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2Nd Round Of Chemo, Done!


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#1 bonnie blue

 
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 05:15 AM

Hello to all my friends,
Well the 2nd round of cocktails are done and I am happy to report that this time was much easier, mainly fatigue but nothing I couldn't handle. I have one more round the 28th then surgery to remove my stomach in February. Ok so that is freaking me out a little I am doing all I can to get my body ready, physically, mentally, and spiritually so that my healing process will be easier. I just want everyone to know that I am doing well the doctors are very pleased with my progress, they actually thought by this point I would need a feeding tube, but I fooled them all and I am actually gaining weight!!! So I have this break now to enjoy Christmas with my family, so for now the words, Cancer, surgery, and chemotherapy are banned in my house. I just want to enjoy this next week and only have some fun!!! Have a wonderful day my friends and thank you again for all your support. B)
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#2 sa1937

 
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:06 AM

I'm so glad you're doing well, Bonnie...there's nothing quite as sweet as fooling your doctors!!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

Thoughts and prayers are with you as you undergo the challenges of the new year!
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#3 kareng

 
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:06 AM

Sounds like " the thing that shall not be named "went well. Keep your head warm & Have a great holiday!
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#4 sahm-i-am

 
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:10 AM

Thanks for the update and hope you and your family have a very happy Holiday!!!
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Diagnosed with Lymphoma March 2010. After surgery doctors said "Oops!"
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease April 2010. After endoscopy doc said "Aren't you glad?"
Uhhh.....yeah!
DD #1 ('99) tested negative on bloodwork but positive on 2 genetic markers. Went gluten free in July 2010 and has been symptom-free ever since!
DD #2 ('98) tested negative and has no symptoms. Didn't fork out money for genetic testing. Will watch and test regularly.
Husband tested positive in July 2010 and has refused to go gluten free. Uh huh, that's gonna bite him in the a** one day! (Pun intended!)

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:14 AM

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Rest up, recharge and bask in the love of your family. You're one courageous chick, and don't you forget it! ;) Defying the doctors has made me feel pretty good---you should too!
You're a warrior princess!

My thoughts and prayers,
IH
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#6 GFinDC

 
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

Good news Bonnie! Take care and have a great Christmas season! :D
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Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:44 AM

Thanks so much for taking the time to come and share the update. I'm glad to hear you're handling everything so well. Merry Christmas!
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:46 AM

Glad to here it went better, I was worried that it would go worse. Have a very Merry Christmas. B)
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:51 PM

YAY! Wonderful news!!!!! Best to you and enjoy the holidays!
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#10 mushroom

 
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:25 PM

Bonnie Blue, you are one strong lass. Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas full of love and happiness :)
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#11 Bubba's Mom

 
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:36 AM

So glad to hear you're faring well. A positive outlook is so helpful to healing.
You get extra bonus points for showing the Docs wrong! :D
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 06:54 PM

I'm glad that things are going well for you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy being with your family.
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#13 Roda

 
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:46 PM

Glad this time went better. Have a great time with your family. Merry Christmas!!
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Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.


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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:21 AM

Merry Christmas and enjoy your holiday! Glad you are feeling well!
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#15 lucky28

 
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:38 PM

Great to hear from you! I hope you and your family enjoy a very merry Christmas!
PS: I work with doctors almost every day, it's good to prove them wrong! :P
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