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Re: Radiation
gardenchat@hort.net

amen to that!

On 5/23/10, sundrops@earthlink.net <sundrops@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> Bonnie, sorry you're getting stuck with the lymphedema but they seem to
> know what to do about it these days.  Couldn't see pix so don't know what
> your head looks like.  Anyway sounds like you are making great progress and
> keeping your spirits up which is more than half the battle, I believe.  The
> head/hat deal is another nuisance -- fortunately my deal was after the
> height of summer heat.  I found I got a little fatigued by the end of the
> radiation but 1000% better than chemo.  Best wishes!  Hang in there!
> --Barb Tandy, Grass Valley CA
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "BONNIE_HOLMES" <
> bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
> To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 3:57 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Radiation
>
>
>
> Radiation sometimes has strange side effects. Four down and 29 more to
>> go (see pictures). Also, lymphedema therapist designed a Ford device so
>> I wouldn't have to pay for a $300 Lexus glove version. It is working!!!
>> My hand is getting under control. I probably will have to wear it and
>> the sleeve for months but the swelling is controlled. Yes!!!
>>
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>> With it getting hot, I wish I had my artist in residence back to paint
>> my head again. Most of my head coverings are just too hot. I bought a
>> cute tomato red cap yesterday at the Race that is light and should work.
>>
>>
>>
>> This weekend, starting Friday, Blount County had a Race for the Cure
>> event that I took part in. All survivors, from a couple of days to
>> years, were recognized, received a survivor's t-shirt and a medal. Our
>> community is so supportive. Person with me is a friend from my book club
>> who had breast cancer surgery about the same time as I did. Fortunately
>> for her, there was no spread to the lymph nodes involved so she had no
>> chemo but is taking radiation. You might not be able to see them but the
>> head gear had small lights.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cancer joke
>>
>>
>> On board a flight to London, the pilot announced, "That thump you heard
>> was our last engine conking out. I'm really sorry to tell you this, but
>> we are going to crash into the ocean."
>>
>>
>> In the stunned silence that followed, an angry voice spoke out. "Dammit!
>> That stupid doctor of mine! He said I was going to die of cancer."
>>
>>
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>> Love, B
>> ETN Zone 7
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
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