Re: [MOL] Nanc OXYGEN [00435] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Nanc OXYGEN



Sock it to em, Suzanne!
Love Mam

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> From: suzanne1@erols.com
> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Subject: Re: [MOL] Nanc OXYGEN
> Date: Wednesday, 4 November 1998 0:13
> 
> Thank you so very much for telling me about the oxygen.
> 
> When I finally talked with the oxygen co., they insisted that they would
> send the electric one.  I told the person there of your experience and
the
> high electric bills and she got quite defensive and said that $50 per
month
> was an exageration - perhaps $25.  Yeah, sure.  
> 
> So I am ging to give it a few days - I get the pump off Friday - yeah!
and
> then I am going to give them you know what.
> 
> The guy who delivered it told me they were trying to get away from liquid
> as keeping it maintained in a person's house takes more house visits than
> this one does so it's "more convenient for the patient" not to have their
> personnel coming all the time.  Yup, and it easier on their budget too.
> What a crock.
> 
> Give Don a hug for me today.  Know he will be fine.
> 
> Love
> 
> Suzanne
> 
> 
> 
> 
> At 10:01 PM 11/1/98 EST, you wrote:
> >My Dear Suzanne,
> >Here you are so sick and lifting up someone else, and here am I, not
knowing
> >for sure what my problem is, maybe just scared to go to the Doctor
tomorrow,
> >or to hear what Don's cat-scan will tell us, good or bad news?  I do
have a
> >lot of other things going on in my life, but I can't compare them to you
and
> >Greg.  I sure wished we could have came up the East coast and met you
too.
>  We
> >might go to Texas the end of December, for 3 or 4 weeks.  Tell you what,
I
> >have to come out east to get my Grandkids next June, I'll come and see
you
> >then, now I'll expect you to be on your feet and doing good enough to
show me
> >around, deal?  You know Don was like death warmed over while he was on
his
> >Chemo and even Radiation, but he has his color back and is not on Oxygen
any
> >more.  Do you have the Electric machine?  Boy I hated the noise and the
Hot
> >air, we switched to liquid, how sweet it was.  You can leave the tanks
in the
> >breezeway in the winter, no machine, and no hot air, and you fill little
> tanks
> >off the big ones that you put over your shoulder, we had a big tank in
the
> >back of our Van on our trip, and we could have the big one filled at
> different
> >places on our trip, they map out your route to have it filled along the
way.
> >Oh, another plus was that it didn't run up the light bill $50.00 a month
that
> >the Insurance didn't pay.  The closest place we could get it from was 60
> miles
> >away but they delivered it, you might want to check into it.  You take
care
> >and know that what your going through is probably side effects of the
Chemo,
> >that will go away when they get done giving you the Chemo.  Always
> remember to
> >tell the Doctor or the Nurses how you are truly feeling that is
different
> from
> >what you were feeling before you started on your Chemo, they might be
able to
> >help you, they did Don, and he told them anything that was different,
right
> >down to his toenail, so to speak.  I'm going to bed now, have to go to
that
> >plastic surgeon tomorrow about my eye.
> >Love and prayers to you and yours,
> >Nanc
> >In a message dated 11/1/98 9:27:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >suzanne1@erols.com writes:
> >
> ><< Date:	11/1/98 9:27:55 PM Eastern Standard Time
> > From:	suzanne1@erols.com
> > Sender:	owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > Reply-to:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > 
> > Dear Greg,
> > 
> > I know how you feel as I am going through some of this myself.  
> > 
> > It's hard to respond to you today (Sunday) because this has not been
the
> > best day for me either.  Sitting here with all this damned tubing and
pump
> > and know that I have to have oxygen even though it's the last thing I
> want.  
> > 
> > On the other hand, I am just not ready to leave yet, so fighting all
the
> > way is the only answer (ever after crying for an hour earlier - this
pain
> > is a bitch!).
> > 
> > Remember, dear one, you are a friend and loved by many people; probably
far
> > more than you know.    Please let them love you and help you during
this
> > time.  My girlfriend whom I've known for well over 30 years is coming
to
> > see me in two weeks.  I figure I nee to be at my best when she gets
here,
> > even if the house isn't perfect and I can't cook, want to spend all the
> > time I can with her.  It's stuff like that which keeps me going.
> > 
> > If doing so will help, post here 15 times a day.  We don't mind.
> > 
> > Also I remember you mentioning something about a woman you broke up
with
> > and you would like to communicate with her?  Well, this is no time for
> > pride - your life is at stake here so bite the bullett and call her and
> > talk and then decide if you want to see her.  You still have the option
> >there.
> > 
> > Don't know about you my friend, but for me I just get so damned afraid
> > sometimes.  I need people around me.  Think I told you once that at the
> > beginning I told everyone and I do mean everyone - it helped me to
accept
> > my illness and spread the pain around.
> > 
> > Just know you are not alone.  There are a lot of us out there and for
us
> > being in your living room or going out for a drink doesn't matter - we
> > understand this disease (or in my case try to) and we are here for you
in
> > spirit and over the computer.  This alone in a miracle.
> > 
> > Take care, Greg  Wish I could hug you, but since I can't at this very
> > moment I will pray for you real hard.
> > 
> > Suzanne
> >  >>
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