long lost babyseeester

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babyseeester
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   Posted 2/16/2005 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ladies.  I'm still here, just don't get on the computer very much anymore. 
 
Here's an update.........I've finished my first round of chemo (4 sessions).  So far doing OK.  I start Taxotere next week, every 3 weeks for I'm not sure how long.  I cut what hair I had left really short and started wearing the wig.  Everyone at work loves it.  The first day I wore it, I told them I was the new girl.  LOL  I've been back to work since after Christmas.  It's going OK. 
 
My DH is doing well.  He had his pin removed yesterday and was a big boy about it.  He said it didn't really hurt and it's more comfortable now without the pin.  It had started bothering him.  He wears the cast for another month and then he just has to start walking on it.  I just hope the pain isn't too bad.  The doctor said 50% of people need follow up surgery after a year or so.
 
I'm wishing everyone well here and sorry I'm not on much to catch up with you all.
 
L & H, 
Kathy


gma
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   Posted 2/16/2005 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been wondering where you have been. Was going to ask Annette, but she wasn't around, either for awhile. She checked in the other day. This is her busy time at work, so we know to expect her to not be around as much. Glad to hear chemo is over, you are back to work, Hubby is doing ok with his ankle and all is going well for you both. Please check in again before so much time goes by. Hugs MK


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   Posted 2/16/2005 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kathy, I've been thinking about you. Great you are through one phase and back to work.  Continued prayers for you and DH.  Hugs, Libby
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ardee
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   Posted 2/18/2005 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Kathy! Glad to hear you're finished with that yucky A/C. Stay dry, although it won't be easy this week.

L&H,
Rita


coopfesta
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   Posted 2/19/2005 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Kathy!
 
I realize now that you have been doing chemo.  I'm sorry I haven't been with it with you.  I had a lot going on.  I wanted to give you some kewl things that are available when you're a member of the club that no one wanted to join.  I took part in all of them, and really found them helpful and fun.
 
Here are a couple of things I found out about, albeit the hard way.  Casting for recovery (there's a website) funds free getaways where BC patients can go to a beautiful place for the weekend and learn how to fly fish with experts.  There are usually about 12 women who are selected for each one, and they are all over the country.  They have a nurse and a social worker there too.  It was a great time!   
 
There's a great program that American Cancer Society runs called Looking good Feeling Well.  They run a two-hour workshop and give away like a hundred dollars in makeup with lessons, and also lessons on how to make turbans and play with scarves.  I learned how to make a turban out of a tee shirt!  It was a nice two hours with ladies that were true survivors.  I recommend it highly.
 
Also, there's chemoangels.com, a free service that assigns you a chemoangel that will send you little inspiring, supportive cards and little gifts.  I was surprised how those cards came at just the right time!
 
Good luck with the taxotere, sweetie.  Don't hesitate to ask for painkillers if you get achy.  They made me functional.

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

Ellen


Luci
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   Posted 2/19/2005 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, There you are; I kept thinking about you wondering what was happening. Glad the first tx's are behind you. Hoping that taxotere goes well. Happy to read the news about your DH, too. I'm thinking of you; sending hugs from NV. Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus


babyseeester
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   Posted 2/21/2005 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Ellen,

Thanks for all the advise.  I start Taxotere tomorrow and hope it will be OK.  Does it make you nauseous?  I think I can deal with the aches better than the nausea. 

I'm drowning here with all the rain we're having!  Need to start building the arc.  LOL


Kathy

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