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Pink Bus for Desertgirl947 on November 27th - Can you make it?

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Megan M
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Desertgirl947 has a CT scan and blood work on the 27th of November. I'll have the pink bus cleaned and full of gas. Can you make it too?

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mommaellen
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I will be sending prayers and positive thoughts on that day.

Ellen

disneyfan2008
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count me in...

Denise

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I will be there too!

Hugs, Leeza

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going out to our beloved Desertgirl -- on your blood work, and CT Scan.

Megan .. Thanks so much for cleaning our Pink Support Bus, and filling it with
gas !! Our Sisters in PINK, sure know how to have a GOOD TIME.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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Kylez
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I will be there bright and early with some cinnamon rolls and coffee.

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Love the cinnamon rolls and coffee. I'd take a great cinnamon roll over a donut any day. Great choice!

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I will be ready so don't forget to pick me up.

Hugs,
Georgia

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Hugs, Kathi

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Coming too!

Lex

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I am wishing you good luck and will be there with you!

sdukowitz
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I'll be aboard bringing Alaskan prayers and positive vibes....Sue D

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Wow! Alaska. I'm surprised you aren't wanting to bring along a pink dogsled or pink snowmobile. It gets cold here in NYS; but Alaska has us beat.

I will be sure our friends on the bus have some things to warm you up when you hop on.

survivorbc09
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Hoping and praying for great news!

debsweb18
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Me too-I'll be there.

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Hugs, Linda

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Thanks, Debbie and Linda.

Lynn Smith
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I'll be there.Wishong for good results on your tests.

Lynn Smith

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Thanks, Lynn

survivorbc09
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I am on the bus with lots of support and good luck for you!

Hugs, Jan

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You better believe I'm coming! I'll bring oatmeal raisin cookies for everyone to enjoy.

And lots of prayers for our pink sister too. xoxo

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Wishing you a Caen scan and good blood results

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Like oatmeal raisin cookies and thought of making some yesterday, but I got too busy with other things.

(BTW: I do have faith in God.)

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Just to let you know. You might want to dress warmly, as we expect snow showers and temps probably in the mid- to upper-20s at that hour of the day.

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I'll dress warm and be right there to support you!

Good luck,

Debby

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sea60
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I'll surely be there with my prayers.

jennytwist
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...right there with you all the way! Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers
much love,
Jenny

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I have been fighting a cold the past few days, but today I am staying put -- might take tomorrow off work (school), as I want to be good for Tuesday.

e

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This is my second day on this board. I think I get the idea of the Pink Bus. I will be there for you with many hugs!!!!

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with my iPod playing Christmas music. Praying for a good scan Desertgirl <3

Mary

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Wishing you well (especially with the cold) for Tuesday. I rather be there when you have the results and I will send all the positive thoughts and vibe for great results.

Best wishes and do take care,

Doris

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I'm wishing you the best of luck and will be there with everyone else!

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Count me in!

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I'll be there, save me a seat!!

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Don't leave without me!

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jnl
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Don't leave without me!

disneyfan2008
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Count me in...boy the bus is busy this week...I could use it on wed for breast surgery (same side as 4 yrs ago) At this point they do not THINK cancer-looking more like scar tissues but wont' know until next week.

...What should I bring for your jouney on the bus?

Denise

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Wow! How big is this pink bus, as I have never been on it before or had it reserved for me before?

If I remember correctly, we have oatmeal raisin cookies and cinnamon rolls. We have coffee, but I don't think we have hot chocolate, tea, or milk for those who aren't coffee drinkers.

I know we have music set, assuming the pink bus has a decent player. Regardless, I am sure the ladies will be singing along and it won't matter.

My concern is for the Southern and Western ladies, as it will be cold tomorrow morning with snow showers in the air. Maybe some of us can grab a blanket or so. (I think that disneyfan is also a northerner, and we might want to loan her those blankets for the Southern and Western ladies traveling with her midweek.)

My cold has not worsened, and that is a good thing. I laid low a lot of the weekend to try to keep it from getting worse. This is my first post-chemo/rads cold, and I am not sure if it's as easy to ward off things like that as it usually is for me. I have tried to be a little more cautious than usual.

For SIROD, who mentioned wanting to be there when I get the results, that will be next Monday (12/3) morning. I am hoping that Dr.B will say that things look good and that I can contact my surgeon to get my port out. That will be another milestone reached in my travels back to normalcy.

See y'all tomorrow.

e

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You bet! We will all be there bright and early with food and drinks!

Hugs, Leeza

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Dear e,

I will be there on Monday, December 3rd. I have a lot of personal experience with office visits. Some are very good too. I can go for the port, for when mine came out (totally disliked it) that was a very happy day for me. I came home, took a nap and since it was April, I cooked out doors for the first time. I felt reborn.

Never needed another for I plan on staying on hormonal drugs to the end of time.

Planning on hearing good news only this coming Monday,

Best,

Doris

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Good luck to you Desertgirl!

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Kylez
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Thinking of you and sending loads of hugs, good luck and even more support!

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The pink bus arrived at the my house early (had a challenge backing up, though, as I live on a short street that is deadend). There were some problems with the paperwork, which did get straightened out after a bit. I ended up being there almost two hours, though. Glad I took the day off work rather than trying for a half day, as I never would have made it back in time to start at 11:30. Thanks for dropping me off, afterwards, to do some Christmas shopping. I did find a ride home.

I will make myself remember to let you all know what I find out on Monday. Will you all allow my husband to ride the bus with us, as I take him with me to appointments that discuss test results -- learned that early. He is a people-person, and I am sure you all will enjoy meeting him.

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That was a little scary trying to back up. LOL Bring your husband along Monday!

Praying, Lex

survivorbc09
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Hoping that Monday you will hear good news!

Hugs, Jan

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desertgirl947
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Thanks, Ladies, for being my companions Tuesday. Now we wait until Monday morning. In July when I had the scan to re-check those little spots, I wasn't too nervous about the whole thing until it got close to my appointment. I think that part of it still goes back to last November (about now) on into January, February, and March when it seemed I could not catch a break on anything. I could not get any positive news. BUT, I did get through it all right. Usually it took a few quick prayers and just some time to sort through things; then I was all right.

I was nervous my last appointment (post scan), my cold, sweatty hands were part of the evidence PLUS as my husband and I rode over, I was rather quiet. I did get an encouraging report, and I don't see why I can't get another one this time around.

See you all Monday. You probably should be here with the bus about 9:25 a.m. I will tell you that my oncologist is never on time. I discovered this when I was going for chemo and had to wait for him to get there, to ok me. He only comes to this office Mondays from his base office north of here about an hour, and he sometimes loses track of the time to get to the office where I see him -- about midway between where his base is and where I live. (He is affiliated with a university medical program.)

Now that you know I live in a small development in which all three streets up this way are deadend, you ought to be better with handling that bus. You should have been here the time a tractor-trailer got caught up here. He thought if he just came on up, not knowing it was all deadend, he could get across to where he needed to be. WRONG! He had to back down the whole way -- and we are up a bit of a hill. At the bottom of the hill, the road meets the main road at a "T." Trying to get that truck down the hill (backwards) and then backed onto the main road was a time-consuming chore, as it was difficult. Now there is a sign posted there, as drivers come up, saying that these three streets are deadend.

Stay warm.
e

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Hi E,

I am glad that a new post went up about the deadens. It must have been the worst of times for that poor truck driver.

Over the years, I have had so many scans, mdi, and etc. I learned not to think about it, until I walk up to Medical Records, the following day. For a few minutes, I become a little nervous, always wait until I am alone in the privacy of my car to open the envelope. How I wish it would just be hand me the results without the extra. My hands shake a little as I quickly scan the results, I have learned 2 pages isn't good, one can be great or not.

Learn to deal with the information one way or another. If it's bad, I start immediately to think about my next step. If it's good, then I'm ok until the next time and I breathe.

Will be sending positive vibes that yours will be a short one and a good one.

Best,

Doris

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My reports get sent to my oncologist. So, I don't hear anything until I have an appointment.

Years ago (mid-1980s) I had a cancer scare/surgery. At that time, I was told it would be a good idea for me to bring someone along to the appointment where I would hear that things looked like they might be suspicious. This time around (2012), I never got a call like that. So, I assumed that it was good that it was not being suggested that I bring someone along. At the worst, my problem probably would require surgery, but there were no perceived other issues. When my doctor told me in early January that I had cancer (obbious on the left and barely perceptible on the right), just the surgeon, the nurse, and I heard that. (Later on the nurse told me she felt bad for me, her knowing what I was to hear and my being there on my own. I told her why I had not brought along my husband.)

That was time #1 when I should have automatically taken my husband with me -- test results were going to be discussed.

Then the day I was to start chemo (early April), the only reason I had anyone with me was because I had a driver/companion (my long-time friend and sister-in-law). I forgot to think that there would be test results (CT scan and bone scan) to discuss. That was when I was told about the spots, which we are still watching. My sister-in-law is great and good at listening to the details (as she is dealing with parents with health issues and has sat in on many discussions about their health). My chemo was put off a week while the oncologist and radiologist discussed the spots more. That was #2.

The decision then was to go ahead with the chemo and do a CT scan after I was done with the treatments. That was the end of July. This time I remembered to think to take my husband with me to the appointment about this.

My husband already is planning to go Monday, as he knows that I have had more than enough times of getting discouraging news without his being there.

I don't think I would like just being handed my results. I like being able to ask questions just to be sure about what I am hearing/reading. If the news is discouraging, I have, thus far, been able to work through it fairly quickly and just go on.

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We will be there for you Monday!

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susie09
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Wouldn't miss being with you Monday!

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Absolutely

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