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dorookie
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I am all done with the CHEMO, thank GOD!!! Now its the wait and more test to see if the cancer is still gone. Please keep me in your prayers!!! Its been a long 6 months, now I need to work on getting my energy up in hopes to make it back to work within the month. My head doc has me on some new meds and they seem to be working. I have been able to cry more and talk more with Wendy. That has helped me alot. She is and has been the best caregiver ever. I love her to death and we will be planning our wedding very soon. And our first grandchild will be here in October, so we have lots to look forward to.

As long as the cancer stays away, I look forward to starting my new normal life and regain some happiness in our lives.

Hope all are well and remember I continue to pray for each and everyone here on the board.
God Bless you all, and lets kick this cancer crap in the butt!!!!

Beth

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PhillieG
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That's GREAT news. Hope the scans are nice and clear.
Stay well.
-phil

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VickiCO
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This is great news. As we all know, chemo SUCKS.You are getting your life back! And a new grandchild...what could be better!

I pray for you also....many, many hugs, Vicki

dorookie
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I think I might start a Tshirt company that just supports Cancer..That would be so cool...Trainer said he has one that actually says CANCER SUCKs, I would love to have one of those. I could donate some of the profit to the cause to find a cure, wouldnt that be great..Wish I had a good business sense about me, I would actually do it...

Hey Vicky maybe you and I could do it together....Since you have that great business sense about ya..

Beth

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VickiCO
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Great idea...maybe when I am all through this we can talk! LOL! I am having enough trouble right now just getting the magazines out on time.

I am so glad you are doing well. And I forgot to say Congrats to you and Wendy as well...a wedding is certainly declaring you got your life back!

Many hugs...Vicki

Fight for my love
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Congratulations!This is great news!Nothing could be better than having your new normal life back.I will pray for you!

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dixchi
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That is so fantastic; I remember how difficult it was for you
at the beginning and look where you are now!!! Keep up the
good fight!!

HUGGS,
Barbara

dorookie
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yes its been a rough road but I am at the end of it, Thank God. I know there are so many more having a much harder time then me, and I will continue to pray for each of them.

Thanks you
Beth

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lizbiz
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That's wonderful news! Also, congrats on your upcoming wedding. All the best for your new future!

Big hugs,
Elizabeth

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Great News!!!!! And a wedding!!! Congratulations!!

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spongebob
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Great news, Beth. Wishing you and Wendy much happiness and good health!

All the best

- SB

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I'm so happy for you! you're done! and I pray your scans come out nice and clean, and you can go on and be happy in your new life! so glad to hear things are going well, I have 7 more treatments to go, and wow, feels like it's taking forever, one of these days, I hope to be where you are!

Hugsss!
~Donna

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johnnybegood
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for you im looking forward to the day i can say that.only 5 more for me and as you know its been rough.im still climbing the mountain trying to get there.dont forget to do the naked happy dance Godbless....johnnybegood

dorookie
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I dont want to do that dance until the scans come back clear, I dont want to jinx myself ya know. And you are going to be there before you know it, My prayers will be with you and if I can ever do anything to help please let me know. I believe you are stronger then you think and before you know it will be posting you are all done and NED....God is with you always! Between this board and God you will never be alone...

God Bless ya
Beth

dorookie
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Donna, I sent you a PM on Facebook...you should have it by now...

dorookie
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Donna,
You will be doing that Happy Naked dance with me...No doubts, God has much greater things in mind for you and your not done with them yet. You are a very strong woman and you have a great family support. Your going to come through this smelling like roses...........I believe that and all you have to do is believe it too!!!

Hugs
Beth

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I couldnt have made it through this time without all of you, you guys are just the greatest. Thank you so very much from the very bottom of my heart. I love all of you guys and will always be around to support and pray for each of you. Please let me know if I can ever be of any help I will be there.

God Bless
Beth

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Buzzard
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We all knew you could do it......your tougher than you thought you was...now its done, good feeling eh ? Its gonna be a little weird when its time to go for the next treatment and ya don't have to.....enjoy it sweetheart, you deserve it......and tell Wendy I said Hi also....God Bless ya... :)

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Beth,

That's a wonderful place to be, isn't it?! I'm very glad for you.
It will take at least a couple of months before you really feel your energy coming back, but it will definitely happen. Here's to looking forward to that!!

God bless,
Lisa

dorookie
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I appreciate it. I sure hope that the energy comes back, I feel so depleted, but in time it will. How are you doing?

Beth

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Beth, I'm doing well, thanks. Well, "well" in the sense that I feel physically pretty good at the moment and that things are turning well in my current "fight" to try to change oncologists. It turns out my medical group is actually going to no longer contract w/ my oncology group, so even though they denied me leaving and told me at first that I couldn't change doctors, I'm now actually going to HAVE to change anyhow! Maddening and somewhat ironic, but I'm relieved and feel it's going my way (perhaps "someone upstairs" is helping me out here!- not "perhaps"- that's what I believe!)
Anyhow, my CEA marker has risen & I'm waiting to see the results of one more CEA test- results on Tuesday. If it's down, great- if it's up- then I'll probably have to go on stronger chemo again. But, I believe my life is in God's hands and He is always boosting me up, so I'm okay with whatever I have to do- it's just something I "have to do" in managing this chronic illness! (please no one jump on me for being religious,I'm just sharing my thoughts at the moment of why I feel good & the belief that God has me in his hands always makes me feel good again!)

Thanks for asking Beth & take care,
Lisa

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Beth, I am 4 weeks out from my last treatment (yeah). It was definately wierd not going in for treatment that first time after too. Since then, however, I am finally lasting longer than 2pm without needing a nap. Everyday I seem to be able to do a little more than yesterday. Started working full days again, walking outside (weather permitting), and just trying to live a little! I have to admit that when I fall asleep, I really fall asleep tho! My hands are still making me nuts, I hope that fades away soon. Part of it is that I live in Minnesota - and someone decided to turn the calendar to October instead of June! It was only 48 here yesterday, and boy do my hands and feet know it! My tongue is still numb, and food still doesn't taste very good, but I can drink cold things. But I gotta say - just not having to be attached to a hose is a great feeling!

Congrats on the grandchild, and the upcoming wedding! Nick and I are also starting to plan ours (although I think I am the one with the cold feet here, no pun intended!)

dmdwins
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Hooray, Hoorah its a NO MORE CHEMO DAY. So happy for you.

Dawn

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angelsbaby
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I am happy for you and i will pray all scans are clear have a wonderful day

michelle

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Annabelle41415
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Great news on finishing your chemo. Hope all scans and tests are normal for you. Enjoy that new grandchild. They are so wonderful and you can spoil them and get away with it. Start your normal life now and don't put it on hold because you deserve it.

Kim

kmygil
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I'm so happy that you are done with the chemo! It definitely has been a hard haul for you, but you are a trooper and did what had to be done! Just a small caution--don't expect to bounce right back & feel super right away. Your return will not be a bounce, but sort of a slow motion rise. You can speed things up by eating right, taking lots of small walks and hydrating, hydrating, hydrating. Beth, you have a lot to look forward to, and we will be here to celebrate with you! Hugs and best wishes to both you and Wendy!

God bless,
Kirsten

dorookie
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Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. ANd you are right, I know its going to take some time. I just have to learn to be patient and let things be as they are. I just get so excited to be back to my new norm and want things to get back to the way they were. Its frustrating when I cant even walk to get the mail without getting tired. But I plan on working up to it, like walking and actually I just got my motorcycle lic and plan on doing some riding. It makes me feel good to be out on the open road and feeling empowered that I can do it. I can now relate to how Angel must have felt to ride. I just love it, I used to ride horses when I was younger (much younger) and that too made me feel free and like I could move mountains. My job is very demanding and it scares me to have to go back, but I have to, have this bad habit of liking to eat so therefor I go to work...LOL... Nice to know I am not alone though, that I am not the only one that has to realize it takes time to get your energy back.

I do have alot to look forward to, I am so excited about being a grandma that I cant stand it. And with getting married, never thought I would do that again. But I have found my life partner and there isnt anything that could stop me from marrying her. I just wished it was legal, but thats another whole story.

Again thanks and I will continue to pray for you as well.

God Bless
Beth

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