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Listening is Manners - Once I was picking up a scholar from a trip, he was dragging his carry on behind him and as I reached to take it from him he nudged me aside and said, “ A man has more right to his luggage.” I let it pass as he seemed quite intent on pulling his carry on, but I appreciated the statement and the sentiment that came with it.

At another time and place, I was the one arriving as a guest and as the host brother, whom I had never met before, reached to grab my carry on, I simply nudged him aside and told him “A man has more right to his luggage.” The brother responded by grabbing more aggressively at my luggage insisting that I was his guest and he must drag my luggage! I pushed him back again only for him to attempt again and we wrestled over my carry on for a few moments both sets of hands latched onto the bag with me yelling, “Dude, let go of my bag!” Before I let him have it. For Teens. Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, with Melissa Hudson, MD. Adolescents and Young Adults With Leukemia Have Lower Survival Rates and Higher Rates of Recurrence Than Younger Patients. ASCO Annual MeetingJune 2, 2012 In a new study on a type of leukemia called high-risk B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), researchers found that adolescents and young adults (ages 16 to 30) were more likely to have the disease recur (come back after treatment) and more likely to die from the disease than younger patients.

Adolescents and young adults (often shortened to AYA) with cancer make up a unique group of patients with different medical, social, and emotional needs than both younger and older patients. The results of this study highlight the importance of finding new ways to treat leukemia and lower the side effects of treatment for these patients. This study included 501 adolescents and young adults who were part of a larger study that tested four different treatment regimens (schedules) for this type of ALL. Among the adolescents and young adults, researchers found that 68% had no signs of leukemia after five years, compared with about 81% of the younger patients. What Does Chemotherapy Feel Like? « Chronicles of a Cancer Patient. What Does Chemo Do To You? Ok, this one might be a little too much information for you. But if there’s somebody out there that will be going through all this, you should read this.

Or maybe you shouldn’t. People ask me on the bad days what chemotherapy is like, and although I consider myself articulate, I have a really difficult time explaining it. Its difficult to describe the forest from the trees, right? But I figure I’ll try to describe it a bit here. Careful reading this. Chemotherapy side effects are worse than cancer, that’s for sure. Chemo, on the other hand, you can never forget that. Well, I’ll tell you what I can about chemo. I’ll start on Sunday, the day before chemo. The dread of chemotherapy now starts much earlier than Sunday. And I suppose I should feel good that I only have 2 more treatments. I try to distract myself on Sundays, and thankfully, I think everyone around me tries to do the same. I sleep as late as I can on Mondays. Chemotherapy is about a 4 hour process. How is chemotherapy given? Systemic chemotherapy Drugs used for systemic (total body) chemotherapy can be given in these ways: Oral (PO) — taken by mouth (usually as pills) Intravenous (IV) — infused through a vein Intramuscular (IM) — injected into a muscle Subcutaneous (SQ) — injected under the skin Some chemotherapy drugs are never taken by mouth because the digestive system can’t absorb them or because they irritate the digestive system.

Even when a drug is available in an oral form (such as a pill or liquid), this method may not be the best choice. The term parenteral is used to describe drugs given into a vein (intravenously or IV), muscle (intramuscularly or IM), or under the skin (subcutaneously or SQ). The IV route gets the drug quickly throughout the body. Central venous catheters (CVCs) or vascular access devices (VADs) may be needed. Central venous catheters are also known as vascular access devices. Many different types of CVCs can be used to allow an easier route for IV medicines. Blog Archives - Riding the Cancer Coaster:Survival Guide for Teens. Blog Archives - Riding the Cancer Coaster:Survival Guide for Teens. The Best Children’s Books and Picture-Books of 2014. By Maria Popova Intelligent and imaginative tales of love, loneliness, loyalty, loss, friendship, and everything in between.

“I don’t write for children,” Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. “I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’” “It is an error,” wrote J.R.R. Tolkien seven decades earlier in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing for children, “to think of children as a special kind of creature, almost a different race, rather than as normal, if immature, members of a particular family, and of the human family at large.” Indeed, books that bewitch young hearts and tickle young minds aren’t “children’s books” but simply great books — hearts that beat in the chest of another, even if that chest is slightly smaller. This is certainly the case with the most intelligent and imaginative “children’s” and picture-books published this year. “Yes,” says Lion. The seasons roll by and Lion tends to his garden quietly, solemnly.

Help Kids Deal with Hurtful Comments - Get Ready for K Through Play. Last year I embarked on a wonderful series called Get Ready for K Through Play with some of the best kid bloggers out there. Well, it was such a success and helpful to so many parents, that we decided to do it again. Over the next 6 weeks, we will provide you with all the tools you need to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Each week, we will to focus on a different Kindergarten readiness skill. This week, we are sharing ways to develop Social and Emotional Skills that will help your child succeed in Kindergarten. Last year I shared about Helping the Shy Child Prepare for Kindergarten.

This year, I will be focusing on how to Help Kids Deal with Hurtful Comments. I feel like I have a bit more knowledge of getting ready for Kindergarten this year, since my twins just completed their Kindergarten year. 1- Give your child time to communicate My daughter didn't come straight home and tell me that a girl was mean to her. 2- Don't judge 3- What happened before 4- Brainstorm responses. 75 slides to think about 75 slajdova za razmišljanje.

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