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webaur
Posts: 114
Joined: Feb 2001

Hi, All!!!!

Just wanted to post and let you all know the latest and that I won't be on for a while. Remember, though, that you are ALL in my thoughts and prayers every day. DO NOT GIVE UP!!!!

The main reason I am writing is to let you know that we found out that the breast surgery I had 3 weeks ago, was ANOTHER cancer. I was scheduled for a right, modified radical mastectomy for this past Thursday, but I ended up in the hospital Sunday with what we thought was severe dehydration. Received about 2 bags of IV fluid and then was sent home. (The hospital was full!!!) I started to vomit more on Monday and my head really started to hurt. (I had been having bad headaches for a few weeks.....just thought it was a flu bug that has been going around here.) Anyway, I tried to get out of bed and collapsed and hit my head on something.....now I have six stitches in my forehead to boot!!! :-) This time they took my straight to the hospital where I spent almost 2 days in the ICCU ward. They did a head CT scan to see if there was anything to worry about in my head. Yes......you guessed it. They found about a 5cm tumor in my left frontal lobe. I spent the week in the hospital.....got home late yesterday afternoon. They did an MRI of my head and found that there was only the one tumor.....THAT is the good news!!! I was able to come home to do a few things, get some things in order, etc. before we do the next thing.....Brain Surgery!!!

Anyway, I am trying to stay as upbeat as I possibly can, but I have to confess that I AM VERY SCARED!!!! I thought that facing own the breast cancer last year and the treatments would be the hardest thing I had to do. WRONG!!!!! This is much more difficult. We meet with the radiologist here on Monday and will set a time to go and meet the Neuro Surgeon at Loma Linda University and have the surgery. The sooner the better as far as I am concerned!!!!

I do plan to post again as soon as I get home from the hospital. My husband will post to the board if things do not go well, though. I will keep you posted1!!

Again, you all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers....as always. As I face this next hurdle, I would also covet your prayers that things go well for me this next week. My faith has been shaken, but I am doing my best to put the negative out of my mind. I wonder why a brain tumor puts more fear into us??? Well, I guess I had better sign off as I can tell I am beginning to ramble. (I do a lot of that these days, it seems!!!) One last parting word.....just in case

THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT AND LOVE I HAVE RECEIVED FROM YOU THIS PAST YEAR. IT HAS MEANT MORE TO ME THAN ANY OF YOU WILL EVERY KNOW. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK OF SUPPORTING EACH OTHER!!!!! I will hopefully return soon to continue in my efforts to help all of you. NEVER LOSE YOUR FAITH IN THE GOOD LORD. LEAN ON HIM FOR YOUR STRENGTH, PEACE, and COMFORT.

Until we meet again.....

Love, hugs, and blessings.......Wendy

P.S. Please forgive any misspellings, etc. I cannot see as well as I would like right now!!! :-) :-)

cat1switzerland
Posts: 119
Joined: May 2001

Hi Wendy,

I understand when you say you are scared. But brave as you are, I also know you will go through surgery a winner. All my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Remember "What's his name", who had brain cancer and prostate cancer and THEN won 3 times in a row the Tour de France on his bicycle. You will beat it, just as he did.

Love and big, big hugs,
Cathy

laverne
Posts: 75
Joined: Apr 2001

Wendy, I just wanted to say god bless you and I will keep you in my prayers. The words Brain Tumor years ago would have been an automatic death sentence but with so much wonderful technology now, I am sure you will be fine. Just take your time and do what is needed to get yourself back on track. Please keep us posted.
Hugs to you,
LaVerne

jeancmici
Posts: 682
Joined: Feb 2001

Wendy,

You will be in my thoughts. May God grant you many more years to raise your little daughter. Went back to read your original posting - we were on about the same timetable for treatment and your daughter shares my birthday.

Praying that things will go well for you and sending you comforting hugs right now.

Love, Jean

cruf
Posts: 931
Joined: Oct 2000

Wendy, I'm so sorry you have to go through this torture again,not only BC but now brain tumor. I hope and pray that things go well and you can put another chapter to sleep. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for a speedy recovery! Please have your husband keep us posted. My heart goes out to you. HUGS!! Cathy

melm
Posts: 105
Joined: Jan 2001

Wendy:

You will be in my thoughts and prayers this week. God bless you. The good Lord is going to take care of you!

Love,
Mel in Ark.

inkblot
Posts: 705
Joined: Jul 2001

Hi Wendy:

I'm so sorry to hear this news. However, it's another hurdle which you CAN and WILL conquer! I'm so amazed at your strength and efforts to remain positive. That's the spirit. I know you're scared and we're all scared for you. It's an overwhelming thought to be preparing for brain surgery. But lots of people go through it and do so well. (I'm reminded here of Lance Armstrong...the guy Cathy talked about) I just know that you'll do well too.

You've got lots of love, support, prayers, caring and all of us here pulling for you. We're a force to be reckoned with, so remember that and try to feel our love. Our fighting spirit will be right beside your own, all the way.

I'm sending a BIG warm hug and hope to soon see postings from your hubbie.

Love, light and laughter,
Inkblot

maud
Posts: 183
Joined: Nov 2001

Dear Wendy,
I am so sorry to hear about all you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so glad that you are staying positive and you are going to beat this disease.
God Bless
Debbie

confused
Posts: 53
Joined: Jan 2001

Hang in there Wendy.........you know we are all praying for you and your family!
Love to you,
Diane

shirlann
Posts: 235
Joined: Oct 2001

Hi, Dear Wendy, God bless you and keep you safe in his arms during this latest trial. I just finished Lance Armstrong's book, (He won his 3rd Tour de France this last year), and he had testicular cancer 4 years ago. He had brain mets and 3 spots on his lungs. He underwent just what you are doing and he is fine. I know that BC is not exactly the same, but keep up your courage and remember, if a guy can do it, WE can do it! God love you, Shirlann

bdean
Posts: 262
Joined: Feb 2001

Dear Wendy:
It goes without asking that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers; and will be even more now. May God give you the strength and faith you need to see you through this - your greatest challenge of all.
Love, hugs and many prayers,
Brenda

karbear
Posts: 166
Joined: Aug 2001

Wendy, You will be in my prayers !! God Bless You!!! Karbear

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pamtriggs
Posts: 408
Joined: Sep 2000

DEarest Wndy
I have just returned from a short holiday & seen your posting. I am devastated. We have been together on this site for so long you are part of my life here. I know I can do nothing practical to help but know that you are in my thoughts constantly & I am pulling for you all the way. Please get your husband to post as regularly as he can to update us. I know you will be getting the best of treatment. I know Tiger will be pulling for you too. All my love & hugs & kick some cancer butt. (I'll throw in an extra kick for you).

Pam

kat02
Posts: 76
Joined: Nov 2001

Wendy,

I am so sorry that you have to go through this. You are so strong! Soon you will be back posting with us all. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, hugs and prayers,

Kat

grandma
Posts: 162
Joined: Feb 2002

hi wendy,good luck to you and I will pray for you every day. a friend, Grandma

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