MY DEAR FRIENDS,
THESE PAST FEW MONTHS HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT. I SPENT SEVERAL WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR NUMEROUS PROBLEMS. THE DAY I WAS TO BE RELEASED I STOOD UP AND MY LEG GAVE OUT. AS IT TURNED OUT I HAD A PATHOLOGICAL BREAK OF THE FEMUR. THE TUMOR THAT WAS THERE WAS HUGE, PLUS SOME OTHER TUMORS. THE PAIN WAS HORRIBLE !!! I HAD SURGERY TO REPAIR THE FEMUR .THEY USED A PLATE AND SCREWS ETC. THE INCISION IS 18 INCHES LONG. I THEN SPENT 2 WEEKS IN REHAB.
I AM NOW IN HOSPICE. IT IS WONDERFUL HERE. MY PROGNOSIS ISNT GOOD. THE HOSPICE HOUSE IS VERY CLOSE TO WHERE MY DAUGHTERS LIVE (15 MIN DRIVE) SO ONE OF THEM VISITS DAILY.MY WINDOW LOOKS OUT ONTO THE LAKE...... IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY PEACEFUL........
I WILL POST WITH UPDATES, BUT WHEN I CANT, JOYCE (LEMONCREAMLADY....LEMONZ) WILL......
THANKS FOR LISTENING ........
LOVE AND HUGS
Post Edited (Cathi) : 3/2/2009 9:11:49 AM (GMT-7)
Word are failing me now so please know that you have a special place in my heart as you were one of the first I met that great day in May so many many years ago. May God bless you and guide you on your final journey. I love you Cathi.
Once upon a time, we lived in a land where our bodies had not been touched by cancer. Then one day, we heard that awful word “malignant.” We underwent treatment – surgery, chemo, and radiation as ordered by our oncs. We adjusted to a new “normal” made all the more bearable because we met a wonderful bunch of ladies who knew exactly what it was like to go through what we were because they were going through it, too.
Some of us overcame our fear of posting personal info online to meet new breast friends on a board where logins became cherished friends. We met in chat where we laughed and cried and consoled each other and shared our life experiences. Then, wonder of wonders, we met in person! Oh, who can describe the feeling of those in-person hugs and laughs and tears?!
Miss Cathleen, you are a dear lady. I love to read your posts, the feel of your hugs, the sound of your voice, and I admire the way you have fought this battle. I am thankful you have this wonderful place to stay where you are being cared for and can visit us online when you’re up to it. Please know that you are loved.
My prayers are continuing for you.
Becky (& George)
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
Make sure your suffering has meaning…
Dearest Cathi, I have been thinking about you a lot lately. Everytime I see the previews about the movie "Mama Mia" I picture you, Luci and I rockin' to the music! You are the first breast friend I met in San Antonio. You are a sweetheart.
I pray that you remain comfortable. I am glad your daughters are near.
I love you Cathi, and I know I will see you again dear friend.
Love and Hugs,
This just sucks! I am happy you have your daughters near you. I have no more words.
Love, Hugs, & Prayers,
Oh, Cathi, I have no words...
Hope that monster hug was gentle enough.
Love, Peg V
Hello Cathi -- I hope this post finds you well. You have always been one of the classiest breast friends that I have. I know that Hosice is a decision that we may all face at some time - I can hear the peace in your voice. I picture you view as you look onto the lake. I wish you peace, happiness and rest.
Hugs to you always!
Jackie aka bandlady
I check-in on the board now and then just to keep up with people though I rarely post anymore. But, when I saw your post I wanted to reply. You have had everything but the kitchen sink thrown at you since your dx and you have handled all with such grace. I am very sad to hear that you are now in hospice care but you sound at ease, if that makes any sense. I am honored that I had the chance to meet you in person many years ago and I have always had very fond thoughts of you. It is one of those silver linings that I have tried to find in this wretched disease. Meeting you is worth more than gold. I love you. Christi