Welcome to the April 2015
In this issue:
- Members Who Share a Cancer Diagnosis With a Family Member
- Forum Spotlight: Treatment Tips
- Featured Photography: Inspiration From nowheregirl
Members Who Share a Cancer Diagnosis With a Family Member
Going through a cancer diagnosis alone can be a trying time for anyone. But some members of our Community have shared this experience with another family member. We wanted to know what impact going through cancer diagnosis and treatment at the same time as someone they love had on them. Were there moments that surprised them? Was there any inspiration received? Was there comfort in knowing they weren't alone? Were there any important lessons learned? Some of our members have graciously offered to share their experiences with this unique situation.
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Forum Spotlight: Treatment Tips
For Surgery, Janett2014 says: “I cut the leg off an old pair of pantyhose and used that to tie the drains around my neck in the shower. It worked great.” Read more tips from other members or add your own on the Shopping/packing/to-do list for surgery + recovery.... thread >>
For radiation therapy, Evilmidget says: “Always take a jug of ice-water with you to drink on your way home from treatment.” Read more tips from other members or add your own on the List of what to do/get/pack to prep for Radiation Therapy thread >>
For Chemotherapy, Trvler says: “I started having a terrible time with canker sores (about 6 or 7 years ago) and did extensive reading about it because I was miserable. At one point, I had about 6 of them in my mouth. I learned to pop 2 lysine tablets at the first second I felt one coming on and take more of them in the next few days. They stopped them cold.” Read more tips from other members or add your own on the More Tips (and a Shopping List) for Getting Through Chemo thread >>
Featured Photography: Inspiration From nowheregirl
The Gardening, anyone? thread has been gearing up for spring and sharing lots of inspiring photographs! Many of our members are very talented photographers. This month, we’d like to feature some of nowheregirl’s gorgeous photos from Japan.
“The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In Japan, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It's a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossom trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is. So, when Japanese people come together to view the cherry blossom trees and marvel at their beauty, they aren't just thinking about the flowers themselves, but also about the larger meaning and deep cultural tradition the cherry blossom tree.”
Source: Huffington Post
For more beautiful inspiration, visit the Gardening, anyone? thread >>
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