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Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers – Part X – Aftermath – or the other Shoe – by HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers – Part X – Aftermath – or the other Shoe – by HD

Last week I discussed the worst case scenario, namely what if I wouldn't survive these three cancers in 2007.  Well, I am delighted to say that I am still here and writing this chapter, [Read] | 2 responses.

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers – Part VIIII – What If? – by HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers – Part VIIII – What If? – by HD

In the past chapters I wrote about all the treatments I received for my multiple cancers.  The skin cancer and my thyroid cancer treatment I discussed in  more detail in last week's [Read] | 5 responses.

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers Part VIII – Glowing in the Dark – by HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers Part VIII – Glowing in the Dark – by HD

So far, I took you on a tour through my chemo and radiation treatments, but there is more, - that rather aggressive skin cancer and the pesky thyroid cancer still haven't been dealt [Read] | 5 responses.

So Many Cancers, So Little Time… In College, As An Adult, And, In Life

So Many Cancers, So Little Time… In College, As An Adult, And, In Life

Dear Thyroid; This letter has been a long time coming. It shows how the changes in medical standards can affect us much later on. It shows that cancer never goes away. It is not meant [Read] | 3 responses.

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers: Part VI – Beam me up Scotty – by HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers:  Part VI – Beam me up Scotty – by HD

In last weeks segment I wrote about the need to “smell the roses” and to have some distractions and fun before and while you are undergoing cancer treatments.  Today lets get into [Read] | 8 responses.

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers: Part V – Smell the Roses – by HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers: Part V  – <i>Smell the Roses</i> – by HD

Even if you are all motivated and positive about your treatment plan (like I discussed here last week), it is good to try to forget for a little while that you are fighting multiple, [Read] | 8 responses.

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers Part IV – I think I can – by HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers Part IV – I think I can – by HD

Even with a good support system (like I wrote about last week), and with all the education about my cancers, it was difficult at times to stay positive and remain  motivated; especially [Read] | 13 responses.

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers: Part II – “Dearly Beloved” – by HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers: Part II –<i> “Dearly Beloved” – by HD</i>

Last week I talked about how therapeutic it was for me to learn all I could about my cancers and their treatment options.  It gave me a feeling of actively “doing” something to [Read] | 17 responses.

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers: Part II Learn to Ride the Dragon, Written By HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers: Part II <i>Learn to Ride the Dragon</i>, Written By HD

In my last installment I wrote about how I woke up from surgery not with one, but with two different primary cancers. A throat and a thyroid cancer.  They call them primary when the [Read] | 12 responses.

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers, Written by HD

Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers, Written by HD

Part 1 - “The Drama unfolds”-  by HD Honscheid I was asked to write a column here on Dear Thyroid describing my experiences of having to deal with multiple cancers. Mildly [Read] | 13 responses.