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  •  ken, my very best wishes for you and Leaves (2+ / 0-)
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    teacherken, bigjacbigjacbigjac

    My cancer was stage 0, so no treatment except surgery, but I do have a (best) friend and a sister who did the whole radiation/chemo rounds. My friend had no nausea or hair loss; my sister did. I'm hoping so much Leaves experiences the former. If not, I know you will help her follow the instructions even when it's hard for her. My sister found it very hard to drink water when the chemo grew fierce, and yet she needed to, and not drinking enough water made it hard for her at times during chemo.

    They are both well now, one ten years out, and my sister, in just a little over a year, has a new head of hair grown in enough to have it colored and styled to feel comfortable with her "old self."

    For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. (JFK)

    by begone on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 09:52:48 PM PST

    •  have friend from college 9 years out (4+ / 0-)
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      begone, bigjacbigjacbigjac, Sylv, JBL55

      from his diagnosis of same cancer Leaves has -  that and the optimism of our medical team gives us a strong hope going forward but we are prepared for downs as well as ups

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 09:57:39 PM PST

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