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JulieK1B
1.13.09, 10:37 PM
I don't know when I will be able to get back online. I have to go see my cancer Dr. in Colorado this Friday. But when I can I will try and get on here. Just pray it's not cancer again. Because that is what he and all the other Dr. are suspecting. Thanks.:confused:

Dragonmom
1.14.09, 11:11 AM
Julie...I want to make sure I have your correct cell phone number...so please email me ok..with that number. So I can keep in touch with you.

Passionatic
1.14.09, 11:54 AM
Oh My... I'll be praying for you. That must be a frightening thought...Hugs and Best Wishes to you.

JulieK1B
1.14.09, 12:50 PM
Julie...I want to make sure I have your correct cell phone number...so please email me ok..with that number. So I can keep in touch with you.

OK Phyllis, I will have my cell phone with me. I'll email the number to you so you have it. Thanks for them prayers!:winkq:

Coffenut
1.15.09, 9:32 AM
Oh Julie I wish you all the best and my prayers go out to you.I am sure we all will be praying for you!! You know it might not be as bad a syou think. Big hugs and well wishes!
Julie where do you live? I was just wondering how far you have to travel. Just be careful in all this winter weather.

JulieK1B
1.15.09, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the prayers and support Coffenut , Passionatic, and Dragsy. I will have Dragsy keep you all posted on my prognosis. Since I can call her. I am hoping it isn't cancer. But if it is I am sure my Dr. will be able to handle it like he did last time. It went quickly for me. I'm sure this time will be the same. The toughest part is the recovery. I'm not a very good patient I'm afraid. :lookaway:

soapyCJ
1.19.09, 11:29 PM
Julie, I certainly will have you in my thoughts and prayers. I didn't know that you had to go though this before. Keep a postive attitude and trust in your faith. May God be with you every minute.

((( Hugs)))
Carolyn

JulieK1B
1.20.09, 12:01 PM
Thanks C.J. Yes this is my second go round with the cancer. This time they are going to not operate but treat it with radiation and chemo. So knowing this I go forward with a journal and hope that the treatments kill the cancer this time and I will be in remission. Hopefully I will be. Thanks for your continued prayers and support!:winkq:

Dragonmom
1.21.09, 1:17 AM
Julie..I know you go back to the doctor Thursday...Jan 22 and might start treatments soon. Keep strong..but the days you don't feel so strong..remember we are here for you in prayer and whenever you just need to talk. Love ya!

JulieK1B
1.21.09, 12:55 PM
Thanks Dragsy. I appreciate the prayers etc. I got a packet in the mail yesterday with forms and information for the oncology center. I have a lot of forms to fill out before tomorrow but will get them done. I'm off today so that gives me time to deal with it and get my car ready for the trip too. I'm taking my friend with me in case I am to sick or weak she can drive me back. I'm planning ahead just in case they start the treatments right away tomorrow. I'll keep you posted on how it goes when I get back. :winkq:

Coffenut
1.21.09, 4:03 PM
Julie,
I am so sorry you have to go through all of this. You know we will all be here for you if you need to rant and rave or just talk. The best wishes to you and I 'll keep you in my prayers! Big hugs!!

Passionatic
1.21.09, 5:02 PM
Julie, we will be thinking about you and sending positive thoughts your way. Praying that everything turns out for the best.

Dragonmom
1.22.09, 12:18 AM
Julie..my dear friend, I'm thinking of you. Love ya!

JulieK1B
1.23.09, 12:08 PM
Thanks everyone. Well I'm back from my first visit. It was a very tireing day for me to say the least. My oncologist said I have a 7 to 10 chance of getting the cancer. And if they can't get it with radiation and Chemo then last resort is to operate! So I pray they can just get it all with the radiation treamtments. I'm sure they can as they are specialists in their field and know what they are doing. I got some Morphine for my examination but it made me sick and very tired after words. So needless to say I was glad my friend was there to drive me home! I start my first treatment next Tuesday. So keep me in your prayers that day. I work on top of it too. So I'm hoping I can feel up to working, but will call my boss and let her know if I'm not. And I'm not sure if I get the treatments every day or every other day. Depends on what they think is best for me. But will know more by next Tuesday. Just hopeing I can hang in there. And get through it in the 6 weeks ahead. And then I get a break and then they begin again. So wish me luck. I will post a picture of me sporting a wig or a scarf if I end up losing my hair. Will give everyone a good laugh! Take care!:winkq:

Dragonmom
1.23.09, 11:13 PM
What do you mean by 7-10%? I might be misreading this. I know the chemo is not always fun..but it's neat you can laugh about wearing a wig or scarf. You'll be fine..bald or with hair! You have a sense of humor which will help get you through. And always remembering God's beside you and we are praying for you too!

Passionatic
1.24.09, 10:33 AM
I know Chemo is very hard and can make you very sick...so Good Luck with that and hopefully that will take care of things so they wont have to operate. Hang in there and know that we are praying for you.

JulieK1B
1.24.09, 2:59 PM
Dragsy the odds are in my favor. The 7 to 10 part just means the ratio in which they have that it will be cured with the treatments alone. They don't seem very high but really they are. I'm not to concerned about it. I figure this to shall pass right? As for my since of humor I am reading a good book called Put a Geranium in My crainum which tells about a lady that went through Chemo treatments after having found a brain tumor. So If she can laugh so can I right? Any ways trying to just stay optimistic and hopeful and go on with my life. Working today and also making frog eye salad for a wedding banquet tomorrow at church. So life is moving right along. Thanks for them prayers!:winkq:

Coffenut
1.24.09, 5:45 PM
Julie,
That attitude of yours is what will help you beat it! I admire you so much for how you are taking all this.I would be a whiney mess. You are a great lady! i'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You will beat this!
And now a question, what is frog eye salad? i have never heard of it. I assume it doesn't have real frog eyes in it?lol
Take care Julie!

soapyCJ
1.24.09, 9:09 PM
I was going to ask the same question Coffeenut. Do tell Julie, what is frog eye salad. I can only imagine that it has something like olives laying on top that look like frog eyes!!! LOL.

Stay strong Julie! I'm praying for you.
((( Julie)))

JulieK1B
1.26.09, 3:39 PM
Thanks ladies for your encouragment and prayers. Frog Eye salad is made with Acne de pipie which is a round pasta. You can find it in most grocery stores now days. It's typically a fruit salad made with pasta, and canned fruit and whipped cream. It's very good! My family loves it and so does our church family. Always a hit at the banquets or covered dish get togethers at our church. :winkq:

Dragonmom
1.28.09, 1:16 AM
I've tried finding that pasta here..but might try krogers..they have different things that Walmart doesn't. And Julie..your attitude is what's going to get you through all of this. Might be a rough road, but just think at the end of this road..there's gonna be a well Julie!

JulieK1B
1.28.09, 12:05 PM
Thanks Dragsy. Yea I know my attitude will keep me going. I wasn't able to make my appointment again today. No unecessary travel for the road I have to take to get there. So rescheduled yet again for next week this time. Perhaps the roads will be clearer by then. So nothing planned except going to the grocery store, getting a movie to watch tonight, and doing my laundry today that is about it. Thanks for all the prayers!:winkq:

Dragonmom
1.29.09, 11:33 AM
Julie..you know I have you in my thoughts and prayers all the time.

JulieK1B
1.29.09, 12:48 PM
Thanks Dragsy. I think I'll be fine. I got to rest a lot yesterday and then again today too. Sometimes I wish I could just work and work. Oh well I had a good day yesterday. Going to call and see how traumatic I might feel and if I really need to bring someone with me on Wednesday to know for sure. :winkq:

Coffenut
1.30.09, 9:59 AM
Julie I have heard from friends and when my mom was sick that it is a good idea to have a chemo buddy. Just a good friend who will keep you company,maybe fetch ya a drink or snack or just a cool cloth.Someone to help you pass the time and you will encourage you when you fall apart and who listens to you when you need to whine.Just someone who will be there for you.
I will be there with you in thoughts! Take care Julie!

JulieK1B
1.30.09, 12:37 PM
Julie I have heard from friends and when my mom was sick that it is a good idea to have a chemo buddy. Just a good friend who will keep you company,maybe fetch ya a drink or snack or just a cool cloth.Someone to help you pass the time and you will encourage you when you fall apart and who listens to you when you need to whine.Just someone who will be there for you.
I will be there with you in thoughts! Take care Julie!

Thanks Coffenut. I will have someone there on the days I have Chemo definatley! But my first one is just radiation which is no big deal. Just irratation and possibly some feeling of weakenss. My sister is going to come up and be with me that day. But I know my family will want to take turns being there for me on the day I have the Chemo. I just have to remain positive and strong. And perhaps be a shining light going through the night. :winkq: