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Re: Way OT /Cancer
  • Subject: Re: Way OT /Cancer
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:49:30 -0600

Amen to that.  Glad to hear from you Barb and know that you are doing well!

On 2/1/10, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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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> Inland Jim
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