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Re: [MOL] Liz



Thats all you can do is give advice and let the person take it or leave
it....why girlfriend, I remember when you were thinking of a mastectomy,
gave me heart failures...remember how hard I had to work on you???  Giggle,
giggle!  In the end you did what was best for you, what you could live with
and that is what your friend has to do.  Sometimes this is very sad though,
especially if the person doesn't make it and you knew they would have if
they had only listened.  Boy one mastectomy was enough to cure me of wanting
that, let alone two....I wish her luck.  love ya, lillian
-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Patterson <eapat@ewa.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Monday, April 26, 1999 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Zofran/help for Nausia


>Hi Lillian,
>I agree with you whole heartedly, but she can't be reasoned with on this.
>She has a couple of kids  about 11 and 15 and she feels this is the only
>way she can be sure of being there for them. I think it is crazy. I tried
>to get her to come on line and talk to you and some of the other who helped
>me, but her computer is down and she just won't listen. I can't believe the
>doctors are letting her do this.
>Liz
>
>>Liz Dear Heart:  Just read your message about your friend.  I could be way
>>off base; but I feel if cancer is going to come back it will, and it will
>>find where it wants to come back too.  In other words if the other breast
is
>>not there, then it could find a place in the bone and so forth.  This is
>>just a theory of mine; but I have a feeling I am not off base on this.
>>Something to ponder or research about.  How are you doing, think of you
lots
>>and lots.  Your friend, lillian
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Elizabeth Patterson <eapat@ewa.net>
>>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>>Date: Monday, April 26, 1999 11:39 AM
>>Subject: [MOL] Zofran/help for Nausia
>>
>>
>>>Hi Marty, I thought you might enjoy that site.
>>>
>>>I want to tell you about a teacher (librarian) friend I have been subbing
>>>for this spring who had a lumpectomy last fall and had to have chemo. She
>>>told me today that she has had a terrible time but they finally gave her
>>>medication that helped against the nausia. It is called Zofran. I know
>>>little about chemo since I didn't have it, but I thought some of you
might
>>>find this information useful.
>>>
>>>Let me tell you about this woman. They found that they didn't get all of
>>>the cells so she has to have a second surgery. They have given her the
>>>option of lumpectomy or mastectomy. She has elected to have a double
>>>mastectomy. She is so afraid  of the cancer coming back that she wants to
>>>rid herself of any chance of it reappearing.
>>>
>>>It seems to me this is a very radical step to take and I wonder if she is
>>>making a good decision. She is doing it to gain peace of mind, not
because
>>>it is medically necessary. To me it seems very extreme, and I really
wonder
>>>if it will supply the peace of mind she is seeking.
>>>
>>>Liz
>>>
>>>>Dear Liz,
>>>>
>>>>Thank you so much, friend, for the warm personal message. I am certain
>>>>we all enjoy this as I have.
>>>>
>>>>God Bless
>>>>marty
>>>>
>>>
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