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   Posted 1/13/2011 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello HW family.  Nice to write to you all again.  Just thought I would update all of you on my status.
I finished the external radiation finally!!  YAY me!!  Now I get three weeks to decompress and feel a little stronger and then we go to the internal radiation.  Wow this has been a long haul.
I have developed shingles on top of all of this and wow, I never realized it came with a headache and diarrhea and bad flu like body aches.  I thought the diarrhea was solely from the radiation but it wasn't.  Just like the burning urination wasn't solely from the radiation, as I developed a urinary tract infection.  So, I am on an antiviral for the shingles and an antibiotic for the UTI and I doubled up on the lyrica for the pain.  Wow, this stuff is painful!!  I'm still breaking out as of yesterday so I hope that is the last of it.  In case you are curious, I have it on my posterior right thigh and right buttocks.  So, it hurts to sit down.  Neat Huh? lol.  gotta laugh
I lost a whole day this week, as I slept all day and night the other day.  I couldn't wake up!  But I have since re-cooped and hopefully, I am on the mend.  Please continue to pray for me if you will.  I'd so much appreciate it.
I have a mammogram tomorrow and am hoping they don't find anything. My girfriend was a Mammo tech and said when someone has had been diagnosed with cancer in the body, they look you over with a fine tooth comb.  Last year, they found something suspect and put me through the wringer with further tests and finally concluded it was nothing .  That was before my diagnosis of uterine cancer.
I can't wait to get to the end of this process.  Then I go to all the doctor's for follow up appointments.  I have a surgeon, a primary care dr, a chemo oncologist and a radiation oncologist.  Not to mention my gynecologist which found the thing in the first place .  geesh!!
Well, my HW family, I thank you for all your prayers first and foremost, and I thank you for your encouragement and for listening to me.  You are so wonderful.  God bless you in your personal journey with pain.
Love to you all.
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   Posted 1/13/2011 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Linda, you are one strong lady for all you have gone thru. You are brave and courageous.

Hang in there my friend as you are almost done. My prayers are always with you!!

Love you

One day at a time!!

White Beard
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   Posted 1/13/2011 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
It is so good to hear from you!  Boy you really have had it all with this treatment haven't you! Shingles can be so terrribly painful!  Linda, I have and will continue to keep you in my prayers!  We have to beat this thing!  And with every ones prayers and support  we just can't lose!  Rest and gain your strength  you will need it for this last round of radiation!
I do wish you all the best!  Peace be with you my friend!
White Beard
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto to Whitebeard's thoughts. I could not agree more with what he has written. You are a strong lady and so many of us look up to you here. Keep up the good work and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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   Posted 1/14/2011 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Linda thanks for your prayers and know your always in mine.Thank God your seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.I pray you continue to heal and may God be with you!!!


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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
You will most certainly be in my thoughts and prayers,
Hopefully everything will get better for you, in the days, weeks and months
ahead...you are a strong person and a very dear friend...
Healing Hugz
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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