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Not far from my heart

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Joined: Sep 2003

Hi Everyone!!!!!

I just sifted through about 12 pages of posts! How I've missed yall! The last few months have been crazy! Too long and convoluted to get into all the details, but I haven't had lung surgery yet. Back in May, that was the plan, but we couldn't pin down a surgeon, then my tumor markers were rising, then my oncologist took off to Florida... Anyways, I have a PET scan on the 19th and if the cancer is confined to the lungs, we will proceed with surgery by the end of August. You gotta love the Quebec health care system. We talked about surgery in mid-May and I might finally have it at the end of August! Sigh! It's a good thing I'm a patient person... Oh well, good things come to those who wait, right? During all this hoopla (I also have changed chemo regimes - from oxali/Xeloda to FOLFIRI) I did manage three vacations, so I feel sheepish complaining. I do want the surgery over and done with, though!

Although, I have been gone, none of you have been forgotten. I keep all of you in my hearts and on my mind. I share your amazing stories and sense of humour with other cancer survivors in my unit and it makes us all feel better. This board certainly heals my spirit and keeps me going. Thank you for all the strenght and inspiration you all offer. I'm glad to be back!

Lots of love,
p.s. Say a little prayer on the 19th that the scan is good... I can use all the help I can get:)

Kanort's picture
Posts: 1275
Joined: Jan 2004

Hi Andrea,

It was good to hear from you. I'll be remembering you in my prayers, especially on the 19th for a good report.



jsabol's picture
Posts: 1156
Joined: Dec 2003

Hey Andrea,
Great to hear from you, and, even better that you sound so good...bet the 3 vacations helped. You will be in my thoughts; keep us posted on the results. Judy

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Joined: Dec 2001

Hey sweet baby girl!

Have missed seeing you around here! So glad you posted and checked in.

Will be keeping you in prayers and you keep us posted, eh?

peace, emily

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Posts: 1249
Joined: Mar 2003

Hi Andrea!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the words of Dionne Warwick, "I'll Say a Little Prayer For You!" (C'mon, all join in, don't act like you don't know the words!)

We have missed seeing your spunky little postings! I'm sure you'll slay this dragon like all the rest...YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!

All my best,


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Hi sweetheart and glad you let us know how things are going. I'd say not too shabby....hurray, yipee, yahoo!!!!!

Stay in touch every once in a while. We miss you and think about you often. Not too long ago there was a post asking if anybody had heard from you. You've made an important impression on us all with your strength, courage, and compassion....hard things to find in a person so young as you. I tip my hat to you Andrea. Bert & I are doing well....so is mom. AMEN.

Monika & Bert

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Joined: Apr 2003

hmmm... hmmm... the moment I wake up, before I put on my make-up.... oh, sorry... Stacy had me singing...

Anyway, Andrea, you ma rest assured you will have literally hundreds - if not thousands - of semi-colons and the extended colon (ugh, bad visual on that... let's try something different...) our extended (there, that's a little better) family praying for you.

You are my personal hero, Andrea. Keep your sword sharp and your shield up - slay tat dragon!

- SpongeBob

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Joined: Feb 2004

Hey Andrea--welcome back sweetie,
"somewhere--over the rainbow------!!!"
Did you know how much luv/faith and hope there is at the end of the rainbows I send to all our friends here?
Here's a rainbow for you on the 19th Andrea--with all the colours yu can imagine--blessed with luv n huggs from me n Jen here in OZ!!!!!!!

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