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Kat11
Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Thinking about you today, I hope this step your at goes well for you.I am only a few steps behind you and I hold a lot of the same feeling you have. I am praying for the best possible results for you with this treatment. Just remember there is so many of us out here praying for you, that you just can't go wrong. Hugs with one arm, the other one hurts to much. Please keep in touch when you feel up to it.
Kathy
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  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    Thanks ALL!
    Thanks for thinking of the Moopster, Kathy, and thanks to all who have supported Moopy and me with their kind thoughts and prayers and even with jokes at my personal expense. Moopy is very tired right now, but it is a good kind of tired. She would love to have the energy to respond appropriately and undoubtedly will, but for now I will have to do my best.

    Wednesday's simulation at Barnes went very well overall. Waiting and having the process done was very hard on my brave little wife, but the simulation itself took little more than an hour. They made a mold, took lots of pictures, and colored Moopy with magic markers. Next appointment is Wednesday, June 24, for another sim. Hopefully rads begin the next week. We'd love to get started earlier, but if Dr. Taylor isn't in any hurry, who are we to argue? Besides, the combination of local hyperthermia and IMRT is worth waiting for!

    From there we checked into our furnished "vacation condo." It is in St. Charles, which is across the Missouri from St. Louis, but still only a 30 minute commute to Barnes-Jewish. The place is amazing! There are even FOUR ponds in the complex, which will be great for when Tasha and Jamie come to visit with all my godguppies. Better get going on those passport applications now! The extra wait will give us more time to get our home here straightened out, and to get the pups used to their new temporary environment.

    It's hard to make going out of town for radiation therapy sound as if it's not "drastic" or "last-ditch." At least to those who are not members of "the club nobody wants to join." But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, we are very happy that Moopy will be receiving a standard of care which she could not receive in our home town. Both IMRT and local hyperthermia have been proven to bring extra benefit. The first could be done in Springfield, but there is a waiting list. The local hyperthermia might get to Springfield in another five years. Maybe. Bottom line: there are more things we can do to improve Moopy's prognosis, and we're not going to wait around to do them!

    For this, we have to thank Moopy's insistence on getting a second opinion from an oncologist at a National Cancer Institute hospital. That got us hooked up with Dr. Barbra Horn, who simply will not settle for "good enough" when it comes to Moopy's treatment. Moopy and I like to think of it as "putting ourselves in help's way." We would both urge any of you who are even considering a second opinion to go ahead and do it. Or a third if you feel it necessary.

    It is also hard to explain just how much the camaraderie and love and support on this bulletin board have meant to Moopy and me, and will continue to mean to us. Even in the waiting room at Barnes Jewish, I cranked up the "board" on my iPod Touch and was reading Moopy all of the beautiful messages you left from her. You are all with us, all the time, everywhere we go - in our thoughts and in our prayers, in tough times and good. Thank you all so very much for being such a great example of God's healing love, which is there for all who reach for it.

    Best,
    Joe
  • fauxma
    fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member
    Aortus said:

    Thanks ALL!
    Thanks for thinking of the Moopster, Kathy, and thanks to all who have supported Moopy and me with their kind thoughts and prayers and even with jokes at my personal expense. Moopy is very tired right now, but it is a good kind of tired. She would love to have the energy to respond appropriately and undoubtedly will, but for now I will have to do my best.

    Wednesday's simulation at Barnes went very well overall. Waiting and having the process done was very hard on my brave little wife, but the simulation itself took little more than an hour. They made a mold, took lots of pictures, and colored Moopy with magic markers. Next appointment is Wednesday, June 24, for another sim. Hopefully rads begin the next week. We'd love to get started earlier, but if Dr. Taylor isn't in any hurry, who are we to argue? Besides, the combination of local hyperthermia and IMRT is worth waiting for!

    From there we checked into our furnished "vacation condo." It is in St. Charles, which is across the Missouri from St. Louis, but still only a 30 minute commute to Barnes-Jewish. The place is amazing! There are even FOUR ponds in the complex, which will be great for when Tasha and Jamie come to visit with all my godguppies. Better get going on those passport applications now! The extra wait will give us more time to get our home here straightened out, and to get the pups used to their new temporary environment.

    It's hard to make going out of town for radiation therapy sound as if it's not "drastic" or "last-ditch." At least to those who are not members of "the club nobody wants to join." But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, we are very happy that Moopy will be receiving a standard of care which she could not receive in our home town. Both IMRT and local hyperthermia have been proven to bring extra benefit. The first could be done in Springfield, but there is a waiting list. The local hyperthermia might get to Springfield in another five years. Maybe. Bottom line: there are more things we can do to improve Moopy's prognosis, and we're not going to wait around to do them!

    For this, we have to thank Moopy's insistence on getting a second opinion from an oncologist at a National Cancer Institute hospital. That got us hooked up with Dr. Barbra Horn, who simply will not settle for "good enough" when it comes to Moopy's treatment. Moopy and I like to think of it as "putting ourselves in help's way." We would both urge any of you who are even considering a second opinion to go ahead and do it. Or a third if you feel it necessary.

    It is also hard to explain just how much the camaraderie and love and support on this bulletin board have meant to Moopy and me, and will continue to mean to us. Even in the waiting room at Barnes Jewish, I cranked up the "board" on my iPod Touch and was reading Moopy all of the beautiful messages you left from her. You are all with us, all the time, everywhere we go - in our thoughts and in our prayers, in tough times and good. Thank you all so very much for being such a great example of God's healing love, which is there for all who reach for it.

    Best,
    Joe

    It's impossible not be
    It's impossible not be caring about two such wonderful people. You and Moopy have touched so many hearts here. Following her journey and your love and concern for each other has been a privilege. You know how much you have entered our hearts when we can so good naturedly kid you about darn near everything. I am so glad that Moopy is getting this level of care. My heart and prayers are ever with you both. Enjoy the condo and the "Not the vacation time you would have planned". Hope you have a chance to visit the area and take Moopy out for shopping and dinners.
    Stef
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Aortus said:

    Thanks ALL!
    Thanks for thinking of the Moopster, Kathy, and thanks to all who have supported Moopy and me with their kind thoughts and prayers and even with jokes at my personal expense. Moopy is very tired right now, but it is a good kind of tired. She would love to have the energy to respond appropriately and undoubtedly will, but for now I will have to do my best.

    Wednesday's simulation at Barnes went very well overall. Waiting and having the process done was very hard on my brave little wife, but the simulation itself took little more than an hour. They made a mold, took lots of pictures, and colored Moopy with magic markers. Next appointment is Wednesday, June 24, for another sim. Hopefully rads begin the next week. We'd love to get started earlier, but if Dr. Taylor isn't in any hurry, who are we to argue? Besides, the combination of local hyperthermia and IMRT is worth waiting for!

    From there we checked into our furnished "vacation condo." It is in St. Charles, which is across the Missouri from St. Louis, but still only a 30 minute commute to Barnes-Jewish. The place is amazing! There are even FOUR ponds in the complex, which will be great for when Tasha and Jamie come to visit with all my godguppies. Better get going on those passport applications now! The extra wait will give us more time to get our home here straightened out, and to get the pups used to their new temporary environment.

    It's hard to make going out of town for radiation therapy sound as if it's not "drastic" or "last-ditch." At least to those who are not members of "the club nobody wants to join." But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, we are very happy that Moopy will be receiving a standard of care which she could not receive in our home town. Both IMRT and local hyperthermia have been proven to bring extra benefit. The first could be done in Springfield, but there is a waiting list. The local hyperthermia might get to Springfield in another five years. Maybe. Bottom line: there are more things we can do to improve Moopy's prognosis, and we're not going to wait around to do them!

    For this, we have to thank Moopy's insistence on getting a second opinion from an oncologist at a National Cancer Institute hospital. That got us hooked up with Dr. Barbra Horn, who simply will not settle for "good enough" when it comes to Moopy's treatment. Moopy and I like to think of it as "putting ourselves in help's way." We would both urge any of you who are even considering a second opinion to go ahead and do it. Or a third if you feel it necessary.

    It is also hard to explain just how much the camaraderie and love and support on this bulletin board have meant to Moopy and me, and will continue to mean to us. Even in the waiting room at Barnes Jewish, I cranked up the "board" on my iPod Touch and was reading Moopy all of the beautiful messages you left from her. You are all with us, all the time, everywhere we go - in our thoughts and in our prayers, in tough times and good. Thank you all so very much for being such a great example of God's healing love, which is there for all who reach for it.

    Best,
    Joe

    Wonderful news
    Joe and Moopy, as Fauxma says, you have helped so many of us here that we can't help but care deeply for both of you. I am so glad that the simulation went well and that you are going the extra step to get the very best care. This is something that will pay off for years to come, I'm sure of it. Also delighted to hear about the "vacation" condo. It sounds like it will be a peaceful place for you and the dogs to spend time. It is such a gift that you can all be together during Moopy's treatment. We are all with you, too. Please write more updates as you can. We are all eager to hear from you!!

    Mimi
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    mimivac said:

    Wonderful news
    Joe and Moopy, as Fauxma says, you have helped so many of us here that we can't help but care deeply for both of you. I am so glad that the simulation went well and that you are going the extra step to get the very best care. This is something that will pay off for years to come, I'm sure of it. Also delighted to hear about the "vacation" condo. It sounds like it will be a peaceful place for you and the dogs to spend time. It is such a gift that you can all be together during Moopy's treatment. We are all with you, too. Please write more updates as you can. We are all eager to hear from you!!

    Mimi

    Bleeped!
    I should have known better. Let me try again: "it is such a blessing that you can all be together during Moopy's treatment." I hope that version was clean enough!
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    mimivac said:

    Bleeped!
    I should have known better. Let me try again: "it is such a blessing that you can all be together during Moopy's treatment." I hope that version was clean enough!

    Still willing to drive to
    Still willing to drive to St. Louis.. if it's ever needed you can count me in!!! My best wishes and hope that everthing goes extra extra smooth

    ~T
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    mimivac said:

    Wonderful news
    Joe and Moopy, as Fauxma says, you have helped so many of us here that we can't help but care deeply for both of you. I am so glad that the simulation went well and that you are going the extra step to get the very best care. This is something that will pay off for years to come, I'm sure of it. Also delighted to hear about the "vacation" condo. It sounds like it will be a peaceful place for you and the dogs to spend time. It is such a gift that you can all be together during Moopy's treatment. We are all with you, too. Please write more updates as you can. We are all eager to hear from you!!

    Mimi

    Great news!
    Joe and Moopy, it is so good to hear from you! Thank you so much Joe for posting this for us! You must know how much we all love and care for the two of you and how very concerned we have been. It is hard when we don't hear from you, but, we totally understand! Just post when you can to update us!

    When Moopy first pm'd me and told me of this adventure, I was saddened that she had to endure this, but, happy that she was getting the BEST care available! And, you are! You have armed yourself with the best doctors, the best hospital and the best treatment for Moopy! And, having quality treatment makes a world of difference!

    Your "home away from home" sounds very nice. I am so very pleased that you can all be together, including your dogs! Having you there with her Joe, will help Moopy more than she could probably ever tell you.

    Just know that I love you two and will continue to pray for you! I truly believe in prayer! So, stay strong, love each other and fight the beast!

    I look forward to more updates from you! Love, Jeanne


    p.s. And Joe, if you don't keep us updated, I will put YOU on a WANTED POSTER, but, it won't be a nice one. Got it? LOL :)
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    Jeanne D said:

    Great news!
    Joe and Moopy, it is so good to hear from you! Thank you so much Joe for posting this for us! You must know how much we all love and care for the two of you and how very concerned we have been. It is hard when we don't hear from you, but, we totally understand! Just post when you can to update us!

    When Moopy first pm'd me and told me of this adventure, I was saddened that she had to endure this, but, happy that she was getting the BEST care available! And, you are! You have armed yourself with the best doctors, the best hospital and the best treatment for Moopy! And, having quality treatment makes a world of difference!

    Your "home away from home" sounds very nice. I am so very pleased that you can all be together, including your dogs! Having you there with her Joe, will help Moopy more than she could probably ever tell you.

    Just know that I love you two and will continue to pray for you! I truly believe in prayer! So, stay strong, love each other and fight the beast!

    I look forward to more updates from you! Love, Jeanne


    p.s. And Joe, if you don't keep us updated, I will put YOU on a WANTED POSTER, but, it won't be a nice one. Got it? LOL :)

    Hi you two! So great to
    Hi you two! So great to read how everything is going, and, I am so happy that everything

    seems to be going well. As you can tell, we are all praying for you! So, take care!

    Hugs, Kylez
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Moopy and Joe......
    Always in my thoughts, you awesome couple!

    Hugs, hugs and more hugs!

    CR
  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Aortus said:

    Thanks ALL!
    Thanks for thinking of the Moopster, Kathy, and thanks to all who have supported Moopy and me with their kind thoughts and prayers and even with jokes at my personal expense. Moopy is very tired right now, but it is a good kind of tired. She would love to have the energy to respond appropriately and undoubtedly will, but for now I will have to do my best.

    Wednesday's simulation at Barnes went very well overall. Waiting and having the process done was very hard on my brave little wife, but the simulation itself took little more than an hour. They made a mold, took lots of pictures, and colored Moopy with magic markers. Next appointment is Wednesday, June 24, for another sim. Hopefully rads begin the next week. We'd love to get started earlier, but if Dr. Taylor isn't in any hurry, who are we to argue? Besides, the combination of local hyperthermia and IMRT is worth waiting for!

    From there we checked into our furnished "vacation condo." It is in St. Charles, which is across the Missouri from St. Louis, but still only a 30 minute commute to Barnes-Jewish. The place is amazing! There are even FOUR ponds in the complex, which will be great for when Tasha and Jamie come to visit with all my godguppies. Better get going on those passport applications now! The extra wait will give us more time to get our home here straightened out, and to get the pups used to their new temporary environment.

    It's hard to make going out of town for radiation therapy sound as if it's not "drastic" or "last-ditch." At least to those who are not members of "the club nobody wants to join." But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, we are very happy that Moopy will be receiving a standard of care which she could not receive in our home town. Both IMRT and local hyperthermia have been proven to bring extra benefit. The first could be done in Springfield, but there is a waiting list. The local hyperthermia might get to Springfield in another five years. Maybe. Bottom line: there are more things we can do to improve Moopy's prognosis, and we're not going to wait around to do them!

    For this, we have to thank Moopy's insistence on getting a second opinion from an oncologist at a National Cancer Institute hospital. That got us hooked up with Dr. Barbra Horn, who simply will not settle for "good enough" when it comes to Moopy's treatment. Moopy and I like to think of it as "putting ourselves in help's way." We would both urge any of you who are even considering a second opinion to go ahead and do it. Or a third if you feel it necessary.

    It is also hard to explain just how much the camaraderie and love and support on this bulletin board have meant to Moopy and me, and will continue to mean to us. Even in the waiting room at Barnes Jewish, I cranked up the "board" on my iPod Touch and was reading Moopy all of the beautiful messages you left from her. You are all with us, all the time, everywhere we go - in our thoughts and in our prayers, in tough times and good. Thank you all so very much for being such a great example of God's healing love, which is there for all who reach for it.

    Best,
    Joe

    I applaud your no nonsense,
    I applaud your no nonsense, track down the best tx and make sure it happens attitude. I am so glad it's all going well and your enjoying yourself while waiting. Keep us posted, we miss you when you're gone too long :)

    hugs
    jan
  • dyaneb123
    dyaneb123 Member Posts: 950
    Aortus said:

    Thanks ALL!
    Thanks for thinking of the Moopster, Kathy, and thanks to all who have supported Moopy and me with their kind thoughts and prayers and even with jokes at my personal expense. Moopy is very tired right now, but it is a good kind of tired. She would love to have the energy to respond appropriately and undoubtedly will, but for now I will have to do my best.

    Wednesday's simulation at Barnes went very well overall. Waiting and having the process done was very hard on my brave little wife, but the simulation itself took little more than an hour. They made a mold, took lots of pictures, and colored Moopy with magic markers. Next appointment is Wednesday, June 24, for another sim. Hopefully rads begin the next week. We'd love to get started earlier, but if Dr. Taylor isn't in any hurry, who are we to argue? Besides, the combination of local hyperthermia and IMRT is worth waiting for!

    From there we checked into our furnished "vacation condo." It is in St. Charles, which is across the Missouri from St. Louis, but still only a 30 minute commute to Barnes-Jewish. The place is amazing! There are even FOUR ponds in the complex, which will be great for when Tasha and Jamie come to visit with all my godguppies. Better get going on those passport applications now! The extra wait will give us more time to get our home here straightened out, and to get the pups used to their new temporary environment.

    It's hard to make going out of town for radiation therapy sound as if it's not "drastic" or "last-ditch." At least to those who are not members of "the club nobody wants to join." But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, we are very happy that Moopy will be receiving a standard of care which she could not receive in our home town. Both IMRT and local hyperthermia have been proven to bring extra benefit. The first could be done in Springfield, but there is a waiting list. The local hyperthermia might get to Springfield in another five years. Maybe. Bottom line: there are more things we can do to improve Moopy's prognosis, and we're not going to wait around to do them!

    For this, we have to thank Moopy's insistence on getting a second opinion from an oncologist at a National Cancer Institute hospital. That got us hooked up with Dr. Barbra Horn, who simply will not settle for "good enough" when it comes to Moopy's treatment. Moopy and I like to think of it as "putting ourselves in help's way." We would both urge any of you who are even considering a second opinion to go ahead and do it. Or a third if you feel it necessary.

    It is also hard to explain just how much the camaraderie and love and support on this bulletin board have meant to Moopy and me, and will continue to mean to us. Even in the waiting room at Barnes Jewish, I cranked up the "board" on my iPod Touch and was reading Moopy all of the beautiful messages you left from her. You are all with us, all the time, everywhere we go - in our thoughts and in our prayers, in tough times and good. Thank you all so very much for being such a great example of God's healing love, which is there for all who reach for it.

    Best,
    Joe

    Best of luck Moopy.I'm going
    Best of luck Moopy.I'm going to look up hyperthermia and IMRT cause I'm clueless
  • creampuff91344
    creampuff91344 Member Posts: 988
    CR1954 said:

    Moopy and Joe......
    Always in my thoughts, you awesome couple!

    Hugs, hugs and more hugs!

    CR

    Moopy and Joe....you guys
    Moopy and Joe....you guys are always in my thoughts, and I know you are right where you are supposed to be. Isn't it funny how sometimes we just know what needs to be done, and then we do it....no questions, no second guessing,...just do it. The treatment you are in is the best there is to offer, and I know you will feel the comfort that you are battling with everything you both have. Keep us informed on the progress, and guve my best to Moopy. Sending strength her way, as well as good thoughts to you both. Hugs.

    Judy
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Aortus said:

    Thanks ALL!
    Thanks for thinking of the Moopster, Kathy, and thanks to all who have supported Moopy and me with their kind thoughts and prayers and even with jokes at my personal expense. Moopy is very tired right now, but it is a good kind of tired. She would love to have the energy to respond appropriately and undoubtedly will, but for now I will have to do my best.

    Wednesday's simulation at Barnes went very well overall. Waiting and having the process done was very hard on my brave little wife, but the simulation itself took little more than an hour. They made a mold, took lots of pictures, and colored Moopy with magic markers. Next appointment is Wednesday, June 24, for another sim. Hopefully rads begin the next week. We'd love to get started earlier, but if Dr. Taylor isn't in any hurry, who are we to argue? Besides, the combination of local hyperthermia and IMRT is worth waiting for!

    From there we checked into our furnished "vacation condo." It is in St. Charles, which is across the Missouri from St. Louis, but still only a 30 minute commute to Barnes-Jewish. The place is amazing! There are even FOUR ponds in the complex, which will be great for when Tasha and Jamie come to visit with all my godguppies. Better get going on those passport applications now! The extra wait will give us more time to get our home here straightened out, and to get the pups used to their new temporary environment.

    It's hard to make going out of town for radiation therapy sound as if it's not "drastic" or "last-ditch." At least to those who are not members of "the club nobody wants to join." But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, we are very happy that Moopy will be receiving a standard of care which she could not receive in our home town. Both IMRT and local hyperthermia have been proven to bring extra benefit. The first could be done in Springfield, but there is a waiting list. The local hyperthermia might get to Springfield in another five years. Maybe. Bottom line: there are more things we can do to improve Moopy's prognosis, and we're not going to wait around to do them!

    For this, we have to thank Moopy's insistence on getting a second opinion from an oncologist at a National Cancer Institute hospital. That got us hooked up with Dr. Barbra Horn, who simply will not settle for "good enough" when it comes to Moopy's treatment. Moopy and I like to think of it as "putting ourselves in help's way." We would both urge any of you who are even considering a second opinion to go ahead and do it. Or a third if you feel it necessary.

    It is also hard to explain just how much the camaraderie and love and support on this bulletin board have meant to Moopy and me, and will continue to mean to us. Even in the waiting room at Barnes Jewish, I cranked up the "board" on my iPod Touch and was reading Moopy all of the beautiful messages you left from her. You are all with us, all the time, everywhere we go - in our thoughts and in our prayers, in tough times and good. Thank you all so very much for being such a great example of God's healing love, which is there for all who reach for it.

    Best,
    Joe

    Dear Joe...
    Thanks for the update, which is truly appreciated. Glad to know Moopy, and you, are confident in and comfortable with the treatment she'll soon begin. Yes, Moopy is entirely worth all the extra effort, for sure.

    You are exactly spot on regarding the timing. If the rad onc saw a need for urgency - things would be happening much faster, because doctors CAN make it so. I hope the "relaxed" schedule provides both Moopy and you with some additional hope for her future. It certainly does for me.

    Heck, no! - a temporary relocation for treatment is certainly not a vacation. But, I know you'll all make the best of it. So happy that ALL five of you - including the three 4-legged members of your family! - will be together for the duration, especially for Moopy's sake. And - a furnished condo, with lovely grounds for walking the dogs, not too shabby! :-) I'm hoping you'll soon feel quite settled in to your new digs, so that you can all explore the surroundings.

    As you know - I joined this group as an already longer term survivor, with the primary intention and desire to "give back" to others along their own journeys. It never crossed my mind that I might be on the receiving end. The G.I.F.T.S. bestowed upon me have been many. Most importantly, the new friends - who already feel like old friends - are beyond precious. And, were unexpected. Those are the very best type of G.I.F.T.S., aren't they?

    I am grateful for your friendship.

    Please do keep us posted, as energy and time allows. Always, continue to take very good care...

    Kind regards, Susan
  • bfbear
    bfbear Member Posts: 380

    Moopy and Joe....you guys
    Moopy and Joe....you guys are always in my thoughts, and I know you are right where you are supposed to be. Isn't it funny how sometimes we just know what needs to be done, and then we do it....no questions, no second guessing,...just do it. The treatment you are in is the best there is to offer, and I know you will feel the comfort that you are battling with everything you both have. Keep us informed on the progress, and guve my best to Moopy. Sending strength her way, as well as good thoughts to you both. Hugs.

    Judy

    Moopy & Joe
    You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
    You are THE awesomest couple!!!
    May you have all the strength, courage, love, and hope you ever need, and more!

    Much love,
    Debi
  • jnl
    jnl Member Posts: 3,869 Member
    bfbear said:

    Moopy & Joe
    You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
    You are THE awesomest couple!!!
    May you have all the strength, courage, love, and hope you ever need, and more!

    Much love,
    Debi

    Hi Moopy and Joe! It was
    Hi Moopy and Joe! It was good to see your posting. We have been waiting to hear something.

    It sounds like you have everything under control. I will continue to pray for you!

    Hugs, Leeza
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    jnl said:

    Hi Moopy and Joe! It was
    Hi Moopy and Joe! It was good to see your posting. We have been waiting to hear something.

    It sounds like you have everything under control. I will continue to pray for you!

    Hugs, Leeza

    Great to hear from you
    Wear Turquoise..............Hugs Jxxxxxxxxx
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    bfbear said:

    Moopy & Joe
    You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
    You are THE awesomest couple!!!
    May you have all the strength, courage, love, and hope you ever need, and more!

    Much love,
    Debi

    Hey Moopy and Joe!
    Just want

    Hey Moopy and Joe!

    Just want to say thanks for posting! It was good to know how everything is going with you two. And, glad your home away from home is so nice. It should be! You two deserve to be pampered in anyway possible.

    Still praying for you and put you on my prayer list at church Moopy!

    Hugs, Noel
  • djteach
    djteach Member Posts: 273
    Aortus said:

    Thanks ALL!
    Thanks for thinking of the Moopster, Kathy, and thanks to all who have supported Moopy and me with their kind thoughts and prayers and even with jokes at my personal expense. Moopy is very tired right now, but it is a good kind of tired. She would love to have the energy to respond appropriately and undoubtedly will, but for now I will have to do my best.

    Wednesday's simulation at Barnes went very well overall. Waiting and having the process done was very hard on my brave little wife, but the simulation itself took little more than an hour. They made a mold, took lots of pictures, and colored Moopy with magic markers. Next appointment is Wednesday, June 24, for another sim. Hopefully rads begin the next week. We'd love to get started earlier, but if Dr. Taylor isn't in any hurry, who are we to argue? Besides, the combination of local hyperthermia and IMRT is worth waiting for!

    From there we checked into our furnished "vacation condo." It is in St. Charles, which is across the Missouri from St. Louis, but still only a 30 minute commute to Barnes-Jewish. The place is amazing! There are even FOUR ponds in the complex, which will be great for when Tasha and Jamie come to visit with all my godguppies. Better get going on those passport applications now! The extra wait will give us more time to get our home here straightened out, and to get the pups used to their new temporary environment.

    It's hard to make going out of town for radiation therapy sound as if it's not "drastic" or "last-ditch." At least to those who are not members of "the club nobody wants to join." But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, we are very happy that Moopy will be receiving a standard of care which she could not receive in our home town. Both IMRT and local hyperthermia have been proven to bring extra benefit. The first could be done in Springfield, but there is a waiting list. The local hyperthermia might get to Springfield in another five years. Maybe. Bottom line: there are more things we can do to improve Moopy's prognosis, and we're not going to wait around to do them!

    For this, we have to thank Moopy's insistence on getting a second opinion from an oncologist at a National Cancer Institute hospital. That got us hooked up with Dr. Barbra Horn, who simply will not settle for "good enough" when it comes to Moopy's treatment. Moopy and I like to think of it as "putting ourselves in help's way." We would both urge any of you who are even considering a second opinion to go ahead and do it. Or a third if you feel it necessary.

    It is also hard to explain just how much the camaraderie and love and support on this bulletin board have meant to Moopy and me, and will continue to mean to us. Even in the waiting room at Barnes Jewish, I cranked up the "board" on my iPod Touch and was reading Moopy all of the beautiful messages you left from her. You are all with us, all the time, everywhere we go - in our thoughts and in our prayers, in tough times and good. Thank you all so very much for being such a great example of God's healing love, which is there for all who reach for it.

    Best,
    Joe

    Hi Moopy and Aortus,
    It

    Hi Moopy and Aortus,
    It sounds like you are at a place that you want to be. I hope and pray that all goes well and you get your Moopy back happy and healthy. If any two deserve it, it's you 2. I'm sending you lots of love and many gentle hugs. This board would not be the same without you. Hear that Moopy? You go girl and show them how a Warrior does this.

    My love to you both,
    Donna
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Noel said:

    Hey Moopy and Joe!
    Just want

    Hey Moopy and Joe!

    Just want to say thanks for posting! It was good to know how everything is going with you two. And, glad your home away from home is so nice. It should be! You two deserve to be pampered in anyway possible.

    Still praying for you and put you on my prayer list at church Moopy!

    Hugs, Noel

    HI JOE AND MOOPY
    God has exta special plans for you. you have already showed so many what love should be like! you already know how much i love and care about you but i will say it again. i a absolutely love you guys and you are always in my thoughts and prayes you are a very special couple and i love you to pieces. Geeze my rrrrrrrrrrrrrs just don't seem to want to pint. soy. love ya jackie
  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
    rjjj said:

    HI JOE AND MOOPY
    God has exta special plans for you. you have already showed so many what love should be like! you already know how much i love and care about you but i will say it again. i a absolutely love you guys and you are always in my thoughts and prayes you are a very special couple and i love you to pieces. Geeze my rrrrrrrrrrrrrs just don't seem to want to pint. soy. love ya jackie

    Thanks for posting this Joe!
    Thanks for posting this Joe! It is so good hear how things are going for you and Moopy!

    And, so glad that she is getting such excellent treatment! You can get thru rads Moopy!

    You have been thru a lot worse! I wish you a gentle time with your treatment and know that

    I will be thinking and praying for you! Lots of hugs, Kristin
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Aortus said:

    Thanks ALL!
    Thanks for thinking of the Moopster, Kathy, and thanks to all who have supported Moopy and me with their kind thoughts and prayers and even with jokes at my personal expense. Moopy is very tired right now, but it is a good kind of tired. She would love to have the energy to respond appropriately and undoubtedly will, but for now I will have to do my best.

    Wednesday's simulation at Barnes went very well overall. Waiting and having the process done was very hard on my brave little wife, but the simulation itself took little more than an hour. They made a mold, took lots of pictures, and colored Moopy with magic markers. Next appointment is Wednesday, June 24, for another sim. Hopefully rads begin the next week. We'd love to get started earlier, but if Dr. Taylor isn't in any hurry, who are we to argue? Besides, the combination of local hyperthermia and IMRT is worth waiting for!

    From there we checked into our furnished "vacation condo." It is in St. Charles, which is across the Missouri from St. Louis, but still only a 30 minute commute to Barnes-Jewish. The place is amazing! There are even FOUR ponds in the complex, which will be great for when Tasha and Jamie come to visit with all my godguppies. Better get going on those passport applications now! The extra wait will give us more time to get our home here straightened out, and to get the pups used to their new temporary environment.

    It's hard to make going out of town for radiation therapy sound as if it's not "drastic" or "last-ditch." At least to those who are not members of "the club nobody wants to join." But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, we are very happy that Moopy will be receiving a standard of care which she could not receive in our home town. Both IMRT and local hyperthermia have been proven to bring extra benefit. The first could be done in Springfield, but there is a waiting list. The local hyperthermia might get to Springfield in another five years. Maybe. Bottom line: there are more things we can do to improve Moopy's prognosis, and we're not going to wait around to do them!

    For this, we have to thank Moopy's insistence on getting a second opinion from an oncologist at a National Cancer Institute hospital. That got us hooked up with Dr. Barbra Horn, who simply will not settle for "good enough" when it comes to Moopy's treatment. Moopy and I like to think of it as "putting ourselves in help's way." We would both urge any of you who are even considering a second opinion to go ahead and do it. Or a third if you feel it necessary.

    It is also hard to explain just how much the camaraderie and love and support on this bulletin board have meant to Moopy and me, and will continue to mean to us. Even in the waiting room at Barnes Jewish, I cranked up the "board" on my iPod Touch and was reading Moopy all of the beautiful messages you left from her. You are all with us, all the time, everywhere we go - in our thoughts and in our prayers, in tough times and good. Thank you all so very much for being such a great example of God's healing love, which is there for all who reach for it.

    Best,
    Joe

    Moopy....
    I am thinking about you as well and hope this goes as smooth as possible for you. Joe, you remind me so much of my husband. Wish you two knew each other, I think you would have gotten along well. Moopy, you are a great inspiration to me. I see you getting through it and then realize I can too. Thanks for letting us walk with you! :) Pammy