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In a message dated 3/11/99 2:59:03 PM Eastern Standard Time,
kcorrigan@chgw.com writes:

<< Subj:	 RE: [MOL] I want to introduce myself/back to Nita........
 Date:	3/11/99 2:59:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
 From:	kcorrigan@chgw.com
 To:	NLPOST@aol.com
 CC:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
 
 Dear Nita:  My name is Kathy.  I'm not on MOL right now, because I'm without
 a computer at home.  I just wanted to tell you, though, that I was diagnosed
 with sclc in December of 1997.  I went through six months of very aggressive
 chemo -- Taxol, Taxotere, VP-16, Carboplatinum, and Cisplatinum.   I also
 went through 30 hits of radiation to the chest.  I can tell you that I was
 devastated at the diagnosis -- and at the prognosis, but positive thinking
 and support from my friends and family got me through that.  Today, I'm
 cancer free, as far as I know.  I have tests next week -- last series of
 tests were in December.  To be honest, right now I feel better physically
 than I have for a long time, and sometimes a couple of days will go by and I
 won't even think about the cancer.  There is hope -- definitely.  Life is
 precious, and we must enjoy it!  Nanc knows what she's talking about --
 she's a wise, kind lady.  Good luck -- your friend in Boise, Idaho -- Kathy.
  >>


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Dear Nita:  My name is Kathy.  I'm not on MOL right now, because I'm without
a computer at home.  I just wanted to tell you, though, that I was diagnosed
with sclc in December of 1997.  I went through six months of very aggressive
chemo -- Taxol, Taxotere, VP-16, Carboplatinum, and Cisplatinum.   I also
went through 30 hits of radiation to the chest.  I can tell you that I was
devastated at the diagnosis -- and at the prognosis, but positive thinking
and support from my friends and family got me through that.  Today, I'm
cancer free, as far as I know.  I have tests next week -- last series of
tests were in December.  To be honest, right now I feel better physically
than I have for a long time, and sometimes a couple of days will go by and I
won't even think about the cancer.  There is hope -- definitely.  Life is
precious, and we must enjoy it!  Nanc knows what she's talking about --
she's a wise, kind lady.  Good luck -- your friend in Boise, Idaho -- Kathy.

-----Original Message-----
From: NLPOST@aol.com [mailto:NLPOST@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 1999 12:25 PM
To: Kathy Corrigan
Subject: Fwd: [MOL] I want to introduce myself/back to Nita........


In a message dated 3/10/99 10:06:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, NLPOST writes:

<< Subj:	Re: [MOL] I want to introduce myself/back to Nita........
 Date:	3/10/99 10:06:25 PM Eastern Standard Time
 From:	NLPOST
 To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com

 Hi Nita,
 My hubby is 73 and I am 59, he was dx'd March 24, 1998 with SCLC, was found
cancer free Nov. 7, 1998.  He goes for his 4 month check up next Mon & Tues.
He is still doing very well.

 You don't get cancer off your mind, you face it head on and deal with it,
you
get in the drivers seat and take control.  You don't let it beat you, you
beat
it.  You don't dwell on when it's coming back, you plan ahead, and know what
you will do, and that is you will beat it again.

 I have Lupus, Asthma, Arthritis, 3 leaky valves in my heart, I'm not
jumping
for joy having any of these things either, but I'm stuck with them.  When
I'm
sick I am really sick, my immune system sometimes gets like people on chemo,
I
deal with it and I fight back, I was down in bed and so depressed and
wanting
to die from the pain at times, I small children at that time, so I decided
to
fight with every thing I had, I prayed, I won, and I have won many battles
in
my life.  I don't have cancer, but if I did I would fight that too.

 When you start feeling sorry and afraid for yourself, is when you kick your
own butt.  Any battle for your life no matter what the illness is, is not
easy
and without pain, and your life is worth the fight.  Love yourself and
you'll
heal yourself.  I believe your body can heal itself, if given a chance.  You
have to stay away from stress, crying, feeling sorry for yourself, feeling
scared, dwelling on leaving loved ones behind.

 Don and I have talked long ago, if the cancer comes back, what would he
want
to do?  His answer was, when the time comes, he'll again face it head on and
take control, and fight until he wins again, and again.  I have 5 children,
12
grandchildren.  My 82 year old Mother lives with us and was supposed to have
died almost 5 years ago, she is doing good.

 What you do is, love like you've never loved, live every minute to the
fullest, do for others, do things you enjoy doing, stay possitive, and get a
death grip on hope and never let go of it.  Just know that your cancering
journey is a bouncy rollar coaster ride.  We are here to help you over the
bumps and to reach the top of the hill.  We are here to love, hug and a
shoulder to cry on.  We are here to let you vent, and then help you pull
yourself together again.

 I don't think there is anything more on earth I would want then MOL Angels,
you my dear have found the most comfortable place to be, right here in this
MOL Forum.  God bless you and hang in here.  Ask anything you wish, someone
will answer you.
 Love, Hugs & Prayers to you and yours,
 Nancy Postema, better known to MOLs as (Nanc) (:-)

 Mol Photo Album:  http://www.angelfire.com/mi/molers/index.html

 In a message dated 3/10/99 9:26:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
nitab@erols.com
writes:

 << Subj:	 [MOL] I want to introduce myself
  Date:	3/10/99 9:26:13 PM Eastern Standard Time
  From:	nitab@erols.com (Nita Goldstein)
  Sender:	owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
  Reply-to:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
  To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com

  Good evening.  My name is Nita, I'm 46 and was diagnosed 4 weeks ago
  with met. breast cancer in the lungs.  I have a 4 year old and a 50 year
  old!  I started on taxotere 1 1/2 weeks ago and have been tolerating it
  well. (well, except for one major steroid crash!)

  I find this frightening because doctors don't talk about cures, rather
  they talk about "managing."  I would love to hear some success stories
  and stories of hope.  I worry for my little girl. (Although she can't
  wait til I lose my hair!)  How do you get cancer off your mind?

  Thanks for your replies.
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>>
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<P><FONT SIZE=2>Dear Nita:&nbsp; My name is Kathy.&nbsp; I'm not on MOL right
now, because I'm without a computer at home.&nbsp; I just wanted to tell you,
though, that I was diagnosed with sclc in December of 1997.&nbsp; I went
through six months of very aggressive chemo -- Taxol, Taxotere, VP-16,
Carboplatinum, and Cisplatinum.&nbsp;&nbsp; I also went through 30 hits of
radiation to the chest.&nbsp; I can tell you that I was devastated at the
diagnosis -- and at the prognosis, but positive thinking and support from my
friends and family got me through that.&nbsp; Today, I'm cancer free, as far
as I know.&nbsp; I have tests next week -- last series of tests were in
December.&nbsp; To be honest, right now I feel better physically than I have
for a long time, and sometimes a couple of days will go by and I won't even
think about the cancer.&nbsp; There is hope -- definitely.&nbsp; Life is
precious, and we must enjoy it!&nbsp; Nanc knows what she's talking about --
she's a wise, kind lady.&nbsp; Good luck -- your friend in Boise, Idaho --
Kathy.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>-----Original Message-----</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>From: NLPOST@aol.com [<A
HREF="mailto:NLPOST@aol.com">mailto:NLPOST@aol.com</A>]</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Sent: Thursday, March 11, 1999 12:25 PM</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>To: Kathy Corrigan</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Subject: Fwd: [MOL] I want to introduce myself/back to
Nita........</FONT>
</P>
<BR>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>In a message dated 3/10/99 10:06:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
NLPOST writes:</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>&lt;&lt; Subj:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Re:
[MOL] I want to introduce myself/back to Nita........</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Date:&nbsp; 3/10/99 10:06:25 PM Eastern Standard
Time</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;From:&nbsp; NLPOST</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;To:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; mol-cancer@lists.meds.com</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Hi Nita,</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;My hubby is 73 and I am 59, he was dx'd March 24, 1998
with SCLC, was found</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>cancer free Nov. 7, 1998.&nbsp; He goes for his 4 month check
up next Mon &amp; Tues.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>He is still doing very well.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;You don't get cancer off your mind, you face it head on
and deal with it, you</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>get in the drivers seat and take control.&nbsp; You don't let
it beat you, you beat</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>it.&nbsp; You don't dwell on when it's coming back, you plan
ahead, and know what</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>you will do, and that is you will beat it again.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;I have Lupus, Asthma, Arthritis, 3 leaky valves in my
heart, I'm not jumping</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>for joy having any of these things either, but I'm stuck with
them.&nbsp; When I'm</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>sick I am really sick, my immune system sometimes gets like
people on chemo, I</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>deal with it and I fight back, I was down in bed and so
depressed and wanting</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>to die from the pain at times, I small children at that time,
so I decided to</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>fight with every thing I had, I prayed, I won, and I have won
many battles in</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>my life.&nbsp; I don't have cancer, but if I did I would
fight that too.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;When you start feeling sorry and afraid for yourself,
is when you kick your</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>own butt.&nbsp; Any battle for your life no matter what the
illness is, is not easy</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>and without pain, and your life is worth the fight.&nbsp;
Love yourself and you'll</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>heal yourself.&nbsp; I believe your body can heal itself, if
given a chance.&nbsp; You</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>have to stay away from stress, crying, feeling sorry for
yourself, feeling</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>scared, dwelling on leaving loved ones behind. </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Don and I have talked long ago, if the cancer comes
back, what would he want</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>to do?&nbsp; His answer was, when the time comes, he'll again
face it head on and</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>take control, and fight until he wins again, and again.&nbsp;
I have 5 children, 12</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>grandchildren.&nbsp; My 82 year old Mother lives with us and
was supposed to have</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>died almost 5 years ago, she is doing good. </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;What you do is, love like you've never loved, live
every minute to the</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>fullest, do for others, do things you enjoy doing, stay
possitive, and get a</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>death grip on hope and never let go of it.&nbsp; Just know
that your cancering</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>journey is a bouncy rollar coaster ride.&nbsp; We are here to
help you over the</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>bumps and to reach the top of the hill.&nbsp; We are here to
love, hug and a</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>shoulder to cry on.&nbsp; We are here to let you vent, and
then help you pull</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>yourself together again.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;I don't think there is anything more on earth I would
want then MOL Angels,</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>you my dear have found the most comfortable place to be,
right here in this</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>MOL Forum.&nbsp; God bless you and hang in here.&nbsp; Ask
anything you wish, someone</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>will answer you.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Love, Hugs &amp; Prayers to you and yours,</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Nancy Postema, better known to MOLs as (Nanc)
(:-)</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;Mol Photo Album:&nbsp; <A
HREF="http://www.angelfire.com/mi/molers/index.html"
TARGET="_blank">http://www.angelfire.com/mi/molers/index.html</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;&
nbsp; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;In a message dated 3/10/99 9:26:13 PM Eastern Standard
Time, nitab@erols.com</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>writes:</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;&lt;&lt;
Subj:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [MOL] I want to introduce
myself</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; Date:3/10/99 9:26:13 PM Eastern Standard Time</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; From:nitab@erols.com (Nita Goldstein)</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; Sender:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; owner-mol-
cancer@lists.meds.com</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; Reply-to:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; mol-
cancer@lists.meds.com</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; To:&nbsp;&nbsp; mol-cancer@lists.meds.com</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; Good evening.&nbsp; My name is Nita, I'm 46 and was
diagnosed 4 weeks ago</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; with met. breast cancer in the lungs.&nbsp; I have a 4
year old and a 50 year</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; old!&nbsp; I started on taxotere 1 1/2 weeks ago and
have been tolerating it</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; well. (well, except for one major steroid
crash!)</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; I find this frightening because doctors don't talk
about cures, rather</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; they talk about &quot;managing.&quot;&nbsp; I would
love to hear some success stories</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; and stories of hope.&nbsp; I worry for my little girl.
(Although she can't</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; wait til I lose my hair!)&nbsp; How do you get cancer
off your mind?</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp; Thanks for your replies.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&nbsp;
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