VickiTX

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Article Talk: That Tingling Feeling: New Therapies Are Evolving for Peripheral Neuropathy
October 24, 2016
Finished R-CHOP for non hodgkins lymphoma July 2015 and I still have tingling, prickly feelings and pain in my fingers and toes. It gets worse as the day wears on. It's been 15 months.

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Cancer Is Lonely Enough, Don't Do Cancer Alone
March 11, 2016
I did an email blog to a group of close friends and relatives. After every visit to the clinic for treatment I would do an email to my "group." In my email I would talk about my day: what happened at the clinic including procedures, drugs, share what other patients had to say (never disclosing patients' names), how I was feeling, new experiences, talk about chemo side effects, share what was going on with my family, etc. I kept it as positive as possible and included funny stuff, too. I always got responses from many each time I sent my blog to them. That was so nice hearing back from my family and friends. Lots of support. I saved every email I sent to my ...

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Seven Chemo Pro Tips
July 10, 2015
Our treatment room is great for conversations. I just finished week 13 of an 18 week treatment/NHL. We have our treatments and our great conversations amongst the patients make it like a therapy group all in one. When it is quiet I always have my magazines to catch up on. Now they don't stack up. Or I have a book to read or a puzzle book or kick back and close the eyes (which doesn't happen often with me). Our oncologist keeps the small fridge stocked with a wide variety of drinks and Ensure and crackers and animal crackers. Sometimes patients bring in snacks to share. Head wear is donated by patients and a volunteer group for us

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It’s My Cancer and I’ll Cry If I Want To
June 24, 2015
NHL is my cancer. In chemo and have completed four of the treatment weeks...two more treatment weeks within 8 more total weeks to go. Am having low blood pressure problems and that is bothering me more mentally than the awful chemo side effects. Sometimes they/I can't get a reading. I am more afraid of my heart giving out than beating the cancer.I cry in private and husband found me crying today and told me I was not taking this well...referring to being a weak person. Told me others have it worse (I know that.) Got that off my chest. Didn't want to talk to family about ...

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