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Re: Aging well
« Reply #255 on: October 30, 2013, 08:50:58 PM »
Keeping all digits crossed that you go through with this better than expected.  :hug
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #256 on: October 30, 2013, 09:41:23 PM »
Yes, I can see why they are keeping you in virtual isolation, with no immune system.

I'm glad you had some good meals, as you'll probably feel nauseated.
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #257 on: October 31, 2013, 08:12:06 AM »
The doc was here yesterday, and said I need to start chemo asap. I asked what are the alternatives - she said "death within two months"

I wished I had opted for an Oscar Wilde response (Oscar Wilde, lying on his deathbed, is reputed to have said: "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."  :)) ) but I got nothing.

I wish I had said "Two months, eh. Do I get a puppy?"  :p

So, not having the greatest comeback line  in the history of cancer humour, I opted for the chemo.  :o
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #258 on: October 31, 2013, 11:11:52 AM »
I think you should get the puppy anyway.

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Re: Aging well
« Reply #259 on: October 31, 2013, 03:45:16 PM »
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I asked what are the alternatives - she said "death within two months"


jeezus that was direct! Hope it goes well.  :hug  I second the puppy  :dog
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #260 on: October 31, 2013, 04:58:29 PM »
I think hospital professionals have to be direct because it's an extremely serious situation. But, yeah, it took a while for that to sink in.  :o

Pre-chemo and regular chemo are in progress now.
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #261 on: October 31, 2013, 06:00:30 PM »
The worse is yet to come, but supposedly at the end of five weeks you'd be back to almost normal again. Or dead.


Okay, I made that last bit up. Gallows humour. Laughing

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Re: Aging well
« Reply #262 on: October 31, 2013, 06:12:08 PM »
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I think you should get the puppy anyway.


Thirded! Pulling for you, BoomBoom.


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Re: Aging well
« Reply #263 on: October 31, 2013, 08:56:55 PM »

jeezus that was direct! Hope it goes well.  :hug   

Just did some digging:

As an acute leukemia, AML progresses rapidly and is typically fatal within weeks or months if left untreated

She said my AML was quite advanced hence the need for chemo to start asap.
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #264 on: October 31, 2013, 10:00:24 PM »
Yikes, Boom Boom. I'm taking a deep breath and thanking the heavens that you're being treated.

A fourth for the puppy - even if it's just hospital visits once your immune system is up to standard.
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #265 on: November 01, 2013, 07:14:00 AM »
Yes, the same thing (different disease) happened to a relative - they were looking for something else. He is fine several years later.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #266 on: November 01, 2013, 07:51:37 PM »
A friend in Massachusetts has offered to knit one of these for me (I have a few back home, but I'm taking up her offer because she's such a kind spirit) and she knows I will lose hair due to chemo:
Canada’s National Hat & The Origin of the Word Tuque

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Re: Aging well
« Reply #267 on: November 01, 2013, 08:52:03 PM »
That is very nice of her, but there is obviously no shortage of them in Québec City.

You have to make sure you get one that is both warm and not itchy. I bought one of these for a friend: http://www.mec.ca/fr/product/5001-785/tuque-en-laine-merinos-de-parkhurst-unisexe/?f=10&q=tuque
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #268 on: November 01, 2013, 09:05:52 PM »
I know it's extra work but a took lined with satin or something similarly smooth might feel even better.
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #269 on: November 02, 2013, 05:18:43 AM »
Kind of hard to imagine any of the commercial varieties made in sweatshops, but if the market exists...
 

 

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