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   Posted 1/18/2006 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Mikki and friends..thanks to all of you for being with me on Monday for my
test results.
Well, the chest, lungs, liver and abdomen are stable..no changes.
The pelvis is another matter. Tons of new lesions on the whole
pelvis area. The tumors on my spine and pelvis and the
herniated disc are causing all the pain. Steps are difficult.
She increased the oxycontin.
I will be starting Gemzar on March 6th..a week after I get back from my vacation. Dr wanted me to start next week, but I refused. So I will
have the Gemzar every week for 3 weeks then a week off. She is hoping
I wont have a problem like I did last spring. I ended up in the hospital
4 times. sad
Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers....
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stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
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   Posted 1/18/2006 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Cathi: Big hugs to you my friend. I was hoping that the news you received was as good as mine. I, along w/ many others, will be praying that your body will be able to handle the Gemzar better this time and that it will do its job. Have a great time on vacation. Get well rested and come back ready to fight this darn disease again.We will all be w/ you.
Gentle hugs, love and lots of prayers...Deb

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   Posted 1/18/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope you can tolerate the Gesmar better, Cathi.  You are one of the strongest women I know.  I hope your pain becomes more manageable, too.  I pray for you every day.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius


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   Posted 1/18/2006 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Cathi, I was also hoping things would remain stable. I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. You've been walking this road for a long time and all of us have been beside you. I will pray that the Gemzar is easier this time. You're the toughest fighter I could ever know. I don't blame you for wanting a rest before resuming the battle. Even in wartime, every soldier deserves some r&r.

God bless you and you know that if you anything, just call me.

Love, the bigger Sis, Jo-Ann
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but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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   Posted 1/18/2006 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you have a great vacation.

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   Posted 1/18/2006 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Cathi. You go have a wonderful vacation and try to enjoy every minute. It sounds to me like you have to be in terrible pain. I wish there was something I could do to help. Life is not easy nor fair, you have been so strong fighting this miserable disease and we all admire your strength and determination. Hugs, prayers and wishes for a great vacation. MK

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   Posted 1/18/2006 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Not sure why I am posting. You already know what I am thinking. I hope you have the best vacation ever. You know if there is anything we can do, we will be glad to. Love ya lots and wish so very much I could make your results better. J
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   Posted 1/18/2006 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   


Thanks for letting us know.  I pray that your vacation is fun and peaceful for you.  I will have you in my prayers for tolerance on the drug and a speedy improvement in health. 

Love and hugs,


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   Posted 1/18/2006 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Gentle hugs, friend. Sorry you are back on chemo drugs, but hopefully it will be easier this time. Have a good vacation and enjoy the time away. Take care. Love and hugs, Lauri
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   Posted 1/18/2006 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Cathi.  Enjoy the vacation.  Are you going to Florida?  Someplace warm.  Don't forget spring training starts in six weeks.  Go Tribe!

We have raced "for the Cure"
Worn Lee's Jeans on Friday "for the Cure"
Bought New Balance tennis shoes "for the cure"
Worn pink ribbon pins "for the cure"
Collected donations "for the cure"
Ate pink M&M's "for the cure"
Drank Sutter Home wine "for the cure"
Spent an extra $.08 on a stamp "for the cure"
Ate Lean Cuisine frozen dinners "for the cure"
We have all done our part "for the cure"
now you do yours and get us that cure.

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   Posted 1/18/2006 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Cathi, I can only add my prayers to the many others. I hope the vacation is wonderful and you come back to an easier time this time. Still praying for a new, better, and much easier drug. Love and Hugs, but you know that. Di

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   Posted 1/18/2006 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
My dear friend, I too am praying for you and hope you have a good vacation. I hope the meds do their magic and you handle them well.
Love and hugs to you sweetie,
  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.
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   Posted 1/18/2006 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I certainly wish the news had been better, but I will be praying that the new drugs do the trick and help ease your pain.
I hope you have a wonderful & restful vacation.
Love & hugs,
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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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   Posted 1/19/2006 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto to what the others said...I am sorry the bones are giving you such grief, but I am relieved that the soft tissue organs remain clean and clear! I hope that the doctor gets all the right drug combinations this time and all goes well. Enjoy your vacation!

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   Posted 1/20/2006 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   


Adding my prayers too, and many hugs.  You are such a strong person, hope the chemo puts things back in order for you.



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 To do what I do"

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   Posted 1/20/2006 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I was sure praying that you would get much better results from your tests.  Life just isn't fair,is it sweetie?
Sure  hope that your vacation takes you where you can just kick back and relax and enjoy  yourself.  Hopefully, the pain meds will help ease your pain so you CAN enjoy the time you have away.
When you come back............give it all you got (I know that you will, you are a fighter!) to get rid of the cells that are causing you pain and grief.  You are just too nice of a lady to have to be dealing with all of this!!!!!!!!
Love you my dear friend,
^j^  ^j^
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