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goldfinch
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Thank you for all your replies. I knew i could count on you. Had to go down to CT for the holidays (living in VT), but knew i'd come home and find hope when i came back to this site. Spent the weekend vacillating between expecting the best, when the diagnosis is finally made, to expecting the worst. When i was diagnosed and going thru treatment for the rectal cancer i never thought of death as being an option. now that it may be in my lungs it suddenly seems like a possibility. Anyway, thank you again for your positive thoughts. This wait and see period is the pits. I will work at thinking positive thoughts.

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spongebob
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You know, goldfinch...

I am glad you are trying to think positive thoughts. And I know it sounds cliche, but you said "When i was diagnosed and going thru treatment for the rectal cancer i never thought of death as being an option. now that it may be in my lungs it suddenly seems like a possibility."

People die every day in traffic accidents... especially on trips from VT to CT (I think it's all the NY drivers on the roads).

We face the dangers of death being an option every day. I hope you stay positive and don't dwell on it and get out there and live every day!

have a great day - and ENJOY it!

- SpongeBob

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goldfinch
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Joined: Oct 2003

thanks sponge bob. i had a great day...a walk in the snow; playing trivial pursuit, the 90's edition with my daughter and FOOTBALL!!!
i agree with you about the new york drivers, though, sometimes you have to watch out for those massachusetts folk too!
keeping positive with help from my friends.

jana11
Posts: 708
Joined: May 2004

lung nodules don't equal death!!! Just means more treatments. If it is more cancer, it means more treatments, not less life. There are always new treatments and drugs.
Try to smile and enjoy New England!!! I used to live there and miss it terribly.
jana

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kerry
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Joined: Jan 2003

Jana, How can you miss New England when you got snow over Christmas in south Texas? Ha! I was there over the holidays hooked up to the infusion machines taking chemo. Yuck and it was so COLD.

Goldfinch, I'm going my second round of treatment for recurrance - my death from this disease is NOT an option to me at this point. I'll probably get hit by these Houston drivers first. New stuff is coming down the pipeline everyday.. Hang in there, stay positive.

Kerry

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Kanort
Posts: 1275
Joined: Jan 2004

Hi Goldfinch,

I guess I missed your earlier post, but have gotten the gist of it from this one. I loved Jana's response, so I'll add to that by saying keep fighting hard!!! Keep us posted on your progress!

Thinking of you,

Kay

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