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Re: [MOL] Angleo



Oh My Dear Dear Mary:

Once again it starts all over for you, I am so sorry friend.  I know how
devestated you are and I wish I were there to just give you a big hug.  I
want what I am going to say to you dear one to sink in.  A friend of mine
had three tumor mets to the brain, we know how scared she was.  In six
months two of them are completely gone and the third is so small the doctors
think this may be scar tissue.  I will pray so hard that this will be
Angelo's outcome and that you are given the strength to make it though all
of this also.  I am glad you are going to take a leave of absence friend,
there was just too much on you with working too.  A wise decision.  Always,
and I mean always know that I am here for you along with all our wonderful
molers.  My prayers walk beside you both. Lovingly, lillian
-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Furfaro <furfaro@hometel.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Friday, January 01, 1999 4:56 PM
Subject: [MOL] Angleo


>Dear Molers,
>
>I haven't posted much lately but I have been peeking in every now and
>then when I get the chance.  Angelo and the kids and I had a wonderful
>x-mas, and I'm so thankful that we did because our New Year is going
>to be very sad one.
>
>Angelo began seeing double and becoming very nasueated Tuesday afternoon
>and increasing pain in his hip and lower back.  I called
>his Onc. Wednesday when it didn't seem to be getting better.  WE thought
>that maybe it was from the pain pills he was taking for his back.  His
>Onc. wanted to see him right away so they admitted him into the
>hospital.  They did an MRI Thursday afternoon and found that the cancer
>has spread to the brain.  We are devestated  to say the least.  It's
>like being diagnosed all over again.  We get a little glimmer of hope,
>and then the rug gets pulled out from underneath us.
>
>They are going to give him 20 radiation treatments to the brain.
>He no longer qualifies for the clinical trials that we were hoping
>to get him into because of the mets to the brain.  The onc. told us
>to let him go home and make him as comfortable as possible.  He is
>in a lot of pain from the bone cancer and they gave him morphine patch.
>The double vision makes him nasueated so they have him on naseua  meds
>also.
>
>I am going to take a leave of absense from my Day Care to be with him.
>Please pray for all of us.  I will continue to pray for all of you
>and will try to keep you posted about Angelo,
>
>Love to you all,
>Mary
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