Venting...A very mean disease...

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lemonz
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   Posted 8/12/2006 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
As if her daughter having been diagnosed with cancer and having surgery is not enough....Cathi had an operation yesterday that left her back in a hospital bed, waiting to see if they can operate again. A possible infection or another problem have left them testing before they can tell if they can procede with her new bone. One would think after all the money that has been spent on this disease that they would have done better. Have any of you looked at the price of a test lately? I would really like to know why in this day and age and all this expensive machinery, they open you up and say Oh my, we need more testing.....Sorry for the vent. This just seems so mean that I had to blow off steam. The thing that amazes me is Cathi took it better than I did. I have been talking to myself ever since I talked to her daughter. What kind of world is it where a daughter calls me and I have to ask what the doctor said about her cancer after I find out about her mother. Sorry for venting, I will probably come back and read this later and tell myself to delete it. Thanks so much for listening to a very sour lemon. L&H Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 


gma
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   Posted 8/12/2006 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
No don't delete it, you need to vent! We all do! I know how angry you feel. I guess we all show our anger at this terrible disease in differnt ways. I just have been having a hard time posting lately because I am so sick and tired of our friends having to go through so much all the time. I'm in a funk knowing Cathi and others are fighting so hard. I need my behind kicked!!!! Cathi has had so many trials and she only deserves our love and prayers not more trouble. Infection, as we all know is a problem that needs to be cleaned up before proceeding. Hugs and love, MK


Candy
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   Posted 8/12/2006 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Joyce,  please don't delete the post.  We all need to vent and probably most of the time it is about the hurry up and wait problem.  Testing and delays seem to be what we have to endure.  I am sorry about Cathi's delay and will keep her in my prayers.  Oh, and by the way, I love sour lemons.

Hugs,

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
 


debbiR
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   Posted 8/12/2006 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Joyce: I didn't know that there was any other kind of lemons other than sour! That's what makes them so unique and wonderful! Don't apologize for writing what you did and as the others have said, don't delete it. This disease sucks to put it bluntly. I agree w/ you about the tests and the drs. I am attempting to go back to my original onco because the new one didn't want to continue to refill the pain meds that I had been on for 5 yrs. She decided that I needed to go on oxcyton or morphine. Excuseeeeee meeeee. I know how to take the pain meds and how to make them work. I told her that I didn't know what the future held but I didn't want to use pain med that I might need later. I told her that 4 broken ribs were cause for my increase in taking the meds and she laughed. She said that if I was in pain then maybe we had better order some more tests. I don't need anymore darn tests. I just need an onco that cares and listens. It's not fair what so many of our members are having to go thru and the number of new members that have drs that are NOT explaining test results or ordering tests to insure that there isn't any cancer. If anything is going to get done, it is going to have to be us..the women that are dealing w/ this disease on a daily basis. We are the ones that are going to have to stand up and make the medical and political community listen.

Cathi and her dd have my prayers. Please keep us updated.

Hugs and smiles..Deb


 


babyseeester
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   Posted 8/12/2006 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, that's just awful about Cathi.  You would think in this day and age they could have figured that out before operating.  My thoughts are with her and her daughter that nothing more will go wrong.
L & H,
Kathy


cupycake2
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   Posted 8/13/2006 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
My heart goes out to Cathi.

Hoping that they get her straightened out REAL SOON.

This is just terrible!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Joyce , for the update.

Hugs,
Debbie
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"
Cicero


Jo-Ann
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   Posted 8/13/2006 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Joyce, you must NOT ask for this to be withdrawn. A vent comes from the heart and we all need to do this sometime. I am just happy that you chose to vent to us. Too many times, one's feelings aren't shared here and we're not here to only expect good news. We all know how much you love Cathi and what a disappointment this news has been.

I remember when Cathi first joined us. She was so sick with Taxol that she wanted to quit treatment. All of us gathered round her, hugged her and begged her to continue. She went on to become one of our most loved and important members. I stand in awe of her fortitude. She is truly our hero.

Prayers are coming up from Texas for her and her family. I, too, have had enough of this dãmned disease. I truly wonder where all the research money is going. It sure as héll isn't going for finding the answers to b/c.

God help all of us on this board because it sure doesn't seem like anyone else will.

Love, steam rising, 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!".

Post Edited (Jo-Ann) : 8/13/2006 1:50:24 PM (GMT-6)


lemonz
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   Posted 8/14/2006 2:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much for listening to me rant and rave. I talked to Cathi last night and she will have to get a new bone. The reason she is staying in the hospital is they operated and removed the old bone. So far the doctor does not think the problem is infection. If this continues they will operate on Wednesday. I told her about all your posts and she just said awwwwwwwww thats so nice. She wanted me to thank you all. I told her I posted about her because she would never complain and there comes a time when you need all your friends wishes and prayers. Thanks so much and....Yes Jo-Ann she did remember how you all helped her so much. She was telling me about it last night. She told me that was just before I bought my toaster. Deb you made a good point Lemons are sour. That one made me laugh. Never did a name suit a mood more than lemon did the day of her surgery. I was really sour. I read your post and chuckled and gave myself a thunk and said Dah. Mk I know you have had your plate full. Kathy and Deb she said thanks for the wishes. Candy it was so nice to find out I am not the only lemon lover. Thanks again so much for your thoughts and prayers. Hope my next post about this is a lemon with a smiley face. Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 


Tavish
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   Posted 8/14/2006 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
If anyone is sending flowers to Cathi, I would love to donate some money. With my wedding in 3 weeks there is no way I can organize a collection, but if anyone else would like to, please post.

Gentle hugs going out to Cath...
Lori (and little gentle licks from Tavish)


coopfesta
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   Posted 8/14/2006 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, I'm late in posting.  See what happens when I don't drive that mustang?????  I didn't know until today that this has happened to Cathi.  You are in my prayers, hun.  I pray this will be your best procedure and that you will benefit from it and be glad you did it.
A bone in your arm needs to be replaced, so, request Betsy Ross's bone.  Maybe it mummified.  You should at least check it out, no?  It would only augment your quilting and sewing technique, not that you need it. 
 
Joyce I know about venting.  Speaking as a professional ventee, let me tell you, it's very healing to speak to people who will listen and respond in a way that actually helps, and we do.  I have been reading posts from the new women who have gotten results that sound ambiguous, and am so glad that they have found ornery women like us.  I used the advice and am glad we're still here to give it.  As far as getting on the government and researchers, and where's the money going, I detect a movement in this country coming on fast.  Let's continue this course, and join others in their missions.  It will help those with power help us better (and it feels good to see others with you protesting).
 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.

Ellen


MNlady13
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   Posted 8/15/2006 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope our Cathi is resting easy and everything goes according to schedule tomorrow. Sending hugs and prayers for a lady who needs a break, 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.


babyseeester
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   Posted 8/15/2006 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well tomorrow......................
L & H,
Kathy


gma
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   Posted 8/17/2006 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Any word yet about Cathi's surgery, Joyce? You seem to be our lifeline. Thanks so much for keeping in touch and providing information. Hugs MK


Kattbird
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   Posted 8/19/2006 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
You need to vent. You don't know how many times I have flown off the handle because of this darn disease. My thoughts and prayers are with Cathi.

possitive
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   Posted 8/19/2006 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I think we all need a group hug,We have all gone through so much and it is so awsome to come to this forum and see so much encouragement.I love all of you! Cathi my prayers are with you and there are alot of possitive thoughts coming your way. God Bless, Tammy
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