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gma
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   Posted 2/12/2007 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
The onc has put my daughter on Letrazol which is another name for Femara for a month to see how it works for her.  Today she was given an IV of Boneva which is a bone strengthening drug. When she goes back in a month she will have another IV of that and the tests to see how she is doing.  I suggested that she get copies of her reports but she didn't, they were too busy because the doctor had been away for a week.  Rolling my eyes.  She is taking muscle relaxants and pain medication from the regular dr.   She went back to work this afternoon and is trying to catch up on the work she missed Friday and today.  That's all I know. She told me her husband told her she better hurry up and get better because there is a lot of fence repair to do on the ranch.  He was joking..................  but knowing her she will probably be doing it.  She is one tough woman, wants to take it all on herself.  Still wish I could trade, but I am hoping this medication will be the kind that works and works well for her.  Hugs MK


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   Posted 2/13/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, sounds like the alarms aren't sounding like they were.  I'm glad for that.  It's normalizing, and she sounds like she's perservering.  I love the fencing idea.  MK, you guys are really strong. 
 
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   Posted 2/13/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear MK,
"Mets" is never a word we want to hear, but it sounds like this has been caught early. That is a very good thing. As I said in an earlier post, I loved what Cyndy's doctor said about it being a chronic disease that can often be managed for a long time.

Here's to the miracles of modern medicine. May they just keep coming 'til they come up with a cure.

Love and hugs...
BEV

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   Posted 2/13/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Glad that there is a plan.  I pray that she can manage everything and she stays strong.

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
 


Tavish
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   Posted 2/13/2007 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
MK, sounds like the plan is a good one!
What did the doctor say as for a course of action long term? How many spots did he say? And does she like the doctor? As we know that is crucial....don't forget about that second opinion just to confirm the plan if she has any questions.

Glad it sounds like the plan is in place...
Lori


gma
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   Posted 2/14/2007 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
If he told her the amount of spots, she is not telling us. I told her to get reports and she didn't, or she is not sharing. Remember this is my independent middle child. She wants to carry it all on her own shoulders and not worry her mother, kids or anyone. Grrr Sometimes you worry more not knowing. Eight years ago when she did chemo she would not let me drive her there because she didn't want me to see the older people getting chemo. She said it was too hard to see. She likes the Dr as well as she likes any doctor. He is one of the best in Fort Worth. Well known and established in a big group of oncologists. We'll learn more as time goes on. Cathi told me if she was really bad they would have gone straight to chemo, so that has really helped me.

Hugs, MK


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   Posted 2/14/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MK-
We'll just have to trust that she is in good hands, it sure sounds like she is...
And try to take her lead..if she is calm, try to let that run off onto you. Hang in there!
 
Lori


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   Posted 2/16/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Mk,

I am just sending my love to you and my prayers to the Lord. From one long term survivor to another, you know that there are treatments and new ones coming all of the time. I too read Cyndi's post. Di

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   Posted 2/17/2007 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad there is a plan.  I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts.  I imagine it is hard for you not to know everything.  I'm sure she will share with you when the time is right.  Hugs coming your way............(((((((((((((MK))))))))))))) 
L & H,
Kathy


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   Posted 2/17/2007 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
MK,
I'm so sorry you and Carolyn are having to face this again. She sounds like such a strong woman. Hopefully having a plan has helped her. I know it did me. I will keep you both in my prayers.
Hugs,
Julie
Do not go gentle into that goodnight,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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Pegzilla#2
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   Posted 2/18/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
MK, I have one daughter, and that sounds exactly like how she would act. Very independent. Very frustrating for parents! So, my heartiest sympathies!!!!

You're in my thoughts!! Stay warm, and stay positive! Sounds like the docs have a handle on the situation.

Love, Peg

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   Posted 2/18/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
MK,

Include me in on the prayers for you and your daughter. I have a feeling that she got her independent ways from her mother, you seem to be the kind that doesn't want to worry your family members any more than you have to. I have to say that that isn't a bad quality, it is one that I admire.

Your daughter sounds like she is a special one, just like her mother.

Hang in there and keep the FAITH......it will not fail you. It sounds like her docs are taking good care of her.

Thinking of you,
Debbie
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Brnadebt
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   Posted 3/9/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
MK

Just wondering how Carolyn is doing? I had not noticed any new posts about her. I hope all is well with her and you.

LOTS of hugs for both of you.

Bernadette
 
 


gma
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   Posted 3/10/2007 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I just realized from this post that her time to be checking in with her oncologist should be this week. She will not say much. She insists the pain in her back, which is evidently quite severe because it brings her to tears when she moves wrong, is from a muscle not any bone cancer. She has been to a chiropracter several times and yesterday had a massage by therapist a doctor had recommended to someone else. Evidently she gets a little relief but then her work requires standing and bending in such a way that it causes pain again. She is cheerful usually, unless you catch her when she is really hurting and full of stress. She puts on a happy face and continues to do way more than she needs to or should. She is still hauling big bags of feed for the horses and cows instead of leaving them for her son or husband to do. Grrrr. I try not to be a buttinsky and let her tell me what she wants. I think it is harder to try to suggest to your own daughter what she needs to do than it is a friend or a stranger. Soon as I know anything about her next onc appt I will let you know. Thanks for asking. And thanks for the hugs, we both can use them. Hugs to you all, too. MK


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   Posted 3/10/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Mk

She sounds like a very independant person, she probably does not tell you as muh as she should beause she does not want you to worry about her. I hate to admit it but I did not tell my kids that my cancer came back......I just couldn't put them through that. Now that the breast is gone they don't need to know. My daughter especially would have taken it very hard, she has had a tough time with all of this. She is really into breast cancer awareness now. She has gone out of her way to make sure everyone she knows has screening info. Im very proud of her.

I will pray that they can find a way to get her pain under control, will she continue to work or will she be able to stay home. She is probably just stuborn enough to work even through the pain.

Lots of love,
Bernadette
 
 

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