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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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2Nd Round Of Chemo, Done!

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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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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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Sounds like " the thing that shall not be named "went well. Keep your head warm & Have a great holiday!

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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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Good news Bonnie! Take care and have a great Christmas season! :D

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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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Bonnie Blue, you are one strong lass. Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas full of love and happiness :)

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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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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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Glad this time went better. Have a great time with your family. Merry Christmas!!

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

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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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