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Trevor Howe;3363 said:I just recently had a stem cell transplant (62 days ago) and after losing 50+ lbs in 30 days my doctor told me she wanted me to put on a significant weight. With that, I said "But it's swimsuit season and I'm just one transplant away from my goal weight."She was not amused.
Colleen;1264 said:Yeah, my dad used the "easy cancer"/"easy 'chemo'" (RAI) line a lot right after I had thyroid surgery and was getting RAI treatment. He's a doctor and I knew he was just trying to make me feel better, mostly about the time it would take to finish. It SHOULD have been easier (physically at least) than other treatments, had I not gotten every weird side effect in the book.
Julie Cecys;3577 said:SAME HERE! Thyroid Cancer = Best cancer to have... my ass!! I had so many side effects I won't bored you with them all! the funny thing to me is how many of us with different cancers were all told that ours was the best to have. ridiculous.
Hilly Hill;1224 said:My favorite is when people say, "Your so lucky! You don't have to deal with periods anymore." Umm....yeah thanks. Because I did have major surgery, instant and intense menopause, and lost all capability to have kids, but it's cool because I don't have a monthly visitor anymore. Yeah, nice trade. Stupid people.
RaeLeah;3638 said:I wonder if that's a line they're trained to say in med school?
amandabcs;1709 said:Yeah, when the doctor put that sentence into the air from his mouth (my diagnosis) my reaction was so natural! Looking back, it was very California-esque and I probably sounded like a Valley Girl. Anyway, I looked at him like he was nuts, with my face all scrunched up and confused I told him, "SHUT-UP" That was 1/2 serious & rhetorical and 1/2 'whatcho talkin' bout Willis?
DMM;1259 said:Yeah, I heard something similar with my first cancer...."Oh, well if you had to get cancer, that is probably the best one to get". Yeah...you have your uterus ripped out of your body at age 25 before you ever had a chance to even think about having kids. Some people's children are just F-ing Stupid!
Lulu L;1223 said:most annoying for me is people telling me having cancer/chemo/treatment will make me stronger!!!! no it bloody wont... it will make make me very weak and very sick LOL..... anyway i was a pretty strong, independent individual before this happened... grrrr!Mish i get fed up with folk thinking yoru cancer was nothing just because you have been lucky enough to survive it.... i get that 'oh your fine now you got the all clear hey'! well im fine for the mo ta
LouieDogg85;4417 said:I haven't really had any stupid cancer lines said to me..the only one I can think of was when I had my first bone marrow biopsy, I wasn't given any numbing cream or pain meds & didn't get put to sleep or knocked unconscious by anesthesia...before the procedure the nurse told me "don't worry its just going to feel like a wasp sting!"....well I don't know what wasp has ever stung that women but it was definitely pretty painful
ambreen;4419 said:hahaha you're post reminded me of my first bone marrow biopsy! I'm surprised they didn't numb it first though, for you. I know they aren't supposed to give you anesthesia because they need you to be able to feel it so they don't cause any nerve damage. But they usually do numb it a bit. Anyway, I hate bone marrow biopsies and never want another one again! For my second bone marrow biopsy, I knew what to expect. So the doctor told me to say pain if I felt any pain. So the entire time I was just anticipating the pain. At one point, I yelled out "pain!" before he even stuck the needle in! haha
LouieDogg85;4431 said:wow are you serious, you don't get put to sleep or knocked unconscious by anesthesia for bone marrow biopsy's? I've been knocked out for every single one except for the very first one cause that one was at a different hospital after i was in the ICU for overdosing on alcohol & they didn't know my medical history...I get knocked out by the Micheal Jackson juice for every biopsy, it's great you get a nice feeling for 10 secs before you go unconscious and then you wake up 1 hour later and your just a tad sore
ambreen;4436 said:Really? They knocked me out once but that was at a different hospital. I switched to a different hospital for treatment and there they normally don't knock you out. I asked once but they said they usually don't because they won't know if they hit a nerve and if they keep going it could cause nerve damage. They still numbed me up so it didn't really hurt but I was conscious and could feel everything. I guess it depends on the hospital and what protocol they follow.
Titanium Texan;4442 said:Yeah, that's how I was down here. I was never knocked out for bone marrow aspirations/biopsies. They just put some lidocaine in the insertion area and went to work. It was always pretty painful since they had to push so hard to get into my bones. They just gave me something to squeeze. But you gotta do what you gotta do.
Mishanne;4453 said:I have a new one! Went in for my three month check up with the dermatologist and the nurse didn't look at my files before she took me back so the conversation went something like this:NURSE "so you're here for... ?"ME "Oh just my three month check up"NURSE "right, for acne"ME "No, actually melanoma and they keep finding atypical moles"NURSE "Oh my god, I'm SO sorry"ME "it's okay"Hahaha, I actually found it kind of funny, I've never really had an acne problem so I'm assuming she just said that because I'm young... I was the only non-wrinkly person in the waiting room that day! Had one more spot removed on my shoulder to be checked too, what are the bets that that one turns out atypical too?