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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

Co-Moderator Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Forums
 
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 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
We are right beside you, always!
Chutz
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AustenFan
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   Posted 6/23/2010 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you have a wonderful support system, and from reading your posts, you sound like a strong, determined, capable woman. May God surround you with his peace, comfort and strength.

(((Hugs))) - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


KellieJo
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   Posted 6/23/2010 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news to hear, will keep you in my prayers.

GSDgirl
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   Posted 6/23/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
My prayers are with you. As said above, it sounds like you have a wonderful support system. Keep us updated
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


myjoy
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   Posted 6/23/2010 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for letting us know what is going on for you. We care - and it sounds like you have a very caring family as well. Most of all, you have a God that loves you very much and will be with you through it all.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.


Sherrine
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda, you are still getting great odds of successful treatment and that is such a blessing.  Yes, you are strong and you have your family and friends right behind you holding you up.  And, when you are going through the chemo and radiation, you will not be alone either because the Lord will be right by your side.  I'm keeping you in my prayers until your clean bill of health is proclaimed!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Lindaloo, You can add my prayers to those above. Thanks for keeping us posted.
Shirley

Libby08
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   Posted 6/23/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you are keeping us posted.  God will be with you through everything.  You are such a strong woman.  I am praying for you.

crazykitty
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   Posted 6/23/2010 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda, I continue to keep you in my prayers. Thank You for the updates.

hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


Nana Monster
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   Posted 6/23/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda,
I'm not sure if this will help you but go into Essiac Canada. It's Rene Cassie's home page on Essiac Tea. It's patented and
she had treated 300+ cancer patients a week with this old Native American recipe. It's Turkey Rhubarb, Sheep Sorrel,
Burdock Root and Slippery Elm. The web site is very informative and my best friend is using it right now for skin cancer.
She is finding the spots are dying off and being replaced with new cells. She still has a few spots left and I asked if she was
going to try using the tea as a poltice to try and kill them off.
I hope this will work for you...
Nana Monster

Irish Babe
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda,
 
So glad you posted. I love to hear about the wonderful support team you have w/ your terrific family. The treatment room is going to be very crowded w/ all of us in there w/ you. If we could physically be w/ you, you know we would. But our prayers and good wishes will be there in droves.
 
Just a little story. My DM had breast cancer just before she turned 80. She had gotten some lovely scarves, as she thought she would lose her beautiful thick head of hair. She went for the chemo and radiation, plus the pills for yrs after. She had some hair loss, but not anywhere what she had expected. She still used the scarves to be festive. Her hair is even thicker now than it was before. My beautiful mother is now 91 yrs old - her hair is glorious, as is her spirit. She is a woman of tremendous faith, strength, and love.
 
I believe you have those same qualities. Tuesday we start getting you back to your life. We are w/ you.
 
God bless.  Alice.

SurvivingSomer
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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/28/2010 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda,
I'm Somer. I was 28 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had 8 treatments of chemo and 30 radiations. I also had a double mastectomy. I had to have a hysterectomy because I have the BRCA gene which will eventually result in ovarian cancer. During chemo, I thought that time was standing still. It was a very trying time. I thought that hairloss was going to be a huge event in my life. However, once it started falling out, I just wanted it gone! So, we shaved it off. It was an odd sight, but it wasn't the end of the world. My daughter was 1 at the time. I had a wig, she hated it! She would pull my hats and wig off when I wore them. So, I ended up just rocking some hot earrings and jazzin' up my eye makeup and going with the Mr. Clean look! People in the world are so understanding. They gave me sympathetic nods and about once a week a random lady would walk up to me and share her cancer story and give me a hug. You will do GREAT! I'm about to be 35 in July and I'm still winning the battle. My greatest advice to you is don't let nausea catch up with you. If you even have a tinge of it, take prescription meds for it. If they don't seem to be helping, call your dr. and get another prescription. I ended up having to take Ativan and Phenergan in combination to stop mine. Yes, it made me sleepy, but it got me through it. Just tell yourself this, "This time next year I'll have some gorgeous curly hair coming back and I'll be DONE with this!"
Yes, curly. Mine came back curly, but it has since gone straight as a board!!! If you need anything, please feel free to email me. I have a blog about my story as well, if you are interested. http://breastcancerat30below.blogspot.com/
Good luck. You can do this!!!
Somer :o)
 
Somer, I took out your personal email address for your safety.  Anyone can get it.  But, if you put it in your profile, only HealingWell members can retrieve it.  That is far safer for you. 
 
By the way, your breast cancer site is great!
 
Sherrine

Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 6/28/2010 10:43:01 AM (GMT-6)


Sherrine
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   Posted 6/28/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Somer, I took out your personal email address for your safety.  Anyone can get it.  But, if you put it in your profile, only HealingWell members can retrieve it.  That is far safer for you. 
 
By the way, your breast cancer site is great!
 
Sherrine

Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

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