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originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Have to take a step back sometimes and think about things. People on a plane going down are worried about the plane crashing. The pilot is not worried about the plane crashing. The pilot is worried about the engine loss and going through procedures. She has serious cancer but, maybe that's not the most imminent threat to her life with a weakened immune system. If she gets the virus going to that appointment her problems just got switched around. If she goes to the appointment and dies of the virus in a week you would get it.
but it seems to me utter incompetence - that your mates clinic is closed - yet patients not informed
So today my friend was excited to get down to the City of Hope and get her treatment.
(because) She's been feeling quite ill the past week and bless her heart she couldn't wait to feel better.
What is stage IV cancer?
Stage IV cancer is sometimes referred to as metastatic cancer, because it often means the cancer has spread from its origin to distant parts of the body.
This stage may be diagnosed years after the initial cancer diagnosis and/or after the primary cancer has been treated or removed. When a cancer metastasizes to a different part of the body, it is still defined by its original location. For instance, if breast cancer metastasizes to the brain, it is still considered breast cancer, not brain cancer.
Check out the site below, it has all the information about pancreatic cancer you should be able to understand, but realize, your friend is only delaying the inevitable, and not by much. yet they say some people make extraordinary recoveries,
but people who give someone "false hope" Esp when "loved ones' LIE and tell her what she want to hear, NOT what they think, are being deceitful and the betrayal one feels when discovering this is as bad as your lover leaving 'for no reason'
she's very fortunate to have a true friend like you
So sorry to hear this. Every human is valuable and she should have been treated better and yeah they could have called. I am sure she was on a list of cancellations that ended up at the bottom of a pile. Unfortunately these places are unable to handle the load they have now let alone the individuals with long-term conditions. I'd be cautious of suggesting supplements without knowing what drugs she's on now and how these supplement might interact with those drugs or her treatments. Everything happens for a reason and it's a good possibility that she might have walked in and contracted the virus. With her already compromised immune system just going there is a huge risk. As long as she is stable even tho it sucks I'd say to just hang tight until we know it's safe for her to head out into a public place, especially a medical facility.
originally posted by: carsforkids
She's is one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met. The type of
women who could calm a violent temper in the middle of an angry
fit. She commands respect with the slightest touch. And could stop
any man in his tracks if she slightly elevates her voice. She knows no
jealousy and no one she knows could be jealous of her. But she is
just a friend I've known since 94.
Another friend who over the years has developed cancer. Stage 4
pancreatic motha- effen, gawd damn cancer. So today my friend
was excited to get down to the City of Hope and get her treatment.
She's been feeling quite ill the past week and bless her heart she
couldn't wait to feel better.
This is what has me wanting to take hostages and become a TV star.
She drove all the way down there today a good 2 hours. She couldn't
get thru the door. They turned her away because of the virus. My friend
is dying of cancer and I'm so angry right now. What no one could even
call her and give her a heads up? I mean I'm fighting back angry tears
as I'm writing this. I told her WTF? You might as well try to heal yourself!
It's bad enough seeing her suffer but now she has to wait a whole
Friggen month? How brutal is that for the last person on earth who
should be going thru this? God this world is just so wrong! How do
those people even sleep working thru a system that treats people
people that way? Any way I had to vent some where so that's why
you're reading this ATS. If I could trade places with her? On my skin I