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Deb:  I know what you mean.  I am sober 24 1/2 years and that takes a
certain KIND of excitment out of life, but I am not saying this life has
been boring.  Without wearing the belt the correct way - you may not be
around for the cop to arrest you.......Seriously, do it for your family.
Love June

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	deb grodin [SMTP:debg@home.com]
> Sent:	Monday, May 24, 1999 7:07 PM
> To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Subject:	Re: [MOL] Suzanne & Deb
> 
> June,
> My life could use some excitement. I keep waiting to get stopped for the
> way I am wearing my seat belt, just lap belt, no such luck.
> Debby
> 
> Argila, June wrote:
> > 
> > Hey Girls:  Don't get stopped with that powder.  Smile.  Your friend
> June A.
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: deb grodin [SMTP:debg@home.com]
> > > Sent: Saturday, May 22, 1999 1:15 PM
> > > To:   mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > Subject:      Re: [MOL]Deb
> > >
> > > Dear Suzanne,
> > > You mean you didn't want the white powder all over everything!
> whenever
> > > I use cornstarch I create a mess.
> > > Debby
> > >
> > > suzanne new wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for the tip, I didn't want to carry around a box of
> cornstarch!
> > > > Suzanne
> > > >
> > > > deb grodin wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Dear Suzanne,
> > > > > Put some cornstarch on a zip lock with a makeup brush, one of the
> > > fluffy
> > > > > ones for blush. When ever you need to dry up just hit the Powder
> room!
> > > > > It is starting to heat up here in the sun and that is what I am
> doing.
> > > > > Have a good one,
> > > > > Debby
> > > > >
> > > > > suzanne new wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi deb: Glad to see that you are beginning to feel better. I
> will
> > > keep
> > > > > > aloe cream in mind. Had my 15th treatment today and I am
> starting to
> > > see
> > > > > > some redness and blisters under the arm. The technicians just
> tell
> > > me to
> > > > > > keep it dry, use cornstarch, don't wear a bra and stay out of
> the
> > > heat(
> > > > > > I live in Houston, Texas)staying out of the heat is not easy in
> > > Houston.
> > > > > > They had no suggestions for hot flashes. I will see the doctor
> on
> > > > > > Monday. Thank God I have a good doctor; your's sounded terrible.
> I
> > > had a
> > > > > > little fun with the technicians today as one was complaining of
> > > having a
> > > > > > bad hair day, I whipped off  my wig and said I had the mother of
> bad
> > > > > > hair days. We all laughed. Once you get use to being bald, it's
> real
> > > > > > interesting the reactions you get from other people. A close
> friend
> > > of
> > > > > > mine went with me for my chemo treatments..she was a lifesaver.
> Have
> > > > > > someone go with you and then treat yourself to something you
> really
> > > > > > enjoy. I am anxious to go back to work also, I miss the work and
> the
> > > > > > people that I work with. I hope to return on July 1, but I am
> taking
> > > a
> > > > > > wait and see attitude as I don't know how I will feel at the end
> of
> > > the
> > > > > > radiation. Have a good weekend.
> > > > > > Suzanne
> > > > > > deb grodin wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Kathy,
> > > > > > > that is exactly what we are planning on. Her name is Kathy
> too, I
> > > call
> > > > > > > her Kat and have for many many years.
> > > > > > > Debby
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > kcorrigan@chgw.com wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Hi, Debby:  I have a friend who goes with me for my
> checkups.
> > > It's so
> > > > > > > > nice to know she's there waiting in the waiting room for me
> in
> > > case
> > > > > > > > anything goes wrong.  So far, so good!  The last time, we
> went
> > > out and
> > > > > > > > celebrated!  Hopefully, the next time (June 17th) we'll do
> the
> > > same.
> > > > > > > > Love, Kathy
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > > From: owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > > > > > > [mailto:owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com]On Behalf Of deb
> grodin
> > > > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 3:05 PM
> > > > > > > > To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > > > > > > Subject: Re: [MOL]Deb
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Dear Suzanne,
> > > > > > > > If your skin begins to dry ask for some cream, maybe you can
> use
> > > aloe.
> > > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > > don't want to scare you but i started having trouble after
> the
> > > 20th.
> > > > > > > > treatment.
> > > > > > > > I took my husband with me yesterday. The doctor examined me,
> by
> > > > > > > > looking
> > > > > > > > at my skin, and then asked if I had questions. Of course i
> had a
> > > typed
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > out sheet of eleven questions. My husband could not believe
> that
> > > the
> > > > > > > > doctor would not or could not give me one straight answer.
> He
> > > started
> > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > get into it with the doctor and finally I said lets go. He
> felt
> > > that I
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > needed to get answers and I told him I would. Between Mol
> and
> > > the
> > > > > > > > breast
> > > > > > > > cancer list, I get all my questions answered from people who
> > > have
> > > > > > > > actually been there and know how I feel. He was amazed that
> I
> > > could
> > > > > > > > find
> > > > > > > > these sights by myself. Didn't tell him what else I have
> found
> > > on the
> > > > > > > > internet all by myself!
> > > > > > > > I only have to go back to this doctor one more time, in 30
> days
> > > and
> > > > > > > > then
> > > > > > > > I never have to see him again or I would get a new one. My
> > > surgeon is
> > > > > > > > my
> > > > > > > > main doctor who will see me every three to six months and
> order
> > > my
> > > > > > > > mammograms.
> > > > > > > > Speaking of which I made a deal with my best friend. We will
> go
> > > with
> > > > > > > > each other when we have to go for mammograms so that neither
> of
> > > us is
> > > > > > > > ever alone if...... That was the worst for me. The drive
> home.
> > > > > > > > Anyway keep checking your skin where the radiation goes in
> and
> > > comes
> > > > > > > > out
> > > > > > > > and let the nurse know if you are concerned with anything.
> > > > > > > > Debby
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > suzanne new wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Hi deb: Glad to see that your radiation treatments are
> over
> > > with.
> > > > > > > > You
> > > > > > > > > really had a time of it. From what you have said, your
> Onc.
> > > for
> > > > > > > > > radiation was very insensitive to you and the discomfort
> that
> > > you
> > > > > > > > have
> > > > > > > > > felt. Shame on him!!!! I had my 13th treatment today, so
> far
> > > so
> > > > > > > > good.
> > > > > > > > > Just a little itching and redness. I know that it gets
> worse
> > > as time
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > goes on. I was advised also to use nothing but cornstarch
> (I
> > > really
> > > > > > > > like
> > > > > > > > > how it feels). Hope things get better for you soon. You
> are in
> > > my
> > > > > > > > > prayers.
> > > > > > > > > Suzanne
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > deb grodin wrote:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Dear Christine,
> > > > > > > > > > I am glad that your arm no longer bothers you. Do you
> still
> > > have
> > > > > > > > to be
> > > > > > > > > > careful with it?
> > > > > > > > > > I am finished!!!!!! Now I can start to put this behind
> me
> > > and get
> > > > > > > > on
> > > > > > > > > > with my life, just have to decide what to do with it
> now.
> > > > > > > > > > I have always been a fan of cornstarch. When my sons
> wore
> > > diapers
> > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > had a rash I would make a paste out of it and spread it
> on
> > > thick,
> > > > > > > > worked
> > > > > > > > > > great.
> > > > > > > > > > Spoke with the surgeon today, I do not have to worry
> about
> > > my arm,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > except for the pit which may get sore from the
> radiation. I
> > > don't
> > > > > > > > have
> > > > > > > > > > any skin left there so we will wait and see. She is a
> little
> > > > > > > > concerned
> > > > > > > > > > do to the amount of swelling that I have in my chest,
> above
> > > the
> > > > > > > > breast,
> > > > > > > > > > but she will keep an eye on it. Also cracked one rib,
> which
> > > > > > > > although
> > > > > > > > > > they didn't tell me I knew. Pretty hard not to know. It
> > > hurts,
> > > > > > > > mostly
> > > > > > > > > > when I sneeze which I do a lot at this time of year, as
> does
> > > > > > > > everyone in
> > > > > > > > > > Jew Jersey.
> > > > > > > > > > As for the fatigue, that I know will take time.
> Hopefully I
> > > will
> > > > > > > > be able
> > > > > > > > > > to sleep at night soon. Sleeping on my side is not as
> much
> > > fun as
> > > > > > > > my
> > > > > > > > > > stomach.
> > > > > > > > > > I still need to get a blood test, she also ordered that.
> I
> > > was too
> > > > > > > > tired
> > > > > > > > > > to hang around and wait, which means I will now have to
> go
> > > back.
> > > > > > > > > >  Deb
> > > > > > > > > > Christine White wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Deb,
> > > > > > > > > > > Hope all is well with you. I figure if the cornstarch
> is
> > > > > > > > soothing, go for
> > > > > > > > > > > it! Will all be over soon. I did read about DCIS not
> > > needing
> > > > > > > > radiation. I
> > > > > > > > > > > can't see how it could not help if there, by chance,
> were
> > > still
> > > > > > > > any
> > > > > > > > > > > microscopic cancer cells present. Better be safe than
> > > sorry. If
> > > > > > > > you didn't
> > > > > > > > > > > have lymph nodes checked, then you probably don't have
> a
> > > problem
> > > > > > > > with your
> > > > > > > > > > > arm, do you? Within a week, mine got so stiff, I could
> > > hardly
> > > > > > > > move it. Did
> > > > > > > > > > > physio for about 4 months and is pretty well back to
> > > normal.
> > > > > > > > Didn't mean to
> > > > > > > > > > > scare you. Keep us posted.
> > > > > > > > > > > Christine
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > At 02:47 PM 17/05/99 -0400, you wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > >Christine,
> > > > > > > > > > > >My arm? No one said anything about my arm!!!!!!!!!!!
> I am
> > > > > > > > sooooo tired,
> > > > > > > > > > > >it is a chore to read messages today. He told me not
> to
> > > use
> > > > > > > > cornstarch
> > > > > > > > > > > >nor baby powder. After I pressed about cornstarch he
> > > admitted
> > > > > > > > that he
> > > > > > > > > > > >doesn't believe in it. I then dive bombed into a box
> of
> > > it, so
> > > > > > > > soothing.
> > > > > > > > > > > >I think that I am anemic, once again, am going to
> demand
> > > a
> > > > > > > > blood test
> > > > > > > > > > > >tomorrow. If he will not order it my PCP will. Did
> you
> > > read the
> > > > > > > > new
> > > > > > > > > > > >information that just came out about DCIS not needing
> > > > > > > > radiation? They
> > > > > > > > > > > >said that it does nothing!!!!! After 31 treatments
> they
> > > tell me
> > > > > > > > this.
> > > > > > > > > > > >Opted to finish, my mom always said finish what you
> > > start.
> > > > > > > > > > > >Anyway my underarm is peeling, about three layers at
> a
> > > time. Is
> > > > > > > > it
> > > > > > > > > > > >because they did not have to check my nodes that no
> one
> > > said
> > > > > > > > anything
> > > > > > > > > > > >about my arm? I am sorry, i'm too tired to make any
> > > sense. I am
> > > > > > > > crawling
> > > > > > > > > > > >into bed, will try again latter
> > > > > > > > > > > >Debby
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
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