Re: [MOL] Dusti! [00284] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Dusti!



Glad to see you are not just reading our forum; but jumping in and being a
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is mostly left untouched to be able to help someone.  Thanks for your imput,


lillian

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----- Original Message -----
From: Barham, Dusti # IHTUL <Dusti.Barham@tulsa.cistech.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: [MOL] Distraction


> My experience has been very similar to yours as far as thinking about it
all
> the time.  I try not to talk about it at work because I don't want anyone
to
> feel sorry for my situation-my Mom was diagnosed in June with terminal
liver
> cancer which started in her bile ducts.  I don't talk about it with anyone
> really except with my Mom.  My husband is in denial and doesn't like to
> discuss it.  It often feels like I want to explode sometimes that everyone
> else is living a normal life (it seems) and I am dealing with this
terrible
> thing.  It has definitely been helpful to start reading this forum and to
> realize that there are many, many people who are dealing with life and
death
> issues.  There are some days when I don't think about it very much and
some
> days when it is ALWAYS there.  One thing might help is to remember that
when
> it comes down to it, all we really have is today.  Don't waste prescious
> time agonizing all the time, appreciate what there is to appreciate
now-even
> if it is just remembering that it could be worse.... make the most of your
> time with your boyfriend.
>
> Regards
>
> Dusti
>
> > ----------
> > From: btague@uism.bu.edu[SMTP:btague@uism.bu.edu]
> > Reply To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 11:51 AM
> > To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > Subject: [MOL] Distraction
> >
> >      Hello All,
> >
> >      I'm at work and feeling extremely distracted today.
> >
> >      My boyfriend was diagnosed with AML this past May and as the
> > treatment
> >      has gone on, I feel like I've gotten more and more obsessed by it
to
> >      the point that I feel like that's all I think/talk about.  Does
> > anyone
> >      here feel like you almost obsess over the disease.  I'm not really
> >      even sure if I remember what my life was like before all this
> >      happened, or if I can even have a conversation with someone without
> >      bringing up the cancer at least once.
> >
> >      Well, I guess I'm just doing a little ranting.  My boyfriend is
doing
> >
> >      really well, he's in remission and only has one more round of chemo
> >      left.  I shouldn't complain, but I'm worried that I'm losing
friends
> >      and possibly hurting my position at work because all I seem to be
> > able
> >      to think about lately is cancer and treatment and what the next
step
> >      is, etc....
> >
> >      Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone had some advice on how to
> >      train myself not to obsess about it so much.  I'd appreciate the
> >      advice.
> >
> >      Thanks,
> >      Brandi
> >
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