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meena1
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I have a blood clot in my chest, so my body is overcompensating by making all little tiny veins all over the place. Now, i have to give myself injections 2x a day in my belly, not fun at all. I hate it, after 2 days, my belly is so sore. i cannot belive that i have to do this, it was not actually as hard as i thought it would be, put pretty awful. Tonight, the shot was painful so i am not sure of how i positioned it. But the good news is that there is no new tumor growth or cancer spread, again the word "stable". I am so tired all the time, guess this clot may have something to do with that also. I hope everyone is doing well, and thank you for thinking about me. The fight goes on

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Miss Murphy
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You are so brave - I guess we all do what we have to do but I'm not sure I could inject myself in the belly (or let anyone else for that matter!) So cudos to you. Hang in there and I'm sending positive thoughts and energy out to you and hoping for better days ahead.
Hugs, Sally

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You are the bravest sister I know on this site Meena! I admire how you are going thru so much, but, always have a kind word for everyone else.

Thinking of you today and everyday,

Jan

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But am so sorry you now have to add giving yourself shots to your routine. Plus who wants to give themselves painful shots? I just wish the fight wasn't so hard for you at this time but as you said the "fight goes on. You are a strong woman and I know you can do this but I sure wish you didn't have to! I have a very bouncy little dog and I also wish I could give you some of her energy :). Love and Hugs to you from Pink.

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Meena, this may be dumb, but, could you use emend or something to help deaden the area you give your shot in? Just wish there was something to ease the pain of it.

Have a good weekend!

Love, Leeza

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Oh Meena blood clot and shots no fun, but stable and no new tumor growth is great and I am happy to read it! You are a strong gal with awesome determination, sorry you have to do the shots but glad there is a mode of treatment that will help you. Take care of Meena and be kind to yourself!

Big Hugs,

RE

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Oh Meena, I am so sorry that you are going through this. Pulmonary embolisms are no fun. And the heparin injections do hurt. Are you pinching up a little bit of "fat" before you inject? If not, try that, it may actually make the injection hurt less. You are so strong Meena, and I am so very proud of you for fighting with everything you have and then some. Take good care of yourself, get plenty of rest, and know that we are all there with you cheering you on :)

Hugs and God Bless You,

Dawne

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Stable is a good thing to hear but shots in the belly, ugh. Prayers and good thoughts to you. And big, gentle hugs.
Stef

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Meena, I wish I could offer you more help than what I am able to on this board, but, please know that I always pray for you and am happy to read the word stable!

If I, or, any of the other pink sisters could take the injections for you, we would. That is how loved you are!

Stay strong, keep fighting and know that we are all in your corner to support, encourage and help however we can.

Sue :)

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How are the shots going now Meena? Still painful?

Just to let you know I am thinking of you and sending prayers today.

Hugs, Noel

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God bless you Meena!

Hugs, Debby

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Sending big hugs and lots of prayers! Blood clots and shots, not a good thing.

But, if anyone can get thru this, you can dear Meena.

Happy about the word stable!

Hugs, Lex

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Glad to hear the word "stable" in your dr.'s report, but not happy to hear that you have to give yourself shots in the belly. Ouch. You are such a fighter - stay strong and know that we are all pulling for you. hugs, Linda

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Having to give yourself shots in the belly, I am so sorry Meena. Stable is good to hear and I will continue to pray for you.

Girlpower as shortscake would say.

Hugs, Diane

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Aortus
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Actually, stable isn't just good - it's great! I hope they have a plan for taking out that blood clot and then for whacking that recurrence back to the Stone Age!

Love and prayers,
Joe

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I am so sorry about the injections .. there is a game plan in place, so I am thrilled by this news.

Hoping your energy levels increase everyday.

Strength, Courage and Hope.

Vicki Sam

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Stable does sound good Meena! I have been looking for an update as has all the other sisters in pink. Thank you for posting.

Hugs and prayers,

Debby

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Hoping and praying that the shots will get rid of the blood clot. Congrats on the news of stable!

Always praying,

Susie

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Double post

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Your pink sisters have been worried Meena and that is because we all support you and love you.

So many have said you are our hero, and, you are!

Sorry about the shots and pray they will help you.

Stable is good!

Hugs, Noel

New Flower
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Sorry for blood clot and shots, however it is temporary and you will feel improvements soon. Stable is a positive news too.
Thinking about you.
New Flower

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oh Meena the clot thing stinks, but the stable part is AWESOME! Texas can Meena use emla for this or is it not worth it?

survivorbc09
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Carkris, is emla the numbing cream?

Jan

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Sorry about the shots, I hope they help with the blood clot.
Thinking of you.
Karie

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Kicking this update up, as, some have missed it.

Sue ;)

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Oh Meena, I am so sorry to hear this news. I am assuming that you are injecting some type of heparin product and I am attaching a youtube video of how to give yourself a SQ injection into your belly. Note, you might want to skip 3/4 way through--they take a while to get to the actual injection. Hope this helps and feel free to pm me about anything. You are in my prayers.

How to Give Yourself a Subcutaneous Injection

P.S. I think stable is awesome. And a pulmonary clot will definitely make you tired.

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So sorry that you are having to go through so much, but so glad to hear no new tumors or new growth. This cycle of ups and downs sometimes makes you think you are on a roller coaster. We are all glad to hear the good parts, but not so glad to hear that you are having to give yourself shots. Hang in there, dear one. This too shall pass. Hugs, Judy

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Meena ... you are my hero. I don't know how you can be so brave. I can't imagine giving myself shots in the stomach ... and I can't imagine LETTING anyone else do it. They'd have to give me general anesthesia every time ... or hit me with a 2 by 4.

Hang in there... we're all rooting for you. Maybe if you just visualize that every time you stick that needle in your tummy you should take out some of your anger at BC and just jab away.

Hope you don't have to be a human pin-cushion for too much longer.

We're all thinking of you ...

big hugs,
teena

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Good news that there are no tumors and that your doctor says your condition is stable. I am so glad that you have this oncologist Meena.

I am sure those shots hurt a lot and I am so sorry.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,

Kylez

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Sorry double post

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Just read this post again Meena and wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and praying for you.

Hugs, Megan

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DianeBC
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I want to thank you again Cynthia for always providing a link for anything that we ask about. Always good information!

Hugs, Diane

survivorbc09
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I just saw on here too Meena where you just had an anniversary. So, Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!

Hugs, Jan

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And, Happy Anniversary to you too!

Leeza

disneyfan2008
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Needle sounds painful...but on flip side no cancer! that's great!

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Even though the good news is REALLY Good!!!, I'm sorry you have to go through giving yourself shots like that.

How much longer do you have to do that routine? I'm hoping the clot dissolves quickly for you so that your poor tummy feels better soon.

Gentle, Healing, Hugs,
Cindy

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DebbyM
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Sending hugs and positive thoughts to you today!

Hugs, Debby

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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I totally 'get' the shot thing. I had to inject neupogin in my stomach for seven consecutive days after each chemo. Pinching the 'fat' definitely helps, and I found the sting was worse if I didn't let the alcohol dry completely. I also did a slightly different location each day, started to the left and below my belly button and moved an inch or so to the right each day. It's nice to know we have our medical professionals here to help.

Stable, that word has a very nice ring to it! I hope your clot goes away quickly, and that your energy comes back soon!

Hugs,

Linda

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Oh Meena, You are the strongest warrior I know. So sorry to hear about the clot. Hope that is resolved quickly. You are always in my prayers HUGS to you.

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I so agree with smalldoggroomer, you are the strongest pink sister I know. I know I wouldn't handle this as well as you are.

You are amazing Meena, amazing!

Hugs and Love,

Leeza

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Boppy_of_5
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So sorry to hear about the clot and the shots. I pray that will clear up soon. I am thankful there is no new growth and it has not spread. God Bless
(((hugs))) Janice

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we all appreciate hearing from you, popping in to update us. Rest, and we shall all send clot dissolving prayers and good thoughts your way~
Melanie~

sbmly53
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You are so brave - giving yourself shots, wow! I'm focusing on 'stable'. when this clot goes, I hope your energy comes back.

Big, but gentle hugs,

Sue

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Please keep us posted with how you are feeling Meena as we do worry so much about you!

Love, Lex

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jo jo
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Its good to hear from you Meena!
Your fight just keeps on going but your like the energizer bunny...you keep going and going...:)
I had to give myself injections in my belly for blood clots too and they smart...they brought tears to my eyes and im just sorry you have to do that cuz i know its miserable. Just keep fightin Meena and were all pullin for you!

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You have such a good, positive attitude that I have no doubt your body will find a way to dissolve this clot! If not, there is always heperin. I had blood clots in my lungs years ago and had to be on heperin and coumadin for a while. Not fun, but doable.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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

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Lighthouse_7
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Oh Meena,
So sorry about the shots but I love stable.
As always, thoughts and prayers.
Big Hugs,
Wanda

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tommaseena
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STABLE--is wonderful
Giving yourself shots is not but look at the outcome--will dissolve that clot and you will feel so much better.

Feel better soon.
Huge Hugs,
Margo

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meena1
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thanks for your support, and thank you for the link. I am trying to get the right position to do this, seems in bed is the best, and zoning out on TV!

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lynn1950
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Hi Meena, I am having computer problems, so have to borrow and post when I can. I am so glad to hear the word "stable." I sure hope that the clot clears soon so you can stop the shots. xoxoxox Lynn

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You will always have all of the pink sisters support Meena! Look at all of the posts and see how loved you are!

I hope you can find something to make the shots easier for you.

And, please keep updating us as to how you are doing!

Sue :)

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