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The deadly beast (C) has returned!

With a sad heart today, but a positive attitude, my doctor called me this morning with thew news, my mass is cancer.  I suspected it to be so, however I was holding  onto hope.

I am having surgery Thursday morning in Sacramento, Ca.  My doctor also has the pet scan results.
Hot spots around the mass, but it appears, no metastasis.


I feel better knowing the cancer has NOT spread.  A bump in the road, I will beat this thing!


Todays' technology is amazing.  Mostly likely my surgery will be robotic.  They are using  Da Vinci.
It is pretty interesting. I have been reading all about this procedure.

They operate on you in a head down position.  All I can say is, I am glad I will be asleep.

I want to thank each of you who have sent me your loving prayers, healing thoughts and friendship.

I will know more after the surgery.  My doctor did mention chemo again.  You know what that means..... all of your hair falls out, your eye lashes, eyebrows....I guess different cancer demand different treatment.
But, it doesn't define me.  Hair does grow back! Time will tell.
Ladies, I also want to say, pay attention to your bodies.

Also ask your doctor for a  CA-125 blood test.  It is a  marker for cancer....nothing guaranteed, but a red flag. 
Ovarian cancer is a deadly killer, so caught early,  the survival
rate is so much better.
Thank you again.....Love, Linda

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56 comments:

  1. WOW... I am so sorry my sister! Love you to pieces and it is heartfelt sadness to me as well as you are aware. =( But thank god it has not spread and that you found it now. I think being aware as women as to what goes on in our body is so important. And for us to listen and react. My love and prayers are with you and you will BEAT THIS!! I am here for whatever you need and will be by the hospital if they allow visitors and after I give you time to rest. I would be HAPPY to cook for you on your first few days home as well if you would need? Just say the word hun... big hugs! LY!

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  2. Oh Linda ~ {{{hugs}}} You are in my prayers!!!! Your positive attitude is fantastic and will be great for healing.

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  3. Linda, I am so saddened by the news. Your facing this head on, with a positive attitude is so inspiring (especially since you have been down this road before and know what to expect). Sometimes that can make one VERY bitter, but not you. Please know you will be in my prayers, and I will also be praying for your surgeon, team of nurses, and all of those caring for you in the days ahead. It really is a TEAM effort!

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  4. Linda, sorry to hear that you have to go through this. Best of luck with everything - and yes, I know the hair does grow back from personal experience!

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  5. Life and Linda, says it all! I know you will beat this thing as you said and thank goodness for all the high tech stuff today. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so happy that I've met you even though virtually, but I am honored to know someone so strong. Seems we all have our hurdles and i do believe that positive is the best answer!! My positive thoughts are with you. GREAT BIG HUG! xxoo

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  6. By the way, I'm so jealous of your new header!! LOVE IT!!

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about the latest report, Linda. Even when delivering this bad news, your positivity shines through and I know this make all the difference in facing this new challenge. I find that arming myself with as much information as possible lessens the fear so you're smart to be reading up on the procedures. We'll be waiting with prayers to hear about your progress. Good luck, my friend.

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  8. I'm with Robyn. You have such a positive manner of sharing. We're all here for you and praying for a speedy recover.

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  9. Linda, you will do great, I feel it! xo

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  10. You are truly amazing! I hate the hell out of this C stuff so it's time for you to kick some butt! We're all here to support you and fight the fight with you. I suggest that we all form a positive image of kicking the hell out of C with Linda! We can use images that work for us and do this mentally each day, several times a day if possible.

    What we think about, we bring about so let's bring on the good stuff for Linda!

    We've got your back my friend ~
    xo
    Pat

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  11. Gosh I don't know what to say - I am sorry. You sound like you have a GREAT and POSITIVE attitude. I will be praying for you so it is this Thursday. YOU WILL BEAT THIS! Sandie

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  12. Dear Linda,
    I am thinking of you and you are in my heart and prayers!
    Your inspire me constantly!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  13. Dear Linda your in my thoughts and prayers, God is with you, Linda my sister it going thrue all this now and she doing so good thank God I will be paying for you.
    Blessing
    XOX

    Isora

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  14. Linda, I will pray for you and I know so many will be also. Your work here on your blog is amazing and I know you will pour the same strength into fighting this.
    Sending love and prayers,
    Dewena

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  15. I think it is incumbent upon each of us as your friends and blog buddies to face this with the same positive, brave, and upbeat attitude that you are, Linda. That, along with prayer, is the way I think each of us can contribute to your healing. As Gypsy Heart said, "What we think about, we bring about." ALL of us...each and every one of us...is going to think health, happiness, and a long & robust life for Linda. It's time to open a GREAT BIG can of whoop a$$ on cancer. On three, everybody: ONE, TWO, THREE...HIT THE BRICKS, CANCER!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Oh sweet Linda, you are such a dear, positive person! Yes, you can beat this thing. I will continue praying for you. ((Big Hugs)) are sent to you with love and blessings. XO.
    p.s. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  17. My heart is sad for you but I'm optimistic too. Sounds like you're in good hands and the surgery sounds really interesting. We're all here for you.

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  18. You are in my prayers. Sending you healing thoughts!

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  19. Linda, another blogging friend sent me a prayer bracelet a few months ago. Now when i pray for her I will be praying for you as well. I know you can beat this damn C. Your positive attitude will see you through. God bless. XO, pinky

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  20. Awww...hair does grow back. So glad they caught it early, and isn't it helpful that lovely scarves are all the rage right now? Hang in there...

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  21. Hi Linda,

    So sorry to hear of the beast's return..... I'm currently awaiting test results from last week at MD Anderson. The waiting is AWFUL, isn't it? I'm having some digestive issues and my hot flashes have decreased a lot so I'm pretty anxious to hear the results. My rare OVCA produces estrogen so a reduction in hot flashes might indicate rising estrogen levels. Take care and keep us informed of your progress. HUGS!!!!

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  22. Linda, I am sorry to hear this news, but I know with your good attitude, you will do great. I had chemo with my cervical cancer and the type of drug didn't cause baldness, I do have a bit of thinning and dryness but I think it is supposed to come back. Maybe you will have the same drug as I did..There was a woman that had treatment at the same time as I did and she had a vaginal tumor also and I believe she was on the same drug too..It is Cisplatin.

    Please keep us updated. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I know the Lord will direct the doctors hands and minds.

    Much love and hugs to you. You can email me anytime you need to. My address is on the sidebar of my blog.

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  23. Linda,
    I'm so sorry to read this. Big HUGS to you girl friend. You will be in my prayers.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear about this, Linda. Praying that you will get well soon. Take care.

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  25. Linda, you are so brave. I will send hugs and light your way. Take care of yourself. One day at a time.

    xxleslie

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  26. I will be praying for you and hope you can overcome this with your positive attitude
    Tilly x

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  27. I want to be mad.
    Maybe I even should but I'm taking a piggyback on your light and optimism and grab a big stick, and a hug, and join the let's kill the Beast Party.
    You are brave and inspiring us to be brave for you. Take Care. And I'll be praying. On my knees this Ascension Thursday. For you and those blessed souls that will perform this another Miracle.
    Hang in there!

    Teresa

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  28. Incredible attitude, Linda, and I will add you to my prayer list immediately. I believe your attitude will inspire many people!

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  29. Linda, I am so sorry for what you and your family are having to deal with. My prayers are with all of you, please keep us posted.

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  30. Linda, so sorry to hear about your news. But your attitude is great and help pull you through to good health. I will keep you in my prayers.

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  31. Linda, I'm sorry that you are having to deal with this . Your positive attitude is incredible and will help you get past this bump in the road. I wish you all the best... Love, Mary

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  32. I'll be praying for you Linda. May God give you strength and peace at this time. Sending hugs your way. Gina

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  33. Hi Linda! I am so sorry to hear about this! You've been there, done that and you're going to come out the winner again! Your positive attitude is amazing! And will help you get through this! Wished I could be there for you! I will be praying and thinking of you! Love, hugs, and Blessings from Bama!

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  34. Linda,
    I'm saddened to hear of your news today. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and my prayers. XOXO

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  35. Oh honey, so sorry the beast has returned......but you can do this!!! You are strong and so brave, we are pulling for you and keeping you in prayer........the best to you.....and hugs....

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  36. Linda, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With your positive attitude, YOU CAN BEAT THIS! Stay strong and lean on your family and friends. If I might be so presumptious, there is a documentary worth watching, I believe. It's called "The Gerson Miracle". You can rent it from NetFlix. There is hope!

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  37. I am so sorry...seeing my doctor tomorrow....we will both be strong...with or without eyebrows!

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  38. Oh Linda, I am so sorry to hear this, but your attitude sounds great and that's half the battle. Stay strong and I will keep you in my prayers. Good luck and big hugs to you!

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  39. HI Linda, running into you via Sherri @ House in Paradise. Amazing story you have & an encouragement to me as I have a friend fighting! Looks like she is winning, as are you.
    Glad to read your blog. Thanks for this.

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  40. You are in my thoughts and prayers and you fight the good fight!

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  41. Oh Linda, you took my breath away, as I suppose it took yours away! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Yes, they can do amazing things these days. Hope all goes well. Keep a smile on your face! Lots of love, Jacqueline

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  42. Dearest Linda,
    I will keep you in my thoughts talented friend. We all do have fear for that, My late mother and her side aunts suffered from these lady related things...

    Love and hugs, xoxo Miyako*

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  43. Linda, I am thinking of you and all you have to endure tomorrow, but I just know, your beautiful spirit, wonderful attitude and all the love and caring you give to others has made you so strong you can beat this!
    Remember, chin up...Beautiful Lady!
    Love ya, Betty xoxoxoxo

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  44. Sweet Linda, please know I will be praying for you!

    Love and hugs,
    Stephanie

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  45. Linda, I will keep praying! You have a wonderful attitude! It's jump a bump in the road. Love you my friend! xo Debbie

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  46. Linda, I am sorry to hear you are going through this again. Sending you get well wishes and prayers for a good outcome and quick recovery.
    Hugs. Maria

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  47. Linda, I am thinking of you today and saying prayers for a quick recovery

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  48. I'm so sorry to hear. You are in my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time :)

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  49. I was very sorry to read this, but will keep you in my thoughts and prayers my dear. Keep staying positive that you can win again!

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  50. I am keeping you in my prayers, Linda. So tough to go through, and easy for others to say , as they are not facing it.
    Praying for a complete recovery!

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  51. My Precious Friend,

    I haven't been blogging for awhile and just saw this post. I am so sorry to hear this. Linda my husband has stage 4 bone cancer and is licking it. This is his second time around for cancer also. The first time it was his lungs and part of his right lung was removed. When it came back the second time but in his bones we made some radical changes in our life. He has now gone from 5 prominent tumors to barely any existing. I would be most happy to share these things with you. I think you have my phone number already or email me. Know you are in my prayers and I promise you that there is a way out. N.

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  52. Dear Linda,
    Just stopped by to wish you a speedy and steady recovery.
    Hang in There, Beautiful!
    Yours,
    Teresa

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  53. Oh,Linda...I will be praying for you and for a speedy recovery! My daughter is waiting for her bloodwork to come back on Tuesday...fingers crossed/her, now, too!
    Hugs,
    JP

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  54. Linda, just catching up. So sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but your attitude is great, one of the reasons that will get you back on the healthy track. You and I do not have very many miles between us, so if you need anything my phone# 273-7178. Please give a call and I will become your girly errand boy!.My thoughts and prayers are with you and I will keep in touch..Judy

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  55. Dear Linda,

    I am so very sorry to read your sad news and my thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Sending hugs
    Carolyn

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  56. Dear Linda
    I found your story over on Mama Laughlins page and you are a true inspiration. I am so sorry for what you are going thru but I pray this too shall pass. My BFF got diagnosed in January with stage 3 breast cancer and seeing all the people turn away from b/c their own fears and not knowing what to do or say just breaks my heart. I will add you to my prayers at night when I pray for her. Take Care.

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