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Re: Way OT /Cancer
  • Subject: Re: Way OT /Cancer
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 13:41:08 -0800

Good to hear from you Barbara... it's been too long.

On Feb 1, 2010, at 12:08 PM, <sundrops@earthlink.net> <sundrops@earthlink.net > wrote:

Hi folks -- just had to jump in at this time. I have never been very active on this list but withdrew myself in spirit summer 2008 when I was being treated for breast cancer. Actually I enjoyed reading the emails each day and hearing about your daily ups and downs, but just didn't have the energy to contribute. Bonnie -- my thoughts are with you! This is Not Fun, but better than the alternative! Be sure to ask about anti-nausea drugs; they got me thru in great shape with my own regimen of chemo and radiation. Do whatever you have to to keep your spirits up -- I believe it makes an enormous difference during and after. I am feeling great now, have hair back etc etc, but the lingering fear I suppose will always be in the background. Garden-wise not a whole lot to report though enjoyed each small task I did this past summer. Here in Calif we are all focused on rain amounts, have had some big storms as you know, They are saying El Nino (= more rain) is in effect. Here at my place have had average so far after 3 low years; Sierra snow pack is above average for the first time in several years. Tho have had a little snow at my altitude, thank goodness we're not dealing with the ice and snow and very cold temps that some of you are.
--Barb Tandy, Grass Valley CA
----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@netsurfusa.net >
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 12:01 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Way OT /Cancer

I went through the cancer thing winter of 08. Thanks to all on this
list and many others who send prayers and good vibs my way all is well.
There was a tumor on the side of my neck and surgery could not
remove it for it sat on the nerves that control the left side of my face and head. So, radiation and chemo both. Began in November and lasted until
Will not go into all the details here, but if you want to call or
email in private would be glad to chat about the experience.
Every experience is different, but no nausea for me...ate everything
but the kitchen table legs. Just weak... very weak toward the last of
treatments and after for about 6 months.
Don't anyone talk you out of your feelings... it is scary.

Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens,LLC
Garden Writer - Photographer -  Lecturer

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT

Thanks so much. I will take any prayers and good wishes. Had my 1st
post-op today and tubes are now out. Yes!!! Shower will be easy.
Thursday afternoon, I meet with the oncologist and discuss and arrange
treatment. From what my surgeon said, it won't be over until around
July. So, I just want to get started and get through it.

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Inland Jim
Willamette Valley

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