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  #1  
Unread 03-07-2002, 03:44 AM
Saw the oncologist yesterday

The news was not good. I have stage IVb cervical cancer which is not operable. I have to go for Chemo and radiation at the same time. He said the prognosis is about 15%. I am going to get my affairs in order and hope for the best. Thank you all for your kindness and encouragement.

Amy
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Unread 03-07-2002, 08:12 AM
So sad

I am so sorry to hear this news. I am new here, and have virtually no experience with any of these issues, but I feel for you. I cannot understand how this could progress so quickly. What is the chance that this was present when you visited the OBGYN in November. It is scary to think something like this could happen within a couple of months.

Gosh, what words are appropriate? Is there anything anyone can say that will make things better? I guess maybe the thought that people care and feel for you will help to ease the pain? I feel so sad for you sweetie. I hope to GOD that you will make it through this and and be in the 15% who kicks this cancer.

None of us know how long we have do we? I mean, we go on like life lasts forever, never imagining that something could take us in an instant. I really am reluctant to post this, because I am no expert in advice, but I feel so strongly about just telling you that I don't know you, but I feel for you. I know it can happen to anyone, at any time, and I am sorry that it happened to you. Pleae try to smile and be happy, and enjoy what time and pleasures that life has to offer you, despite the knowledge that you are not sure how long that may be. It may offer no comfort to you, but none of us know the answer to that question.

May life's blessings rain down upon you. Love,
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Unread 03-07-2002, 08:27 AM
Thank you Rhonda

You are so right! None of us know how long we have. I don't know how I wound up in such an advanced stage in two months unless it has something to do with the type of estrogen being given (tri-est without progestin) which I understand can cause cancer to grow rapidly. There's no point in looking back, though. I feel pretty good and will start treatment in the next couple of days. I'm in good health other than this - a vegetarian who has always exercised, so if anyone can be a part of the 15% I believe I can. I also have a lot of support from friends, family and dogs. Thank you so much for taking the time to give me some good words. It means more than you know.

Amy
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Unread 03-07-2002, 11:26 AM
saw the oncologist yesterday

DEAR AMY,

1ST I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU THE BIGGEST I CAN.

I BELEIVE IN PRAYER AND MIRICLES, YES, I DO.

YOU WILL BEAT THIS, YOU WILL BE THE 15% TO MAKE IT.
MY PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU AND YES, YOU WILL INDEED
SEE THAT BABY AND WATCH IT GROW.
THIS IS A VERY HARD TIME FOR YOU AND YOU MUST THINK POSITIVELY. IT'S A MUST.

YOU SAID YOU WERE IN GOOD HEALTH OTHERWISE, SO THIS IS A BIG PLUS FOR YOU. GO AND GET YOUR TREATMENTS, BE AS STRONG
AS YOU CAN AND REMEMBER WE ARE THERE WITH YOU.
PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH.
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Unread 03-07-2002, 12:18 PM
saw the oncologist yesterday

Amy, I am sorry about your diagnosis.

Please try to stay as positive as possible . you can be in this 15% . I wish I was there to give you a big hug, you must be so scared.

You will be enveloped in a cocoon of love and support here and the candle that Valentina gave me has been lit for you.
I will keep you tucked into my heart. I am just an email away anytime you need me. We will be holding you hand as you go through the treatments.

Some advice I was given when having my treatments was to visualize. I did this by 'seeing; God's angels around me as my treatments were being done. Maybe this will help you.

Amy, much love and prayers being sent your way. x x
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Unread 03-07-2002, 03:04 PM
saw the oncologist yesterday

GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER????????!!!!!!!WHAT?????

Well do that if you feel you have to because we should ALL have our affairs in order.
But don't you do that because you have cancer, let me tell you, 15 % is 15 %, he did NOT say 0%.
If we all gave up then none of us have a chance.
You DO NOT give up!
You have a life filled with a grandchild waiting to get to know you, you must fight like you have never fought before!

Your LIFE depends on it.
Along with you, we here at hytersisters will be praying, and listening and wrting and whatever else we need to do to stay with you, if you want us to. But with or without us....you MUST NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!
Please,


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Unread 03-07-2002, 05:55 PM
{{{Amy}}}

The Dr.'s don't know all, sweetie. The Dr's told us on January 31st, 1995 that my mom would not live. They never saw anyone with what she had live. Guess what? She is still with us. She saw angels healing her...little blue and silver streaks flying through her body all night one night while she was on total life support. The next day she began getting better.

Miracles happen...they happen every day...and you deserve a miracle as much as anyone else. Believe that because it's true. So...the Dr.s told us 0% and my mom lived through her illness and so you are already 15% ahead of that! Look at it this way...15% interest on your money is alot of interest.....15% sales tax is alot of tax....15% of your basement being flooded is alot of water. So see....15% can be alot to work with. Take that 15% and make the most of it. You can do it.

And here is what I am doing. I am adding you to my prayer list, and I am having my brother {a minister} and another lady {Debbie} add you to theirs. Their prayer lists go world wide. You are going to have people ....millions of people...all over the world praying for you. It might even be 15% of the world's population. That's alot of prayers!

We are here for you, Amy. And I am asking God to send an army of His angels to heal you.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{healing hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

kaatie
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Unread 03-07-2002, 06:32 PM
saw the oncologist yesterday

s to you Amy
I was so saddened to read your post. A 15% prognosis is just a number. If the doc had said 99% you'd still have a chance to be that 1%!! No of us know what side of the dreaded prognosis statistic we'll fall on. And there are those of us on this board with ovarian cancer, which has stinky stats as well.
And here we are not only surviving but thriving. Like Valentina said: get those affairs in order. You'll feel better for having done it. And then enjoy your life to its fullest. I really try to find joy in each and everyday. My family and friends all know how very precious and dear they are to me. But that said, the biggest part of my life is very normal. I think once you begin treatments, you'll begin to feel hope seeping back in. I highly recommend a little book I have called: There's No Place Like Hope. author:vicki girard
It gave me hope, inspiration, laughter and courage. Keep in touch. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
s karenann ovcaIIIc
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Unread 03-07-2002, 07:30 PM
saw the oncologist yesterday

Cancer IS a journey. I've learned so much about myself and my world while on it, though mine has been an easy one. Be open to the discoveries you can make about the people who love you, the strength you have inside, and a trust in God to see you through it.

We never know where the journey will take us. There are no real statistics for this situation, but doctors guess anyway. That's why second opinions are so important.

You might look at Lance Armstrong's book. He was given no chance to survive and he's gone on to win several Tours de France. He didn't know he was supposed to believe in the odds.

If there is one in your area, do find a support group. It helps you cope and it helps your chances.

Remember that it's your journey. Don't let the medical world take over your life. You are still you. Make sure you do something for you every day.
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Unread 03-07-2002, 07:37 PM
saw the oncologist yesterday

Amy, giving you another

I have also added you to my rosary group to be prayed for.

Trish is correct in what she says , cancer is a journey. look on this as a bump in yours.

MIRACLES DO HAPPEN
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