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whoohoo!

I've had everything crossed and just knew you'd come out the other side with good news.

Don't know that many who can remain as positive and cheery as you have been  during all this stress.

Rest up, get rid of that cold and enjoy the warmer weather you are getting!

So happy for you, Colleen. 

xxx

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Hey guys.

 

Pathology from both excisions is great.  Just scar tissue left and no nasty cancer cells!!  I'm a seriously happy camper.  MRI results should be in sometime this week but I'm pretty confident that all will be good, fingers and toes are all crossed.  I got pretty run down in the last few weeks so I'm getting better from that and I'm feeling good.

 

I hope you all know that your support is getting me thru this and I can't thank you enough, but I will try :)

 

Hoping your all feeling well,

 

Colleen 

 

So glad to hear the great news. We all had our prayers answered.

 

Lots of Love,  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

Loey

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Yay!! for good pathology.  Yay, for our happy camper.  You inspire us :)   We will continue to be here for whatever you need. :wub:

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YES!!!  Great News...thank you for checking in -- can't tell you how much your spirit and strength inspires me.

 

Great big HUG from me to you  :wub:

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That's great news Colleen!  Congrats on a positive report!  You get an A+ in my book regardless of the report of course. :D

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Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. You are an amazing lady!!!!

 

Love & healing (((hugs))),

Loey

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