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 (181)

2 days ago · Flu Season and drug-resistant medicines in Lung Cancer

@hopeful33250 Thank you. There are plenty of Walgreens around my area.

3 days ago · Flu Season and drug-resistant medicines in Lung Cancer

@merpreb Plan on getting my flu shot next week. About five years ago I came down w/ flu on January first of that year— not pleasant at all. Tamiflu helped, but that year I’d simply skipped the flu shot thinking that it indeed would make me feel ill. Well from then on I’ve gotten my yearly shot. This year, my doctor wants me to get the “senior” flu shot. She has suggested setting aside 3 days as there can be stronger reactions to this shot. Finally next week, I have 3 free days IF needed. I don’t want, or need to be sick with flu. Going through my cancer surgery and then cataract surgery has been plenty of doctor and treat time for me. So I am going to drop by the doctor’s office early next week and get it done. My dad never would get a flu shot because the one he got he swore gave him flu. He was lucky and never did catch flu after that. I don’t want to take a chance of flu and the possibilities of its complications. So I’m with you in urging us all to get our flu vaccines. It beats the alternative illness. Also our immune systems certainly can use the help this vaccination gives. N.B. Have two friends who got the triple shots and also repotting feeling awful for several days. The shingles shot is stronger now as is the pneumonia shot. Probably the cocktail of these three injections make the negative reactions in so many.

Sat, Nov 9 7:38am · Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi in Lung Cancer

@merpreb I mean what I wrote. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sat, Nov 9 6:39am · Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi in Lung Cancer

@merpreb Am like you–I keep the "what ifs" to myself. Have found that most people are uncomfortable talking about such things. That is why here we CAN discuss such fears. Moreover, I truly have no family left with whom to talk. I do a lot of living in my mind. I think none of us wants to die, even though we can rationalize it as something that will happen one way, or another. We just can't comprehend the idea., i think. We all have our own way of facing our ultimate demise and if we go kicking and screaming, or quietly that is our own choice. I love life and will fight for living it to the fullest until that time comes. I have my piano and my four dogs. Don't know what I'd do without them. Don't know what I'd do without this site where we can truly be honest about things. I"m so glad to have found you. You are such an inspiration to us here.

Thu, Nov 7 3:18pm · Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi in Lung Cancer

@merpreb Will do so. Not saying all is sunny and bright–the lurk of "what if" IT returns is always there. I guess it will be so from now on. I have found deep breathing to help settle nerves and anxiety hen anxiety arrives. That is probably lemental for many on this site, but for me, actually doing it has helped tremendously.

Thu, Nov 7 12:32pm · Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi in Lung Cancer

@mepreb: bluelagoon reminded me that I as well have not been keeping up with posts here. Had my CT scan in Sept. and so far so good–no sign of a return of LC. That was a pleasant bit of news. Lungs do show a little Emphysema, but not much. The latter doesn't surprise me. Then in October had cataracts removed and it is amazing how well I see now. It has been a year of so many medical happenings. The only thing coming up is another CT lung scan in early March 2020. For now, I"m trying to stay upbeat concerning my lungs staying clear of any cancer, or any cancer showing up anywhere else. Realize I was kind of in a post-operative slump for several months after my lobectomy in March of this year. Now I'm walking more and doing more things I want to do. Unless I get sick from something, I'm hoping to have a vacation from physicians until the early months of 2020 when the yearly exam comes up and then the CT scan. I keep you and all on this site in my thoughts and prayers. We are a special group of folks who hare the worries fo cancer in one form, or another. Just sending all my greetings and wishing everyone the best.

Fri, Sep 20 3:39am · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

My dogs are my very dearest friends and companions. Wouldn’t have made it as well as I did and do after my lung cancer diagnosi, surgery and post op follow ups without their unconditional live. What you wrote above is so touching.😊🦋

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

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