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    Hi Sharon, Just doing a drop-by to touch base...

    Hi Sharon,

    Just doing a drop-by to touch base & check up on you all. You've been in my thoughts. <3

    MM
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    Hope you both are doing well with all the...

    Hope you both are doing well with all the changes. Changing drugs, regimens, insurance and doctors were all more stressful for me than they were for Lovey. ;) I joke that I worry so he doesn't have...
  3. Glad for your good news! As for the weight...

    Glad for your good news!

    As for the weight maintenance/gain, Lovey has had good results with Boost, although he gives the taste a negative review. He says Ensure isn't any better; he got what was...
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    Glad to see your good news!

    Glad to see your good news!
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    Weight loss class/category

    For those who remember me, Lovey is doing well. He's still on chemo every week, on the "A" week/"B" week rotation. We call them "pump weeks" and "short weeks".

    The tumor I was diagnosed with this...
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    The downside to long posts is that the details...

    The downside to long posts is that the details get buried. They did have to go back in.

    My first surgery was on June 24. The recovery was fairly easy--minimal swelling, bruising, discomfort; the...
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    Hello, I hope this finds everyone as well as...

    Hello,

    I hope this finds everyone as well as can be expected. My apologies that it's been so long since my last update; things have been crazy busy on this end.

    Lovey received his 100th...
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    Just stopping by to say hello. I hope this...

    Just stopping by to say hello.

    I hope this finds all of you well. Lovey is doing as well as can be expected. His last scan was NED; this makes all "NED" since August 2013, so his doctor used the...
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    Amen. I'm sorry she and I weren't able to meet...

    Amen.

    I'm sorry she and I weren't able to meet in person, but I know that when it's my turn to go Dulce will be there to greet me with a glass of wine and a song!

    MM
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    DulcimerGal has passed.

    Just wanted to let those who knew her here and may not already know, DulcimerGal won her battle with cancer at 9:40 am, November 27. Rest in peace, child of God.

    MM
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    Hi Di & Amanda--thanks for stopping by! Hope...

    Hi Di & Amanda--thanks for stopping by!

    Hope all is well with you both. *hugs*

    MM
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    Hi Alicia! Thanks for the good advice. :) A...

    Hi Alicia!

    Thanks for the good advice. :)

    A coworker who's also a friend helped his father through his final months with cancer coming up on 15 years ago or thereabouts. He's a good source of...
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    Woot! No horror stories here--after 62 minutes in...

    Woot! No horror stories here--after 62 minutes in the phone queue, Lovey learned that he is approved for Medicare effective the first day of his birth month (he's 65 this year).

    I don't know how...
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    I'm sorry to hear your mother has experienced a...

    I'm sorry to hear your mother has experienced a metastatic recurrence.

    Remember, "chemo" can mean many different drugs. You mentioned that you don't have any specific questions; a good place to...
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    I don't know why this hit me now, but sometimes I...

    I don't know why this hit me now, but sometimes I think I should feel like a really crappy caregiver because Mondays--chemo days--have become "someone else's day to watch Lovey" and I don't feel...
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    Hello all, I hope this finds you and yours as...

    Hello all, I hope this finds you and yours as well as can be expected.

    It's hard to believe we've now been at this 15 months. It's been a rollercoaster that's left me exhausted more often than...
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    I missed this information. What "set me off"...

    I missed this information.

    What "set me off" was that in the original post, the OP said the doctor would NOT be removing lymph nodes during the surgery. The removal of the nearby lymph nodes is...
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    Guys, I respectfully disagree. Granted, I...

    Guys,

    I respectfully disagree.

    Granted, I haven't been at this as long as either of you and I see it from a caregiver's perspective rather than a patient's. However, the blood work--tests,...
  19. Hi eriksp, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's...

    Hi eriksp,

    I'm sorry to hear of your mother's diagnosis, and glad to hear she has you at her side as a loving, supporting son.

    What a huge adjustment she has undergone, to undergo bariatric...
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    Hi oneof3girls, Welcome to our forum and I'm...

    Hi oneof3girls,

    Welcome to our forum and I'm sorry you have need of us.

    Has your mother had a second opinion? If something her doctor suggests sounds "hinky" to you, I strongly support you in...
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    seems as though it *did* take many morons! ...

    seems as though it *did* take many morons!

    Here's hoping they're doing an adequate job of pain management as they suss out more answers for you.

    A somewhat happier MM
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    I once gave birth via C-section at Portsmouth...

    I once gave birth via C-section at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. I did not repeat the experience. In fact, the next time I had occasion to visit an obstetrician, I waited...
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    Initially, I misread this as "...it could take...

    Initially, I misread this as "...it could take many morons."

    I hope things have become better since!

    MM
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    Thinking of you. Saw a very nice back-country...

    Thinking of you. Saw a very nice back-country lake over the 4th of July weekend that made me think of you, as it looked like something you'd love to kayak.

    If you're on facebook, if you like I'll...
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    woot! I love NED = No Enemy Detected! I...

    woot!

    I love NED = No Enemy Detected!

    I have to tell Lovey; he thinks of his chemo as three armies against one (the cancer).

    MM
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