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Post by Cheri2St » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 07:13:49



Had an appt this morning with the oncologist. I expected to then go
into the treatment room, but he cancelled the chemo. I have lab
slips for *** work and a cat scan instead.  Luckily, I caught Mom in the
parking lot and so she didn't spend the day here.  heh heh.

He had talked at length with the DC Dr that Dana and I had gone to.
The DC dr thinks there's a good chance that instead of colorectal
cancer, I might have non-ovarian ovarian cancer. Apparently because
it's all over my stomach area, that could mean ovarian cancer. This
could be good, because ovarian cancer means a whole other set of
***, which with any luck might actually shrink the tumors.

I told the local onc that I was very upset after leaving the DC dr
because he made it sound like I was dying. This doctor confirmed
that what I have will probably be fatal. He did not give me a time
frame, and I wouldn't want him to. I have no idea how to tell my
family this news. Maybe I shouldn't tell them at all, since I don't
feel sick yet. When the cancer gets worse, they will see for
themselves.

I've already told my kids that there's a 5% chance I'll still be here in 5
years.  I told my husband today what the dr. said and probably ruined his day.
It's my sibs and mom I can't tell.  I think if I just keep fighting - they will
see for themselves that I did the best I could.

What a pisser to go through a hysterectomy and still get ovarian
cancer. I was sure that surgery would guarantee me from ever having
problems in that area. Sigh.

BTW, don't think I'm giving up the fight because of what he said.  If none of
his chemos work, there are still many clinical trials within an hour of here.
Even if I'm just fighting for more time, that's worth fighting for.  I'd love
to dance at Emily's bat mitzvah, but I'll be happy just to attend.  (She's
almost 8, so that's about 5 years from now).  I'm taking the grandkids to
Disney in the spring, even if I have to rent a scooter to get around.  I have a
lot of travel planned in the next couple of years, I want to go while I still
feel well enough to do it.

Cheri
(Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)

 
 
 

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Post by Jalynn » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 07:18:04


Cheri, thanks for keeping us updated.  You have just the right attitude about all
this, and I look up to you for that.  (((((((((((((Cheri))))))))))
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Quote:
> Had an appt this morning with the oncologist. I expected to then go
> into the treatment room, but he cancelled the chemo. I have lab
> slips for *** work and a cat scan instead.  Luckily, I caught Mom in the
> parking lot and so she didn't spend the day here.  heh heh.

> He had talked at length with the DC Dr that Dana and I had gone to.
> The DC dr thinks there's a good chance that instead of colorectal
> cancer, I might have non-ovarian ovarian cancer. Apparently because
> it's all over my stomach area, that could mean ovarian cancer. This
> could be good, because ovarian cancer means a whole other set of
> ***, which with any luck might actually shrink the tumors.

> I told the local onc that I was very upset after leaving the DC dr
> because he made it sound like I was dying. This doctor confirmed
> that what I have will probably be fatal. He did not give me a time
> frame, and I wouldn't want him to. I have no idea how to tell my
> family this news. Maybe I shouldn't tell them at all, since I don't
> feel sick yet. When the cancer gets worse, they will see for
> themselves.

> I've already told my kids that there's a 5% chance I'll still be here in 5
> years.  I told my husband today what the dr. said and probably ruined his day.
> It's my sibs and mom I can't tell.  I think if I just keep fighting - they will
> see for themselves that I did the best I could.

> What a pisser to go through a hysterectomy and still get ovarian
> cancer. I was sure that surgery would guarantee me from ever having
> problems in that area. Sigh.

> BTW, don't think I'm giving up the fight because of what he said.  If none of
> his chemos work, there are still many clinical trials within an hour of here.
> Even if I'm just fighting for more time, that's worth fighting for.  I'd love
> to dance at Emily's bat mitzvah, but I'll be happy just to attend.  (She's
> almost 8, so that's about 5 years from now).  I'm taking the grandkids to
> Disney in the spring, even if I have to rent a scooter to get around.  I have a
> lot of travel planned in the next couple of years, I want to go while I still
> feel well enough to do it.

> Cheri
> (Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)


 
 
 

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Post by Valeri » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 07:22:20


(((((((Cheri))))))))))))

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Quote:
> Had an appt this morning with the oncologist. I expected to then go
> into the treatment room, but he cancelled the chemo. I have lab
> slips for *** work and a cat scan instead.  Luckily, I caught Mom in the
> parking lot and so she didn't spend the day here.  heh heh.

> He had talked at length with the DC Dr that Dana and I had gone to.
> The DC dr thinks there's a good chance that instead of colorectal
> cancer, I might have non-ovarian ovarian cancer. Apparently because
> it's all over my stomach area, that could mean ovarian cancer. This
> could be good, because ovarian cancer means a whole other set of
> ***, which with any luck might actually shrink the tumors.

> I told the local onc that I was very upset after leaving the DC dr
> because he made it sound like I was dying. This doctor confirmed
> that what I have will probably be fatal. He did not give me a time
> frame, and I wouldn't want him to. I have no idea how to tell my
> family this news. Maybe I shouldn't tell them at all, since I don't
> feel sick yet. When the cancer gets worse, they will see for
> themselves.

> I've already told my kids that there's a 5% chance I'll still be here in 5
> years.  I told my husband today what the dr. said and probably ruined his
day.
> It's my sibs and mom I can't tell.  I think if I just keep fighting - they
will
> see for themselves that I did the best I could.

> What a pisser to go through a hysterectomy and still get ovarian
> cancer. I was sure that surgery would guarantee me from ever having
> problems in that area. Sigh.

> BTW, don't think I'm giving up the fight because of what he said.  If none
of
> his chemos work, there are still many clinical trials within an hour of
here.
> Even if I'm just fighting for more time, that's worth fighting for.  I'd
love
> to dance at Emily's bat mitzvah, but I'll be happy just to attend.  (She's
> almost 8, so that's about 5 years from now).  I'm taking the grandkids to
> Disney in the spring, even if I have to rent a scooter to get around.  I
have a
> lot of travel planned in the next couple of years, I want to go while I
still
> feel well enough to do it.

> Cheri
> (Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)

 
 
 

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Post by LC aka Fid » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 07:36:04


YOU GO GIRL!!!

If attitude counts for anything, and I believe it does, you've the right one.
If you don't live another 10 years, at least the years you DO live will be
wrung out of the good things...into your loving cup!!!

The Blessed Fiddy, Patroness Saint of the Disorganized
LC in Sunny So Cal
Personality Development Specialist (Full-Time Mom!)

 
 
 

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Post by Marisa » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 07:40:06


Cheri,

I am a little confused... didn't the DC dr give some good news?  Maybe
some new avenues to look into?  But the end of your letter sounds like
bad news.

Keep up the positive attitude.  Diet and excersize is supposed to make a
difference on your chances, isn't it?

lv

marisa2

Quote:

> Had an appt this morning with the oncologist. I expected to then go
> into the treatment room, but he cancelled the chemo. I have lab
> slips for *** work and a cat scan instead.  Luckily, I caught Mom in the
> parking lot and so she didn't spend the day here.  heh heh.

> He had talked at length with the DC Dr that Dana and I had gone to.
> The DC dr thinks there's a good chance that instead of colorectal
> cancer, I might have non-ovarian ovarian cancer. Apparently because
> it's all over my stomach area, that could mean ovarian cancer. This
> could be good, because ovarian cancer means a whole other set of
> ***, which with any luck might actually shrink the tumors.

> I told the local onc that I was very upset after leaving the DC dr
> because he made it sound like I was dying. This doctor confirmed
> that what I have will probably be fatal. He did not give me a time
> frame, and I wouldn't want him to. I have no idea how to tell my
> family this news. Maybe I shouldn't tell them at all, since I don't
> feel sick yet. When the cancer gets worse, they will see for
> themselves.

> I've already told my kids that there's a 5% chance I'll still be here in 5
> years.  I told my husband today what the dr. said and probably ruined his day.
> It's my sibs and mom I can't tell.  I think if I just keep fighting - they will
> see for themselves that I did the best I could.

> What a pisser to go through a hysterectomy and still get ovarian
> cancer. I was sure that surgery would guarantee me from ever having
> problems in that area. Sigh.

> BTW, don't think I'm giving up the fight because of what he said.  If none of
> his chemos work, there are still many clinical trials within an hour of here.
> Even if I'm just fighting for more time, that's worth fighting for.  I'd love
> to dance at Emily's bat mitzvah, but I'll be happy just to attend.  (She's
> almost 8, so that's about 5 years from now).  I'm taking the grandkids to
> Disney in the spring, even if I have to rent a scooter to get around.  I have a
> lot of travel planned in the next couple of years, I want to go while I still
> feel well enough to do it.

> Cheri
> (Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)

 
 
 

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Post by susiegibso » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 08:29:30


does this mean you actually had the ovarian cancer before they did the
hysterectomy on you and that it had already spread past the ovary???????
 am glad you are getting some answers and have treatment available- will
keep you in our hearts and in our prayers!!!!!!!!!

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Had an appt this morning with the oncologist. I expected to then go
into the treatment room, but he cancelled the chemo. I have lab
slips for *** work and a cat scan instead.  Luckily, I caught Mom in the
parking lot and so she didn't spend the day here.  heh heh.

He had talked at length with the DC Dr that Dana and I had gone to.
The DC dr thinks there's a good chance that instead of colorectal
cancer, I might have non-ovarian ovarian cancer. Apparently because
it's all over my stomach area, that could mean ovarian cancer. This
could be good, because ovarian cancer means a whole other set of
***, which with any luck might actually shrink the tumors.

I told the local onc that I was very upset after leaving the DC dr
because he made it sound like I was dying. This doctor confirmed
that what I have will probably be fatal. He did not give me a time
frame, and I wouldn't want him to. I have no idea how to tell my
family this news. Maybe I shouldn't tell them at all, since I don't
feel sick yet. When the cancer gets worse, they will see for
themselves.

I've already told my kids that there's a 5% chance I'll still be here in 5
years.  I told my husband today what the dr. said and probably ruined his
day.
It's my sibs and mom I can't tell.  I think if I just keep fighting - they
will
see for themselves that I did the best I could.

What a pisser to go through a hysterectomy and still get ovarian
cancer. I was sure that surgery would guarantee me from ever having
problems in that area. Sigh.

BTW, don't think I'm giving up the fight because of what he said.  If none
of
his chemos work, there are still many clinical trials within an hour of
here.
Even if I'm just fighting for more time, that's worth fighting for.  I'd
love
to dance at Emily's bat mitzvah, but I'll be happy just to attend.  (She's
almost 8, so that's about 5 years from now).  I'm taking the grandkids to
Disney in the spring, even if I have to rent a scooter to get around.  I
have a
lot of travel planned in the next couple of years, I want to go while I
still
feel well enough to do it.

Cheri
(Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)

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Post by starli » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 08:29:50


I'm so proud that you are a fighter.  I love you even though we don't know
one another in real life.

It can be hard to tell parents and sibs what is going on.  However, they may
be able to alter their plans to get you into their lives more if they did
know what is going on.  I wouldn't know how to tell them myself so I'm at a
loss for words.


Quote:
> Had an appt this morning with the oncologist. I expected to then go
> into the treatment room, but he cancelled the chemo. I have lab
> slips for *** work and a cat scan instead.  Luckily, I caught Mom in the
> parking lot and so she didn't spend the day here.  heh heh.

> He had talked at length with the DC Dr that Dana and I had gone to.
> The DC dr thinks there's a good chance that instead of colorectal
> cancer, I might have non-ovarian ovarian cancer. Apparently because
> it's all over my stomach area, that could mean ovarian cancer. This
> could be good, because ovarian cancer means a whole other set of
> ***, which with any luck might actually shrink the tumors.

> I told the local onc that I was very upset after leaving the DC dr
> because he made it sound like I was dying. This doctor confirmed
> that what I have will probably be fatal. He did not give me a time
> frame, and I wouldn't want him to. I have no idea how to tell my
> family this news. Maybe I shouldn't tell them at all, since I don't
> feel sick yet. When the cancer gets worse, they will see for
> themselves.

> I've already told my kids that there's a 5% chance I'll still be here in 5
> years.  I told my husband today what the dr. said and probably ruined his
> day.
> It's my sibs and mom I can't tell.  I think if I just keep fighting - they
> will
> see for themselves that I did the best I could.

> What a pisser to go through a hysterectomy and still get ovarian
> cancer. I was sure that surgery would guarantee me from ever having
> problems in that area. Sigh.

> BTW, don't think I'm giving up the fight because of what he said.  If none
> of
> his chemos work, there are still many clinical trials within an hour of
> here.
> Even if I'm just fighting for more time, that's worth fighting for.  I'd
> love
> to dance at Emily's bat mitzvah, but I'll be happy just to attend.  (She's
> almost 8, so that's about 5 years from now).  I'm taking the grandkids to
> Disney in the spring, even if I have to rent a scooter to get around.  I
> have a
> lot of travel planned in the next couple of years, I want to go while I
> still
> feel well enough to do it.

> Cheri
> (Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)

 
 
 

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Post by Dr. So » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 08:31:08


{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{
{{{{{{{{{CHERI}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

I am SO impressed with you.  You are my idol.  You are the bravest and the
best.

I love you.

Quote:
>Had an appt this morning with the oncologist. I expected to then go
>into the treatment room, but he cancelled the chemo. I have lab
>slips for *** work and a cat scan instead.  Luckily, I caught Mom in the
>parking lot and so she didn't spend the day here.  heh heh.

>He had talked at length with the DC Dr that Dana and I had gone to.
>The DC dr thinks there's a good chance that instead of colorectal
>cancer, I might have non-ovarian ovarian cancer. Apparently because
>it's all over my stomach area, that could mean ovarian cancer. This
>could be good, because ovarian cancer means a whole other set of
>***, which with any luck might actually shrink the tumors.

>I told the local onc that I was very upset after leaving the DC dr
>because he made it sound like I was dying. This doctor confirmed
>that what I have will probably be fatal. He did not give me a time
>frame, and I wouldn't want him to. I have no idea how to tell my
>family this news. Maybe I shouldn't tell them at all, since I don't
>feel sick yet. When the cancer gets worse, they will see for
>themselves.

>I've already told my kids that there's a 5% chance I'll still be here in 5
>years.  I told my husband today what the dr. said and probably ruined his
>day.
>It's my sibs and mom I can't tell.  I think if I just keep fighting - they
>will
>see for themselves that I did the best I could.

>What a pisser to go through a hysterectomy and still get ovarian
>cancer. I was sure that surgery would guarantee me from ever having
>problems in that area. Sigh.

>BTW, don't think I'm giving up the fight because of what he said.  If none of
>his chemos work, there are still many clinical trials within an hour of here.

>Even if I'm just fighting for more time, that's worth fighting for.  I'd love
>to dance at Emily's bat mitzvah, but I'll be happy just to attend.  (She's
>almost 8, so that's about 5 years from now).  I'm taking the grandkids to
>Disney in the spring, even if I have to rent a scooter to get around.  I have
>a
>lot of travel planned in the next couple of years, I want to go while I still
>feel well enough to do it.

>Cheri
>(Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)

~~
Sooz
Yummy yummy apricot jam! (It's so much better than green eggs and ham)
 
 
 

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Post by Dr. So » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 08:32:28


Quote:
>If you don't live another 10 years, at least the years you DO live will be
>wrung out of the good things...into your loving cup!!!

If you don't live for another 10 years, I'll be STUNNED.  You have the attitude
that makes mincemeat out of medical prognostications.
~~
Sooz
Yummy yummy apricot jam! (It's so much better than green eggs and ham)
 
 
 

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Post by Margi » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 09:57:39




Quote:
>BTW, don't think I'm giving up the fight because of what he said.  If none of
>his chemos work, there are still many clinical trials within an hour of here.
>Even if I'm just fighting for more time, that's worth fighting for.  I'd love
>to dance at Emily's bat mitzvah, but I'll be happy just to attend.  (She's
>almost 8, so that's about 5 years from now).  I'm taking the grandkids to
>Disney in the spring, even if I have to rent a scooter to get around.  I have a
>lot of travel planned in the next couple of years, I want to go while I still
>feel well enough to do it.

With that attitude you will go far, Cheri.  Fight the good fight,
fight that prognosis!  Keep up your immunities, darling and when you
feel fatigued please sleep.

{{{{Cheri}}}}

--
Margie
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ability to accessorize." -from the film Steel Magnolias
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Post by Cheri2St » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 10:06:45


No, I left the DC dr absolutely devastated.  I was sure he would operate and he
said there was no way.  Plus he said I have a LOT of cancer, probably a lot
more than is showing up on the Cat scans.  After talking to him, that's when I
decided to go on Zoloft.  I don't want to spend the rest of my life crying,
which I was doing all the time.  

Exercise might make me stronger and give me more stamina, but I doubt it will
change the course of the cancer.  Diet is depending  on what I can tolerate
that week.  8-)

Quote:
>I am a little confused... didn't the DC dr give some good news?
>  Diet and excersize is supposed to make a
>difference on your chances, isn't it

Cheri
(Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)
 
 
 

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Post by Cheri2St » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 10:14:37


Quote:
>does this mean you actually had the ovarian cancer before they did the
>hysterectomy on you and that it had already spread past the ovary???????

I have a very fast-growing, aggressive cancer, so I doubt I have had it for
almost two years.  The cells of the peritineum (sp?)  which is the lining of
the stomach are the same cells that the ovaries are made of.  So if my cancer
started there, its the same cancer as ovarian cancer.  That's why they call it
Non-ovarian ovarian cancer.
I think its bizarre, but there you have it.

Cheri
(Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)