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Tue, Aug 20 12:20pm · Anemia in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thank you.

Tue, Aug 20 11:51am · Anemia in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Over 20 years ago I had a vagotomy/antrectomy due to ulcers perforating my stomach. Now I do not process iron. My iron numbers are very low as is my iron absorbtion; however, my ferritin levels and hemoglobin are normal and there is the problem. Because of the normal readings, the doctors are afraid to order an iron infusion. I am also a lung cancer patient. Does anyone else have this problem? What is being done for you?

Dec 24, 2018 · Gluten-free diet in Digestive Health

Definitely. This diet has been recommended for my colitis and I am at a loss at how to make it so.

Mar 24, 2018 · Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi in Lung Cancer

My blood work showed no infection. My stool cults showed no bacteria. I do not have Cdif. I have been told this is a result of the Opdivo. My PET scan report stated "wall thickening of the colon w submucosal edema and stranding in the adjacent fat suspicious for pancolitis."

Mar 24, 2018 · Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi in Lung Cancer

Thank you. Your such means a great deal.

Sep 4, 2017 · Talking Frankly about Living with Advanced Cancer in Cancer

There are no words that can console someone who is dying. There is no way to “make it easier.” I find hugs, shared tears, and just holding the person gives validity to that person’s feelings. Each person must come to terms with death in the way that fits his/her belief systems. I find that we, who share the same angst, can provide something that others cannot. We who are still living suffer from PTSD. It is not easy living with an internal bomb. There is also a unique combination of survivor’s guilt and fear of our own mortality. There is a hidden hope that “I will be the one who survives.”

Sep 3, 2017 · Talking Frankly about Living with Advanced Cancer in Cancer

Thank you Nancy. I can feel your kindness through your words.

Sep 2, 2017 · Talking Frankly about Living with Advanced Cancer in Cancer

Six years and counting! I walk around with a smile and a positive attitude only to know that the true me is encircled by a fog that will not lift. I see a psychologist weekly, but it does not lift the fog of inevitability. I am afraid.