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17 hours ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Hi Auntie, I agree about the small talk. I don't want people to keep asking questions of which I have no answers, I don't want pity or sympathy. Maybe this is all wrong. I have a older sister who just drives me crazy and I get so upset with her, I just prefer to stay away. She is my older sister, my parents and brother are gone . All I want is some cheerful support when needed and then treat me like any other day if I didn't have cancer. Is this selfish of me. I don't think so. We are the ones who have to deal with it and if we need emotional support and a good friend we will reach out. I talk to a counselor quite often and she is super. I have accepted the cancer and will deal with it as it comes up………. I'm not going to live my life feelng sorry for myself. I've been thru lots of other things and survived and I will this as long as the Lord lets me…….I'm ok with that.
PS The people in here are the greatest because they all understand and that means so much.

1 day ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

I also have multifocal adenocarcinoma , was diagnosed in 2011 at mayo. Have had two surgeries and a couple of rounds of radiation. I go back now in November for my ct scan so will see what happens. On the last one they said something had changed in my lower left lung so will be anxious about that. I told my counselor yesterday….. it will be what it will be……. you do what you have to do and hope for the best………..Best wishes and prayers for you padovani and you too merry

2 days ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Hi merry it’s good to see you too. I was to a neurologist at mayo and they couldn’t find anything. They suggested I could do the 72 hour study so just had that done here. No the essential tremors were never mentioned but anxiety was mentioned. So will see what happens when I get the results. Meds have been checked. Mri was done had a short eeg at mayo. But nothing showed up.
Here it is sept. And I am not looking forward to winter. I still keep busy with my sewing and signed up for an online class for photo shop. Of course my three great grands are so full of fun and happiness. They are the best medicine around.

Best wishes. Merry

3 days ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Hi teresa. Thanks for welcome. I missed talking to all of you and getting the encouragement needed. I go to mayo the middle of nov for my scan. And had the eeg done here in sioux falls. Have to stay positive no matter what. Otherwise you are letting the cancer etc win. Right people????

3 days ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Hi merr and everyone else. Its been awhile since i,ve been in here. So far summer hasnt been too. Bad. I go for another ct scan at mayo. The last one there were some changes in my left lung so need to find out about that. My copd has been pretty good or as much as it can be. Now the last thing. Ever since last dec been having these tremors every so often. Had a mri which was good a eeg short one which was good. So no answers. Last week i did a 72 hour eeg so am now waiting on a report on that. It is so hard when you know something is not right and have to sit around waiting and waiting. All you want is answers so you know what you have to do and to keep on surviving. The good lord is with us all and will help us get thru what we need too. Prayers to all of you. .

Ps. And excuse my language. But humor and friends go a long way in dealing with this shit.

Tue, Jul 2 10:37am · Anxiety and Depression in Depression & Anxiety

I am at a fork in the road. I do suffer from depression which started when I was first diagnosed with lung cancer and copd in 2011. I started seeing a psychologist, every so often and then during the holidays I would get a little sadder so was put on a low dosage of….??? Since then been up and down but never so bad that I could not get up, get going, go out and do things with my family. Well now the next thing is I started in December of waking up with getting the chills and then start shaking. This would last just a few minutes. Now am to the point of it still happening , having 2 or 3 of these episodes in a day or sometimes none at all. I have had a MRI and a EEG and everything is fine…… so why the chills. Getting counseling was mentioned for anxiety but my daughter thinks going to a psychiatrist would be better then seeing my counselor. I think I would be better off seeing my counselor. How do I decide which one would be better for me. I also want to find out if my thyroid is functioning properly. Could this be a possibility? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Fri, Jun 21 11:36am · Middle of the night "episodes" in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I have been having tremors since december……… starts out feeling the chills , like you said inside, and then I go to the shakes….. Yesterday I had five of them. They started during the nite and now in the morning. Had a mri that was fine, now have an eeg next week. The neurogologist mentioned something about anxiety attacks. If nothing shows up on the eeg might have to check in that plus I want more information if my thyroid is involved. Good luck to you ..

Fri, Jun 21 11:17am · Time for by CT Scan for Adenocarcinoma of the Lung in Lung Cancer

Good morning to everyone. I don't mind the mri's I think I even fell asleep during this one, if you can believe that. Anyway that came out all fine, my brain was empty so no problems!!!! As for the ct scan of my lungs….. well something in my lower left lung is changing so its time for them to start watching that more closely. I have to go back again to mayo for an eeg but I really don't think that's going to show anything. I think I am becoming my own dr as now I am looking up info on thyroids to see if that might be causing my shakes. Will ask the neurologist next week when I am there. Hope everyone is keeping their spirits up, with the help of prayers, family and friends. We all need those in this time of our lives. Hugs to you all. Joan