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Old 12-29-2016, 09:36 PM
 
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ACK! That should say Chemo #11!

That number makes me feel like a real veteran today, especially when I was chatting with a newbie at the Cancer Center Infusion Room, who was only 2 treatments into her twelve. She had lots of questions about Taxol and general treatment and I knew many of the answers. I have completed 11, broken 11 links on my paper chain, and have 5 more to go. I discussed with my oncologist this morning how each treatment is getting harder to bounce back from so he suggested I return tomorrow for another hydration and some TLC. And so I shall. My DH was with me during today's 5 hour delivery and I may get My DS to come with me tomorrow. Shouldn't take more than an hour or so and might help with dehydration.

Thank you all for being here with me every step of the way. Your good wishes, prayers, words of encouragement and support keep me buoyed up during these challenging days, weeks, and months. But I have faith that my final infusion on Feb 2, will be met with a collective sigh of relief and perhaps we can crack into the bottle of Veuve Cliqot me brother sent for Christmas by Valentine's Day? Assuming I have any taste buds left.

Meanwhile, know how important , how essential you are in my life. And know that I hold each of you in prayers of gratitude each day. ❤️❤️


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Hooray! You are well over the hump, and now the end is in sight. Your days of hanging out in the "chemo lounge" (which is what I called it when I used to hang out there ) will soon end. Prayers continue!
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Congratulations on your progress with treatment. Hang in there! My thoughts and prayers are with you daily.
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So nice to read your post. Think of you often and send you prayers and good thoughts each Thursday. Take whatever is offered to get you through each round. I was noticing yesterday a good price on Veuve Cliquot and thought to myself, someday, I will splurge on a bottle. I think, Valentine's Day would be perfect to splurge in your honor. ��
Continued, prayers, positive healing thoughts as you break off another link of your paper chain.
Best wishes Brave Anansi.
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Thinking about you and sending you TONS of positive thoughts!!!


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((((anansi)))) I'm thinking of you and praying for you (and I'm careful about prayers--I'm not praying for a poster's sewer line as she requested). I love your positive and upbeat attitude. You are wonderful. Stay strong.
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Keep up your positive attitude. Prayers for you. Just think - Feb. 2 is not that far away, and spring will follow - a time for new beginnings. You can do this.
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hope the TLC and hydration today help you feel better.

Valentines Day is coming
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So glad you have completed 11 chemo treatments. You are not too far from finishing up. I think of you on Thursdays and am praying for you. You have been an inspiration to me as I go through a similar journey. Your positive messages to me have helped so much.

You will be celebrating a little over a month from now. It sounds like you have a supportive family helping you. How nice of you to help the newbie going through this.

Keep us updated. Hugs to you.
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I think of you every morning when I have my morning coffee in my special Santa Barbara mug. I am glad all is going well and only 5 more to go. Stay strong. You have this!!!


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Old 12-30-2016, 09:12 AM
 
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You have a wonderful attitude and are an inspiration to me as I go through chemo treatments. I know it isn't easy, and my thoughts are with you, Anansi.
You will be finished before you know it.
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Glad you are almost done and they have something they can do tomorrow to help you feel better faster!

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I, too, am glad you are almost done. As always, positive thoughts heading your way. You are doing great! Let's hope the hydration helps tomorrow.
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I think of you often and will pray that tomorrow's TLC will help you feel better.
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Old 12-30-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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Glad to hear you are almost done. Prayers for strength and comfort.
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Old 12-30-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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So happy to get your posting and know you're almost done with Chemo. I hope the remaining weeks go quickly and uneventfully and that you can celebrate big time in February! Happy New Year dear!
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Old 12-30-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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The hydration idea sounds marvelous, how proactive! And we will all countdown w/ great happiness for you, to the final chemo. One of many gratitudes we all have about the coming New Year!
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Old 12-30-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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anansi, I don't know anything about chemo but from what I understand it must be tough. I'm happy to hear that you are almost done with it. You are going to enjoy that bottle of Veuve Cliquot! Big (((((((hugs))))) to you and to your DH who has been with you during these trying times.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:09 PM
 
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So glad you are nearing the end & happy that your Dr listened to you and cared enough to suggest some hydration and TLC. Sending prayers of gratitude for the 11 successful treatments & for continued strength through the next 5. 💕
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Glad you won't have to need many more treatments!
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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Yes Feb. 2 will really be here before you know it! Your strength and courage is remarkable!
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Happy for you that you are almost done! Your positive attitude is an inspiration to us all!
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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Your positivity is remarkable! Glad that chemo completion is ever nearer.
My sister completed her treatments this past spring and said that her sense of taste came back slowly but surely.
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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You are often in my prayers. Hugs to you.
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You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Feb. 2 will be here soon!
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Thank you for the positive update. Your attitude is likely working in combination with your treatments! Please keep us posted. We care!
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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I read your post and am so thrilled for you seeing the end of your treatments so near! Yay! Yes, you deserve to celebrate! I will add you to my prayer journal and uplift you as you continue your journey.
I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer last spring and started radiation and chemo right away. Those chemo treatments were in the form of pills and I never felt ill at all. Those six weeks were not fun, but not difficult at all. The surgeon did my surgery and everything went fine except they discovered a second tumor when they were checking the slides.
Now I am back in chemo, but this time through a port....and I wear a CAD pump home every other week. This time I am sick for the rest of the treatment week (every time). Completely opposite from the last round. I have been in and out of the hospital due to dehydration and from catching "winter viruses" from being out. I really can't complain much though....I am only really bad sick six to eight days a month....whereas there are those who are ill eavery single day of treatments. I feel for them....and pray daily for all of us dealing with this unfair disease.
I will have my seventh treatment next week, so I'm halfway done. I'm doing a happy dance about that (I know you understand!). I can't wait to complete these treatments, have my surgery, recover, and return to my classroom in the fall! I sure have missed my kiddos this year!
Thank you for sharing your story....and allowing me to feel alright doing the same.
Cancer-free here we come!!!
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Been away for a while. Sending positive, healing thoughts to you.
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Sending hugs 🤗 and praying for you.
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