About

First Name
Mary

Last Name
Marty

Street Address
635 Indigo St.

City
San Antonio

State/Province
TX

Country of Residence
United States of America

Postal/Zip Code
78216

Health Interests
Autoimmune diseases, Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Cancer, Chronic pain, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living, Heart and blood vessel disorders, Lung and airway disorders, Women's health issues

Posts (174)

Wed, Sep 4 4:53pm · copd end stage. in Lung Health

@sews Good for you. That is a great way to remain independent.

Tue, Sep 3 11:30am · Palliative Care in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@merpreb Thatis really an eye-opener regarding the truth about Palliative Care. I had no idea–just thought it had to do with end of life issues. Thank you for enlightening at least this person.

Mon, Sep 2 6:47pm · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Agree with Colleen above. It is scary, but until you've actually seen a doctor and gone through tests, I wouldn't jump to the conclusion of cancer. It isn't easy, but keep up a positive outlook of health until you know otherwise. EBV is not fun from what I hear, but like Colleen says very few people diagnosed with it develop cancer. I second her in saying go see a doctor.

Mon, Sep 2 10:53am · COPD/ Emphysema in Lung Health

@fractured Have heard of salt caves.There are such things, but will look up where they might be. Interesting…….

Mon, Sep 2 10:42am · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Am taking it easy today. Being in San Antonio, TX am NOT in the way, mercifully, of the hurricane. Thank you for the kind words above. I like to help others if I can and if words here do, then that is great. I hope everyone here had the kindof Labor Day he/she desires today.
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Sun, Sep 1 5:48pm · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Thank you. It means the world to have your support. Will let you all know when I know.

Sun, Sep 1 5:46pm · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@merpreb What a fantastic attitude you have. Gosh, you are a true trooper and have been through so much and are going through so much. Will have to think up a mantra, but that's a great idea. What is SBRT? That is another new term for me. Gosh, I am not great at prayer–sometimes nothing comes, but I figure the intention is acknowledged. I am better today–the closer it gets. As you say it is getting to be where the results will be known and shared.. Was going to say that cancer is a sneaky and nasty disease to have, but so are so many others. Yes, it does make us turn inward. The thought of something growing within that has no place there actually makes me angry. This is a great place to come and "vent" with others who are sharing in something that others cannot relate to fully. Anyway, thank you for your kind words and for being here as moderators. Your knowledge is wonderful as is your support. I hold you in awe for lending such support with all you have going on in your life and with your health.

Sun, Sep 1 5:35pm · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Thank you. Am glad yous is staying the same at least. LIke your attitude of time off because of being tired of being sick. This year has seemed to me one in which I need a month away from doctors and procedures. Have never had such a medical year. Tooth issues, cataracts with up-coming surgery, on-going back issues requiring epidural injections and of course the lung cancer. Figure will have my last cataract surgery sometime in October, or early November and then I am taking off for so R&R. Enjoy your time off from medical stuff. Prayers to you, too.