Partners even more likely than survivors to experience fear and worry over long term, study finds
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by Varody3 - October 05 at 1:40 AM
I can agree with your comment. I don't think anyone should think that just because some people had a very difficult time with it, the comments are bad to read. I think it's good to hear how it went for as many people as possible. It's like anything, you take what helps and leave the rest. No amount of information is too much. If you are that much afraid of going through the experience because of the horror stories, then do what I did and take a close friend who will be there to drive and care for you afterwards. No biggie~
by Varody3 - July 03 at 8:53 PM
I just watched this and it's great! Julia Sweeney who was on SNL recounts the death of her brother from lymphoma along with her own battle with cancer. Surprisingly humorous and dramatic. I recommend this for anyone dealing with these difficulties.
by Varody3 - July 02 at 12:08 AM
Okay here's a Vegetable Soup that would be good to make when fighting cancer and is healthy for anyone.
Mind your mother: Mom was right. Eat your vegetables. Studies show 90 percent of cancers could have been prevented through nutrition and lifestyle changes. A diet rich in vegetables has been shown to reduce the risk of breast, prostate, bladder and ovarian cancers.
Serves 4-6Ingredients2 tsps extra virgin olive oil1 tbsp earth balance/ or margarine2 onions, peeled and chopped1 stalk celery, washed and chopped1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced1 cup winter squash or butternut squash, chopped3/4 cup potatoes, peeled and diced2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped1 cup broccoli florets, stalks trimmed1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen32 ozs. vegetable stock4 1/2 ozs. plain soy milkHandful of basil leaves, torn not chopped
DirectionsHeat oil and margarine in a heavy-based saucepan and then add onions. Cook until transparent, approximately 5 minutes. Add celery, carrots, squash and potatoes. Stir for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent browning.
Add vegetable stock, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes until vegetables are beginning to soften. Add broccoli, corn and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Allow to cool slightly. Pour contents into a blender or food processor and blend coarsely (for less than 1 minute), to thicken soup, but without losing colors. Add torn basil and serve.
by Varody3 - July 02 at 12:00 AM
Here's some interesting information about Miso.
This soup is versatile and makes a lot. You can use whatever vegetables you have on-hand instead of the carrots and bok choy, whatever suits you.
Nutrition (per serving):160calories, 25 calories from fat, 2.9g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 691.1mg sodium, 514.7mg potassium, 27.9g carbohydrates, 4.1g fiber, 3.4g sugar, 9g protein, 4.7 points.
If anybody has any tried and true recipes for Miso soup or recipes that contain Miso in them would you consider sharing them? Thanks
by Varody3 - June 28 at 4:26 PM
In May 2012 after having an abnormal pap, I had a colposcopy in the doctor's office. It was difficult for me because I've never had a baby nor had anything more invasive than a pap smear so this was kind of scary. When the results came back they told me I had high grade changes in my cells in my cervix so they told me about the Leep procedure and I set up my appointment. This month, June I went with my friend and had the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure done. It took less than an hour. They placed a pad on my upper thigh to ground me from the electrical current of the knife. A speculum was placed in my vagina so he could see my cervix. Then I got shot this anesthesia and right away my heart started racing and that was pretty scary but it numbed the majority of the pain so that was good. Then when the doctor was done the speculum was taken out, which was quite uncomfortable because I tensed up. It was over and my friend and I focused on feeling positive that it went well and now I should take it easy and heal. I'm waiting for the results and feeling good about it.
About a day ago I started my period and I'm bleeding more than previous periods and just staying close to friends and home for the next few weeks. My back pain has been difficult but doing yoga has helped me and just moving around also is a lot tougher than I thought it would be.
My advice for others would be gentle with yourself in order to heal correctly because healing and getting the necessary nutrition is very important. Vitamin C especially.
by Varody3 - June 28 at 4:02 PM
I just had mine done 6 days ago. The procedure itself didn't hurt but it was uncomfortable with the clamp. The drugs were exactly what the doctor said with my heartbeat racing the minute the adrenaline was shot into me. That scared me the most. The nurse was very nuturing and comforting and I invited my friend to be there so she could be emotionally supportive and give me any information that I may have missed. It was quite traumatic just going through it but it was relatively fast and painless. After the surgery I felt weak and nauseas and dizzy so rest is definitely needed. I'm in relatively good shape and I was shocked how difficult it was to move days after my surgery. My body definitely is taking its time mending. I got my period after surgery and there's quite a bit more blood than my normal periods have been. I'm drinking lots of water and resting because when I do too much activity I get tired fast.
Good luck to anybody that is going to do this and I would like to hear anybodys experience who would like to share them with me.
I am nearly 40 and recently had a colposcopy and biopsies that resulted in showing high grade changes in cells in cervix. Recently had a Leep procedure and am now recovering.
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