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dorookie
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HEllo all First I want to thank everyone for their prayers, because they worked. My scan came back good, there was some activity where I had my surgery but nothing cancerous thank God. Blood work is good, CEA went up from 1.2 to 1.7, so no worries there. ONC wants to do 8 cycles of Xeloda, which is 2 more then I thought. I asked him about my fatgiue, because I have been sleeping so much, he recommended I make myself get up and try to get on a schedule, so that is what I am going to do. Also have been having some slight headaches, he told me to watch that and if they get worse or more often to let him know. If the headaches continue I think he wants to do a scan of my head just to make sure nothing is going on in there, I dont need a scan to tell him not much is going on in there...LOL....

So I am going to try and go back to work part time and see how that goes. Will keep everyone posted.

Again thank you all for your prayers they are so very appreciated. Like always you all are in my prayers everyday.

God Bless
Beth

rrob
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Beth,

Congratulations on your scan results! You're one step closer to beating this thing. Enjoy every day and you'll also be one day closer to that new grandbaby. I'll continue to keep you in my prayers.

Rebecca

dorookie
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Yes one day closer to beating this and being a new grandma, I am so excited for both. Thank you for your prayers, they worked!

God Bless
Beth

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dixchi
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So glad to hear that your scan results were good.......I just know
what a sense of relief you have right now, I felt same way when I
got scan results.......maybe going back to work part time will help;
I know that now I am retired I too often find myself not involved
in anything that excites me and the down time just leaves more room
to be anxious and worry about everything....guess the old saying about
an idle mind is the devil's workshop is true!

Hugs,
Barbara

dorookie
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Barbara,

I wanted to thank you for those kind words that you posted the other day about me having courage. I dont know that I really deserve them, because honestly I have been scared to death that things werent going to work out. I have totaly faith in God, and if he had decided for things to go the other way and for me to meet him sooner than later, well I was okay with that. Dont get me wrong I am glad things worked out for the best and I will be here to meet my new granddaughter/son, I am very thankful to the Lord for another chance at life. I have done so much soul searching during this time and have come to realize the true things that really matter in this world. Someone on the board had mentioned a book called "The SHACK", well I got that book and read it. I truely believe it changed me. I dont care if its true or not, but I choose to believe it is, and that how it describes God and faith in it. Its exactly how I want to live my life, and I totally recommend it to everyone. Its a great read and really makes you think about alot of things like, life, religion, faith, trust, why and how things happen and what God really wants from us. Its so simply, I am thankful to whoever it was that recommended it, I think it was Lisa, but not for sure.

Anyway here I am rambling, Barbara, again thank you! WHat are you retired from? WHere do you live?

Beth

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Kathleen808
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Hi Beth,
I woke up thinking about you (it's only 5:45 in Hawaii.) I am so happy to hear your good news! Amen! Have a wonderful day.
Aloha,
Kathleen

dorookie
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I think the only other think I could ask for would be to wake up in Hawaii!!! LOL Its such a beautiful place and I cant wait to see it again sometime...Thanks for your prayers and thinking of me, the prayers worked...

WIll you be coming back to the states to do chemo?

Beth

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I am so happy for you. Glad it went so well.

Prayers do work! Vicki

dorookie
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and thank you for them. I appreciate them greatly. God has plans to keep me around for awhile, he has blessed me with a new baby that is coming and I cant wait.

Beth

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krystiesq
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Congrats. You have a reason to celebrate, go buy some grandkid clothes!

dorookie
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I cant wait to go buy baby clothes, we dont know the sex yet but there are lots os nuetral(sp) colors I can buy. Not to mention all those cute toys, and bath toys. I can hear my checking account slowing getting smaller...LOL I am going to buy her lots of diapers too, I cant tell you how expensive they were and I had my daughter 18 yrs ago, cant imiagne what they cost now. I just cant wait to meet her....

God Bless
Beth

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Buzzard
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I can tell ya there high...I would like your address if ya don't mind cause I want to be the first to buy the baby something....Newborn diapers..... Might as well get loaded up now before it hits.......

and I am so glad that the scans were good, I was worried when you didnt come right back in here and let us know but I should have known the Man upstairs was in control so everything was going to be OK......Now, smile again and breatheeeee.......God Bless ya Hun...

dorookie
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If your serious I will email my address to you.. and thank you....That is exactly what I told Erika(my daughter) to start buying diapers, but no she wants to buy cute little things, but she is young and if she listens to mom she will learn just how much they cost and how many she is going to go through. I plan on stocking up on them. I tend to spoil Erika, she is my only child and yes I have spoiled her rotten, but I didnt get the copy of the parent book that was supposed to come with her...LOL and raising her mostly as a single parent that worked in law enforcement(meanly long hours) I did my best.

I didnt come back because I went out right after the doc appointment and celebrated a bit to much too, but it was so nice to relax and enjoy myself, its been a long time.

Buzzard, I dont know if you read my other post about the book SHACK, its an awesome book and I highly recommend you read it. It truly changed me and brought me back to GOD, back tohim the way he wants, well the way I believe he wants. He is my true savior, and I have given him my worries, I am still human and make mistakes, but I talk with Jesus all the time now and we are close. If nothing else this cancer journey has brought me back to him and all in all, believe me its worth it to me. I havent felt so at peace in a long time, even though I was scared at getting the results I knew whatever it was I could handle it. I never prayed for good results, I prayed for peace to handle the results and thats saying alot for me. I can honestly say I am not afraid of dieing, because I know I will be going to a wonderful place, one where there is nothing but LOVE and Peace and my family. SO thank you for all your words of encouragement, they have meant alot to me, and thanks for hanging in there with me in some of my darkest hours. And I thank everyone here on this board as well. What such great people!

I was so excited about going to the palooza (sp), but its right at the time that Erika is due, and you know I have to be here to welcome my baby into this wonderful world....

Again thanks to everyone for being so supportive and just wonderful. I pray for each of you everynight without fail...

God Bless us ALL
Beth

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Buzzard
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My email addy is cjpowers@brtc.net

mom_2_3
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What a blessing to your family Beth!!! Prayers continue for contined good scans...

:)

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Shayenne
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I'm so glad your scans came out good for you! everyone of you are always in my prayers and I know you'll be spoiling that grandbaby!

God Is Awesome!

Huggsss!
~Donna

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colon2
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I want to add my congrats too. that is great news. So glad the prayers were answered. I saw a refrigerator magnet yesterday and I am going to go back and buy it. It said. Prayers go up and blessings come down. How true. Now enjoy yourself and get ready for that new grandbaby. I have a feeling it will be a girl. Time will tell.
GOD Bless You,
Carletta

dorookie
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Everyone is saying its going to be a boy, I dont think so, I want a little girl, and like you I have a feeling God will be on my side, but either way I will be so thankful..

That is a great magnet and I would buy it too. Thank you for your prayers, they are very appreciated.

God Bless
Beth

dorookie
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God is awesome and I will be spoiling that new baby the minute it gets here. I have never been so excited in all my life. I really wanted my daughter to wait a few years, as she is still very young herself, but her and the hubby had an oops, and now the baby is on her way, and I thank God for it. Erika thought I was going to be upset, NO WAY, I am concerned because she is young and lives 6 hours away from me, so I wont be close enough to help her out all the time, and I know how hard it can be to be so young and to have a samll baby to take care of. I am just hoping she realizes how much her life will change, for the good but it will change, ya know what I mean?

Beth

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Shayenne
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...that's for sure! but for the better, my kids were all blessings, and how much my life has changed, and now how much it will change again with this cancer. I can only dream that I'll be around for any one of my kids to get married, and me being there to watch it, I pray that I even have the chance to see my soon to be 14 year old go to her first prom, and my other little ones, I cry because he's only 8, and my youngest daughter is 12, and I don't want to miss any of their firsts, and now with this cancer, I may have too, but hopefully I don't, I want to be here for a long time for them, and not go when they're so little. I wouldn't mind my 18 year old getting married, at least I would have seen one of them getting married, this cancer does scare me, in that it will shorten me from them, but I guess there is always God up there to help me see them as well, this is the only thing that keeps me up at night crying, when I look at all them sleeping, and just hope I will have many days and nights of watching them...

dorookie
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I remember the exact day I was told I had cancer, I got a call from my doc while I was at work. After telling my bosses, I went to my office and got a picture of Erika and just held it, it was my biggest fear to have to leave her when she is so young. God does work Miricles Donna and I have a great feeling your not going to miss anything, I really mean that. I dont really know you per se, but from all of your post the one thing I do know about you is that your a great mom, and I know like all great moms you will do whatever you have to to beat this not for you but for your family, just like Buzzard has said many times, we endure all this crap not because we like it, but for our families, they need us and we plan on being here for them for many years to come. You are young and beautiful, and such a wonderful person, I konw God has plans for you for many years to come. Talk to him, I know that sounds crazy but really and truly just talk to him, tell him your fears and let him do the worring for you. I really would love for you to get that book its called THE SHACK, it will do wonders for you and your fears. Please get a copy of it and read it, and then let me know how you feel afterwards, I can just feel it, it will make a big difference in your way of thinking. God bless you, and just know you will be here to see all your kids get married and have those grandbabies...

Beth

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Shayenne
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My church has this small bookstore, and I believe I seen "The Shack" there, and will pick it up when I see it again, I will definitely read it, thanks for that post, it was so sweet, those are my worse fears, it isn't me afraid of dying, but I am afraid of what it will do to my kids, we are all so close, and I put on one strong front, and I feel I can beat this thing, I feel too good to go down, but there is always that fear of the "what if, and who am I fooling" in the back of my mind.

I pray to God every night, and talk to him so much he's probably sick of me, and will continue to talk to him, for my kids. I just received a prayer blanket in the mail from these women from a deli dept of Krogers where my mother in law works at (she runs the new store deli openings) and it is simply beautiful, with Jesus there praying against a mountain..I love it.

My husband was working with this guy, who learned he had cancer, and instead of going through treatments, he shot and killed himself, he had a family and everything, I couldn't even dream of doing that, how could he not think of what he is leaving behind..so sad..

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msccolon
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awesome news, Beth! Sounds like you are going to get your life back on track now! I am going to hunt down that book The Shack you mention in a later post. He is an awesome God!
mary

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lizbiz
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Congratulations on becoming a grandmother! I'm so happy that things are looking sunnier for you! Hopefully I'll also have good news to share after my scans.

Hugs and Hope,
Elizabeth

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Annabelle41415
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Awesome news on your scan results. I know that fatigue can be caused by worry too, especially when you have a test result coming due.

I'm so happy for you, and thank you for the prayers back.

Don't over do yourself going back to work, but I'm sure that it will do you good to get out.

Kim

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Hi Beth,
I'm happy to read that your scan came back with great news. Hugs to you, Audrey.

rrob
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Audrey,

I have been thinking about you lately. How are you doing?

Rebecca

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betina61
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I am so happy for you,and is true prayers and faith work.

Faith88
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on your scan results and new grandchild, celebrate Life!
Best wishes,
Faith88

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That's excellent news! And doesn't it make celebrating all the more sweeter after you've been so worried? You can just let that worry slide away and now get back to what is really important... enjoying life and looking forward to that little grandbaby :)

I'm living my life right now as if I don't have a care in the world, even though I know I have spots on my lungs. They are lazy little critters and are not growing in leaps and bounds. At the end of March I get the next CAT scan (the 2 month scan after the ablation) and the followup appt. with the radiologist who did it. If the second spot has grown, I'll see what he has to say about ablating the second one that was on the other lung from the one we did in January... or, we'll just leave it as is and have my onc keep an eye on things.

But, I'm happy that at the moment there is no need for drastic measures and I can continue doing the stuff I enjoy doing. Having said that, I think going back to work part time might be just what you need. I haven't gone back to work, but I am doing my theatre stuff which feels like full time work ... and I'm doing great. Not sure what I'd do with myself if I didn't have anything to do!

Hugggggggggs,

Cheryl

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Kanort
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Hi Beth,

I am so thankful for your great scan results. Now you can focus on your new grandchild. Wishing you and your family much happiness in the days to come.

Hugs,

Kay

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msccolon
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Hope your mother is doing well. i think of you whenever I hold my healing bag, you are a special angel. It's good to see both you and katie posting again, we haven't seen you two in a while!
mary

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usakat
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Greetings, Beth ~
So nice to hear things are going well for you and you are on your way to recovery and better health. I'll be keeping good thoughts and prayers up for you for continued good health and happiness.

Perhaps coming to Key West for CP7 would be a great way for us to celebrate life with you? Oh, come on...it will be so much fun...

Hugs,
Katie

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tootsie1
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Beth, that's so fabulous! I'm sure it's a huge relief to you!

I'm going to be blessed with my third grandchild in May. Trust me, it's the BEST.

*Hugs*
Gail

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impactzone
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Bongrats! We all love to hear good news and that keeps everyone going!
Chip

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Buzzard
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Bringing it to the top so Lisa42 can read about DOROOKIEs results.........Happy Dressed dance from me......... :-)

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Hi Beth,

I am SO glad to hear the results of your recent scan!!!! (Thanks, Buzzard, for letting me know Beth had this posting and for "bringing it to the top"!)
I've been out of it for a few days (having fun, though, in the mountains w/ family and friends!)
I am also happy to hear that you took my advice and read the book The Shack and are now recommending it to others. Honestly, at first, I was kind of put off that it seemed a little weird with God represented in a different way but as I got into it, I realized that it is a fictional work and to take it for what it is with that, but that it really addresses where so many people are at and the "why" question that so many people have.
For anyone else considering reading it, it is awesome- I think I may read it again soon.
It sells at Christian bookstores, but since it was on the best seller list, you can find it at other places too- it was even at Walmart recently.

Glad to hear you're doing well, Beth!!!
Lisa

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Great News is always worth sharing isn't it.......... :-)

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