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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.

Fri, Feb 1 8:25am · Exercise during chemo in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

I have work experience in counseling people in behavior change but can't motivate myself to get back into the gym. Any tricks? Studies specifically show that people with Non hodgkins lymphoma who exercise are less likely to recur. You'd think that would get me moving but…