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My Cancer Update

Hello my friends, I haven't felt like being online for very long, however I think I should do this small post.

My friend Liz encouraged me to do a  post on my current health status.  Thank you  Liz.
It usually takes a lot for me, to not be online.
I am usually addicted to my pc, designing or blogging. 


I came through surgery with flying colors, "black and blue". 
  I guess some humor is always good.
My doctor removed all of the cancer...Yea!
Everyday is a blessing and I am starting to feel better.  Little by little, I will be back to my usual happy self.
My poor husband has been a trooper through all of my ups and downs.  I have been depressed and
emotional. Hey, I am human.....
I am going through pain, healing and just tired.
To keep Linda away from her computer is unheard of......LOL

My doctor called recently with the surgery biopsy report.  She said she thought the cancer was
triggered by the small dose of estrogen I was prescribed.  My Oncologist at the time prescribed it.
My doctor said NO MORE ESTROGEN?  My husband is shaking in his boots....wait, I mean his shoes......

He had told me at one point, to never run out of those magic pills.  Now, it seems, I need an alternative.

My doctor told me I might be treated with pelvic radiation, not chemo.  Should we all do a happy dance?

 That means NO hair loss.  I have never had radiation, so it's a new venture for me.

I know I am being silly with this post, however I am having terrible cramps.
I am very bloated....I look pregnant!
If I was brave enough, I would post a photo.
Pay attention to your bodies ladies.....
I appreciate all of your loving thoughts, prayers, wishes and just being there for me. Thank you.

Here's a little peak of our garden my husband built.  The watering cans are filled with Morning Glories.
I think he did a fabulous job.

Sending lots of love.........Linda
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56 comments:

  1. Happy for your news Linda... Take Care
    XO Mary

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  2. Oh Linda! What wonderful news! I've been praying for you. Take care! Sending happy thoughts to you for a speedy recovery.

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  3. So thankful that the news was good! Praying for your recovery.

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  4. I am so thankful to hear you came out of surgery well - that is a big praise! I will continue praying for you, Linda. Thinking of you!

    Love and hug!

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  5. Good news Linda!! Prayers for a fast recovery and, I will add your hubs to my prayers LOL!

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  6. This is good news! I wonder if your 'pelvic' radiation is the same I had with my cervical cancer. I had external 5 days a week for several months and 5 internal, through the vagina.

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers and remember you can email me anytime.

    Much love to you.

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  7. Oh My God Linda, I'm so happy for the good news!you been in my praying as well my sister she is going to have radiation to, your going to be well it tike time but God is there for you always.
    I will continue praying for you.
    Love
    Isora
    XOX
    :-)

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  8. Dear Linda, I am so pleased to hear your news that the surgery went well and I am so sorry you are in pain. I just wanted you to know, that, along with all your other followers, you are in my thoughts and in my prayers
    With warmest wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  9. Hi Linda! So glad to hear the good results! Still praying and believing that all will go well during the treatments! Your hubby did a fantastic job on the garden! I enjoyed this post! Thanks for sharing with us! Love, hugs, and Blessings from Bama!

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  10. What a beautiful post to read today - sooooo happy for you!!!
    And your garden looks beautiful - lucky you for your hubby!
    XOX

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  11. Yay! Good to see you back! Well it's only been a week so I guess you can't expect to be back to normal just yet!
    The garden looks great! Those morning glories are going to be spectacular! That s cute idea with the watering cans for them!

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  12. So glad the surgery went well and that you don't have to have Chemo. That is huge! Hang in there and thinking of you.

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  13. Hi Linda, For some reason(maybe because I only started following you last year)I didn't know you've had cancer, specifically Ovarian. I'm glad you came through this surgery well and will not have to have more chemo. Don't know whether I've told you but my sister battled Ovarian cancer. Treatment has come so far in the last 5-10 yrs. Hang in there friend; you'll be in my prayers.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  14. Dearest Linda, I want you to know there is not a day that has passed that I have not thought of you and wished you well. I figured you were very likely not using your computer. I know I would probably not, either, having gone through what you have endured these past few weeks. I imagine you are weak and tired and just plain over it! You have the right to take the time for yourself that is needed for complete and seamless healing.

    I know the doctors will be able to get you on some kind of hormone therapy that won't pose a danger to your overall health. That estrogen is a blessing and a curse. God bless your husband for being such a sweet and understanding soul. I know this has to be very, very hard on him, too, and that he is working hard - both physically and emotionally - to get through it with you. God bless him! (AND he did a great job with the garden area! That will grow into something very cheerful for you to enjoy!)

    Take your time, get yourself healed in mind and body. We in blogland will continue to send good thoughts, prayers and wishes your way, and we'll be here when you feel strong enough to come back. Don't rush yourself. Just like you said: Listen to your body.

    P.S. - I hope you don't mind that Liz shared your address with me to send the card. I just wanted you to have something happy to open other than bills and junk mail. And I tried to include just enough glitter bling to make you feel happy but not have a big mess to clean up! I hope it wasn't a mess! :-)

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  15. Oh I have been waiting to hear from you! I am in the chemo chair right now...no chemo? Praise The Lord. I have had radiation...you will do fine. You will be tired...but nothing like chemo. Hang in there.

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  16. I for one am glad you let us know - now we can all pray and be with you. I am thrilled they got it all out!!! I think radiation sounds better than chemo myself. And I can't believe the doctor prescribed you something that made you get cancer. And I think it is okay to be depressed and angry - for awhile anyway. I think I would be. My mother had ovarian cancer - stage one and she lived a long life. Was this your original site? Take one day at a time. Love, hugs, and prayers. sandie

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  17. Great new's Linda! Remember, to keep that beautiful face looking up!
    Thinking of you,
    Betty

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  18. I am so glad you got through surgery and are doing so well. This is why I hate that I haven't had the time to blog much. I feel like you guys are my friends and I wasn't even aware you were going through this. I am very close by and I mean it....if you need any help, please let me know. I'd be there in a flash for you. Sending positive thoughts and hugs from Woodland!
    Karen

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  19. Happy for this update Linda, I do hope the bloating subsides and the pain, too. I had an aunt that had pelvic radiation many many years ago, came through with flying colors and lived well into her late 90's!! xo

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  20. Yeah!! Linda. What good news. And no chemo either. That is great news. You have my phone number and I meant what I said. So if you need anything just call. We are going down to our daughter's tomorrow to help with her annual breast cancer garage sale. Doing everything we can..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  21. Dear friend, you have not lost your sense of humor. I am so glad for this news, and that you gave us an update. I was just thinking about you last evening and was hoping that we would hear from you. xo

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  22. With the other commenters, still praying for you, Linda and rejoicing that radiation is advised instead of chemo. Your garden is lovely and surrounding yourself with beautiful things to look at and enjoy is therapeutic.

    Let everyone help you as you recover!

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  23. Oh, Linda! This is good news! I'm so happy for you and am praying for your healing. Thanks for sharing with us and your garden looks so pretty!
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. Oh Linda, thank you so very much for the update on your health. You have been in my prayers everyday and I'm so thankful for this news. Radiation should be so much better than chemo and that is good news. (( BIG HUGS)) sent to you, sweet Linda! xo

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  25. Hi lovely lady, I am so pleased to hear your news that the surgery went well and I am so sorry you are in pain. I just wanted you to know, that. you are in my thoughts and in my prayers all the time.
    XXOO Diane

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  26. What good news!!! I've been off estrogen for more than 10 years now and doing just fine!!! Your body's health is more important.....still keeping you in prayer.....xoxoxo

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  27. Hi Linda, I'm glad your surgery went well. Take the time you need for yourself and be patient :) Sounds like you've got a wonderful family and medical team to keep to on track. I don't think anyone can really understand the fear and pain that one goes through unless they've been through it. I admire your bravery and honesty:)

    Rest and recover. So glad you had some good news today!

    xxleslie

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  28. I'm so glad for this update, as I think of you every day, wondering how you're doing. I have said so many prayers, praying for your health. Sorry you are in pain....at least you won't have hair loss and the cancer has been removed. Keep the updates coming. Hugs and prayers from Oklahoma!

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  29. Oh, Linda, I sure wish you're discomfort would go away quickly....I am so happy that you updated us on your surgery and that your cancer is gone. Best wishes for the next step to be over with and this nightmare behind you. Thinking of you as always, with Hugs,
    JP

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  30. Oh Linda I had no idea. I have not been on my computer for sometime. I will keep you in my prayers. (((((Hugs)))))

    xo,
    Dee

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  31. Glad to see you didn't loose the spark ;)... all the rest will follow suit. Praying and hugging you close,

    Teresa

    P.S. Almost forgot: thank you for doing the update... Liz has been awesome keeping us on the scope - of course she failed to mention the amazing garden your husband was doing for you (a Northern California's Taj Mahal uh? Gotta Luv the Lucky Guy!!!) - but it's so nice to "see" you!

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  32. What a wonderful news Linda! Hope you will be good soon. I've been praying for you.
    Blessings,
    Vesna

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  33. I had no idea -- I haven'y been doing much on the blog lately. I am glad to hear that you are on the mend, even though it is a tough road. You know that we are all supporting you! Ellen

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  34. Linda,
    Hoping you get to feeling stronger and much better with each passing day.
    My best wishes for you.
    Pat

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  35. Hi Linda, so glad you are getting better each day! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog...tell your hubby he did a great job on the gate area..looks good.
    Chin up,
    Betty

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  36. GOOD MORNING LINDA! I will come via the Etsy convo, but I'm glad I came here to see your post...back in a few. Anita

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  37. My first trip to your blog, and I am so touched, touched by your strength and struggle, touched by your humor and love of life. I will think of you each day now, and look forward to happy news, increasing strength, and more humor!

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  38. Hi Linda, I’m so happy to read about your good news. I hope you continue to feel stronger and better each day until you are back to your happy blogger-self! What a sweet husband building the the garden for you. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  39. Dearest Linda,
    First let me thank for posting such a lovely comment on my blog.
    Sherri and I share a blog.Sherrie done a fantastic job creating this wonderful post about France.I could not ever do this for I am puter dum.I did create the theater doll.So we both thank you.
    I am so happy you came though your surgery.I had cancer also in 1986.It was a terrible thing to go though.Thank God for my hubby.You seem to be a very strong woman and you will get though all of this. I will be praying for you Linda.
    May God bless you and yoyr family,
    Marie Antionette

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  40. Linda,
    I'm so glad that your surgery went well. God bless you.....and your husband. It sounds like he is taking very good care of you. Sending a big hug.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  41. So glad to hear that you came through it well. I am also glad they think they know what caused it to grow. Your hubby's garden work is wonderful. Hope you get feeling better soon.

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  42. Linda...thank you for popping by my blog and introducing yourself...you sound a wonderful lady and I'm very pleased to meet you through this wonderful land of blogging...take care and keep well.
    Catherine xx

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  43. So happy that the cancer was all removed. I had no idea that you've been going through with such a trauma. I haven't been blogging as much as I usually do because my daughter has been struggling so in school. ONly four more days until she's out. YAY!

    Your husband's garden looks pretty. :D

    Sending healing prayers your way!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  44. Hello Linda~It is such a treat to meet so many lovely women in this link party-like you. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I was touched by your story and your courage. I had a chance to visit your lovely blog this morning and enjoyed your barge trip in France tremendously. Your home is gorgeous by the way. Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you today and hoping you're feeling better and better each day. It sounds like your surgery had an excellent outcome. What a relief. Your courage is obvious and you are an inspiration. I'm your newest fan!
    xx, Heather

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  45. My dear friend, I didn´t know about the cancer. I am backing you 200% and I am relieved that you are feeling better.
    Much love.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  46. Hi Linda! Oh, I hope you're feeling better and you are in my prayers. Thank you so much for popping in to see me. Take care of yourself.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  47. hi Linda! My it is nice to hear from you. I'm not sure if we are mutual followers but I do remember knowing you last year. So sorry to hear about you having cancer. You are a brave soul. and ...Thank you for telling me about 14 hour stay on lipstick. I need something, not so much for day to day wear but for my post pics. I look not made up enough. Thank you so much. Please return to visit me more and I will, to you, too! :D

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  48. Linda... so happy to hear that things went well! I will continue to say prayers for you that your radiation is easy and you recover quickly. LOVE the garden!!!

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  49. Linda, You are in my prayers... I I will start lighting a candle for you in the evenings for prayer... I hope you recover fast...

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  50. Dear Linda,

    You are much in my thoughts and prayers, and so glad that you now have the operation behind you. Hope that the treatment will go well so you can make a speedy recovery.
    How lovely your garden is.

    Sending hugs and well wishes
    Carolyn

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  51. So glad to know you got good news. Sending prayers your way, take care.

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  52. Linda, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. It's so wonderful to hear good news when it comes to this dreaded disease. How I wish Sandy's story had turned out as good. Good thoughts and wishes for your speedy recovery. You will be back to your old self soon! Big hugs for you!
    Mona

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  53. Hi Linda. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I am happy that your surgery went well. That darned estrogen...I also cannot have any and have to take Tamoxifen to block it.
    Take care and big hugs,
    Jill.



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  54. I have been without a computer for a few weeks. I am so so very sorry that you are having to go through all of this. Thank God that they got it all and you will do just fine with the radiation. It is better than the chemo. Blessings-you will be in my prayers-xo Diana

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  55. I'm sorry to hear that you have to go through this again. I'm happy that your surgery went well. Interesting that a small dose of estrogen was the culprit, My oncologist keeps prescribing me premarin estrogen cream but I haven't taken it because of the risk of cancer. May I ask how old you were when you went through menopause? Or if you did from your cancer treatment last time ? I was 27 when I went through treatment and menopause and worried about long term effects of it being so young. I also wanted to let you know if you have any questions about radiation I will be more than happy to answer and share with you my experience (all that I can remember) I had chemo, radiation and internal radiation. Bless you!

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