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kmonke
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   Posted 9/30/2005 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi friends,
 
It has been a very long time since I have been on the site.  Not because I don't care and think of all of you constantly - it was just a crazy summer, and now fall.
 
Had my 6 mo oncology check up this past week and all seems well, but because I still have not had the reconstructive surgery that was recommended 2 years ago (and some of you know about that), I am scheduled for a PET scan on Nov 2.  That at this moment is the least of my concerns. 
 
In June as I ran through the Denver airport to make a 10 minute connection (and had to change terminals), I thought I wasn't going to make it because of shortness of breath.  At first it was scoffed off (by me) as being old, and out of shape.  However, the shortness of breath has continued along with light headedness at times and a heavy chest at times.  When I went in for my physical on Sep 12th, my Dr put me through a battery of heart tests.  Got the results today and they are kind of scary.  The left side of my heart is functioning at 20%, there is a mild enlargement in one portion and some other things that I didn't understand.  Long story, short, I am being referred to a cardiologist next Friday and was told today that the cardiologist would probably order an angiogram to check for blockage.  I told my PC that I knew chemo did damage to my heart by about 15%, she said some of the damage is from that, but there is a lot more damage.
 
In the meantime, I am very concerned, but have faith in God that once again the good Dr's and my will to live will win out.  I have two new grandchildren that I want to be here for.  Aiden is almost 6 months and one BIG boy - like his daddy.  Megan Marie was born August 17th and is a little dainty thing.  I have waited a long time to be a grandma, and I want to be around to enjoy it.
 
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.  Will keep you all posted.  Skimmed through the posts tonight and see a lot of new names, and some "oldies" missing that I am very concerned about.  You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers.
 
Love, Kitty

Candy
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   Posted 10/1/2005 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kitty,

It is so good to see your post.  I am sorry about the heart problems.  It always seems that BC isn't enough to fight.  As you know the good Lord will be with you giving you strenghth and peace.  Hang on to Him. 

I too have a new grandbaby, well not so new, she is 13 months now and quite the pistol.  Enjoy your grandchildren and savor each moment. 

Stay strong, as I know you are, and hang in there.  Please keep us posted.

Love, hugs, and prayers,

 

Candy 


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


Jo-Ann
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   Posted 10/1/2005 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Kitty, I hate hearing about your heart problems. It just seems that this dämned disease goes on and on wrecking everything in its way. Whatever is wrong, I know you will stand up and fight through it. You've been on your journey for so long and now there's just a fork in the road. All of our prayers and love are with you.

Please be sure to let us know everything you find out from the cardiologist. We've certainly missed you and we're glad to hear from you every time you post.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".


coopfesta
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   Posted 10/1/2005 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kitty:
 
They day God doesn't give us more than we can handle, well He must have a lot of faith in you!  It's well deserved.  You've been through so much.  I'll be praying for you that it's treatable and this crisis passes.
 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

Ellen


MNlady13
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   Posted 10/1/2005 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
((((Kitty))) What an ordeal you are going through -- again. It just seems like life is going along fine, and something like this hits you over the head. I hope the docs can find an effective treatment for the heart problems. This is really scary stuff, girlfriend. You take care. Gotta be there for those grandbabies. Hugs and love, 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.


kmonke
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   Posted 10/1/2005 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for all the replies.  I will let you know what I learn from the cardiologist on Friday.  If the PCE is available it is more than welcome to fly to Bismarck, ND.  We are still having very enjoyable weather, so just bring a sweater as evenings get cool.

Love you all,

Kitty

 

 


Tavish
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   Posted 10/1/2005 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kitty- thanks for posting, but sorry you are having more problems. We'll be there on Friday, PCE will board on Thursday night.....I have never been to ND, so this will be a great time for us to see you and be with you.


Hang in there!

Lori



Jo-Ann
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   Posted 10/1/2005 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure Joyce will be firing up the PCE. I do think that I will need something a little warmer than a sweater. I'm going to look for a nice pink cape with pink boas. I'll make sure Cruella is warm and won't let her near the chocolate during the trip.

Remember that we ARE going to be with you and I'm sure you'll find a few pink feathers around.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".


jaaustin
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   Posted 10/1/2005 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty,
It's nice to hear from you. I'm sorry you are having to deal with heart issues. I hope they can find a way to get you back to 100% in no time. Will be thinking about you.
Hugs,
Julie
Do not go gentle into that goodnight,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
~Dylan Thomas


kittyritz
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   Posted 10/1/2005 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kitty,

Glad to hear about the new grandbabies but sorry to hear of the heart problems.  It's funny (or strange, not sure) about that...but hear I am 41 years old and the last 8 months or so, I feel as if I have no endurance at all.  I swear it is because of the chemo that I took that I just don't have as much heart capacity.  The things we have to do to fight this disease.  Take care. L& H, Christi



cupycake2
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   Posted 10/1/2005 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty,

I will be boarding that PCE with all the pink things I can find to attach to my body! So sorry that you have to be dealing with all of this. You will be on my mind and in my prayers that the docs will have an answer to all of this for you and you will be feeling like your old self real soon.

God bless dear friend,
Debbie
^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"
Cicero


kmonke
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   Posted 10/3/2005 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   

My advise to all of you is that if you are feeling short of breath, winded, tightness in the chest at any time, to mention it to your PC and ask if they think you should have a Stress Test or Echocardiogram done because you have had Chemo and know that it can do damage to your heart.  Nip it in the bud early!

Will be watching for the PCE, and yes, Jo-Ann bring along a warm jacket.  We are in a Winter Storm Watch for tomorrow night through Thursday.  Could get up to 8" of snow.  Am really hoping the weather men are as off as usual and that we just get the cold.  I can handle that, just not ready for the white moisture yet.

Thanks again,

Love, Kitty

 


Brnadebt
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   Posted 10/4/2005 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitty

Just wanted to say we are all with you and you wont go through this alone. I will also be on the PCE I have not been to Bismark in 20 years I would love to see it again. Enjoy the snow if you get some. I miss having snow, but where I live now gets very little. I better buy some snow boots before I board the PCE.
Hugs:)
Bernadette

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