other. I couldn’t go to their funerals but I was able to see them both before they died. It was so very difficult to see my my friend of many years during her finally days but I am glad I did. Cancer sucks! Thank you JK for your response. I appreciate your sharing your experience.

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@azkidney57 you asked how I coped, I pretty much put statistics out of my mind except occasionally when I was very alone, walking or trying to fall asleep. Staying busy and occupied was essential.
Like you, I’m pretty reserved so few people knew of any concerns I had, and I worked to look good all of the time so no one would feel sorry for me – people were constantly telling me how good I looked! It’s sort of ironic because I put less in my appearance now! Even my PCP commented that if he didn’t know I had a serious condition he would think I was very healthy.
Any serious condition causes a certain amount of anxiety, you are not alone and so many of us here have dealt with this. As @colleenyoung said, we do care, and we can relate.
Hugs, JK

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