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Boppy_of_5
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Dawne had her first treatment of the gemzar yesterday. She was very sick last night and said she felt like she had the flu. That was pretty much what they told her to expect. She is not on steroids with this chemo and is very happy about that.Her lymphadema is giving her trouble, she is hoping not taking the steroids will help that. She is having some pain at the cancer site. She was not having any nausea today and was relieved! She will take treatment 2 Wednesdays in a row then off 1. Thank you all again for the prayers, love and support for Dawne. God Bless you all

                                                (((hugs))) Janice

survivorbc09
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Sorry she was sick yesterday.  Glad she's better today.

Praying, Jan

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lynn1950
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I pray that the sick feeling doesn't last and that the chemo turns the tide. xoxoxo Lynn

 

taylor manny
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Texasgirl, praying!

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Christmas Girl
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That she'll feel better, quickly. And for effective treatment.

Kind regards, Susan

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Hi Janice,

Thanks again for keeping us posted on another stage IV sister going through what is equivelant to hell.  Does Dawne wear pain patches?  if not she might ask for one to help with pain at the cancer site.  That is why there are pain patches.  I wear a fentanyl one and it really helps keeping me pain free.  One wears the patch for 3 days before having to put on a new one.

I have lymphedema also and will be getting my sleeve and glove next week.  It had to be custom made and I will wear all the time except when I sleep.  When my arm with the lyphedema is giving me some trouble, I slap on a lidocaine patch which help.  You might suggest that she ask her doctors for both, the lidocaine patch which is short term (3 hours) and the fentanyl patch which I wear for (3 days).

There is no reason to suffer when there is help we can obtain.  I do wish Dawne well with her new chemo and hope it works to shrink that awful tumor.

Thank you again, hope you are doing ok, yourself,

Best,

Doris

 

 

taylor manny
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I will be praying for her.

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Poor Dawne.  She has already gone through so much and now to have this reaction to this new chemo.  We're all

pulling and praying for her.

Thanks Janice for this update!

 

Hugs to you both,

 

Diane

Candi Cane
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I will be saying lots of prayers for Dawne! 

 

JJDS
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Dawne will be in my prayers!

Kobias
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Hoping she will start feeling better and sending prayers.

New Flower
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Janice thank you for yoour updates, you are a very good and carring friend.

Please say hello and my best wishes and hugs to Dawne. I am wishing her minimal side effects with this new drug

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Thanks Janice for updating us again.  We are all worried and praying for Dawne. 

Hugs, Debby

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Dawne is a hero on here to all of us!  We are all praying that this chemo will help her!  Hugs to her and Donald and to you Janice!

Thanks,

Lex

Candi Cane
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I hope your friend is getting along better now with her chemo. 

 

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You're right Lex, Dawne is our hero!  And, our hero needs our prayers and hugs right now and she's got them!

Kobias
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Praying for Dawne.  Thanks for the update.

Cheryl S
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Praying for you Dawne!

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I hope with all my heart that Dawne's new treatment works, as she is one of us, the 30% who are unlucky enough to be diagnose with metastatic cancer.  

 

I like to believe that Dawne, Camul, JamieW,  Gabe N Abby Mom,  New Flower,  CypressCynthia, Smalldoggroomer, Chenheart,  MyTurnNow and any other stage IV sister whose name I might have miss, including myself are heroines on this discussion board.  Using the name of just one sister while making this comment, is being insensitive to the rest who struggle just as hard to hear the words "stable" or "regression" in hopes for that illusive cure.  

 

Doris 

 

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It is so obvious how loved Dawne is and I know you are too Janice.  The outpouring of posts and good luck to her

are just amazing.

I do check often to see anything new on her.  I wish I did know her and hope I will get the chance too.

I pray that her family will remain strong and that Dawne will have the best of luck on treatment!

Big hugs,

 

Rose

 

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Praying that the chemo will be the miracle that Dawne needs.  No words can express how thankful we all are for your updates. 

Dawne is our hero!  What she has gone through and still is amazes me!

Love, Noel

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SIROD
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What about the rest of us Noel, don't we need prayers and positive thoughts?

This isn't a contests between Dawne and the all the stage IV sisters.  I am certain that Dawne would agree.  We all need the encouraging posts.   I am not going to make my point into one of those flame wars.  I just believed that all the stage IV sisters needed this sort of postings, as do the newly diagnose

Best to you,

Doris

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Sirod, I am sorry but I have no idea what you are talking about.  This post is about Dawne, and, Dawne only.  Janice is always so kind to post any news about her and we post back to offer whatever we can, hope, love, kindness, support, encouragement and whatever else we choose to write.  It doesn't alienate others, it just does what it is suppose to do, give anyone on here the right to write what they want to, to Dawne, and, only Dawne, as, this post is about her.  It is about Dawne!  We should not have to censor what we write to or about Dawne, now should we?  And, I really, really hope that Janice won't stop posting updates on Dawne to us, as, we are concerned about her, very concerned. 

My best to you too,

Noel

 

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I am sending as many hugs, positive thoughts and prayers that I possibly can to our dear, sweet pink sister Dawne!

You are always in our hearts and our prayers Dawne!

We can never thank you enough Janice for all of these updates!  I hope that you are doing great and thanks for taking such good care of our sister!

Here's a cyber bouquet for Dawne, beautiful, just like she is!

 

JJDS
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Hoping that you're feeling better.

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Kylez
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Dawne, praying every day for you!

survivorbc09
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Thinking of you Dawne as I always do and sending more prayers!

Hugs, Jan

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Ritzy
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How is our little Texas hero doing?  Donald ok?  Your family?

Sue ;)

Lynne P
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Ofcourse I will pray for Dawne.

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Love you Dawne!

Kobias
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I don't know Dawne, but, I think she sounds like a hero and a very loved sister to me.

 

survivorbc09
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Dawne has been on our prayer list at church for quite awhile now and will remain there.  So, not only are we all praying for her, but, so is the congregation at our church.

Jan

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More prayers!

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Janice, anything new on our beloved Dawne?

JJDS
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Good thoughts and strong prayers!

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Big hugs for our sweet Dawne!

Sue :)

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I always think of Dawne as it is one of the first names I learned when I joined this forum.

Thank you for keeping us informed about her health and treatments. I keep her (and everyone else) in my prayers so that we all dance with NED for many years. Tell her I think of her often and I want her well, fast! Will keep on praying.

I hope she feels better soon and that her side effects are minimal.

XOXO

Cheryl S
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I hope that Dawne's chemo will help her and that she'll be feeling better.

 

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If we could, we'd send live flowers to Dawne in the hopes of it cheering her up and maybe making her feel better.  Heros are strong and she certainly is that!

Many hugs,

Debby

survivorbc09
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Like everyone, I feel so sorry for Dawne.  She is a HERO in all of our eyes and always will be!

Jan

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Adding more prayers and lots more hugs for our friend, hero and pink sister!

survivorbc09
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Texasgirl, we are missing you and worrying.

Jan

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I hope Dawn is feeling better and the Gemzar is working for her. Prayers and thoughts are with you Dawn.

Kay,

taylor manny
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Lots of positive thoughts for Dawn!

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Dawne is on our prayer list at church!  You've got so many praying for you Dawne! 

Hugs and prayers,

Lex 

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Dawne, the pink sisters are all praying that this treatment is going well for you.  You and your family are always in my prayers.

 

Hugs, Diane

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ladybug22
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praying for you and your family

mom62
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As I stop by today I wanted to wish you well Dawne and hope your treatments are going okay.  You have been though heck girlfirend and I send prayers and love and hugs to my sister in pink.

 

Love, Terry

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Kylez
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Praying for you Dawne.

 

Big hugs, Kylez

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Alexis F
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Miss Dawne and pray for her daily!

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LoveBabyJesus
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How is my TexasGirl? I think of her often. Please let her know we miss her here. And We are praying. Hope she is feeling better and having little to no side effects. XOXO

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