This fellow has a Lymphoma. Need Help

@mikyung (2235)
Philippines
May 14, 2012 1:26pm CST
I'm thinking of how to help to this officemate of mine who was diagnosed with Lymphoma just yesterday. I pity this fellow for he has no other family aside from his old mother, he is the only one who supports his family. I'm thinking of this site to solicit NOT for money but for your precious THOUGHTS on how to help this fellow. And as search from those existing topics regarding Lymphoma, discussions - the results - the latest is dated 4 months ago and the oldest is 6 years ago. I'm just curious what's their status and how they handle their case. By thinking a deed, even a small thing, I believe It could help. Really, I made a self-realization that people need people and that is purpose in this life- to help each other.
3 responses
@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
15 May 12
Being positive and having people around us who are positive is a lot of help. With anything like this he needs to start eating some anti-oxidants like acai berry, certain mushrooms, and CoQ10. All these are nutrients for the cells and will help make them healthy.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
15 May 12
Thanks celticeagle. I will try to get some of the things you mentioned. Healthy cells means healthy body...
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@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
16 May 12
You're welcome! I think it only makes sense. Keeping our cells healthy makes the chance of them becoming abnormal and becoming cancerous less of a possibility.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Very well said. Thanks
@marguicha (81881)
• Chile
14 May 12
There are many kinds of lymphoma. Which of them is the one your friend has? I have a follicular lymphoma. It´s not agresive, but has no cure. Others are different. The best way to help anyone who is ill is to be there. What I mean is, visit him, take him books or other things he might like and above all, don´t pity him. Take care!
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
14 May 12
Thanks marguicha.That will really help. Were you recently diagnosed with Lymphoma? Were you admitted in the hospital for how many days? or it can be treated,(not curable) in an ambulatory setting? I'm from an Asian country where healthcare is somewhat expensive, is it really that costly?
@marguicha (81881)
• Chile
16 May 12
All the tests were done in an ambulatory way. I was admited to the hospital for only one day at the beginning of the treatment. It was so that they could place a catheter in my body for the chemo. Even the two times I had bone marrow tests were ambulatory. Chemotheraphy is very expensive, but in my country we are covered in part by the government and partly by a special insuranse that is very unexpensive but that we must all take and it is for catastrophic illnesses (sush as this one). Still I hd to pay a deductible and other things that were not covered by the insurance. But I could do it. If there was no help, I would have had to sell my house.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
18 May 12
Thanks for sharing. I can see the importance of having a health card or insurance. That's an eye opener for me.
@Bhebelen14 (4561)
• Philippines
14 May 12
Hi Mikyung, let's pray for your officemate and let God handle everything for his recovery. If you have time please visit your officemate, show your support and care to him, in this simple way you can lessen his pain physically and emotionally. All of us we needed someone to help and care for us especially during our troubles, that's why we need to treasure and cherish the person who always there for us no matter what. Hope your officemate will get well soon. :)
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
14 May 12
Thanks Bhebhelen14. Prayers can really help.
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
You're welcome. Thank you so much for the best response.