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RimPigFL
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Reged: 02/25/05
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Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Re: Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info...
      02/25/05 10:04 AM

First of all, you need to find ways to take your mind off of this and calm down. Stress is one of the worst things that you can do for HIV.

The fact of the matter is that you, like so many other people, are "catastrophizing" a situation which doesn't need to be viewed as a catastrophe. There are numberous causes to the inflamation of lymph nodes in the body beyond cancer! But you, in your mind, probably went striaght to the "Big C", didn't you?

You have no proof or empirical evidence of what exactly is the problem right now so don't go getting all athletic and jumping to conclusions! You might just be pole vaulting over a mouse dropping! This could be something as simple as an infection.

I've been poz for over 10 years. I've had a couple inicdents where my lymph nodes got swollen. None of them ever turned out to be cancer. In fact, all they turned out to be were infections.

There is no guarantee that this will be true for you, but it's just as likely as the worst that your mind has already developed for you.

Take a deep breath. Step back away from the problem. Don't panic until you know what is really going on. And, even then, don't panic - that just makes things worse. Do healthy, conscious things to improve your health, mind and spirt.

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* Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info... Anonymous 02/25/05 03:56 AM
. * Re: Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info... Anonymous   09/09/05 09:06 PM
. * Re: Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info... Jessie   02/26/05 05:25 PM
. * Re: Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info... RimPigFL   02/25/05 10:04 AM
. * Re: Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info... Basquo   02/25/05 11:56 AM

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