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Hi Lil:  Thanks for wanting to keep me.  It's been about 1 year now that I
am trying the address thing, I am still waiting for the first check.  Smile
Love June

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Lillian [SMTP:firefly@islc.net]
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 26, 1999 3:44 PM
> To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Subject:	Re: [MOL] Deb/June
> 
> Yeah!  I was wondering how you got all your money.  LOL!  What do you mean
> "if you are around next April"?  Do you honestly think your going
> anywhere;
> but right here on this wonderful, beautiful earth of ours?  Sorry pal,
> your
> stuck with us and we have no intention of letting you go anywhere.  Well
> vacation would be all right!.  love ya, lillian
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Argila, June <ARGILA@telephonics.com>
> To: 'mol-cancer@lists.meds.com' <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 5:03 AM
> Subject: RE: [MOL] Deb
> 
> 
> >Debby:  You have been sending the checks to the wrong address in
> Holtsville,
> >I have been meaning to tell you that.  If I am around next April, I will
> >give you the CORRECT address.  Smile.  Have a good day.  June
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: deb grodin [SMTP:debg@home.com]
> >> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 5:40 PM
> >> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >> Subject: Re: [MOL] Deb
> >>
> >> June,
> >> I have cousins in Holtsville, the end of the earth we call it. It is
> >> also were I send a check every April 15th! I found out about the
> >> radiation therapy there after I was done. Sparta is very far from where
> >> I live, down by Princeton.
> >> Debby
> >>
> >> Argila, June wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Deb:  I live in Holtsville, Long Island.  I have relatives in Sparta,
> >> NJ.
> >> > The reason I went to Staten Island was because there were only 5
> >> Hospitals
> >> > in the U.S. doing stereotactic body radiosurgery at the time I went
> last
> >> > year and that hospital was the closest.  I originally started out out
> >> Sloan
> >> > Kettering.  I do see a hypnotherapist once every 2 weeks, but that is
> >> not
> >> > like going to a doctor, that is pleasure.
> >> >
> >> > As a kid I used to spend some time in Jersey City.
> >> >
> >> > Take care June
> >> > > -----Original Message-----
> >> > > From: deb grodin [SMTP:debg@home.com]
> >> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 3:47 PM
> >> > > To:   mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >> > > Subject:      Re: [MOL] Deb
> >> > >
> >> > > June,
> >> > > Where do you live that you go to Staten Island Hospital? I am in
> New
> >> > > jersey.
> >> > > Right now I have appointments with my PCP, radiation onc., surgeon,
> >> and
> >> > > of course weekly with my therapist. Because I "only had DCIS" I did
> >> not
> >> > > need chemo therefore I do not have an oncologist. My life is
> revolving
> >> > > around these appointments. I try to make them on the same day but
> of
> >> > > course someone is always off that day.
> >> > > Debby
> >> > >
> >> > > Argila, June wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Hi Deb:  I do know but my life has calmed down considerably at
> this
> >> > > point.
> >> > > > I see the oncologist about once every 3 mos. and I get CT Scan
> for
> >> > > Staten
> >> > > > Island Hosp every 3 or 4 mos.  Nothing like it was, thank God.
> >> > > Although, I
> >> > > > do know that things will get hectic again unless we have some
> >> miracle
> >> > > drugs
> >> > > > come on the market.  Take care.  Your friend June A.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> >> > > > > From: deb grodin [SMTP:debg@home.com]
> >> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 3:30 PM
> >> > > > > To:   mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >> > > > > Subject:      [MOL] Re: dissertation
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > Dear June,
> >> > > > > I can't explain the problem that i have with the chest belt
> other
> >> to
> >> > > say
> >> > > > > that I can't stand anything touching me right now. The swelling
> is
> >> > > > > painful and so is the area the boosts were in which is over the
> >> > > > > incision.
> >> > > > > Have been thinking of taking St. John's Wort, but I haven't had
> a
> >> > > panic
> >> > > > > attack in over a week and I feel a little better. Have a
> therapy
> >> > > > > appointment tomorrow, will talk to Dr. then. One of the things
> >> that
> >> > > has
> >> > > > > me down is this constant running to doctors. Now have four that
> >> see
> >> > > me.
> >> > > > > Used to go to the doctor once a year for blood work, the gyno
> for
> >> pap
> >> > > > > etc., eye dr. and dentist for cleaning twice a year. Now, oh
> heck
> >> you
> >> > > > > know the list.
> >> > > > > Argila, June wrote:
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Deb:  My friend puts a penny to stop the chest belt from
> being
> >> too
> >> > > > > tight.
> >> > > > > > That provides a little more protection and you don't have the
> >> > > tightness.
> >> > > > > I
> >> > > > > > was against anti-depressants also because I was afraid I
> might
> >> pick
> >> > > up a
> >> > > > > > drink but when surgery was over and I was on chemo and crying
> at
> >> the
> >> > > > > drop of
> >> > > > > > a hat, I gave in.  I could see that it was too stressful for
> my
> >> > > > > daughters
> >> > > > > > for me to be so sad and out of control.  So for 5 weeks I
> took
> >> > > Zoloft
> >> > > > > and
> >> > > > > > then switched to St. John's Wort because I was feeling too
> level
> >> and
> >> > > a
> >> > > > > > little dead from the waist down.  Smile.  Anyway I took St.
> >> John's
> >> > > Wort
> >> > > > > for
> >> > > > > > about maybe 2 mos. and I started forgetting to take it so I
> >> figured
> >> > > that
> >> > > > > > meant I didn't really need it so I stopped.  Since then I
> have
> >> > > basically
> >> > > > > > been ok.  Not that you asked for this whole dissertation.
> Have
> >> a
> >> > > good
> >> > > > > day.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Your friend June
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> >> > > > > > > From: deb grodin [SMTP:debg@home.com]
> >> > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 11:52 AM
> >> > > > > > > To:   mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >> > > > > > > Subject:      [MOL] Re:
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > Dear June,
> >> > > > > > > I was just kidding about the powder, never did drugs. Am
> >> having a
> >> > > hard
> >> > > > > > > time now with taking sleeping pills and won't take the
> >> > > antidepressant.
> >> > > > > > > The reason I am not wearing the shoulder belt is because it
> >> hurts
> >> > > my
> >> > > > > > > breast that I had the lumpectomy and radiation in/on.
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > Argila, June wrote:
> >> > > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > > 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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