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Old 03-18-2009, 09:10 PM
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Swampy, I am lost for words. My prayers are with you, your family, and your doctors. In the morning, on my way to work, I will offer up my prayers for you while I pray the Rosary. I pray that the peace of Christ will fill your heart.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:51 PM
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Never give up! Stay positive and strong. Prayer offered.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:34 PM
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i used to take my mom to chemo and bring her home again. she had lymphatic cancer. it's now in remission and has been for years. so, it can be beat. i'm happy that there are others here that can attest to similar situations. buy a laptop and take it with you. if you're near a wireless point you can stay in touch the whole time we're with ya
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:04 PM
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Hi swampy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I can relate since I had the C issue a couple of years, though different... my best advice, although hard to do , is to keep a positive attitude and don't get depressed... that positive attitude actually help the body... and with your strong will, which you have... you'll come thru just fine...

you have my prayers and god be with you.


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There's no gentle way to put this, but I have been diagnosed with inflamatory breast cancer. It is the rarest, most aggressive and least treatable of all the the breast cancers. Survival rate 30%.

You can read the medical details HERE.

I'm going to Tampa tomorrow to the Moffitt Cancer Treatment Center. It is one of the best research and treatment centers in the country. I've also been exceptionally fortunate to be accepted as a patient by the top dog breast cancer research doctor on the campus. He has degrees in both surgery and oncology. I think the rarity of my "version" of breast cancer motivated him to take me on, but it will give me access to Clinical Trial drugs that otherwise would not be available. He is the best of the best and I couldn't ask for more.

I have a sister who is a nurse at Tampa General Hospital (Moffitt is part of the TGH campus) that lives within a mile of the Center. She's offered to let me stay with her while I go through the first course of chemotherapy, surgery, more chemo, radiation and then hormone treatments. Again, I feel blessed that she is there since it's a 240 mile round trip drive otherwise. Doing that daily would just exhaust me.

There's not much my friends here at RTP can do except keep me in your prayers. I'll peek in and post progress reports as I can.

hugs and thanks to all.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:12 AM
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Very sad news and hope that the doctors were wrong about the diagnosis!
I will pray for your health.
Dan
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:12 AM
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You will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers as well. And prayers DO work!!!

God Bless You Dee Dee.

Janet
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:24 PM
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Swampy, I'm terribly sorry about your crummy news. Consider me an ardent member of your cheerleading squad.

You're one of the people who make this site what it is and we're all behind you.

Go, Swampy!

David
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:20 PM
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so very sorry to hear that, my prayers go out to you...
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:51 PM
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Fight Swampy, Fight, and we will checking your photo work here in the years to come.....!

Lloyd..
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:45 AM
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Swampy, I am so sorry to hear this. You are so generous with your time and advice for all of us here. I really appreciate all of your help so that I can become less of a clueless newbie.

You are in my prayers.

-Nanct
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