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  1. Sorry I can't be of more help but I never received PCI, even though I had SCLC. My ONC forgot to even discuss PCI with me until a year after my treatment. At that point I talked with an ONC RAD about the pros and cons and we decided not to do PCI at that time. As with everything "cancer" I have heard good/bad stories about PCI, it totally depends on the person.

    Good Luck!

    Dana


  2. Hi All,

    My new ONC just wanted me to get a chest xray yesterday instead of a CAT, which came back clear. But the Fabulous news is he doesn't want me to come back until OCTOBER! I can't tell you what a HUGE relief this is! Every 3 months I felt like a inmate on death row taking the last walk! Now I don't have to think about it for months and months!

    Dana :D


  3. Reading all the posts answered questions that I didn't even know I had about cancer and treatment. People here really understand what I was and am going through from dx, to treatment and through the healing afterwards. I didn't feel like I could talk to family and friends fully about what I was going through, but I could do that here. Huge thank you to everyone! I couldn't have made it without you guys!

    Dana


  4. This question really had me thinking. I used to be little Ms. Sunshine, not anymore. I'm a lot more quite then I used to be. It is also very hard for me to relate to others problems, I get very impatient with some of my friends. They get all upset about something and I'm thinking "big deal at least it's not cancer". I'm much more of a loner now. I used to love to listen to live music, I considered myself a "groupy" on my favorite bands, hardly ever missed a concert. I don't do that anymore, the music is too painful to my ears, even with ear plugs. Am I grateful to be alive? Hell yes! I have started trying to do more activity and just recently joined Weight Watchers, I gained about 50 pounds on chemo. My hope is that if I physically feel better, I will mentally feel better. Man this sounds so negative! But that is where I'm at right now.

    Dana


  5. God blessed me with total ignorance! Surgery was a breeze, it sunk in later how "major" the surgery was. Wasn't afraid of chemo, didn't care about the side effects, just wanted to be alive. Hind sight being what it is, I wish I had asked a lot more questions about side effects, maybe I could have done something to help with my hearing. But the cancer didn't kill me and neither did my doctors!

    Dana


  6. DV,

    Not sure if this will help, but does he like spicy/hot stuff? On t.v. a chef said that he used a little cheyanne pepper to help enhance the flavor of his Mom's food. You can also try all the non-sodium alternatives. I don't know how much sodium your Dad is allowed per day, but maybe let him have the ketchup, but you make the fries with a sodium substitute? I would use alot of garlic, cheyanne pepper, onion and any other spice you can think of. Good luck!

    Dana

    P.S. They are also saying that some spices are very good for fighting cancers!

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