Topic: Introduction... did my first ever post, post?

Hello there!  I started writing an introductory posting - then went back to it a couple of days later, finished and 'posted' it ...but then it said 'you are not logged in' ...oops!  Does that mean my first post, was never posted?? If so, I wish I'd had the sense to keep a copy...!  I'm new to all this! M

Re: Introduction... did my first ever post, post?

Melonie,

Welcome!  Sorry you had a bad technology experience for your first post. If you don't see your post on the site under the topic you posted it in, then it did not get posted sad

Please try again.  We'd love to learn about you.

-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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Re: Introduction... did my first ever post, post?

Melonie,
Welcome to this incredible site full of wonderful people. I didn't see your post so maybe try again.
Lisa

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Re: Introduction... did my first ever post, post?

Welcome aboard Melanie.

Your post above says Posts - 1 so your first 'first' post didn't make it.

You'll be addicted to the board before long.

Clare

In the stars now . . . .

Re: Introduction... did my first ever post, post?

Dear Melonie, I would have remembered your name as my Sister's name is Melanie (close)! But glad to see you made it here now so welcome to our amazing family and now you can post away! Looking forward to hearing from you.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Introduction... did my first ever post, post?

Hi Melonie,

Welcome to the site. Sorry that you had to find us all but glad that you're here as you've come to the best place for support and help and you'll certainly get a ton of both from everyone here. Grrr to technology problems! But unfortunately it does as Randi says mean that your first post was not posted here.

Could you try again and tell us a bit more about what's going on for you. We're here to help and will do our best for you. Looking forward to hearing more from you soon hopefully.

Best wishes,

Gavin

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Re: Introduction... did my first ever post, post?

Hello there!
Thank you all for your replies to my 2nd 'testing' post when the first one failed...

I want to let you know about myself and current situation - plus ask a lot of questions... BUT it has to be admitted, I AM UTTERLY HOPELESS…

FOR EXAMPLE,  I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA HOW TO POST A MESSAGES ON THIS FORUM TO INTRODUCE MYSELF… 
That is with the exception of my currently writing in this little box on the end of my very first posting from 5 months ago! So, I would appreciate a bit of guidance… because at 53 I have always avoided joining ANY online communities in England, where I live, or worldwide - including Facebook.  Quite frankly I wouldn't know a 'Tweet' from a 'Twitter'!

Many thanks

Melonie
...in cold rainy England!

Re: Introduction... did my first ever post, post?

Hi Melonie, you did just fine this time! Hello and welcome to our remarkable family. As I stated above my Sister's name is Melanie, close. OK now that you took the plunge and landed safely tell us about yourself. You will get used to this new fang dangled stuff. You can stay logged in if you check the space under your log in that says, "Keep me logged in". That will help until you get used to it. Looking forward to hearing more from you. Oh and after you post don't forget to click on the submit button under your post.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Melonie....we could use some of your rain here in Northern California minus the cold.
You did just fine.  As Lainy has mentioned just continue on sharing your thoughts with us. 
Hugs
Marion

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Hi Lainy & Marion

I promise to write an introduction later on - but I have a current concern and wonder whether there is anyone in this unique family who has Diabetes - type 2 or type 1 - who may have experience of the disease dramatically affecting the following?...

I am about to undertake my very first Chemo on 7th February, and I clearly remember being told a few weeks ago that being well hydrated was most important if I was to be able to undergo Chemotherapy. (GemCis)  Dehydration wasn't a concern at the time.  ...However, it most certainly is now. and I am worried I may lose my chance of Chemo - which would be devastating.

A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  Recently my blood monitor figures are super high - and way beyond any I have had even when ill or undergoing a 65% resection to remove two large and painful tumours. The units used in England vary from those in America - but roughly converted my 10 would equate to your 200; 20 ~ 400; 30 ~ 600 etc. For those who do not have knowledge of Diabetes, I SHOULD ideally register between 5 to 8 if I have good control.  Nowadays, irrespective of a good diet I am registering in the high 20s most days, and last week after registering "30.8" my monitor simply said "Hi"! - because I was over the monitor's limit of 33! (Over 600 in American units!!)  These are Hyperglycaemic levels which are making me very dehydrated.  I'm drinking almost constantly, but am also passing urine every hour or so. My doctor has suggested increasing Metformin by 1000mg and adding in Gliclazide tablets twice a day - but I am still showing values of 20+.

My resected liver is apparently clear of the disease - however I do have disease in some abdominal lymph nodes and some small mets in my lungs.

Many thanks for reading.
Melonie

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Melonie -
I would suggest that you talk to your doctor. Your numbers are without a doubt running too high. My husband too is a Type 2 diabetic and we have struggled with it off and on through this, mostly after chemo because of the steroids that he was given before and after chemo. One of the things that we did before his surgery and have kept it that way was that we eliminated his oral medications completely and switched to insulin for control. He uses a baseline insulin that he takes twice a day and then he does a quicker acting insulin before each meal. It does mean he has to check his blood sugars more often but he has much better control.

I would definitely call your doctor as soon as possible and explain what is going on. Those are too high and I worry they won't do chemo if they are that high. Also remember that stress will play havoc with blood sugars and there is no doubt some stress in your life.

Keep us posted.

KrisV

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