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   Posted 2/20/2008 1:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori and friends...Thanks so much for asking about me and for all your prayers. It means so much to me...
I went on Thursday Feb 14th to start the study. In order to be part of the study I had to have a physical,
Blood work, an EKG, CAT scan, and a Bone scan. I met with my Onc first and got some bad news. The cancer
has spread to my lungs and my Lymph nodes. I was really shocked...and surprised. I started the study as
planned. The study Onc & my regular Onc said that the study drugs could help the lungs and lymph nodes
in addition to the bones. So we are going to try that for 2 months and redo the tests to see if there
is any improvement. If not we will try something different.
With this treatment I get an infusion every 2 weeks and I take a chemo pill every day. So far the side
affects havent been too bad...headache, nausea, diahrea and some aches and pains. Hopefully it
wont get any worse.
I will ask for your continued thoughts and prayers....
Love and hugs,
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....

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   Posted 2/20/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Cathi, Thanks a lot for taking the energy and time to post to us. I know it is difficult for you, but we so much appreciate hearing from you. I'm praying the study works great for you. You are a true hero to all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and Hugs, MK

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   Posted 2/20/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
 {{{Cathi}}} I am so upset to hear about your latest news.  I haven't been on the board for a long time, but check it from time to time to see how everyone is doing.  I have you in my prayers daily along with all the other ladies struggling with this unfair disease.  I hate cancer and for the life of me don't understand why there hasn't been a cure found yet.  I still believe in miracles so hang in there my dear sister.
Sending prayers and hugs
Sara Dearing
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present!

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   Posted 2/20/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't forget Dory
"just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
You sound very good and positive.  I am disheartened about your news as well, but hope is always something to keep in your mind and heart.  I'm praying for you here and thinking of my bud with that quilt when I look at the L-ville pics.  You kept on doing it even though it hurt.  Keep on keeping on!
Stay close, dear friend.
"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.


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   Posted 2/21/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Cath, thanks for posting and I am sorry to hear of the latest set back...but I feel good about the chemo you're taking, I just get a good vibe and know it will give you great benefit. I hope the side effects aren't too hard for you....

hang in there, relax and let others take care of you when needed. And remember we're here for support and pink feathers...


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   Posted 2/21/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
God Bless You Cathi.    Keep your hopes high and remember only 6 months til opening day for the Browns.

We have done enough "racing for the Cure"
 Just give us the cure already

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   Posted 2/21/2008 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Dearest Cathi,

Like Ellen says, just keep swimming. You've been through so much but just remember that everything you do and what you go through will help others coming along after you. You are always in my prayers and in my thoughts.

If you start feeling down, just remember Henry. He'll always be special to you because he came at a time you needed him most. He's still there when you need him now.

Love you little sis, 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!".

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   Posted 2/21/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Cathi))) I can't begin to imagine what you are going through or how you are coping. What an incredibly strong person you have been through all of this. Know that the good thoughts and prayers of so many are coming your way. We are hoping for miracles. God be with you, my friend. Hugs and love, 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.

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   Posted 2/26/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Cathi, I was thinking about you alot yesterday. I was playing Mama Mia! I miss you dear friend, and please know my prayers are with you.
Love you, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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   Posted 2/26/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not on the site very often, but I am so glad that I came today.  You are such an inspiration to all of us.  You are a fighter.  I will continue to have you in my prayers along with all the others on this site.
Blessings and Peace be with you,

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

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   Posted 2/27/2008 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   

No one person should endure all that you have done, and it makes me in awe of you. I hope you are drawing strength from those around you and all of your friends here. You are loved - deeply! Take care, rest, and know we are praying for you here in NH!

The finger of God touches your life when you make a friend.
----Mary Dawson Hughes---

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