I was amazed when I saw some people in our lives suddenly disappear when Ella was diagnosed. It’s their problem, but it happens more than I expected and it does hurt. Of course the other side of this is that people that we had very little expectation of came through like champs and were way more supportive than we ever expected.Aww hellll no. We love this guy to pieces. I even let him have a bottle or two from my secret stash of artisan ginger ale (guests normally get Canada Dry.)
I was amazed when I saw some people in our lives suddenly disappear when Ella was diagnosed. It’s their problem, but it happens more than I expected and it does hurt. Of course the other side of this is that people that we had very little expectation of came through like champs and were way more supportive than we ever expected.
Don’t get me started about how many stories we heard of spouses/significant others that couldn’t take the caretaking and bailed on their partners when they found out they had cancer.
My brother is almost able to go back to work after dealing with lung cancer for a couple of years, apart from numbness in his hands from chemo he is cancer-free. My sister died 2 years ago from pancreatic cancer, she chose not to tell the family except for one sister. Ny father didn't die from cancer, but he had spots on his lungs, COPD got him first.
I would also get a second opinion, and I would learn and study up about your particular type as much as possible. I had atrial fibrillation a while back, and I armed myself with as much knowledge of what it was and the possible remedies as I could. You want to educate yourself so you know what the doctors are talking about, and so you know the correct questions to ask, and it helps mentally to know what you are up against so it's less scary.
If I have learned anything from my own and others experiences, it's to try and educate yourself, and tell other people important to you. You'd be surprised at how much your friends and family really do care, how much they would want to know, and how much support they can offer you.
That must have scared the **** out of you.
God dude! I can't imagine how scary that must have been.!
wow, glad you are able to breathe and type! Hope that is the last time you have to go through that...
It scared me so much that the only thing I have consumed in the last 24 hours is a Mac Donalds shake and some pain killers. Fortunately none of the kids remembered me having a spaz attack and the 18 yr old nephew was out all night so he didn't have to deal with the drama. Not eating is kinda easy after a while. Thanks for the thoughts.Holy crap, how scary that must have been for you. I'm so glad you were able to get through it.
Wow, that sucks and no amount of worrying will cure it but you need an advocate going to bat for you. What state are you in? You can PM me if you like but for all the lip service people do in saying thank you for your service, most folks want that to be all the sacrifice they want to make.View attachment 306903
I just got fitted with mine today, and I'm pretty sure I know where you are on this issue.
The worst part of all this is dealing with the Veteran's Administration. They're not officially denying CLNC Water Act signed into law back in 2012, but they sure are dragging their bureaucratic heels.
I don't care one way or the other. If it kills me, well, what can I really do about it? I'm not too worked up about the entire issue. Not that I'm overjoyed, but as previously stated, all the worriment in the world will not cure cancer.
I'm sorry to bang on about my luck. I guess I was just trying to ease an uncomfortable topic by showing I'm in the same boat. I guess that since 40 years of enduring repeated dog attacks and being hit by a dozen cars, my fortune had to run out sooner or later.
Best of luck sockpuppet, you'll be in my thoughts.