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Tue, Sep 17 8:23am · Talking Frankly about Living with Advanced Cancer in Cancer

I don't know if this is helpful, but I simply had my hair shaved off. Seemed less torturose somehow…

Sat, Feb 23 11:04am · Does anyone have a treatment for Neuropathy due to chemo in Neuropathy

My doctor has prescribed Gabapentin, 1200mg. twice a day. Not perfect, but it really helps.

Sat, Feb 16 10:50am · Exercise during chemo in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Merry, you are a great excuse maker. Your comments make me feel better. One time years ago, before NHL I drove to the gym, sat there in my car and then went home! Crazy. Now I am back, but it is an effort, as you now. Hang in there. gp

Sat, Feb 9 8:08am · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Great shirt and nice photo. My friend sent me a poem when I was in chemo with a roaring tiger (my nickname)

Fate whispers to the warrior,
"You can not withstand the storm."
The warrior whispers back,
"I am the storm."

Hang in there. gp

Thu, Feb 7 7:45pm · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thanks to everybody for checking in. After surgery and chemo in 2017 for stage 1 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma found on a fluke, my doc in January 2019 says I am cured and just need yearly checkups with PET scan, unless I have symptoms. So I feel pretty good, but worry about recurrences no matter what he says. I hope all of you do well. You all sound so much more challenged and braver than I feel that I have been. Hang in there, Warriors. gp

Sat, Feb 2 2:47pm · Exercise during chemo in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Oddly enough, I was able to exercise throughout my R-CHOP for Non hodgkins lymphoma in 2017 but now am having more trouble staying active. Recently, however, I have decided that my Bipolar, in a deperessive episode, has contributed to my stuborness regarding exercise. So my Psych Doc changed my meds, and I am back in the gym! I hope this lasts long enough for me to get back in the habit. Thanks, gp

Fri, Feb 1 11:34am · Energizing Movement in Cancer Education Center

When I can get my butt to the gym I do also like the rowing and reclining elliptical bike. The trick is getting myself there… All the talk about activity on this site is encouraging me.

Fri, Feb 1 8:32am · Tips for managing chronic Small Bowel Obstructions in Digestive Health

Nice recipe. Will try it soon. How 'bout the other one? Thanks.