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It's my 1 year Anniversary

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BeaRose
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Woke up this morning and realized today is my 1 year post treatment. I am fighting off a severe case of cellulitus. Going to hospital for outpatient iv tx. I had planned to ride my horse this weekend as summer is almost gone, very few warm days left. Dr. says no you can't. So I am going to spark up the grill and have a steak for supper to celebrate my 1 year. Also finishing canning for the season. Made 5 gallons of salsa last weekend, Will probably get 3 or 4 more this time. Then next weekend is Jack'o'lantern time. I carve the extreme kind. I will post one as my avitar. Anyway I am going to enjoy my day. I hope you all enjoy yours too!! Bea.

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mp327
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Happpy Anniversary, BeaRose! One year post-treatment is a huge milestone worthy of a celebration, so I'm glad you are going to treat yourself with a steak dinner! I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with cellulitis, but I hope everything else is going well in your life! Here's wishing you many, many more happy anniversaries!

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sandysp
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You have certainly been a tremendous help and support to me this year. What a way to recover - by helping others! So sorry about the Cellulitis? Have you ever had this before? Is this in any way connected to your treatment? It sucks that you don't have this day in good health. But we are thinking about you and praying for you. Love, Sandy

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BeaRose
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Thanks girls. Yes Sandy. I had 2 lymph nodes that had cancer so they were well radiated. Now they sometimes get backed up then infected the infection causes cellulitus, which can become septic if not cleared up. Septic is very bad. Has not happened yet and I plan to keep it that way.

Ann_i_
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I'm sorry you can't spend the day on the back of a horse, doing something you love.

But the steak dinner sounds fabulous.

I hope you get the cellulitus cleared up quickly. (And that you find yourself horseback riding before you know it!)

I had a horse when I was 16, the thought of saddling up right now (6 months after treatment ended) would scare me. (My bum is still not 'normal', and I keep wondering how many times I need to adjust what I think of as 'normal' so that it doesn't keep worrying me.)

Although taking a nice sedate stroll with a horse under me sounds nice. (But heck, I've never done anything half way, I'd be soaring across the fields and the heck with the consequences.) ;)

Edited to add: Your pumpkin avatar looks GREAT!!

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BeaRose
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I started riding again in early July. My horse actually saved my life in a round about way. I took him to a play day horse show 3 months before I was diagnosed, while I was getting on he spooked and I ended up on the ground flat on my back. I began taking aspirin as I had pain. After a couple weeks I has some bloody stools so figured it was aspirin and stopped taking it. The blood did not stop so I went to GP who referred me to colonoscopy guy who found my tumor. The other great thing about Jasper is now when I get on him he stands perfectly still and it takes me a while to get my leg over the saddle due to muscle atrophy. It's like he knows something is wrong with me. I have some pain at first when I ride but seem to loosen up a bit after I am on. I wouldn't trade the feeling of riding for all the tea in China. PS I am beginning to believe that our bums may never get back to normal so I just look at how it is now as the new normal.

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mp327
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That's great that you are riding again. When you mentioned that your horse knows something is wrong with you, I just thought back to when I was going through treatment. I don't have a horse, but instead have two cats, and they were very much aware that I was not well. They acted different--very cuddly and not wanting to get too far away from me. I would take naps and wake up with one snuggled up to me on one side and one on the other side. They never did that before. Animals can really sense when their humans are ill.

janke
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Joined: Aug 2011

Reading all your post

Before I was diagnosed my daughters rabbit would hold her breath when she smelled me.
Post Cancer...she sniffs me.

What is that all about?

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z
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Hello, and congradulations on your 1 year aniversary. I love the avator. I always wanted a horse, but never could afford one, so I had a friend who had one who I was allowed to ride and love. I hope your cellulitus will clear up so you can ride your horse. I wish you well. Lori

shirlann54
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Joined: Aug 2011

Congratulations,for your one year.A steak is a good way to celebrate Injoy .Hope you get better soon. Shirley

pjs62
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Joined: Sep 2011

BeaRose....isn't it an awesome feeling celebrating the 1 yr mark?! Hope you have an amazing day doing whatever you wish.....you so deserve it!!
BTW....love your jack o'lantern! heehee
Many blessings to you!!

7243
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Joined: Feb 2011

Dear BeaRose ... Hang in there beautiful girl! Sounds like an nice plan you had and hope you enjoyed it! Are you from the southwest? Salsa and horses sounds that way! big warm support from me to you! xoxoxo Here's to many more anniversary celebrations!

Phoebesnow
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Joined: Apr 2011

I saw your post, I think it got lost in this older thread.

My dog champion(champ) would never kiss me. He would smell my breath and turn away. When I would be gone for a long time, he would kiss me upon return because he was overcome with joy. He would kiss my husband or anyone else. I always said to my husband that I thought he could smell cancer. I had been going too the doctor since 2008 with my VSA (very special ass) and had symptoms for several years. If I had just listened to my dog and my intuition maybe I would have caught it before it became cancer. I listen to the animals much more intently now.

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lizdeli
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So happy you are celebrating your one year post treatment. It's a milestone and I wish you many, many more great milestones.

Liz

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RoseC
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Congratulations BeaRose!
I love the stories about the animals. They are SO sensitive. I remember hearing a story on tv a while ago about a dog that could sniff out cancer...can't remember the details but it was amazing.

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BeaRose
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Thank you for all the well wishes. During my treatment and recovery my four cats took turns watching over me. I was never without a kitty at my feet. To think some people call them dumb animals. Those people just don't have eyes that see these moments.

Phoebesnow
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Joined: Apr 2011

I have phoebesnow in my arms right now. Animals.....they are the best! Thank god for my I pad, I can type and cuddle at the same time.

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