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Just want to wish all of you a Happy Easter and a Blessed Passover. Hope whoever you are that the weather is pleasant and you are enjoying life as much as possible. I think of all of you as my family and keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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Thank you Alamogal. Hope you have a blessed Easter celebration. It truly is a wonderful time too remember that there is a life after this one is over. Jesus said “In my Father’s House there are many mansions. I go there to prepare a place for You”! HE also said “Heaven is on Earth”! Let us rejoice in those words, loving each & everything we have been blessed with while we are still here, keeping Faith in His Promises.
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@lady1lake My pleasure. The Kingdom of Heaven is Within. Each Day is a day of rejoicing that He has given us another one.
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These wonderful words are even more important to me at this point. This past week I was diagnosed with metatasic cancer. Am going back to Mayo on this Tuesday for a liver biopsy to discover if it is from the breast cancer 9 years ago or the small cell lung cancer of last year. Then the doctors will decide whether or not I am a candidate for immunotherapy. Thank God for excellent Mayo doctors & modern medicine . I am good with what ever they decide. I have told them that I want quality of life, not just quantity. They all said that it is the right decision. Also last week I had targeteted radiation to the bone covering the brain. No lesions in the brain, but did have bone metastasis. Will find out soon if that particular therapy worked.
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@lady1lake Glad you like the above. I try to lie by it. Not always successful, of course, but it beats being negative. You have been through so much more than I, yet I truly like your outlook of quality and NOT quantity. regarding your life I'm glad the Mayo team agree with that. They sound wonderful. Please let us know how things turn out after your visit to Mayo on Tuesday. Also, keep us posted about the brain radiation. Know I am thinking of you and keeping you and all here in my prayers. Safe travels to your Mayo Clinic . Blessings and Cyber hugs coming you r way.
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@ladylake Sending my prayers for your appt. on Tuesday. I'll be there Thursday for quarterly checkup after lobectomy with follow-up chemo last year. We actually travelled last year on Easter Sunday to be in town for first visit that Monday on info I received at home. Been feeling very grateful this week at where I am now versus last year. And, keep picturing the snow we encountered on our April trips last year- oddly, they felt like a blanket of peace rather than an issue!
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@bluelagoon That is beautiful–what you have written. Praying for you and wishing you well on Thursday the day of your appointment. Love your description of the snow.
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@lady1lake– Oh no! You have certainly been through the ringer with cancer. I can't imagine dealing with all these different types of cancers at once.
How are you doing? You are strong and I agree that quality means a lot more than quantity. I hope that when my time to make that decision comes I'm as brave.
How are you feeling physically? Are you still getting around ok?
I'm going to ask other cancer patients to invite you back to the Lung Cancer Group. I hope that this is ok.
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Hi Merry, considering all that is going on since the last tests I am doing pretty well. Yesterday I spent almost all day working in my yard. We had a large storm cone through here with high winds & heavy rains, making a big mess to clean up. Fortunately we have an excellent helper who came to lend a hand. When fatigue hits I just take a few minutes break & am good to go for a couple of hours longer. Finding staying busy is good mentally as well as physically. Turning 80 in 2 months & planning a celebration. Hoping to still be here for the fun!🎉🥂🎂🥂🎉
Thank you for bringing me back to the Lung Cancer Group. My GP found that I also have a fungal infection. Now on a special antibiotic to fight this new problem. The journey continues!
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@lady1lake Sorry about the post saying I "lie" by it. Live by ir is what I meant. need to get new glasses!!!!!
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I can relate & opted for the artificial multi-focal artificial lense 5 years ago. Now have 20/20 vision in both eyes. First time not to wear any glasses in over 40 years😊
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@lady1lake– I am so glad to hear that you are hanging strong! I agree that staying busy is a huge help, for everything, if you can of course. Keeps the body making all new synapses? We will have to make you a cake! Maybe someone can paint and post one? @parus, @lioness?
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Merry You are the best! Keeping the spirits up is paramount to not let cancer define who we really are. Go about life like You own it, not that it owns You.
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@lady1lake. Awww. if life gives you tofu cupcakes turn them into chocolate cake!
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Love that reply. Going to remember it and use it.
lady1lake Am fascinated by the artificial multi-focal artificial lenses. Did this come about due to cataracts? I am due soon for that surgery and would give anything for NO glasses and my old 20/20 vision. Sounds wonderful.
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