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RE: Way OT /Cancer
  • Subject: RE: Way OT /Cancer
  • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 18:49:43 -0500

Barb-glad to hear from you-and glad you are well! 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 4:41 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT /Cancer

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

On Feb 1, 2010, at 12:08 PM, <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
>> Bonnie,
>> 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
>> mid-February.
>> 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
>> www.munchkinnursery.com
>> 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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