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Wed, Jan 2 6:02pm · What Pets Can Do: Health and Healing in Just Want to Talk

We just lost one of our rescues. She was an 18 yr old Siamese who developed bladder cancer. We had her for two years after her first Mommy was killed in a motorcycle accident. What a sweet shrieky dear she was!

Sep 15, 2018 · Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi in Lung Cancer

I had lung cancer surgery on May 30. They removed the right lower lobe. Subsequently, I had an infection in the liver and was on a drain. One of the antibiotics caused a seizure and I had to be taken to hospital by Emergency Services. Off the antibiotics now, and the PICCline and the drain to my liver. I had had a small stroke in January, which I didn’t even notice. But my balance was shot. I’m going to Physio twice a week. Have graduated from a walker to a cane. No chemo – we’re on a wait and see because I have a number of autoimmune diseases. EEG next week and appt with Oncologist in October.

Jul 25, 2018 · Coping with anxiety while waiting in Cancer

I have Panic Attacks and take Fluoxetine (Prozac) 60 mg daily, which controls them very well!  @marylou705

Jul 25, 2018 · Sjogrens in Autoimmune Diseases

I have Sjogrens too and I was getting a chest scan frequently from m.y Cardiologist.  He kept spotting something in my right lung and we thought it was the Sjogrens but this time I got a shock.  It was lung cancer so I had a lobe removed in May.  Add to that I had a stroke in January and I now have an infection on my liver!  I am only saying this is possible, but rare.  I also have itchy ankles.  Primary problem is Psoriatic Arthritis.  Have you tried an OTC cortisone ointment on your itch?  @marylou705

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

I write poems about my cats!  @marylou705

Jul 23, 2018 · PMR and Methotrexate in Autoimmune Diseases

I’m sorry nobody advised you on this.  I recently had lung cancer surgery and then I got an abscess on my liver so I have a PICC line for antibiotics.  My Rheumatologist told me to quit taking Simponi and he also won’t let me have any cortisone or prednisone because of the antibiotics.  I believe Methotrexate is in the same family as Simponi, or similar. @marylou705

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

See if your Dr can recommend a Psychologist.  They don’t need to have a doctorate; a Masters is fine.
As to loneliness, you need to address that too.  I sing in the Choir, have a Writer’s Group, an Art Group and  sometimes drop in on the Genealogical Society.  Most of these courses are free at the Library.  I hope you can find some Group to socialize with.  Check your Library.
I have had a stroke, lung cancer, and have a PICC line for a liver infection, all in the last six months.  Autoimmune Disease is 25 years old.  I am 70.  @marylou705

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

I agree with you.  She needs a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who does EMDR.  It’s painless and just redirects your brain to use different hemispheres and thought processes.  Don’t stick with a nasty professional.  They can be lethal.  @marylou705