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Re: [MOL] tests/Martha!



Dear Martha:  I'm on my way out the door, but wanted to tell you that I
relieved that the doctors words were so encouraging.  Good luck with your
teaching job, and I truly hope you don't have to shave your head.  I've
found someone else to whom I can say, "How's your bird?" and mean exactly
that!  LOL  Happy reading.  Love, kathy
-----Original Message-----
From: mjt8 <mjt8@ix.netcom.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Cc: mjt8 <mjt8@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Friday, February 26, 1999 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] tests/Martha!


>Dear Lil and all,
>
>Hi!  Who knows anything really.  I don't feel too bad; I got out today and
>went for an interview for a teaching job.  Maybe I've even gotten the
>job--my voice wasn't too bad; but I'll have to wait and see.
>
>My oncologist called when I was gone.  I called back and spoke to her
nurse.
>She told me they were a little concerned about a node in my lung which
looks
>a little bigger and the spots on my ribs.  But she said, all in all, the
>oncologist was not ready to do anything new--she said that sometimes when
>you're getting better, things look worse before they look better.
>Everything else is stable.
>
>I said to her, you know I don't know.  But I don't have any pain anywhere;
>nothing that would make me go take a tylenol for.  She said wait --on the
>3/8 you talk to the doctor--and if you decide to do something else, there
>are just so many things you could do.
>
>So, I feel better, just knowing something.  I've had short hair now, since
>it started growing back from my one chemo in 12/97.  I have wanted to let
it
>grow, but it keeps getting to a point where it looks kind of wild, so I've
>kept it short. If I have to get chemo,  I'll shave my noggin, (it is a low
>maintenance hair cut), take the wig out of the closet and go on.
>
>I have utmost faith in Sloan and this doctor, so I'm going to try not to
>worry.  This afternoon I'm going to take it easy.  I'm going to bring
>Butterscotch, Fred and Ethel, and Jim Carey, (all my birds), into the
living
>room and get cozy on this lovely winter's day we have here in NY with my
>embroidery and some good books.
>
>I love you all very much, and will keep you apprised of anything new,
>
>Martha
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: firefly <firefly@islc.net>
>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Date: Friday, February 26, 1999 4:15 PM
>Subject: Re: [MOL] tests/Martha!
>
>
>>That waiting is the worse part of it all, I think.  When will you hear the
>>results?  Know that you are in my prayers, your friend, lillian
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: mjt8 <mjt8@ix.netcom.com>
>>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>>Cc: mjt8 <mjt8@ix.netcom.com>
>>Date: Friday, February 26, 1999 6:59 AM
>>Subject: [MOL] tests
>>
>>
>>>Hi Molers,
>>>
>>>I went for my scans yesterday...So now, I wait.  I am feeling real blue.
>>>Waiting is horrible.  I got real nervous Wednesday night and called my
>>>doctor.  She wasn't there, but I got, what sounded like some young kid on
>>>call.  I told him I was nervous because I had an appointment with the big
>>>bagel the next day.  After I told him what the big bagel was, he asked,
>>>well, do you have anything in the house to calm you down.  I told him, I
>>>have some tranxene in a small dose, (3.75).  So he said, why don't you
>take
>>>that.  I said I'd rather have a martini.  So he said, do you have
anything
>>>in the house to make one.  I said no.  It was a very unsatisfying
>>>conversation.
>>>
>>>I left the house about 8:30 to get to Sloan and left NYC about 4:30 to go
>>>home. They took an awful long time with the bone scan doing the usual
scan
>>>of the body, some special pictures of my chest, and then something I
never
>>>had before, which they called a 360* look, where the machine sort of went
>>>around me in a circle.
>>>
>>>Afterwards, I got up and saw the attendant looking at my pictures on the
>>>computer.   I seem to have spots the same places I had before--my breast
>>>bone, a couple of ribs, one vertebrae, and one on my hip.   I asked to
see
>>>the doctor.  They said I couldn't.  So I walked into the viewing room
>>>myself.  I just said that it seemed to have taken a very long
>time...longer
>>>than it had took before... and I wanted to know why.  Luckily, the doctor
>>>was nice and came and talked to me.  He said what do you know----I told
>him
>>>I know about the spots I said above.  He said I was right, that's what
>they
>>>saw and they didn't see anything else.
>>>
>>>If only they didn't glow on the damn pictures so much.  What about
>a
>>>nice little pinpoint flashlight glow?  Or what about no glows?  I feel
>like
>>>knitting a blanket around myself, getting into bed and staying there the
>>>rest of my days.
>>>
>>>While I'm in the blanket, I'll wait to hear from the doctor.
>>>
>>>One down chick,
>>>
>>>Martha Cerreto
>>>
>>>
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