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How are you Pepe?

AnneCan
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I know you were having your 1st radiation treatment today; how are you doing?

AnneCan
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Just saw your other post; glad you are doing well.

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pepebcn
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For the moment easy and fast! Wish chemo would be like that! Ahhhh l have forgotten....... wen I was in the changing room my port pump
dropped down and get disconnected ! thanks God It was in the hospital and 20 minutes later everything was solved!Hahaha!
Hugs dear!

khl8
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alittle hint to help that not happen again, Wrap a piece of tape around the tubing and make a flag out of it, then put a safety pin through the flag part and fasten to your shirt, then if the pump falls, it will be stopped by the shirt and not be pulled out.

Kathy

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pepebcn
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the problem is that to be radiated I was naked!!!! LOL!
Hugs!

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plh4gail
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That is a good idea Kathy. I just hung mine on my shoulder andf neck like a purse. And Pepe tuck it close between your side and arm while you're laying on the radiation table. They need to give you a hospital gown :)...... Stay strong and healthy, you can do it!...Gail

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pepebcn
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getting my clothes off!. You mean the machine between my body and my arm?, impossible! I have to stretch my arms over my head!.
Hugs.

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plh4gail
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Oh. Well I guess that wouldn't work. When my pelvis was radiated for the colorectal area my arm were at my sides with hands on the tummy. They need to put a small bedside close next to you where it will be close to you maybe?....Gail

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pepebcn
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what they suggest !
Hugs!

khl8
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Gail,
In your case, pin it to your bra!

khl8
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I wish I could take credit for it, but my oncology nurse showed me this trick. during the day I pinned it to my bra and then when I had to change my clothes, I would lay the pump down while I was sitting, then transfer the pin to my pajamas or whatever it was I was changin into it, and it also felt more secure when I was sleeping. I never had the feeling that I would pull the needle out of my port.

Kathy

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Sundanceh
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Just wear the pump around your waist - you can have it sit on your thigh during the treatment.

Also, no gowns should be worn for radiating the lung area. Shirt off at all times and the technicians should tell you this. They need to see your tatoos to line you up properly in the linear accelerator.

-Craig

AnneCan
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You don't want to be pinning it to anything - ouch!

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pepebcn
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pain!!!!!!
LOL

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jararno
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I used one of those plastic ID Badge Clips with snaps to snap around the part of the tubing where the tubes screw together then I clipped the metal part to the top of my shirt. It worked very well for those many times that I forgot to take the pump when I got up. The tape and safety pin sound great too! I wish those pumps could be made to be a little easier to drag around! I called mine "Grace", just because there was no graceful way to handle it!

Take Care!

Barb

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plh4gail
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Such good ideas for you Pepe. You are in good hands here for sure. I remember jumping out of bed to the sound of my alarm, only to be jerked back because I left my pump laying on the bed. Talk about wide eyed and scared. I did mine 3 months ago. You're going to do great!

Smiles, Gail

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