Re: [MOL] Good Grief How Could One Forget You???? Chris [02020] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Good Grief How Could One Forget You???? Chris



Chris, a great motivational piece and I share in your joy.  Good golly Miss
Molly, your heart was so broken and remained that way for some time.  The
song "How Can You Mend This Broken Heart" used to ring in my ears.   How
fortunate your father is to have such a wonderful daughter and likewise, how
fortunate you are to have such a wonderful father.  Best of all two years
later we are still fortunate to have you both.  Love, lillian


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----- Original Message -----
From: <CCR417@aol.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 4:18 PM
Subject: [MOL] To my MOL amigos!


> Tonight @ 10:00 will mark exactly two years since I learned my father had
> gone to the hosp., thinking he had a heart attack.  He'd gone by ambulance
> that afternoon and no one told me (the whole REST of the family, including
my
> ex-) knew what had happened, but I learned at 10 PM !!!!  I couldn't even
> visit till the next day and was frantically calling their house all that
time
> and worrying why there was no answer.
>
> Anyway, enough belly-aching; what I want to say is that two years later,
> after lung surgery, chemo, radiation, and currently thalidomide - my
> 77-yr-old father is STILL with us, and we thank GOD!  For those who don't
> recall and for the newer members, I'll fill you in.  He had NSCLC in both
> lungs and it had crossed the mediastum.  They removed the small growths in
> the right lung (at the last minute and while he was already anasthetized)
> instead of the lobectomy he was anticipating in the left lung.  He awoke
> alone and terrified that they took out his "good" lung, only to learn he
> didn't have a good lung anymore.  He winced when they told him and it cut
me
> to my heart.  The chemo shrunk the cancer but didn't stop it from
re-growth.
> The radiation DID and the thalidomide seems to be keeping it at bay.
>
> That's the latest.  Don't give up hope out there - if a 75 yr old man
could
> endure all that and survive - give it your best and follow in his
footsteps.
> God bless you all.
> -chris
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