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   Posted 5/17/2005 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys
This is Tammy McCaslin.  Remember me?  I guess you thought I fell in a hole somewhere, huh?  There's been a lot going on for me.  Today was my last chemo!  Yahoo!  I sure do miss my hair.  I never realized how important your hair is to your looks until I lost mine.  I can't wait to see how it grows out.  Anybody have any funny stories to tell about hair?  Anyway, last time I talked to anyone, I had just started dating this guy.  Well it's been 3 1/2 months and everything is just wonderful.  I'm staying with him right now at his house because I was and still am having financial problems because I've missed a lot of work.....anyway, sometime this summer we plan on moving back to my house cause I'm buying and he's renting.  He is so good to me.  It does not matter to him that I'm bald.  (It does me, still, I'm still very self concious about it.)  Everyone at my job, which is Wal-Mart, has been wonderful to me, from the lowest in the hiarchy to the highest. I could not ask for  better treatment from everyone.  I will be starting radiation in approx. 3-4 weeks.  I'm nervous about that and what it will do to me.  Anybody have anything they can tell me to help me?  I'd sure appreciate anything.  I'll be doing radiation about 6-7 weeks, five days a week.  That's a lot!  The chemo is pushing me into early menopause (I'm almost 46)  The hot flashes are killin me!!!!
I'm sorry to just go on and on, but it's been a while.  I live in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and on June 3, the city is having a Relay for Life for cancer survivors and non-survivors.  We have a racehorse track here and that's where it's going to be held.  It's an all night event with all sorts of stuff going on.  I can't wait.  I think it will be very beneficial to me, as well  as a lot of fun!  I'll tell you more later.  I'm going to go for now.  I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Hugs and prayers
Tammy McCaslin

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   Posted 5/17/2005 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tammy, thanks for the update. Sounds like your life is going well. Glad to know that your chemo is done. You will find the Relay for Life a moving experience. I have participated in several and it brings tears to my eyes every time. Radition will be easy after chemo, I am sure. I did not do chemo but did have radiation and worked every day. Just don't try to do too much else. Take special care of your skin. Your radiation center will recommend what they want you to use. Take care and check back with us again, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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   Posted 5/18/2005 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tammy, even though you have been going through chemo it sounds like you have your life!!!! Wonderful! He must be a very special guy to be so caring and taking care of you so well. Give him a hug from an old lady who admires men that treat their women good. LOL. Don't stay away so long next time. We are always here anytime you get a chance to stop by. I am glad you are busy and doing well. Big hugs, MK

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   Posted 5/18/2005 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tamaralynn,

I was wondering what was going on with you. Things sound like they're moving along smoothly. That's great! I had baby-fine, stick-straight hair all my life. Losing it was really not that big a deal. Like I told my best friend, losing it could only be an improvement. Well, It's been 18 months since my last chemo, and my hair is still curly. Actually, it has more body than I ever dreamed possible, even tho it's a bit thinner. After the chemo, rads was a walk in the park for me. And the time goes faster than you think it will. So hang in there, kick back, grab that guy's hand, and enjoy looking at the light at the end of the tunnel for a bit.


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