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Lovekitties
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Dear Friends, I found this site when I was diagnosed with a rectal tumor and it has been a lifeline to many thru the years.

As some of you may know, I have been trying to help my sister who was diagnosed with stage 4 endometrial cancer last October...mets to lungs.  I have been going to doc appointments, chemo treatments, helping with the maze of financial issues.

She has been complaining of leg pain for several months...been to several doctors and had innumerable tests, all diagnosed it as muscular.  Today a trip to ER because of the level of the pain and the fact that she can barely walk.  The news is not good.  They have discovered mets now in the leg and pelvic bone. They admitted her primarily for pain management...she is getting morphine every 2 hrs.  The onc will stop in tomorrow, but I am not hopeful.  While radiation may shrink the tumors to relieve the pain, the fast spread makes me fear it will soon pop up elsewhere.  We were never given any hope other than extending life and quality of life.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and send strenght to our 89 yr old parents who have come to be with her.

Thanks,

Marie who loves kitties

hippiechicks
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Joined: Sep 2012

Done Marie.  I am so sorry to hear you are going through such tough times.  This disease is aweful ... it touches too many people in way to many ways.  I will be sending strength and keeping you and your family in prayers.   Sending a hug as well!

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KathiM
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Joined: Aug 2005

I wish I had a magic wand to make all of it go away....sigh...

 

Hugs, kathi

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lp1964
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Joined: Jun 2013

Allow me to share your pain, your sister's and your families. 

Wish all of you the strength to get through these hard times.

Would you share her first name with us.

Laz 

Chelsea71
Posts: 1170
Joined: Sep 2012

Oh Marie, this must be so hard on your parents.  I will be thinking of you and your entire family.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Chelsea

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LivinginNH
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Dearest Marie,

I'm so sorry that your sister is in such pain, I know how hard it is not being able to help. Sending hopeful thoughts her way....

Love,

Cyn

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johnnybegood
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know what to say except you know you can count on us for strength. sorry to hear this news.glad she is getting something for pain...Godbless....johnnybegood

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Annabelle41415
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I'm so sorry to hear this.  Your sister is in my prayers and please don't hold out hope.  You and your family have been through so much and I'm feeling so sad that you have gotten this news.  Your parents have to be beside themselves with this news, they are also in my thoughts. 

Kim

Cathleen Mary
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Oh, Marie, my heart aches for you.  You are always there for all of us. Please know that your sister, your parents, and dear you, will be mentioned to God over and over again. Sending you strength and every good wish that hope will still be within reach.

Hugs,

CM

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annalexandria
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I don't even know what to say.  I hope they can help her to be comfortable, and that the doctor can come up with a plan that will give you all more time together.  I lost my sister to this horrible disease, it's just wretched and unfair.  And so hard on our parents.  It just makes my heart hurt for all of you.

Hugs and strength coming your way~AA

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marbleotis
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My thoughts and prayers for your Sister and family. 

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wolfen
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Just so sorry to hear this news. Why, why did it take them so long to discover this? That part makes me almost as angry as the Cancer itself.  I feel the sadness of your parents. Please know I'm sending positive energy & best of vibes your way.

Luv,

Wolfen

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Lovekitties
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Dear Wolfen,

From what I have read tonight and what the ER doctor said, this is very rare for endometrial cancer.

It is presumed by the scientists that when some of the original cancer gets out into the lymph nodes it can migrate to the bone marrow, where it can stay dormant for some time...even years. 

The ER doctor said that it remains so small as to not necessarily be detected, and then it flares and grows quickly.  As with all cancer, there are not many real answers...just observations.

Thank you for your energy and concern.

Marie who loves kitties

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thxmiker
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We are sending our Love, Prayers and Thoughts to your sister and to your family Marie!   Your sister has a difficult journey, but not imposible.   

 

Keep up your strength and be a good example.  My best advice is to let her know how many are praying for her, sending her good thoughts, and in her corner.  Tell her to exercise, eat well, and stay hydrated.  Those three things will eat away at one when neglected.  My neighbor let himself get down to 120lbs, until I yelled at him. I tiold him I do not care what your doctor told you, if you do not eat you are not going to last long.   He changed Doctors, and the next doctor told him to eat anyting you want as long as you start putting on weight.  Attitude will give her the strength she needs to keep up the good fight!

 

My wife Laurie has stage IV Endo, and that is what had prepared us for my battle with cancer.  We learned how to research treatments, and how to tell if a Doctor was good or great.  Endo puts her at a 35% risk for future cancer.

 

Best Always,   mike

 

 

 

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Lovekitties
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I thank you all for your outpouring of support.  It means everything to be able to share things with you all and know that you understand it all, not just the surface stuff.

I hope to either see or talk with her oncologist today to find out what to expect and where we go from here.

May each blessing and wish for strenght which you have given be returned to you 1,000 fold.

Marie who loves kitties

rls67
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Joined: Nov 2012

I will send out prayers for her and your family. I hate this disease more than anything! 

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mukamom
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for strength for your sister and family.  

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janderson1964
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Joined: Oct 2011

You and your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.

UncleBuddy
Posts: 570
Joined: Aug 2013

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

Lin

Luv2lunch
Posts: 254
Joined: Aug 2010

Mom and I are praying for your sister and family. 

Sincerely,

Linda and Mom

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Trubrit
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I do so HATE this disease in all its forms. 

I will pray for your sister, your beloved parents and you. 

May your sister find some comfort and release from pain. Let her know that friends she has never met are here for her in thought and prayer. 

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Phil64
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I pray your sister, you, parents, and whole family receive strength, love, and support you need at this difficult time. 

 

Love and Light,

Philip

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mrs_blkjak
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Just visiting from the kidney cancer board (my husband has stage 4 kidney cancer). I'm so sorry for what you and your sister are going through. Sending prayers. 

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YoVita
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... and to you.

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