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Dlynn1210's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi Jillian 30 posts and still going!  We have our work cut out for us trying to report them all. Diana

    November 16 at 12:49 AM view post
    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

      FYI - This site was created and is funded by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America for cancer patients, their caregivers, and survivors to share information.  I am reporting your many posts because they are in violation of the rules to contribute here.  You are never allowed to post your phone number OR email address.  The last thing a cancer patient needs to deal with is hokus pokus.&...

      November 16 at 12:25 AM view post
      • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

        GayaneArm Cancer Compass is a website that was created by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors.  You may see an occasional nurse on here who is a cancer patient but in seven years I've never seen a doctor on here.  It is an information gathering site from a cancer patient's perspective rather than a website that offers advice from medical pro...

        November 03 at 7:15 PM view post
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          We go through so much during treatment that I can't see  getting stuck day after day when it isn't necessary.  They flushed out my system immediately after each chemo treatment through my picc line and the frequent blood draws was so easy through my line.  I've had my veins collapse when going through another health issue that required frequent blood tests.  Why chance that? As for the ...

          November 03 at 7:04 PM view post
          • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

            Cheyenne - I will answer any questions as they arise but I think it would be information overload if I shared any post treatment experiences.  It can be overwhelming to decipher a lot of information and then mentally store much of it - some you most likely won't even need.  Those of us who are down the road a bit tend to have our 7-8 week treatment period blend together.  Several ...

            November 03 at 11:53 AM view post
            • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

              You and I are much alike then because I want to know upfront what I am facing but not everyone is like us.  Fear is in the unknown! Diana

              November 03 at 12:50 AM view post
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                The line would catch on my clothing - a nuisance rather than a problem until the area completed around it turned bright red and I wound up in the hospital with an infection.  I was so careful about cleaning the area.   Diana

                November 03 at 12:46 AM view post
                • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Picc line stands for peripherally inserted central catheter so easy to see why they shortened it to picc line.  An IV is something generally inserted by a nurse when only needed for a short time while a picc line is surgically inserted when needed for a prolonged period - like cancer treatment.  Since a picc line is inserted surgically in our chest you will have a tube hanging out o...

                  November 03 at 12:42 AM view post
                  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                    I just googled squiggle toothbrush - and found it is a child's toothbrush.  Diana

                    November 03 at 12:30 AM view post
                    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hi Cheyenne - You made it through week 1 - you're doing good.   I had a little different experience with the dental trays.  My radiation oncologist is the one who ordered the dental trays - and talked directly to my dentist to conveyxactly what he wanted.  My dentist made a mold and produced my trays from the mold.  I wore them every time I went in for a radiation treatment.&...

                      November 03 at 12:27 AM view post
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                      About Dlynn1210

                      Patient
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsils Cancer

                      I am married and the mother of five grown children and 14 grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 2007 with SCC of the left tonsil and have been a member of CC since shortly after beginning treatment. I underwent chemo and radiation at CTCA in Zion, IL and received my last clean scan in Sept 2012. I found a wonderful support system on CC who really understood what I was going through and come back often to offer words of encouragement to those who are now traveling where I have been. I thank God daily for guiding me to CTCA and for guiding me to Cancer Compass. I had a tremendous support system with family and friends but there are not enough words to describe how I feel about my CC family other than to say I would not have made it through as well as I did without you.

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