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aysemari
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She had her PET scan today. And we all know how the waiting game
goes. Let's direct all our good vibes towards good results for Cypress Cynthia.

And let's turn the waiting game into fun. I will start the first question and you
can direct towards anyone you want. Mine is of course toward Cypress Cynthia.

Tell me when and where you decided to become and nurse and why childbirth?

Hugs,
Ayse

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chenheart
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All good thoughts and positive affirmations going out to our CC!

My question is also directed toward CypressCynthia: Why is your username Cynthia when your real name is Eileen?

Hugs,
Claudia

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Sending positive thoughts down to good ole new Orleans!
Ayse how's the move to NY going?

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aysemari
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I am still working on it. Gathering papers like a crazy person to get
this process going. My mortgage counselor asked me for some additional
papers and will resubmit. Keep your fingers crossed for me so me and
NY will be reunited. I am keeping the dream alive (:

Hugs,
Ayse

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Double Whammy
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Sending all the good stuff to CC.

Eileen? Did I know that? So my question is why Cypress? Chen's got the rest covered.

Suzanne

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Sending prayers and good thoughts for you Cynthia!

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Being one of six kids, it is always fun to have the floor!

My decision to become a nurse was a slow process. My mom was an ER nurse and my dad was a physician, so, of course, I grew up hearing about "interesting" (usually gross) diseases at the dinner table. I loved, loved, loved my mom's American Journal Of Nursing magazines.

But, being a rebellious free spirit, I had to first get a BA in English before thinking, "What, I have to support myself?"

Strangely, I excelled in the sciences more than I had in literature (although I love both) and my mom talked me into staying in school long enough to also get my BSN. In my junior year, I applied for a job as a nurse tech and I was placed in the well baby nursery. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I also completed an NICU mini-course while I was a student. Then I worked NICU and well baby for 20 years before going back for my MSN and then becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner. I guess it was in the stars because I certainly do enjoy my job and its challenges.

The handle CypressCynthia came about rather stupidly. I love Louisiana's bald cypresses with their knobby knees and the guy in IT said don't use your own name for your user name, so I picked cypress and then went for alliteration with Cynthia because I thought it would be easier to remember. ;-) Brilliant right?

Thank you all so much for being there with me today. I felt you there--especially when their muzak-like music played "Puttin on the Ritz." Someone made me think of Young Frankenstein and, instead of being freaked, I had to concentrate on not screaming, "Puttin on the Ritz" like the monster or giggling or both.

I love you all and I know you are all there for me in a way that absolutely no one else in this universe understands. Don't think I don't appreciate it!

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Know you appreciate us as much as we all appreciate you. We will wait patiently with you for positive results. I love the name Cypress Cynthia as much as I love the name Natly. :)

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It should be us who appreciate you! Besides being supportive of everyone, you have been a wealth of real information, presented in a clear and unbiased way. I'm so greatful for the many times you have taken the time to post very informative responses to questions. For those of us with out a medical background- they are really helpful.

Between your intense job, your wonderful blankets, your loving and teaching posts here, as well as your own health issues....I'm starting to wonder if you actually sleep!

Best regards from just one of many sisters who appreciates you back :)

Susan

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is what we have on any given day of the week. Tests and procedures are now a part of lives, and I hate that! But it is, what it is. And we do what we have to, in order to do, what we want to. (I think that's the way,it goes - right, chen)

The waiting game plays tricks on our mind, soul and spirit. Find strength knowing that positive thoughts, prayers and love is coming in your direction 24 hours a day.

Vicki Sam

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Don't we still get to ask questions??

I want to know if you've always lived in New Orleans or did you end up there because of marriage?

And wait. One more. I'm in a new marriage. To an engineer. Now, you've been married to your engineer forever. My question, how long did it take for you to understand the engineer thought process, because, sister, I'm here to tell you it's different, isn't it?

So that should keep you busy answering my questions. Anything to stay away from the scary place:)

Lots o' love,
Victoria

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Victoria, you are cracking me up here--definitely keeping my mind from scary places!

First, I was born in Philadelphia, but I lived in N.O. until 1984 when Danny and I moved to the burbs (just north of the city and Lake Pontchartrain). I am about 30 miles north and east of N.O.

Now the funny part--marriage to an engineer! I remember when we had a party of nothing but engineers and they were enthusiastically discussing the inner workings of doorknobs and such--that was a long night...lol. Katherine (daughter) says Danny and I have "parallel" conversations where he is talking about one thing (such as rc airplanes) and I am talking about a totally different subject (my babies at work). But I am sure that can't be right ;-).

I am most appreciative of his gifts--especially if I can get him to fix the garbage disposal, ac, etc. He has a wonderful sense of humor and constantly cracks me up with his one liners and unique way of viewing the world. And we both like movies and can usually find one we both enjoy.

Most important, he is my rock. He has never given up on me and he does so many thoughtful things for me. I never would have made it this far without him.

So don't give up on your new sweetie--even if he is verbally challenged (most engineers are). Remember there are other forms of communication--many of which are more important than words.

New Flower
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I hope it is never too late to send positive thoughts and hugs

New Flower

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You have and still give so much valuable information on this site to others and to me when I first entered this journey back in October-very tentatively at first for me. I always read your posts just in case I need the information or simply to understand more throughtly. It takes time to do that and keep up with everyone--I honestly don't know how you find the time to do it all.

I am married to an engineer too and I think we have parallel conversations at times--mine is into chemicals (mainly oil) and sometimes I can only take so much til I zone out--I don't mean to but my mine is far away--LOL after 40 years of marriage--he is actually beginning to SEE my faraway look!!! But he is a good, honest and loving man and has been my rock this year! He does think differently but somehow we strike a strange balance!

survivorbc09
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I will be looking Monday to see good news for your tests!

Hugs, Jan

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I am with you on the waiting game and sending hugs and hope for good results.

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Hate the waiting, and, I am sorry that you are going thru this. Prayers sent for you!

Hugs, Kylez

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Good luck Cynthia with your tests! Praying for good news!

Hugs, Megan

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Wishing you good luck and praying for good news!

Hugs, Angie

survivorbc09
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I am not only sending good thoughts, but, lots of prayers for you!

Hugs, Jan

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Praying for good results!

Lex

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I can picture that very "Young Frankentein" scene! Glad the music gave you a chuckle. It's one of my favorite movies.

It was great to read how you ended up going into nursing. It sounds like the perfect fit for you.

I will be thinking of you and keeping you in prayer.
BL

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You are one amazing lady Cynthia! I hope you know how valued you are on here!

Lex

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RE
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Alway's have disliked the waiting game, my positive thoughts and prayers are with her, hope to hear good news soon!

RE

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Waiting is so hard--but I'm thinking nothing but good news for you.

Hugs, Renee

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I am thinking of only good news for you Cynthia! We are all with you!

Sue :)

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DebbyM
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Lots of positive thoughts and prayers for you!

Hugs, Debby

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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I hate the waiting game...patience has always been a challenge for me. Positive thoughts are on the way.

Hugs,

Linda

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I am waiting with you for those good results. xoxoxoxo Lynn

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fauxma
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good thoughts and prayers are coming your way.
Stef

sbmly53
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And screaming 'Puttin' on the Ritz"! I think we might share the same sense of humor.

Big hugs,

Sue

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Then you'll love this too.... My radiology tech was from Mississippi and intent on sharing with me the fact that kudzu tea (made from the invasive vine that swallowed the state) will cure breast cancer. Danny was mortified that my tech was spouting such baloney, but it cracked me up. And that's what I love about the South :-)

P.S. I am aware that kudzu tea is an antioxidant, so don't write me about its benefits. But when someone talks about a cure, I either want to deck them or giggle, depending on my mood.

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CC, a pilates instructor at my women's gym used to preach how doing shoulder rolls cured the breast cancer of someone she knew who knew someone who knew someone....

So...if you're coordinated enough to drink kudzu tea WHILE rolling your shoulders back and forth...girl, you could have this thing licked!

:-) Traci

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Ritzy
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Kuduz tea huh? lol Waiting and praying to hear good results from you!

Sue :)

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fauxma
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CC,
I heard on good authority that everyone from Mississippi is required to tell everyone they know about a great use for Kudzu. The government started this so that they can use the excessive, agressive plant as a crop. So it is good for curing breast cancer, depression, bone loss, weight loss, headaches, back pain, well, actually it is a cure all for everything. Their slogan is "Kudzu is perfect for You" and "Whatever ails you, Kudzu will fix". LOL Okay, I made this all up. Can't believe that a tech who should know better would be spouting this to a patient.
Stef

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Positive thoughts for good results for you Cynthia!

Hugs, Diane

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Nothing but positive thoughts and vibes going out to you today as you do the waiting game for results that, if we on this board have anything to say about them, will be positive.

Hang in there and stay strong. Hugs, Sally

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I'm waiting with you as well!! Also wanted to tell you my daughter just became a registered nurse, yesterday she started on the oncology/transplant floor at the local hospital that I frequent. She is continuing on for her practitioners license as well and thinks neonatal intensive care is where she would like to go. All my best to you!!
Miles of Love,
~Kari

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Kylez
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Good luck with your appointment tomorrow Cynthia!

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Loved hearing about your profession and how you came upon it. Very interesting! I can definitely see you as a neonatal nurse.

Lots of hugs.

Mimi

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Surprised to hear you are a PA native! Loved hearing so much about you - you certainly are an interesting person, and always with so much medical information that you are so willing to share with everyone else. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness, and are standing with you and supporting you as you await the results of your tests. Hugs, Linda

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You are a most giving person. You share your wealth of medical info freely with us. I have benefitted from it many times. So we are here for you in your time of need!

"May you be at Peace; May you be free of Suffering,"
Dianne

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I'm late, but I'm with you too in the waiting game. Take care. Pat

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