Sorry, my heart is just not in posting these days.

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   Posted 7/1/2006 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
First the good news. Deb posted while I was out of town that I have a new great grand daughter.  She lives only 3 miles from me, so I have been seeing her and her mom a lot while they are bonding this summer.  She is so cuddly and sweet!! Holding her is next to heaven.
The not so good news is that my grandson, Christian, 14 and the trombone player, told his parents he had a lump on his thigh that had been there for quite some time.  Over the last few weeks he has been to the family dr and had x-rays.  The doctor thought it was an osteochondroma which is 99.9% benign.  But even tho I preach not worrying until you know there is something to worry about, I was concerned because of the size of the thing. It fit the curve of my hand.  Yesterday he had surgery to remove it and the surgeon said he still thought it was an osteocondroma BUT it had some strange characteristics.  He said it could be an osteosarcoma, which is not benign.  So we wait for the lab tests to come back. It was the size of a baseball, and the fact that it grew so big so fast is what keeps going through my mind as I try not to worry.  I just wish Christian had mentioned it before, he says he knew it was there for maybe two years????? It did not hurt so he didn't mention it. That is one good thing, from what I have read, bone cancer hurts, so maybe that is a sign it is benign.
Add to that my mother in the nursing home, who I call every night.  Sometimes her mind is spacey and worries me because she of course doesn't realize how spacey she has become.  She knows her memory is not so good, but still thinks she should be living in her apartment and driving her car.  I am going to see her the end of July.
Anyhow, I am still reading the board and checking several times a day.  I just don't feel much like posting.  I know you all will understand.
Hugs MK

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   Posted 7/1/2006 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
MK: Big hugs to you my friend. You have a lot on you plate right now, so I know that we all understand where your priorities are. Right where they should be...w/ your family. When you feel down, just go hold that sweet new baby. She will help you forget all of your worries for a little while. Now if you really don't want to think about things, esp of a night, just keep her all night. lol
Yes, you are right. Bone cancer does hurt. Before I was rediagnosed, my hip hurt all of the time. I am praying that your grandson's tests will turn out to be B-9. Please keep us updated.
I know how you worry about your mom. At least she is in a place now where you know that she is being taken care of and is safe. Glad to hear that you are going to visit her at the end of the month.
Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help support you as you have done for all of us.
Sending lots of hugs, prayers and strength.

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   Posted 7/1/2006 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   


Can understand about not wanting to post.  We all go through those times.  You do have a plate full.  I will have your grandson in my prayers and hope to hear B/9.

Your Mother is in a good place now and being taken care of.  You are a good daughter to call her every night.  It is so hard for you when your Mother is not as aware of her situation as you are.  Hang in there.



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

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   Posted 7/1/2006 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh (((((MK))))). I'm sorry to hear about your grandson. I will pray for B9 also. I understand about the not feeling like posting. I am glad to hear you have a new granddaughter to help you keep your mind off your worries. She sounds precious. Hang in there dear, and let us know what is going on, ok? We love you MK.
L&H, Gail
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   Posted 7/1/2006 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I will be hoping with all of my heart that it is B9!  Don't worry about not posting much.  I don't either and I don't have a good reason, just that I'm busy.  Stay confident that everything will be fine.
L & H,

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   Posted 7/1/2006 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear (((((((((((MK))))))))))))),

Hoping and praying that it comes back B9. What a worry for you! It has to be so hard waiting to here the results of those tests.

Congrats to on the new grandchild. Isn't it just so amazing how tiny those new ones are? We were blessed last week (June 22) with the birth of our 4th grandchild. Addison Dawn was born at 8:00 am, weighed 6lb 11 oz and 19 inches long.

Sending special hugs to you and your family while you wait for those results.

^j^ ^j^ ^j^
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"

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   Posted 7/2/2006 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
MK, My prayers are with you and your family! Our family has been there, and it's such a scary route. I pray for excellent results from the surgery. Keep the faith! We all are here for you and love you dearly!

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karen in north idaho
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   Posted 7/3/2006 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   

      Dear GMA,

I am sorry to hear your news about you grandson... I have 4 boys ages 9,12,12,and15! My prayers are w/ you and your family! Also I would like to thank you for all your replies to all our many ?????!

                              Karen in north Idaho

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   Posted 7/4/2006 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Mk, My thoughts are with you and your family. Its hard enough when its an adult, but when its a  young person, or a child, the wait is nothing short of torture. Our thoughts are with you and I just pray we will all be dancing to that B9 dance song soon. My heart goes out to you with this wait. I know as bad as any wait is, the one over the apple of your eye is really rough. 
I also wanted to congratulate you on that new GGD. I know what a joy that must be.
about Mother, I know its hard when its your Mother, but all I can say is, you are so lucky to have such a great brother and sister in law. It has to be hard on them dealing with this all the time. Bless them, I know just how rough that can be.  Prayers and thoughts. Joyce 
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   Posted 7/4/2006 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear MK
I am so sorry to hear about Christian ...You can be sure that
You and your whole family and of course Christian will be in
my thoughts and prayers....we know that waiting is horrible.
Waiting for our results is bad, but when we are waiting for
our dear family members it is torture.
Love and Hugs
Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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   Posted 7/4/2006 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't worry about not posting,  I sometimes wonder if I should post this or that, I go in waves. 
I'm glad you gave us an update.  I'll be praying for Christian and you all down there.  I hope that it's B9.  Enjoy that baby, too.
Now, I have't heard word one about you're needing that Louisville Slugger, that's good news in and of itself, no?  He must be behaving himself?????  But I have a question, for all of us, really, why is it that the older women aren't complaining about their husbands much?  Should I be encouraged about the possibility of growth or should I begin to understand that acceptance is something you learn with time???????  OR is it because the older you get the more you know not to air dirty laundry???
My DH has been behaving lately, sometimes I hate that when you start to trust that they will not make you crazy again, and then, invariably, they do. 
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   Posted 7/4/2006 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   

I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sending you a great big hug. Post when you feel like it, we understand.

Love ya

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