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debrajo
debrajo Member Posts: 1,095 Member

I'm back, the water is going down, the road is washed out, I-10 is closed, the mud stinks, BUT no water in the house this time, Thank God!  My poor uncle has 7 feet in his house, but he's ready to get that out and start over!  TTYL   Debra(Jo)

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  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,681 Member
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    What a relief

    I'm so glad your home is ok but so sorry about your uncle.

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member
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    Thank God! I'm so glad you

    Thank God! I'm so glad you made it back without major problem, but I'm sorry your uncle didn't fair as well.

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
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    Soup52 said:

    Thank God! I'm so glad you

    Thank God! I'm so glad you made it back without major problem, but I'm sorry your uncle didn't fair as well.

    That is great to hear

    That is great to hear DebraJo!

    Thanks for letting us know you are back home and safe.

    Sorry for all of the poor people that lost their homes or had damage like your uncle. Cry

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
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    I'm really glad your house

    I'm really glad your house was saved and you and your mother are ok.  I saw on TV the damage all this flooding has caused and it's heartbreaking. (((DebraJo)))

    Love,

    Eldri

  • Editgrl
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    Glad you are home

    and you escaped the water.  Sorry about your uncle, though.  That's tough.  I've seen what flood damage can do and it isn't pretty.  Kudos to him for jumping back in and getting down to it.

    Chris

  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996 Member
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    Home sweet home

    i am glad you are there.  I have been thinking about you.  So sorry about your uncle.  That will be so much work. My oldest son drives through there with his semi several times a month.  Somehow he missed the flooding. Hugs and prayers to you.  Lou Ann

  • debrajo
    debrajo Member Posts: 1,095 Member
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    Thank you all!

    It is the price we pay for living in Costal Texas, but there is no where really safe!  The stinking mud, the snakes and gators, and of course the mosquitoes will be the next hurrdle!  
    But we are all good.  Thanks to sweet Abbycat and the info from Loretta Marshal on another thread.  I see we have a couple of newbies on the boards,and I love seeing all of you jumping in so quickly!  Such a wonderful group of women, and men,,,,,by the was, how is everything going Red Corvette?  Best, Debrajo

  • molimoli
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    Glad you are back on board Debra

    Great that you escaped it . Hope your uncle knows lots of strong people, he is gonna need nuff hands on board. I hope it turns out ok for him,soon.

    Moli -heart is dancing for you and family ,you guys got lucky and thats a good thing

     

     

     

  • Red Corvette
    Red Corvette Member Posts: 114 Member
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    debrajo said:

    Thank you all!

    It is the price we pay for living in Costal Texas, but there is no where really safe!  The stinking mud, the snakes and gators, and of course the mosquitoes will be the next hurrdle!  
    But we are all good.  Thanks to sweet Abbycat and the info from Loretta Marshal on another thread.  I see we have a couple of newbies on the boards,and I love seeing all of you jumping in so quickly!  Such a wonderful group of women, and men,,,,,by the was, how is everything going Red Corvette?  Best, Debrajo

    Hi Debra Jo and all the other

    Hi Debra Jo and all the other wonderful women on the Board,

    Have not posted in a while but read the postings here everyday. So many new ladies have come on since my wife and I joined in January, this crazy disease just keeps on rolling along.

    My wife has been doing so well I feel guilty posting when I read how tough it is going through surgery and chemo for some of the ladies but you all are so tough and strong it is truly inspiring.

    We are through 2 carbo/pacxil treatments with 2 more to go. We had to switch from a 3 week cycle to a 28 day cycle because the chemo kicked my wife's platelet count so low that it is taking longer to bounce back. Otherwise she's had some tough days with leg pain and a little bowel problems on days 3 to 5 and then she has bounced right back to completely normal. On the tough days and right before a chemo, I keep my wife very hydrated with about about a gallon of water a day which causes her to be in the bathroom a lot but also gets the chemo out of her systen faster. We also keep her medicated on the tough days with Percocet (oxycodone) every 4 hours which keeps her comfortable and allows her to sleep. 

    So far my wife has no hand or foot neuropathy and she still has over half her hair. You can't tell that she's lost much hair because it was super thick to begin with. I think the icing routine we are doing each treatment seems to be working. We ice her hands and feet for 4 hours while she gets the taxol and we use ice caps (penguin cold caps) from the start of premeds, throughout the infusion, and for four hours afterwards. Its a lot of work but it keeps us busy and the chemo day passed quickly. I highly recommend the icing routine because it seems to be working for us so far.

    I'm surprised and thank god everyday how well my wife is doing through chemo. We were scared to death when we started this journey but so far we've gotten through surgery and 2 rounds of chemo pretty much unscathed and in good physical and mental health.

    I can't thank the wonderful ladies of this Board enough for your strength, wisdom, advice, and good cheer. Moli, Eldri, Gardena, Abbycat. Donswife, Debra Jo, Cheese Queen, Bluehyacinth, Notime, Cindy, Editgirl, Lou Ann, Nempark, Jeanette, and all the other women here I missed are the best. We love you guys, hang in there, keep fighting and we'll all get through this together.

    Have a great weekend everybody and thanks again for being there.

    Red Corvette

     

     

     

  • joyce6611
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    I am so glad to hear you are

    I am so glad to hear you are back home!  Sorry to hear about your uncle.  I will be praying for your uncle and all the others.

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
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    joyce6611 said:

    I am so glad to hear you are

    I am so glad to hear you are back home!  Sorry to hear about your uncle.  I will be praying for your uncle and all the others.

    Mr. Red C

    Thanks for posting and letting us know how well your wife is doing. That is wonderful news. So, two to go! It will be over before you know it. I'm so glad you are such a great partner for your wife. I'm sure your care has helped to minimize the chemo impacts.

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
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    Hi Debra Jo and all the other

    Hi Debra Jo and all the other wonderful women on the Board,

    Have not posted in a while but read the postings here everyday. So many new ladies have come on since my wife and I joined in January, this crazy disease just keeps on rolling along.

    My wife has been doing so well I feel guilty posting when I read how tough it is going through surgery and chemo for some of the ladies but you all are so tough and strong it is truly inspiring.

    We are through 2 carbo/pacxil treatments with 2 more to go. We had to switch from a 3 week cycle to a 28 day cycle because the chemo kicked my wife's platelet count so low that it is taking longer to bounce back. Otherwise she's had some tough days with leg pain and a little bowel problems on days 3 to 5 and then she has bounced right back to completely normal. On the tough days and right before a chemo, I keep my wife very hydrated with about about a gallon of water a day which causes her to be in the bathroom a lot but also gets the chemo out of her systen faster. We also keep her medicated on the tough days with Percocet (oxycodone) every 4 hours which keeps her comfortable and allows her to sleep. 

    So far my wife has no hand or foot neuropathy and she still has over half her hair. You can't tell that she's lost much hair because it was super thick to begin with. I think the icing routine we are doing each treatment seems to be working. We ice her hands and feet for 4 hours while she gets the taxol and we use ice caps (penguin cold caps) from the start of premeds, throughout the infusion, and for four hours afterwards. Its a lot of work but it keeps us busy and the chemo day passed quickly. I highly recommend the icing routine because it seems to be working for us so far.

    I'm surprised and thank god everyday how well my wife is doing through chemo. We were scared to death when we started this journey but so far we've gotten through surgery and 2 rounds of chemo pretty much unscathed and in good physical and mental health.

    I can't thank the wonderful ladies of this Board enough for your strength, wisdom, advice, and good cheer. Moli, Eldri, Gardena, Abbycat. Donswife, Debra Jo, Cheese Queen, Bluehyacinth, Notime, Cindy, Editgirl, Lou Ann, Nempark, Jeanette, and all the other women here I missed are the best. We love you guys, hang in there, keep fighting and we'll all get through this together.

    Have a great weekend everybody and thanks again for being there.

    Red Corvette

     

     

     

    I'm glad to hear your wife is

    I'm glad to hear your wife is doing so good!!  I hope the rest of the chemo is the same.

    Love,

    Eldri

  • molimoli
    molimoli Member Posts: 514
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    Hi Debra Jo and all the other

    Hi Debra Jo and all the other wonderful women on the Board,

    Have not posted in a while but read the postings here everyday. So many new ladies have come on since my wife and I joined in January, this crazy disease just keeps on rolling along.

    My wife has been doing so well I feel guilty posting when I read how tough it is going through surgery and chemo for some of the ladies but you all are so tough and strong it is truly inspiring.

    We are through 2 carbo/pacxil treatments with 2 more to go. We had to switch from a 3 week cycle to a 28 day cycle because the chemo kicked my wife's platelet count so low that it is taking longer to bounce back. Otherwise she's had some tough days with leg pain and a little bowel problems on days 3 to 5 and then she has bounced right back to completely normal. On the tough days and right before a chemo, I keep my wife very hydrated with about about a gallon of water a day which causes her to be in the bathroom a lot but also gets the chemo out of her systen faster. We also keep her medicated on the tough days with Percocet (oxycodone) every 4 hours which keeps her comfortable and allows her to sleep. 

    So far my wife has no hand or foot neuropathy and she still has over half her hair. You can't tell that she's lost much hair because it was super thick to begin with. I think the icing routine we are doing each treatment seems to be working. We ice her hands and feet for 4 hours while she gets the taxol and we use ice caps (penguin cold caps) from the start of premeds, throughout the infusion, and for four hours afterwards. Its a lot of work but it keeps us busy and the chemo day passed quickly. I highly recommend the icing routine because it seems to be working for us so far.

    I'm surprised and thank god everyday how well my wife is doing through chemo. We were scared to death when we started this journey but so far we've gotten through surgery and 2 rounds of chemo pretty much unscathed and in good physical and mental health.

    I can't thank the wonderful ladies of this Board enough for your strength, wisdom, advice, and good cheer. Moli, Eldri, Gardena, Abbycat. Donswife, Debra Jo, Cheese Queen, Bluehyacinth, Notime, Cindy, Editgirl, Lou Ann, Nempark, Jeanette, and all the other women here I missed are the best. We love you guys, hang in there, keep fighting and we'll all get through this together.

    Have a great weekend everybody and thanks again for being there.

    Red Corvette

     

     

     

    Happy to hear that both of you are weathering the chemo storm together like you are suppose to.

    Thanks to the  creator for you being her pilot and motivator,and for her less traumatic ride with Chemo. In my world you are called a 'Mr Man.

    So,' Mr Man' I wish you both an abundance of strength and new blessings.

    I pity the girls without a Red Corvette.I really do. We thank you for realizing that your wife needs you now more than ever, Nuff comforting  hugs for you both.

    Moli.