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Cathi
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   Posted 12/16/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
HELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS,
 
NOT SURE WHY THE FONT IS SO SMALL...CANT FIGURE HOW TO MAKE IT LARGER. HOPE YOU CAN READ THIS..
 
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY WISHES...LORI, HOW VERY SWEET
OF YOU TO REMEMBER...WASNT YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS PAST WEEK ALSO ? I HOPE YOU
HAD A WONDERFUL DAY WITH LEIGH & TAVISH. MY GRANDAUGHTER & I SHARE THE SAME
BIRTHDAY SO WE WENT OUT TO DINNER AND HAD A VERY SPECIAL TIME. HAD LUNCH WITH
FRIENDS AT THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY. JOYCE WAS RIGHT..I HAD CHEESECAKE FOR MY
BIRTHDAY. THANK GOODNESS I WAS FEELING DECENT.
 
THE PAST 2-3 MONTHS HAVE BEEN BAD. I HAVE BEEN IN LOTS OF PAIN. SAW MY ONC LAST WEEK.
A RECENT MRI SHOW THAT SEVERAL VERTABRAE & 1 DISK ARE COMPLETELY COVERED WITH
DISEASE. THERE IS DISEASE ON ALL THE OTHER VERTABRAE & RIBS, HIPS/PELVIS. NOW
MY OTHER HUMEROUS IS DISEASED ALSO. THEY INCREASED MY PAIN MEDS FROM 60MG
OF OXYCONTIN TO 80 MG  3 TIMES A DAY AND OXYCODONE FOR BREAKTHRU PAIN.
ALL THE MEDS MAKE ME SO GROGGY THAT SOMETIMES I PREFER THE PAIN OVER FEELING
SO OUT OF IT.
 
I GO TO SEE THE RADIATION ONC ON MONDAY AND WILL START RADS MOST LIKELY ON TUESDAY.
ON JANUARY 8TH I WILL START CHEMO AGAIN...I SEEM TO QUALIFY FOR 2 DIFFERENT
STUDIES, SO I THINK I WILL DO ONE OF THOSE. IF NOT I WILL START ABRAXANE ON JAN.8TH.
PLEASE SAY A PRAYER THAT ONE OF THOSE WILL HELP. I AM GETTING RATHER TIRED OF
ALL OF THIS.
 
AGAIN THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES. JOYCE & VIC ,LORI, KITTY
GAIL,BECKY LIBBY & MARY K  YOU ARE THE BEST....
 
LOVE AND HUGS, :-)
 
CATHI
 
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....


coopfesta
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   Posted 12/17/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello dear friend:
 
It's good to see you posting again.  Glad you were out and about for your birthday.  We are NEVER too ill for cheesecake!!!!!  (or beefcake for that matter!)
 
Keep up the optimism.  I hope you have some success with rads soon.
 
Love,
"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


Tavish
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   Posted 12/17/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Cathi, the font was just fine, big red and bold. I am soo sorry you are having such a hard time with all that bone mets, I can only imagine the discomfort and I hate that you are going through it. Grrrrr.

Yes, my b-day was last week, on 12/6. Thanks for remembering! It was not the greatest day, we had been out of town the weekend before and we both got some kind of stomach virus. I missed 2 days of work with a fever and a cough. The cough is just now going away, I can go a whole day without Robitussin.

Take care, enjoy the holidays and all the peace and joy that it brings.

Love ya,
Lori


kmonke
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   Posted 12/17/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Cathi my dear friend,

So sorry to hear about the mets, and all of the pain you are having.  Cancer sucks!

Glad you had a nice birthday with your granddaughter.  Cheesecake Factory, I am so jealous.  I love that place, but fortunately for me, I don't live close to one, or I'd be in bigger trouble than I am already.

Will be giving you a call one of these evenings on the way home - just to visit.  It's been a while.

Take care, hoping and praying that the rads and chemo do their job and give you some much needed relief.  Hang in their sweetie.

Love ya and God Bless,

Kitty


cupycake2
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   Posted 12/17/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Cathi,
 
Sorry that I am late with your birthday wishes sweetie.  How special to be able to celebrate the same birthday as your granddaughter.  Cheesecake factory is my oldest daughters favorite place to eat.  When they get to a bigger town they always have to eat at the Cheesecake Factory.  Unfortunately, we don't have one close to us. 
 
Can I give you belated birthday hugs??  (((((((((((((((BIRTHDAY HUGS!!!!)))))))))))))))))
 
I think of you often dear friend and wonder how you are doing. 
 
Hoping that you are able to enjoy your holiday season.
 
Love ya,
Debbie
^j^  ^j^  ^j^  ^j^
OH MY..... I can't forget a song (even if belated)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CATHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! 
 
 
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"
Cicero


barkyboys
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   Posted 12/18/2007 4:03 AM (GMT -7)   
My dear Cathi...
I have been very remiss in keeping up on the board lately.  Just overwhelmed with work and family and life in general...but I guess that is a  good thing!  I woke up early this a.m., and just decided to see what was going on at healingwell, and yours was the first post up.  I was thrilled to see an update from you!
 
I so wish you had better news to share.  I can imagine how tired of this you must be, my friend.  Such a battle, and I hope you are so proud of the fight you have put up! 
 
I, too, hope that one of those trials is the answer and you can report regression of this dam disease soon.  My Christmas wish!!!
 
Love and hugs...
BEV
"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."  --Charles Schulz


gma
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   Posted 12/19/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Cathi, if there was only some way to stop all this disease!!!! God love you, you have been through so much.

I am seeing a few years into the future and Carolyn going through it all, too. She's still refusing to let us do things for her. Erica offered to do her Christmas shopping and help her wrap, etc. It would help her and us if she would just let us do something. I hope you have lots of help and accept it.

There is nothing we can do physically for you girls to help the pain or stop what is going on in your bodies. I would gladly give my body to any of the younger women if it could be arranged. Not that I don't enjoy life, but I have lived to see my children grown and successful, to see them have wonderful children like they were. And now the great grandchildren, they are the most precious babies.

Bless you dear friend, I hope you find some comfort from your pain in the holiday season and your wonderful family surrounds you with love. I know your friends from Healingwell and other hood over the years love you very much.

Big Hugs, MK


MNlady13
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   Posted 12/23/2007 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Cathi, all I can do is echo what everyone else has said. I am so sorry you have so much pain. Let's hope and pray one of the new drugs will stop the progression of the disease. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, and how special it must have been to share it with your granddaughter. Precious memories for both of you. Hoping you have a joyous Christmas. Gentle hugs, 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 12/24/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Cathy,
 
I too am so sorry you are going through what you are.  I hope and pray that the treatments will work for you.  It has to be extremely hard to deal with.  All I can say is hang in there and be as strong as you can.  You are in my thoughts.  Try to have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
L & H,
Kathy

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