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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-12-2016, 05:18 PM
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So happy to read your update and am pleased that your treatments are going well despite the side effects and that your pain has lessened.

So very strong and courageous; you're lionhearted.

I have every faith and confidence that you will heal from this too and earn yet another hard-won battle scar to decorate your warrior's spirit.

You have my continued support and prayers.

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post #32 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-12-2016, 07:34 PM
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I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you. I'm so sorry that you are, once again, having to deal with this. Cancer sucks. Your strength and positive attitude have always been so inspiring. But, I know that it would be nice if you didn't always have to be so strong, and it would be nice if your positive attitude could be applied to something more positive.

Please keep us updated. There are a lot of people who genuinely care about "strangers" on the Internet. You'll find many of them right here on TAM.

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post #33 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-23-2016, 05:54 PM
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Just wanted to let you know, @FormerSelf, that I was thinking of you.

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Hi Everyone!

No new developments...just taking care of things as they fall on my plate.

Treatment is going fine. My current chemo regimen is a newer drug than what I initially used, so the side-effects are less. I mostly just deal with lack of energy, but I haven't had to leave work. I am going to try to stay with work for as long as I can before having to go to Seattle for the stem cell transplant (in two months...maybe?).

I still volunteer with several things, but others I have had to let go for the time being. It's been 9 months being divorced now, and I have been largely contented with being on my own, but I have just been walloped over the head with the "threat" of a new relationship. LOL. Life is good.
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That's wonderful, @FormerSelf. The "threat", that is.

Sounds like you are doing as well as can be expected. Maybe you are doing better than expected?

So glad you are doing alright. Thank you for posting.

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Agreed. It's great to hear of your update and, all things considered, that life is good!

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Checking in FormerSelf. Just wondering how you are doing. Hope all is as well as can be. How's that new girlfriend situation?

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I've been thinking about you this week. Hope you are alright.

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I'm Still Standin'!

I'm about 3 months past my 2nd transplant now. Going to have some thorough testing this week to see where I'm at. The transplant went remarkably well. I recovered so much more quickly this time...I'm really beside myself about it. Expecting good news and hopefully the clock has been considerably reset to buy more time and hopefully hang on until curative treatments surface.

Been extremely busy these last few months. My girlfriend (now fiancé) has already seen me at my worst and yet had stuck by my side. She really knocked down some walls that I had built to protect myself from the damage done to me by my XW. Didn't think those wall would be there, but they certainly revealed themselves as my fiancé was relentless in getting close. Unfortunately, she is from India (a whole 'nother post in itself) and had to return just yesterday. Lots to do to make arrangements.

Just don't have time for cancer, folks.

Thank you for the thoughts everyone.
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Been extremely busy these last few months. My girlfriend (now fiancé) has already seen me at my worst and yet had stuck by my side. She really knocked down some walls that I had built to protect myself from the damage done to me by my XW. Didn't think those wall would be there, but they certainly revealed themselves as my fiancé was relentless in getting close. Unfortunately,[B
she is from India (a whole 'nother post in itself) and had to return just yesterday. Lots to do to make arrangements.[/B]

Just don't have time for cancer, folks.

Thank you for the thoughts everyone.

Don't wear yourself out with someone else's travel arrangements. Is this a long term gf., life from before the cancer?

Wishing and hoping for your full recovery.

You've got really good insurance coverage, right?

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Good to hear from you, FS.

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Great news, FS! So happy for you!

One of the deepest feminine pleasures is when a man stands full, present, and unreactive in the midst of his woman's emotional storms. When he stays present with her, and loves her through the layers of wildness and closure, then she feels his trustability, and she can relax. -- David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man
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Waaahaaayyy!!

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Thanks for updating, FS.

It is so wonderful that you had a better outcome this time.

So glad you found someone who brings the best out of you.

Can't wait for more.

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Op so sorry to hear of your illnesses. Are you doing anything to help your immune system cope with everything...how is your diet, etc? Some people have done macrobiotic diet with good results. Maybe you can supplement the other treatments? Also, acupuncture supposed to help with chemo side effects....
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