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Old 05-03-2016, 05:09   #11
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Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but my adventures - of late - are all focused on trying to rearrange my life to accommodate treating/curing the breast cancer I was diagnosed with 2 weeks ago today.

I don't really have an easy break in my life until the last 2 days of July - but the surgeons aren't willing to wait that long - so I have to figure out how to fit 2-8 weeks of recovery in about 4 days

Bummer. Full day of medical and practical consultations tomorrow.

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Old 05-03-2016, 05:16   #12
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@neohdiver I am sorry you are having to deal with this challenge in your life. You will be in my thoughts....

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Old 05-03-2016, 15:41   #13
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@neohdiver - I empathize. Cancer is consumptive! A nasty curve ball. I recently got permission to be away for 9 days in the midst of chemo, and the best part of it was being out of reach of docs, tests, and all the rest of it. Freedom! For two weeks prior, every single day I had a medical appointment of one sort or another.

It's disruptive enough in my life and I'm retired, so you have greater rights to complain. Am hoping they caught it early, and that in time we'll be talking about you having been cured and your cancer will have turned into a memory ...

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Old 05-03-2016, 16:02   #14
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It has definitely been a Monday. No less than 3 times I have reached for the same empty coffee cup. I was 99% certain that I had re-filled it, but once again it is empty. Since I tend to be on the ADHD side, I figured I must have gotten distracted and simply hadn't done it. To make a long story even longer, I just walked into the kitchen, very deliberately to get coffee this time - to FINALLY actually fill my coffee cup and found that the pot was empty. It's official. I have lost my mind.
As long as you were able to "find" the coffee pot you are doing very well...! If I find myself looking in the 'Frig' and then realize I came into the kitchen to get more coffee...then I know it is going to be a bad day...

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neodiver.....I am sorry for your recent diagnosis. Know that our hopes and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

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@neohdiver I am so sorry you are dealing with this dreadful disease. I hope you can figure out how to take the time you need to recover, 4 days is not enough and waiting is not an option. I hope the surgery is a success and you'll be caner free. You're in my prayers! Sending you hugs though.

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Hugs, hugs and more hugs from me. I have several friends who have been down that same road and now are free of it, so have hope and somehow find the way to find the time to allow yourself a way to take as much time as you need for treatment and recovery.

Good thoughts and prayers coming your way!

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Neohdiver, I don't recall if you live alone or have someone with you. I was alone when I had my double mastectomy in 2013 (no recon). My kids came for a couple of days but that was all they could get away. I was very lucky in that the cancer was small and early so no rads or chemo. Hoping for this for you too!

My suggestion is make meals ahead store in serving sizes. Paper plates and plastic cups save a lot of extra work. Put things on the counter that you would normally have to reach up to get. You aren't going to be able to reach way up for a bit.

One of the most annoying things are the drains. I took an old zip up hoodie and cut off the hood and sleeves. Turn it inside out so the pockets are inside and slip the drains in them. Oh and satin type jammies make it a lot easier to get out of bed, they slide nicely.

I was driving in a week and doing most things on my own by 4-5 days. I had to, I live alone. I have always been a fast healer, I think being in ketosis helped a lot with the whole process.

Good luck to you, I'll keep you in my prayers!

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I have seen this before, but it still makes me smile, every time. I'm not sure I would ever have the courage to do it though.

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Great video! The small kids were the best but grandpa was a close second

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