Re: [MOL] Laurie [01760] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Laurie



Ok. I get it all now, thanks for the explanation....I use Vit. E to clean
out the liver; as this drug is hard on the liver.  One has to taper off the
trug also.  I live in Beaufort, S.C.  Will be keeping Pop in my prayers
along with you.  Your friend, lillian


-----Original Message-----
From: dlpooleparty@mindspring.com <dlpooleparty@mindspring.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 9:24 PM
Subject: [MOL] Why the Pred...


>Hi Lillian,
>The Doctors put him on Pred. to counter the effects of radiation poisoning
>he got near the end of his treatments.  He could not swallow, sleep, nor
>catch his breath.  He coughed constantly!  The Dr. felt he had lost some
>elasticity in his lungs due to the proximity of his tumor w/ the bronchial
>area, and the trachea.  He had no appetite and was loosing weight.  I
should
>say more weight.
>All of this was after he spent the month of December in 3 hospitals while
>they figured out why his neck & shoulders had swollen to much larger than
>his head.  That is how we found his cancer...  he went in because of the
>swelling - only to find that he had a large blood clot in the Superior Vena
>Cava.  This had caused further smaller clots throughout his chest.  Turned
>out the tumor was probably the original cause of pressure on the vein,
>thereby causing the clot.  After 4 Angioplasty's, a week on Urokinase
>(outstanding blood thinner) and 2 metal Stint implants, the surgeons at
>Miami Baptist Cardiovascular unit managed to bring him back from the edge.
>Then they could finally get a good biopsy and diagnosed him w/ malignant
>NSCLC.  Seems the metal stint in his SVC didn't lend itself well to being
>irradiated, but was unavoidable as the cancer was right there by it.  Pop
>feels much better on the prednisone but is aware of the effects on the
Liver
>& kidney.  They had tapered him down after the first week on it, but he
>crashed & needed a little longer on it.  Should be going back off it soon,
>hopefully as the Radiation wears off too.
>He lived in Marathon, FL.  What part of the Ocean are you near??  The
>Doctors felt pretty sure he got the cancer from smoking early in life & for
>a long time.  Quit 14 yrs. ago, but still this...
>How very sad we have no better respect for our own waterways & lands!!
>Much Love,
>Laurie
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Lillian <firefly@islc.net>
>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 6:34 PM
>Subject: Re: [MOL] Laurie
>
>
>>I am curious to know why your Dad is on Prednizone?  It is called the drug
>>from hell, I am on it for Addison Desease.  Between that and the steroids
I
>>would make a wonderful Santa Clause for the Molers Christmas Party.  We
are
>>having one aren't we Molers?
>>
>>I also wanted to tell you that since we live on the Ocean, there is plenty
>>of seafood eaten here.  Much to my dismay they are saying now to be
careful
>>of seafood as so much of the U.S. waterways are polluted.  Honestly what
>can
>>we eat?  I went to the Gov't. Toxic Waste site and just in our small
county
>>we had 6 large polluting sources, two of which were the Marine Corps Base,
>>Paris Island, S.C. and Marine Corps Air Station, both with-in 10 miles of
>>each other.
>>
>>Something I have been picking up on over the MOL line is that certain
>>cancers are more concentrated to certain area's.  Example, Ohio appear's
to
>>have more lung cancer than S.C.; however S.C. run's high in Breast
>>Cancer....  Anyone have imput on this?
>>
>>Your friend, lillian
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Stuart Scott Harth <charth@bellsouth.net>
>>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>>Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 5:40 PM
>>Subject: Re: [MOL] CC to the MOL Angles
>>
>>
>>>Dear Laurie - that's a pretty area up there, but a log cabin up near Lk
>>>Allatoona sounds like a piece of heaven....I'm sure your father in law
>>can't be
>>>deficient in essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6 with all that
>>>seafood, but, I am convinced he can get a lot of veggies down via
>>juicing...it's
>>>been my salvation, literally and figuratively speaking...since I too was
>>none
>>>too fond of greens...Love hearing from you - when Davis gets home, maybe
>>you can
>>>catch a breather and we can talk over the phone - maybe over the weekend.
>>Love.
>>>Cori.
>>>
>>>dlpooleparty@mindspring.com wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Cori!
>>>> We're up near Canton - renting a home at Exit 7 off I-575.  We're
>>planning
>>>> on building a log home soon off Hwy. 20- North of Lake Allatoona.
>>>> Will have to get back to you re. the Dr. at Emory...Pop couldn't
>remember
>>&
>>>> my husband Davis, (who is currently driving back up the eastern FL
coast
>>>> from Miami) will call me tomorrow from Jacksonville with the name so I
>>can
>>>> look him up on the Emory website...
>>>> Great idea about the juicer!  I'll bet he loves that.  If he is what he
>>>> eats, then right now he's a Lobster w/ Stone Crab claws...(it's really
>>rough
>>>> living in the FL Keys!)  Amazing what Prednisone does for an appetite!
>>>> Love,
>>>> Laurie
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Stuart Scott Harth <charth@bellsouth.net>
>>>> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>>>> Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 3:46 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [MOL] CC to the MOL Angles
>>>>
>>>> >Dear Laurie:
>>>> >I am really glad the doctor appt went well. Tell your Dad to keep
>>strong,
>>>> keep
>>>> >the faith and to take good care of himself.  The body's ability to
heal
>>is
>>>> truly
>>>> >amazing - particularly if one gives it the fuel it needs - mainly
>>>> remembering
>>>> >that "you are what you eat"...i.e. eat HEALTHY....  Who is the doctor
>at
>>>> Emory
>>>> >that's been recommended - just curious...Where in Atlanta do you
live -
>>I
>>>> do
>>>> >too.  Love. Cori.
>>>> >
>>>> >dlpooleparty@mindspring.com wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> Thank you all sooooo very much for your rapid replies to my query.
>>>> Here's a
>>>> >> bit of encouragement we got today; a copy of what I sent back to the
>>dear
>>>> >> Kathy C. in Idaho!
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Thank you, Kathy, so much for your letter!  It really lifted my
>>spirits
>>>> >> about what we as a family will soon face.  I am forwarding it to him
>>and
>>>> >> have suggested he join this group as well.  You're all GREAT!!  The
>>>> >> responses I have received have been WONDERFUL!!  And I only signed
up
>>>> today!
>>>> >> Praise God you're in remission!!  From everything I've read &
>>researched,
>>>> >> you're a walking miracle!  SCLC seems to be the hardest of all to
>>>> completely
>>>> >> beat...Congratulations!!  You go girl!
>>>> >> This morning's meeting with his oncologist revealed better than we
>had
>>>> >> previously been told...He said there was a great deal of scar tissue
>>in
>>>> the
>>>> >> area- too much to tell that the tumor had not responded.  We'll take
>>that
>>>> >> for now.  He referred us to a great Dr. at Emory Univ. Hospital here
>>in
>>>> >> Atlanta, and seemed to help change Pop's mind re. Chemo.  We're all
>>>> fighters
>>>> >> so we won't go down easily - that's for sure!  We hope to get him
>into
>>a
>>>> >> Clinical Trial as soon as he gets up here (the next 3-4wks.)
>>>> >> If you ever frequented the Home Depot in Boise, you probably ran
into
>>>> >> him...I believe he worked there until the Fall of 1997.  I don't
>think
>>he
>>>> >> worries too much about loosing his hair - I, too work at Home Depot
&
>>>> told
>>>> >> him I'd be happy to go over to the carpet dept. & get him a nice
>scrap
>>of
>>>> >> Berber to wear...  It's the nausea, and weak, rung-out feeling I
>>believe
>>>> he
>>>> >> dreads.  He's been a very hard worker at Depot for a very long
>>>> >> time -averaging 60hr. weeks without missing a beat.  Can you tell me
>>how
>>>> >> long you had to be on the treatments?  Was it IV or pill, or both,
>and
>>>> how
>>>> >> long it took you to shake the side effects?
>>>> >> I thank you again for your "chin-up" and sharing your experiences
and
>>>> >> success.  It means a great deal.
>>>> >> Your new friend in Atlanta, GA
>>>> >> Laurie Poole
>>>> >>
>>>> >> PS. To all...  Is there such a thing as an average time for the
>>>> >> Chemotherapy?  Or does this vary w/ the type?
>>>> >> Thanks bunches!
>>>> >> L.
>>>> >>
>>>>
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