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Beav,
You are just too great!!!!  Just reading the words from you and others have
given me a spurt of strength that I do want to regain control and fight.
Many Many thanks........I would be interested in meditation.  How is best to
start??
Judith t.
-----Original Message-----
From: beav76@uswest.net <beav76@uswest.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Staging Caner, Educational...


>Hi Judith;  Just jumping in here to add my 2 cents worth.. There is so much
>information and options from alternative trtmts. to conventional, I agree
100%
>with Bridget that it is time for you to express your feelings to your onc..
>Sometimes you just have to demand an extra few minutes of their time and
say
>Hey!! I need your help, I am scared. Sometimes I think the drs. are in a
numb
>state to do the kind of work they do. With my experience you just have to
shake
>them up and let them know you need something else. One way or the other. My
>husband was on Thalidimide for about 4 mos.. It isn't a harsh drug, it
mostly
>causes drowsiness and dry skin. Some people are getting good results with
>Thalidimide and another chemo, what Lillian calls 2 prong trtmts.
>    There is nothing more helpful to your soul then meditation and prayer.
I too
>will be praying for you.. This journey with cancer is full of dips and
dives but
>there are good things that come out of it too.Your one day at a time
friend,
>Beav
>
>Bridget Rambeau wrote:
>
>> Hi Judith. In future I won't consider myself butting in just because your
>> message is addressed to one person, okay? And yes, that does make sense.
>> I'm sorry you're having such a difficult time with the chemo. I'm afraid
>> that chemo made up a very small part of my txs, primarily I rec'd
radiation.
>> The chemo I did have was 5FU, 8 txs and minimal side effects. I'm sure
there
>> are others who can provide more info than I.
>> When you say give up, what exactly do you mean? If you're referring only
to
>> the chemo tx because you've lost faith in it's ability to help, then only
>> you can answer that question. I believe one has to balance the benefit of
>> txs against the quality of life they're experiencing.
>> On the other hand, if you're referring to giving up on trying to combat
the
>> cancer, then any time would be too soon. Perhaps you should sit down with
>> your onc, explain your concern and ask about either stronger medications
to
>> offset the effects or alternative txs that might be available to you
other
>> than the chemo.
>> I wish you luck Judith in making this extremely difficult decision and
will
>> pray that you find some relief soon.
>> Just out of curiousity, do you meditate at all or listen to relaxation
>> tapes?
>> Your friend,
>> Bridget
>>
>> >From: "Judith Tilton" <judithtilton@netzero.net>
>> >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> >To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>> >Subject: Re: [MOL] Staging Caner, Educational...
>> >Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 13:48:55 -0400
>> >
>> >Dear Bridget,
>> >My messages, although usually in response to others are for all.  (Does
>> >that
>> >make sense?)  Anyway, thank you very much for your good wishes.  I am
not
>> >having a great day with effects from yesterday's chemo.  I really don't
>> >want
>> >to do it anymore.    Do you know anything about Thalidimide effects?  My
>> >oncologist gave me that as one of the options but recommended I start
with
>> >the CPT11 - 5FU/Leukovorin combo.   I just don't know what to do at this
>> >point.  I pretty much have been on chemo for 2 years with just a short 3
>> >month break in between original diagnosis and recurrence.   Is it too
soon
>> >to give up???
>> >Hope I haven't gone on too much.
>> >Thanks
>> >Judith t.
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: Bridget Rambeau <bsbridget@hotmail.com>
>> >To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>> >Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 9:44 AM
>> >Subject: Re: [MOL] Staging Caner, Educational...
>> >
>> >
>> > >Hi Judith.
>> > >I don't mean to butt in on your letter but I wanted you to know that
I'm
>> > >wishing you luck today with your txs and will be thinking of you.
>> > >Your friend,
>> > >Bridget
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >>From: "Judith Tilton" <judithtilton@netzero.net>
>> > >>Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> > >>To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>> > >>Subject: Re: [MOL] Staging Caner, Educational...
>> > >>Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 10:33:01 -0400
>> > >>
>> > >>Dearest Lillian,
>> > >>
>> > >>It is me again....I cannot thank you enough for providing all the
great
>> > >>info...It seems as I opened your messages this morning, just about
every
>> > >>other one pertained to effects I have had with chemo.
>> > >>I am a little nervous as I resume my chemo in about an hour from now
for
>> > >>first time in about 6 weeks and this is going to be the CPT11,
>> > >>5FU/Leukovorin combo.  I feel there has been something going on in my
>> > >>abdomen during the period I was off chemo and I look forward to the
>> > >>?????security of the chemo, but I am definitely a little scared about
>> >this
>> > >>go around.
>> > >>
>> > >>Thanks for listening and being there,
>> > >>Judith Tilton
>> > >>     -----Original Message-----
>> > >>     From: Lillian <firefly@islc.net>
>> > >>     To: MOL <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>> > >>     Date: Sunday, September 24, 2000 10:01 PM
>> > >>     Subject: [MOL] Staging Caner, Educational...
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >>     How is cancer staged?
>> > >>     http://www.jasper-web.com/texascanceronline/staging.htm
>> > >>
>> > >>     We invite you to take a look at our Album.
>> > >>     www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html
>> > >>
>> > >>       ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and
>> >much
>> > >>more....
>> > >>
>> > >
>> >
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