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  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    PhillieG said:

    Everyone knows when it goes there....you are dead
    Tell that to Lance Armstrong....

    Okay....good going
    Okay....good going Phil....as I read Jennies post I was thinking...but Lance Armstrong had brain mets didn't he...and you answered that one for me. Jennie....SERIOUSLY WTF....sheesh....I know you will go after it and beat it down like you've done so many times before . Keep us posted.
  • z
    z Member Posts: 1,411
    Jennie
    I visit the Inspire web site where there is a 12 year survivor of stage IV lung cancer with brain mets. He has had surgery for the brain mets. Also on the lung cancer discussion on CSN there is a poster with brain mets who has had the cyberknife and is doing well. You might want to do a search on the lung cancer discussion board. I wish you the best. Lori
  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
    Oh Jennie
    I was so sorry to read this. You've been through a lot already, and now another fight on your hands though I think a good attitude can deal with it well (and I'm not talking just adopting positive thinking or motivation). An old martial arts proverb says, "Knocked down seven times, get up eight!" Easier said than done, right? But you've got your ducks in a row; you're making choices; you've rallied your personal power. All to do your best Jennie. Even when scared sh*tless. I'm with you girl.

    Love, Leslie
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    sorry
    So sorry you have something new to deal with again. But it sounds as if you've caught this quite early and are attacking back quickly! They have come a LONG way in treatment options for the brain, so your chances now are better than in the past. So you can't really compare yourself to someone who had the same situation years earlier, or someone whose brain mets weren't found until they were larger or had many of them.

    #1, #2, #3, and #4 haven't been a match for you. I have a strong feeling #5 doesn't stand a chance either! Cancer should just give up and leave you alone, rather than trying to come back and battle again, because it always loses.
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375

    Hi Steve
    I have already spoke to a surgeon. Actually, I have been thru all steps needed to get me going on course. That's what I have been doing for the last month. The course is set.... I have a path to follow. I feel confident......just need YOU guys for backup! : WHERE IS CHERYL HUTCH???? I really need her to tell me....just like in the old days...NOT to be a winey baby!!!! LOL

    Jennie

    Checking in for Duck Patrol!!
    Here I am, Jenn!! Hey... long time no see... are you being a whiney baby because your ducks have gotten out of line??? For heaven's sake, girl... get the d*mn ducks a pond!!! :D:D:D

    Ok... looking over what you've written, it's totally understandable why, when given this information you freaked out!! I'm with you... when someone starts playing around with saying there's something in our brain, it's near impossible to say, "Oh, that little thing! P-tooey!" I would have a total meltdown, so good for you for keeping it a bit more together than I would have ;) Now, having said that... it sounds like your surgeon and oncologist and all involved have a plan all set up and ready to implement. Heck, it doesn't even sound like they are guessing at what they should be doing... they know. And they seem pretty darn confident as to what this plan should be and why. So your job now is to have trust in your team, relax (easy to say), and go with the plan. If it means you have to take time off and just hang out at home, laze around and don't go lifting anything heavy, then so be it... that will be your job. Good time to catch up on any taped shows you might have been meaning to get to :)

    And, when push comes to shove... remember the motto! ONE friggin' hurdle at a time!! You can forget the lungs, the liver, the toes, the fingers... and just put your positive focused energy on these two itty bitty brain zits. Begone, you brain acne, be gone!! You can always go back to chasing the ducks and getting them to line up later ... but for now, give them a pond to play in :)

    Cheryl... duckless in Vancouver
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576

    Checking in for Duck Patrol!!
    Here I am, Jenn!! Hey... long time no see... are you being a whiney baby because your ducks have gotten out of line??? For heaven's sake, girl... get the d*mn ducks a pond!!! :D:D:D

    Ok... looking over what you've written, it's totally understandable why, when given this information you freaked out!! I'm with you... when someone starts playing around with saying there's something in our brain, it's near impossible to say, "Oh, that little thing! P-tooey!" I would have a total meltdown, so good for you for keeping it a bit more together than I would have ;) Now, having said that... it sounds like your surgeon and oncologist and all involved have a plan all set up and ready to implement. Heck, it doesn't even sound like they are guessing at what they should be doing... they know. And they seem pretty darn confident as to what this plan should be and why. So your job now is to have trust in your team, relax (easy to say), and go with the plan. If it means you have to take time off and just hang out at home, laze around and don't go lifting anything heavy, then so be it... that will be your job. Good time to catch up on any taped shows you might have been meaning to get to :)

    And, when push comes to shove... remember the motto! ONE friggin' hurdle at a time!! You can forget the lungs, the liver, the toes, the fingers... and just put your positive focused energy on these two itty bitty brain zits. Begone, you brain acne, be gone!! You can always go back to chasing the ducks and getting them to line up later ... but for now, give them a pond to play in :)

    Cheryl... duckless in Vancouver

    hahahha
    where in the name of whatever did you swoop in from?????? hahahah lovely to see you girl and there I was pretending to be you.....should have known better.

    Yayyyyyyyy Cheryl is here......hug

    mags
  • Doc_Hawk
    Doc_Hawk Member Posts: 685
    Hey Jennie
    You are a big time fighter and you can beat this little [email protected]@rd! You're Rocky Balboa and it's Peewee Herman, so just get in there and kick it's nasty little butt! Never fear that you're alone, darlin. We're all here for ya. I'll PM you my contact info in case you ever need to talk, have a shoulder to cry on, whatever. Anytime, night or day, I'm an insomniac so I'm up until the wee hours.

    My prayers are with you!

    Doc
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    maglets said:

    hahahha
    where in the name of whatever did you swoop in from?????? hahahah lovely to see you girl and there I was pretending to be you.....should have known better.

    Yayyyyyyyy Cheryl is here......hug

    mags

    Swooping in...
    Hellooooooo my little Eastern (as the duck flies) Canuckian!! Oh, how I've missed you... and I thought you had left for the wilds of Ontario for the summer so I was going to have to wait until September to see your smiling face??? Don't tell me Ontario has gotten WIFI in the wilds of lake country???

    Oh, you know me... I swoop in, get yelled at and chased out with a broom, then swoop back in when least expected!! I hear we all have to round the troops up, find suitable uniforms (I'd like one with glitter and sparkles this time, please!!) and go duck herding?? I'm not sure how we break it to Jenn that it is not in Duck Behaviour to line up in straight rows, but I suppose if we must, then it's Duck Drills and Bills we must do!!

    So now... what's new with you?? Do spill the gossip!! :)

    Cheryl... needing a uniform in Vancouver :)
  • tommycat
    tommycat Member Posts: 790
    Just adding a
    Just adding a hug!!!!
    Tommycat
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Jennie
    Well girlfriend, I started getting tears in my eyes as I read the brain mets, then I swept them away when I realized, [email protected] it's Jennie we're talking about here, she'll make it through.
    You caught them early, advances are made every day, and you're just the one to beat it, others have, you will too. Remember we're supposed to meet up with Craig in Texas one of these days, guess it'll just have to wait until you get rid of this latest [email protected] round of those pesky arsed tumors.
    I'm here for you Jennie. Sending everything I have your way including yelling at those mets of yours to shrink up and leave your head, we blondes don't need any extra interference in our heads then we've already got. Glad your plan is in place.
    Love at you,
    Winter Marie
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576

    Swooping in...
    Hellooooooo my little Eastern (as the duck flies) Canuckian!! Oh, how I've missed you... and I thought you had left for the wilds of Ontario for the summer so I was going to have to wait until September to see your smiling face??? Don't tell me Ontario has gotten WIFI in the wilds of lake country???

    Oh, you know me... I swoop in, get yelled at and chased out with a broom, then swoop back in when least expected!! I hear we all have to round the troops up, find suitable uniforms (I'd like one with glitter and sparkles this time, please!!) and go duck herding?? I'm not sure how we break it to Jenn that it is not in Duck Behaviour to line up in straight rows, but I suppose if we must, then it's Duck Drills and Bills we must do!!

    So now... what's new with you?? Do spill the gossip!! :)

    Cheryl... needing a uniform in Vancouver :)

    uniform
    okay.....swhirrrrrr that is the sound of my sewing machine.....i have whipped up a couple of possible sparklers for you. the first is very fetching....wicked witch of the west....lots and gobs of glitter and sequins....some special things I have been hording just for you. the Second is a combination Canadian Mountie....ranger....Game Warden....more sparkles of course.

    don't be silly of course there is no WIFI in the northern wilds. I went and the cabin was filled with mice and mousie doodoo so I cleaned up and came home.

    No gossip.....I am still NED...just jumped off all my meds....ativan, losec, effexor, and booze....thinking of reinstating white wine....

    all well here....how is by your lungs precious angel

    okay do want me to sew angel outfit tooo

    sorry Jenners....gotta get Cheryl with her duckies in line... :):)

    mags
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117

    Jennie
    Well girlfriend, I started getting tears in my eyes as I read the brain mets, then I swept them away when I realized, [email protected] it's Jennie we're talking about here, she'll make it through.
    You caught them early, advances are made every day, and you're just the one to beat it, others have, you will too. Remember we're supposed to meet up with Craig in Texas one of these days, guess it'll just have to wait until you get rid of this latest [email protected] round of those pesky arsed tumors.
    I'm here for you Jennie. Sending everything I have your way including yelling at those mets of yours to shrink up and leave your head, we blondes don't need any extra interference in our heads then we've already got. Glad your plan is in place.
    Love at you,
    Winter Marie

    this is
    not what i wanted to hear from you today or any other day.but girl you got the right attitude and always have .you know we are here riding this ride with you.i wish i could just hold you and give you a big HUG.there IS power in prayer and my prayers are with you....Godbless...johnnybegood
  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
    Jennie. You have a killer
    Jennie. You have a killer attitude. When i say killer i mean killer towards that cancer in you. I think attitude is half the battle. Keep fighting.

    Jeff
  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827

    Jennie. You have a killer
    Jennie. You have a killer attitude. When i say killer i mean killer towards that cancer in you. I think attitude is half the battle. Keep fighting.

    Jeff

    Jennie, we've got your back

    Hugs and prayers surround you. Your attitude is amazing. It sounds like you have done your homework and have a good plan. Be gentle with yourself.
    We are all rooting for you!

    Cathleen Mary
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787

    this is
    not what i wanted to hear from you today or any other day.but girl you got the right attitude and always have .you know we are here riding this ride with you.i wish i could just hold you and give you a big HUG.there IS power in prayer and my prayers are with you....Godbless...johnnybegood

    WOW.......
    AWESOME responses everybody. Thanks so much. You guys have made me feel WAY WAY WAY good. Dang I am so lucky to have you all. I needed this support...YOUR support more NOW than since I have even diagnosed. WOW...I feeL good! I had my first Folfox treatment today and that went well and still is going fine. I am feeling calm and VERY confident. My doctors....ALL of them almost act like I am making a mountain out of a molehill! So...I am just gonna chill and go with the flow and be done with it......and move on.... :-)


    Love you all and I will keep you all updated .....just know I am SMILING inside...... JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!

    Jen
  • Luckygirl2
    Luckygirl2 Member Posts: 308
    inspiration
    You are one of many inspirations to me on this board. Your attitude is so great, you go kick butt and take names! Sending hugs your way and prayers to Heaven!
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824

    WOW.......
    AWESOME responses everybody. Thanks so much. You guys have made me feel WAY WAY WAY good. Dang I am so lucky to have you all. I needed this support...YOUR support more NOW than since I have even diagnosed. WOW...I feeL good! I had my first Folfox treatment today and that went well and still is going fine. I am feeling calm and VERY confident. My doctors....ALL of them almost act like I am making a mountain out of a molehill! So...I am just gonna chill and go with the flow and be done with it......and move on.... :-)


    Love you all and I will keep you all updated .....just know I am SMILING inside...... JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!

    Jen

    Jennie
    Sending prayers, sparks, & hugs your way. You have a beautiful smile and upbeat attitude and that will help you through this hurdle.As so many have already said, you are surrounded by this great support system and your back is covered:)We love you girlfriend!!
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

    WOW.......
    AWESOME responses everybody. Thanks so much. You guys have made me feel WAY WAY WAY good. Dang I am so lucky to have you all. I needed this support...YOUR support more NOW than since I have even diagnosed. WOW...I feeL good! I had my first Folfox treatment today and that went well and still is going fine. I am feeling calm and VERY confident. My doctors....ALL of them almost act like I am making a mountain out of a molehill! So...I am just gonna chill and go with the flow and be done with it......and move on.... :-)


    Love you all and I will keep you all updated .....just know I am SMILING inside...... JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!

    Jen

    Beg To Differ:)
    Now, Jennie....think back....way back....no, further....keep going.....okay, there:)

    "YOUR support means more NOW than since I have even diagnosed."

    That's not the way that I remember it, LOL! I remember investing hours upon hours and a great deal of thought to this woman, who would become my good friend btw, and she was out of her mind...off her rocker....screaming through her words that had my heart aching time after time...

    I thought I'd never get you off that ledge:)

    As I recall, it was just before July 4th, 2009....your poignant thoughts were if you had seen your last 4th of July...and that was a time where I talked deeply with you about things...I was worried sick about you...

    You were in your infancy then with cancer - and it has been a pleasure to watch you grow as you journey forward and watching the amazing transformation. I wouldn't have missed it for anything:)

    Ah...the memories:)

    Now, who knows you best?

    And...who do you love?

    LOL!

    You've outgrown me, so the only way I can get you to read any of my stuff anymore, is to jump on your posts! That way I got a shot!

    LOL!

    -Craig
  • dmj101
    dmj101 Member Posts: 527
    We Love you!
    Hey Jen,
    Stop the stinkin thinkin.. I know much easier said than done.
    I know nothing about Brain Mets.. time to hit the sites and books again..
    But I need you .. you shared so much with me.. and I want to say Thanks..
    so I am hitting up my research buddies at work tomorrow to see what I can find out.
    Stay Strong honey.. we are counting on you to beat this.
    Love ya,
    Donna
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    awwwwww nuts! i am so sick
    awwwwww nuts! i am so sick of this freakin disease!
    Jenny, my sweet friend. Everyone has already said such wonderful, heartfelt things, I would only be repeating them. What I will say, is I am holding you in my heart, and sending healing thoughts. I am also keeping a beer ice cold, for when we finally manage to get together. Make that champagne! ok, beer, we are definitely beer people, well actually i like bourbon and coke. Sometimes just a shot of tequila. Oh hell, belly up to the bar jenny, we have a date. So, get that amazing brain of yours tuned up. I got a big ole hug waitin for ya.
    Love you my friend,
    Judy