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Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/22/2010 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to the Oncologist today and discussed my cancer with him.  He said he had spoken to the surgeon and the radiation dr and felt that my cancer was not typical of uterine cancer but was more aggressive and acted like ovarian cancer.  He reiterated that there would be a 50% chance of reoccurence if I did nothing, but an 80 to90 % chance of cure with the prescribed chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
 
So,  I start the chemo next Tuesday, the 29th of June and it will be once every 3 weeks for 6 treatments.  Then I will go for radiation treatments.  I guess I will be at this until Christmas.  But I am strong and healthy now, so I am ready. 
 
Today, I went to the American cancer society and picked out a wig so I am all set for losing my hair too.  My daughters are buying me some nice scarves and they call me every day to see how I am. I love my girls.   I also enjoy my granddaughters every time my daughter brings them over.  It so lightens my heart.
 
My husband is my rock and my angel and is always there for me.  I am so blessed.
 
Nicole suggested a healing prayer service at her church tomorrow night and Mario is bringing me to that tomorrow night at 7 pm.  I look forward to that.
 
I will bring all of you with me to my treatments and feel all your prayers.  Thank you so much for the prayers.  All things are possible through the Lord.
 
God bless all of you.
 
Lindaloo

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Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda


Chutz
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   Posted 6/22/2010 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
We are with you every step of the way. Remember when you feel very alone and frightened, that's when we're right beside you the most. Notice something brush against your left leg...that's me! I have done that with several people and it worked...to my surprise. I'm not usually into that types of 'things' but there's something about a connection with those whom you care deeply for. So hang and and I'm with you for the entire ride!

Chutz
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/22/2010 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
  Dear Linda,
 
      You have such a positive outlook on life. With your strength I am sure you will be beat this. I will say extra prayers that you are done by christmas and able to enjoy your time with your family.You mean so much to all of us here and we are so blessed to have you in our lives.
 
     *warm hugg*
           dani
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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Splashdancer
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   Posted 6/22/2010 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda! Well, it sounds like you have some very good doctors working with you, a wonderfully supportive and loving family, and some great friends -  heck, you've got this cancer stuff half beaten already!! There's a couple of things I wanted to mention to you. A woman that I worked with some years ago was diagnosed with cancer and she belonged to a support group (it REALLY helped her alot). Anyway, one of the members told her about something she would do during her chemo treatments. Are you familiar with the video game "Pac Man"? Well this lady would use Pac Man as one of her 'cancer weapons'. As the meds were flowing into her, she would close her eyes, concentrate, and picture the little 'Pac man' guy (the medicine) munching away at the pellets (cancer cells)! She said that it helped her feel strong and empowered. I also wanted to let you know that you are being added to another prayer list - but this isn't your 'ordinary' prayer list, it's a prayer chain (I think that's what they call it). It's a 'chain' of people around the WORLD that say prayers for people in need. So you are about to become a world traveler!
 
Have a peaceful day.

MsBunky
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   Posted 6/23/2010 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi LIndaloo,

Just a quick note to wish you all the best with your upcoming treatments. We are all here to keep your spirits up and to provide a safe place to vent. So...vent away!

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily


straydog
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   Posted 6/23/2010 12:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda it sounds like you have an excellent dr on board and no doubt with your determination you will get past all opf this. It sounds like you have the very best immediate support system and of course your extended family here is beside you 500% all the way. You will be added to many, many prayer lists and the power of prayer will also get you through this. Please keep us posted.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 6/23/2010 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda,
I agree you have an inner strength and all the right resources to beat this. I really believe you will be in that 80-90% group. And although if they told you your hair would likely go, you're getting yourself prepared for this. My cousin is doing so well with her little hat she wears, and she thought losing her hair would be the toughest part for her. To look at her and talk with her you would never know she's battling cancer. I have a hunch you'll be the same way, although I know it's scary now.

She also bought a little portable DVD player she takes with her to her treatments and watches a movie. Then she often falls asleep. And there are those guided imagery CD's (or downloads) just for chemotherapy I think I mentioned to you at www.healthjourneys.com.

You can be scared and still be strong. You are both. And like Chutz said, think of all of us being right with you in spirit as you go through this.

((((((((((Lindaloo)))))))))

PaLady

tmjpain
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   Posted 6/23/2010 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Linda
You have touched my heart. You are a strong and courageous woman, an inspiration to many of us here. I know you will beat this. You have everything going for you and all the support of your family and friends. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Not sure which religion you are but if you are Catholic you can ask someone from your church to come see you every week and bring you communion and say prayers together. I have a lady that comes every Tuesday for communion and prayers and a chat and i'll tell you that this had made a difference in my life. I am still to sick to be able to get to church on my own. She has even driven me to appt.. Like you I have many people praying for me as well. My faith is carrying me thru this pain journey and I believe your faith will get you thru you cancer journey. Remember God is ALWAYS with you.
 
Linda can you send me your address as I have something to mail to you.
 
Take care my friend and keep us up to date on your journey.
 
hugs
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since 2000.
 
           


Chartreux
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   Posted 6/23/2010 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda
will be thinking of you with Prayers every step of the way! and I really think the healing church service sounds
fantastic...Sounds like the odds got better 80 to 90% those sound like better kick butt odds...
Prayers and hugz
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White Beard
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Lindaloo

I sent you Healing thoughts! You have all my prayers, and support I can give you! I know your journey well, and it will not be easy, but I have faith, and you will make it! I will always be here for you to help and support you along the way! You are not alone in this!

May Gods Grace and Peace be always with YOU , Linda!

White Beard

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/24/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda   It sounds like you have very good doctors to take care of you. My prayers are with you all along the way.  Like everyone else, I'll be right there with you thruout your treatments.  I admire your strength.  I am sending you healing thoughts.  My husband and I know what it's like.  He had testicular cancer.  It is scary but you will get thru it.  The healing service sounds like a great thing to go to.  God bless you Linda.
 
love and hugs
Loretta
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety


skeye
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   Posted 6/24/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda,

Thanks for the update. Good luck on Tuesday! It may be a rough road, but you're going to get through this!

hugs,
Skeye

MIKEL99
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   Posted 6/25/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
The Best of luck Linda , and many prayers for you .Your positive outlook will go a long way towards your healing . Stay strong Sweetie and remember we love and care about you here and will always be here for you , your very brave Linda , I have the feeling you will do very well with this challenge . Always on your side , Mikel

Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/25/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda,

Since learning of your dx, I've kept you in my daily prayers..... I'm going through a situation myself that has shown me - for about the 100th time in my life - what prayer can do - nothing short of a miracle. I so much admire your positive attitude - like many have said - that's one of the things that's going to pull you through, I just know it!

I'm so glad your daughters are there for you! How many girls do you have? I love my boys to absolute pieces and wouldn't trade them for anything - but I also am so excited about being the mom of two little girls (they are due in September). There's just a special things w/ moms and daughters. Anyway, I'm also happy you have granddaughters, too. How old are they? I bet they do bring you so much joy!

I'm going to hold you in my prayers each day, as I have - and really be thinking of you next Tuesday. I hope you know how much support you have here, and how many people are truly pulling for you, Linda. On the good and bad days, know we are here for you. Always.

Hugs to you, Linda.... Love, Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain (they called it DDD...but I don't know); migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation...


bluejet2
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   Posted 6/26/2010 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda:

Your strength and determination are such an inspiration! I, too, will be here to support you when you need it!

Lots of postiive, healing thoughts and prayers are coming at you!

Lorie
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