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We will pray that those scans are fine....and keep those spirits way up!
Hang in there Martha,
Love Mam

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> From: Martha S Cerreto <MJTCERRETO@prodigy.net>
> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Cc: mjtcerreto@prodigy.net
> Subject: [MOL] Hi!
> Date: Wednesday, 28 October 1998 3:41
> 
> Dear Molers,
> 
> Well, I went yesterday to Sloan for my CAT scans.  This is my second time
> going to this hospital.  It is a very classy place.  They were very nice.

> I held my rosary beads in my hands during the thing.  One of the nurses
> made an effort to be nice and give me some pats on the hand  and I joked
> with the guy behind the door about just how many times he could say
"breath
> in and hold it; breath out."  Afterwards I went up to some secretary
close
> by and said, "this is only my second time here.  I wondered if I get a
> bill; I am used to getting one after procedures."  She looked at me like
I
> must have stepped off the moon, and said, "they submit everything for you
> to your insurance co."  I said "OK, I guess I can live with that."
> 
> The whole place seems embued with a sense strength, optimism and business
> as usual, which seems to emanate from the patients walking around with
cute
> kerchiefs on their heads, etc.  I will try hard to fit in!  Even the
> security guards seem to look at you as if to say; what's going on here. 
> We're used to seeing people dragging their tails and you look fine.
> 
> My onc will meet with me next week and tell me how these scans compare
with
> ones I had back in August and what I should do next.  If it's chemo, of
> course, I will be very scared and disappointed; but will try very hard to
> combat that type of thinking, and think of it as something good because
my
> onc said I need it.
> 
> I let you know what my onc says next week.
> 
> All my love, prayers and best wishes to everyone,
> 
> Martha Cerreto
> 
> P.S.:  Lil, how are you; are you still with the oxygen?  I'm sending you
> some big squeezes and pats on the head.
> 
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