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Unfortunately, my tumor markers were both up from last visit. My onc is scheduling PET and bone scans to stay on top of things. I will see him back in a couple of weeks or so. The good news is that I felt amazingly calm knowing that the Kindred Spirits were with me. What a difference support makes! Hopefully, this is just a little speed bump as, overall, I still feel a lot better than when I was first diagnosed with mets. Keep sending me good thoughts and prayers; I know that they help!

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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Thoughts and prayers are on the way!



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with my tumor markers going up after chemo was finished. So I had a PET which was clear and my onc decided to wait on the bone scan and let me go ahead with rads. He said he'd test again after rads. My markers were 31 after my lumpectomies, 36 during chemo and 41 3 weeks after chemo. He didn't like the upward trend, but wanted me to finish treatment anyway. Perhaps I'm one of those people for whom tumor markers aren't reliable--I don't know.
I will keep you in my prayers.

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Yes, let's hope our markers mean nothing! My PET scan hasn't been ok for the past 6 yrs, but, hey, I'm still here, working and doing ok. Because we are having lovely spring-like weather, Danny and I headed to the Audubon Zoo after the onc's appt. The flamingos were so stunning and the baby orangutan was adorable! We turned lemons into lemonade.

Then we headed to Pascal Manale's, an old timey, traditional Uptown New Orleans restaurant, where most eat the messy barbequed shrimp wearing bibs. I stuffed myself on an olive salad and french bread.

Every day is a gift and today was, paradoxically, a beautiful day--it probably was because I felt you all there. Love you all!!

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Yes Cynthia having that support really does have an effect on the way we handle things sometimes...but i will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hope this is only a small speed bump!

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Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way.

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set .. and we can be on our way .. in a nanosecond! You are an over achiever in everything you do, which includes .. beating the 'mets'. No question about this.

Just a slight ... speed bump indeed my, dear friend. Strength is all around by all the love and support surrounding you.

I will HOP on a plane, and be there for you .. day or night! I truly hope you know this. Just give me a call or send an S.O.S. via private message or here on our 'support' board. Anything for you, C.C.

Cyber hugs on their way, lots of love .. support, and prayers going up to the 'big guy'!

Your Twisted Sister - Vicki Sam

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I want to be on the bus too for Cynthia! All of your pink sisters will!

Also sorry to read that your tumor markers were up and that you have to have more tests. But, I am praying as hard as I can that it will turn out to be nothing!

Sounds like an awesome day! And you are right..every day is a gift!

Sue :)

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CC you re such a source of strength. I am praying that the scans are stable. so glad you enjoyed your visit to the zoo and restaurant with your wonderful husband.

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CC~ it is amazingly true indeed that we are calmer just knowing the Kindred Spirits are with us. Pesky markers, anyway! I am glad your Dr is being proactive~ and I also know you will keep us in the loop.


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sending positive thoughts and prayers. It's so nice and comforting to know we have so many sisters (and a few brothers) by our side.



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Even with a bit of worrisome news you enjoyed the beautiful day and your life! I think that lifts all of us. Thank you.

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Prayers for you!

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CC you know we are in your corner cheering you on. So happy we have you to encourage and inspire us. Prayers being said.

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Sending positive thoughts, prayers and a hug!

From a pink sister,


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Good thoughts and prayers always, Cynthia. xoxoxo Lynn

Marsha Mulvey
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Thinking positive thoughts and sending prayers for good results.

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Of course your will continue to be in my thoughts and I will keep sending you positive energy to help get you over the speed bump.


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Yes, you are in good company Cynthia. We will be there for you in spirit and prayer.

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Loving prayers and powerful positive thoughts are still coming your way! I am glad your onco is onto of things and is ordering the PET and bone scan. We are here for you, you are not alone.


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We're with you all the way.

Hugs, Renee

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Praying for you Cynthia!

Hugs, Megan

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I'm sorry the news isn't better, but you are a fighter, and will send that beast on the RUN, I am SURE!!!!

BIG hugs, Kathi

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I love the Zoo and BBQ shrimp thing. Yes, you are surely making lemons out of lemonade. And that takes courage and strength! Sorry about your TM's. I will be praying for you.

"May you be at Peace; May you be free of Suffering."

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Sending positive thoughts your way and hugs too.

CypressCynthia's picture
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Thanks for all of the kind words. I love all of you Kindreds!

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Positive thoughts and prayers for you!

Hugs, Debby

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You've got them, kiddo. Positive thoughts are one of my saving graces. It's what's gotten me through this and I'll be sending them your way. Hugs, Marilynn

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Cynthia...hugs...sending you positive thoughts, prayers, wishes and desires!!

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Glad to know we can help. Hugs.

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Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way!

Hugs, Noel

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Positive and loving thoughts and prayers are definitely coming your way! You are such a source of information and inspiration to all of us, and we certainly are all in your corner! Love, Linda

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Make room for mine, too. I was there at your appointment, and still am.


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