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    by the way...

    "Found out today I have shingles. Evidently not an uncommon occurrence during the recovery process. Doc prescribed an antiviral. How come the warnings on pill bottles never say, "Take with plenty of...
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    Got a shingles shot prior to the diagnosis,...

    Got a shingles shot prior to the diagnosis, thankfully. One less thing to worry about!

    I am back to work full time, but can't do much else. Before diagnosis this was an exhausting job -- so I'm...
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    Arrghhhh!,

    Just wrote a fairly long post and lost it. At any rate, I'm hanging in and will try to repost in the next day or two. I've got a nasty cold and have had enough for the day.
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    Hey, Kevin! Confirmation from my lymphedema...

    Hey, Kevin!

    Confirmation from my lymphedema therapist that vibration CAN be beneficial. She cited some other examples and said "studies have shown that gentle vibration/bouncing to your body does...
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    Laurie - lymphedema

    OK, I've been on all of THREE rides. The first was about 10 minutes (max!), the second was a week later and lasted about 30 minutes. Sunday morning was my 3rd ride, which lasted about 45 minutes. ...
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    Thanks Voni!

    I'll check out Word Press. And I'm familiar with Survey Monkey, so that may be an option too. I'm also looking at PollEverywhere for "live" surveys, but since the free version can only take 40...
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    Thanks Knick!

    30 whole hours at work this week. Everyone says they can see an obvious difference since when I started back over a month ago.

    I would SO like to be riding to work, but am so tired in the...
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    Update - PROGRESS!!

    Now we're cooking with gas, folks!

    It's been a while since my last post. I'm happy to report that things are improving - in some areas slowly, in others by leaps and bounds.

    MOST IMPORTANT:...
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    Post treatment question

    1. Did any of you get a "Summary of Treatment/Care Plan Summary" explaining your diagnosis, treatments received, dosages, etc. after you completed treatment?

    2. What about a "Followup Plan"? ...
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    Good news!

    In a previous post, I believe I mentioned there is actually HAIR growing on my head! It gets even better!!! I have progressed from peach fuzz to CARTOON HAIR!! -- what's there is very sparse and...
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    Thanks Laurie!

    Laurie,

    Great idea -- perhaps if I ride daily, I won't need to do the manual lymphatic drainage "massage"? :)

    Do you wear compression garments when you ride? I've got a sleeve and custom...
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    Thanks for your post.

    Interesting about your "first" doctor - I had not been feeling right and the last two visits had gone with lists of things that just weren't right. He brushed them aside. It was like my body was...
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    The good, the bad, and...

    Some of the good news:

    * chemo is OVER!!

    * I can grow my hair again

    * I can eat out! That means lemon in my tea, lettuce and tomatoes on my sandwich, fresh fruit, seeing people without...
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    This is a GREAT website! Thanks for sharing!

    This is a GREAT website! Thanks for sharing!
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    Great to hear from each of you

    First, thanks to each of you for replying. I hate to hear that anyone else has the cancer diagnosis, but am grateful to know I'm not alone!

    I've been looking for motorcyle/cancer support groups...
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    Cancer Survivors Who ride

    Anyone out there who has survived cancer and rides? I've got a question (OR TWO HUNDRED)... we'll start with...

    What have been your two biggest challenges and what did you do/what was the result...
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