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Good idea Frank, we need it for the album.  Thanks, lillian

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Cromie <fmc@ndak.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Deb


>
>
>Hey Deb,why not send us your picture,,Frank
>
>
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Argila, June <ARGILA@telephonics.com>
>To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 3:14 PM
>Subject: RE: [MOL] Deb
>
>
>> Deb:  You are really cute.  I just try to be realistic.  Your friend June
>> (Hey, (smile) once I move WHERE??)  I just reread what you wrote and
where
>> are you moving me to??
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: deb grodin [SMTP:debg@home.com]
>> > Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 2:40 PM
>> > To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> > Subject: Re: [MOL] Deb
>> >
>> > June,
>> > If you promise me that no one will come after me I will send them to
the
>> > address you provided. Where are you moving to? Of course you will be
>> > there next year, I heard that once you move there they don't let you
>> > leave.
>> > Debby
>> > Argila, June wrote:
>> > >
>> > > 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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