Cancer, and me.

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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 10,739
    hedonist said:
    Day 11, tobacco-free! Even my GP said she’s proud of me :)
    Congrats.  You can do it…
    Give Peas A Chance…
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    hedonist said:
    Day 11, tobacco-free! Even my GP said she’s proud of me :)
    Congrats.  You can do it…
    Thanks! Three weeks tomorrow :) I’m proud of my will to see this through. The first but necessary part of this odyssey. 


  • hedonist said:
    hedonist said:
    Day 11, tobacco-free! Even my GP said she’s proud of me :)
    Congrats.  You can do it…
    Thanks! Three weeks tomorrow :) I’m proud of my will to see this through. The first but necessary part of this odyssey. 


    That's amazing, well done Hedo! 
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 24,968
    hedonist said:
    hedonist said:
    Day 11, tobacco-free! Even my GP said she’s proud of me :)
    Congrats.  You can do it…
    Thanks! Three weeks tomorrow :) I’m proud of my will to see this through. The first but necessary part of this odyssey. 



    think of all the money you'll  save or get to put to medical  billls....
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 24,968
    when I quit I paid roughly $53 a week for a carton.

    10 yrs this past Aug. thats $25,440 plus..... and thats at 2011 prices in ohio.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    That’s a lot of green! I smoked Cigarillos, maybe four a day, so it wasn’t really cost-prohibitive, but still! It’s a savings.

    And also not a smell I typically encounter, as with cigarettes. 
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    Tomorrow morning brings my first radiation and chemo (five hours!). 

    I’m bringing my ear buds and imagination and the best energy I can muster. Also, I’m pretty sure I’ll finish Acid For the Children during all that chemo time. My sick book is really gonna 
    do its thing :lol:
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,910
    Good luck!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 5,093
    hedonist said:
    Tomorrow morning brings my first radiation and chemo (five hours!). 

    I’m bringing my ear buds and imagination and the best energy I can muster. Also, I’m pretty sure I’ll finish Acid For the Children during all that chemo time. My sick book is really gonna 
    do its thing :lol:
    Wishing you all the best for tomorrow. You got this!!
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    Thank you :)

  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 19,991
    Love and comfort. 

    And loving comfort sent your way, Jedi. 
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    dankind said:
    Love and comfort. 

    And loving comfort sent your way, Jedi. 
    Received :kiss:
  • Wishing the best for you.
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,999
    Good luck, wishing you strength 💪🏻
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 6,571
    Good luck, Hedo. 
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 13,640
    Hope it goes smoothly and (most importantly) successfully, Hedo.

    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tishtish gonePosts: 4,261
    Best wishes and happy thoughts for you as you commence your six weeks of kicking cancers ass!

    Btw: Being grateful for your challenges was one of the best things I've ever read. Thank you.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    Thank you all! I sit here, IV in arm, having received my pre-chemo meds and now the actual med. My nurse is fantastic, knows her shit, makes me feel not so overwhelmed.

    My docs are wonderful too, but always, it’s the nurses for me. 
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    tish said:
    Best wishes and happy thoughts for you as you commence your six weeks of kicking cancers ass!

    Btw: Being grateful for your challenges was one of the best things I've ever read. Thank you.
    tish, I somehow missed this in today’s flurries. It means a lot to me :)

    And this day of firsts is done!
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 5,093
    hedonist said:
    tish said:
    Best wishes and happy thoughts for you as you commence your six weeks of kicking cancers ass!

    Btw: Being grateful for your challenges was one of the best things I've ever read. Thank you.
    tish, I somehow missed this in today’s flurries. It means a lot to me :)

    And this day of firsts is done!
    Good to get that done. Five hours is a long time. Will the sessions always be that long? How are you feeling?
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    edited January 5
    GlowGirl said:
    hedonist said:
    tish said:
    Best wishes and happy thoughts for you as you commence your six weeks of kicking cancers ass!

    Btw: Being grateful for your challenges was one of the best things I've ever read. Thank you.
    tish, I somehow missed this in today’s flurries. It means a lot to me :)

    And this day of firsts is done!
    Good to get that done. Five hours is a long time. Will the sessions always be that long? How are you feeling?
    I’m doing okay this morning, thanks for asking. Even gonna hit the gym before today’s radiation.

    it looks like the chemo will be four to five hours. Blood tests first, bags of anti-nausea, steroids and hydration, then the cisplatin (chemo shit). Like at radiation, every type of person there: some with a small army of supporters, some around my age and way deeper into the treatment than I. Younger folks, multiple ethnicities…all reminders of our commonality, for better or worse. 
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 8,745
    Im so in awe of you hedo. Sorry i don't  post here as much as i would want to. It all upsets me so much. My dad is having immuno treatment  atm to give him time as he is inoperable.  I can only let you know you are an inspiration  to me and i send love and a heart felt hope.  You are  a strong  woman. We are all with you for sure. Love Rob 
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 5,093
    hedonist said:
    GlowGirl said:
    hedonist said:
    tish said:
    Best wishes and happy thoughts for you as you commence your six weeks of kicking cancers ass!

    Btw: Being grateful for your challenges was one of the best things I've ever read. Thank you.
    tish, I somehow missed this in today’s flurries. It means a lot to me :)

    And this day of firsts is done!
    Good to get that done. Five hours is a long time. Will the sessions always be that long? How are you feeling?
    I’m doing okay this morning, thanks for asking. Even gonna hit the gym before today’s radiation.

    it looks like the chemo will be four to five hours. Blood tests first, bags of anti-nausea, steroids and hydration, then the cisplatin (chemo shit). Like at radiation, every type of person there: some with a small army of supporters, some around my age and way deeper into the treatment than I. Younger folks, multiple ethnicities…all reminders of our commonality, for better or worse. 
    I am glad you are feeling ok. That is great that you are hitting the gym. It will help to keep your body strong. It sounds like you might get a lot of reading done. You know you have your own army of supporters here, even if we can't be with you in person.

  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    Im so in awe of you hedo. Sorry i don't  post here as much as i would want to. It all upsets me so much. My dad is having immuno treatment  atm to give him time as he is inoperable.  I can only let you know you are an inspiration  to me and i send love and a heart felt hope.  You are  a strong  woman. We are all with you for sure. Love Rob 
    Rob, I completely understand, and send strength for your father, and for you as well. I’ll find out soon enough just how strong I really am. Fingers crossed I cross those hurdles with some semblance of grace :lol:

    GG, my own army of supporters. I like that! And truly appreciate it. Just no goose-stepping =)
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
    Well, it seems the treatment effects decided to hit sooner rather than later. It’ll been not even a week? C’mon.

    It blows…and I know it’ll get worse. Like I told a cousin, all I can do right now is ride it out best I can. And keep the anti-nausea meds nearby!
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 5,093
    hedonist said:
    Well, it seems the treatment effects decided to hit sooner rather than later. It’ll been not even a week? C’mon.

    It blows…and I know it’ll get worse. Like I told a cousin, all I can do right now is ride it out best I can. And keep the anti-nausea meds nearby!
    Ugh. I am sorry to hear that. Just keep thinking that the same thing that is making you feel sick is actually also healing you. I hope the anti-nausea meds work and you feel better soon. You still got this. 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 19,991

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,910
    hedonist said:
    Well, it seems the treatment effects decided to hit sooner rather than later. It’ll been not even a week? C’mon.

    It blows…and I know it’ll get worse. Like I told a cousin, all I can do right now is ride it out best I can. And keep the anti-nausea meds nearby!
    Wish I could sit next to you and just be there.  I know you have a great person  physically  by your side.  Lean on him, he's got you.
    We have you, here.  
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,244
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,330
    hedonist said:
    Well, it seems the treatment effects decided to hit sooner rather than later. It’ll been not even a week? C’mon.

    It blows…and I know it’ll get worse. Like I told a cousin, all I can do right now is ride it out best I can. And keep the anti-nausea meds nearby!

    unfortunately, it will get worse....until it gets better!
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