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Hi Judith, The site below provides instructions for beginners in the art of 
meditation. Hope you find it helpful.
Your friend,
Bridget
Worldwide Online Meditation Center, The - Meditation
http://www.meditationcenter.com/


>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: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 17:54:36 -0400
>
>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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