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Old 12-16-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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I've missed y'all

I've been gone for a while tending to my mom but I'm dropping in to share our good news. Mom had a tumor in her lungs that was very suspicious for cancer but her health is very complicated with severe COPD. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, she was scheduled for a needle biopsy that went very wrong. Awful events that included a cardiac arrest, total replacement of her blood volume, hemothorax, blood clots in her legs - the list goes on and on - she is finally home and on the road to recovery. The best news is it is not cancer!!!! We don't know exactly what it is yet, but it's not cancer. If things go well, I'll get to go home in a couple of days.

I haven't spent any real time with my kids in a few weeks and I'm aching to snuggle my little Fisher. But I get to go home knowing that my mom has the rest of her life to look forward to without the threat of cancer treatment looming. I'm so grateful for this, especially since spending the last few weeks in a huge cancer hospital with other folks who aren't so fortunate.

So to all of you I wish you good health and loving family this holiday season!

(A special thanks to my friend, Dave Hutchins, who helped me through this more than he can know.)


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Old 12-16-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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That's great to hear! Now, relax and enjoy the holiday season!

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Old 12-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the good news, Terry. Nice Christmas gift, huh?

Get some rest and smother Fisher with hugs. You deserve them.

Welcome back "home" to DC. You were missed.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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YAY!!! Your back!!! Congrats on the great news and it is good to see ya!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:29 PM   #5
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So good to hear from you and I hope that your mom continues to recover complretely.

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Old 12-16-2008, 01:35 PM   #6
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You've been through a lot! I'm pleased to hear Mom is doing well. It's good to have you back.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:41 PM   #7
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That's great news FM!! Let out a big sigh of relief and go out and enjoy the Holidays!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:44 PM   #8
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I am so happy to hear the good news and to see you back again!
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:46 PM   #9
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So glad to see you I was getting worried!!!
You and your family are in my thoughts, have a wonderful rest of the Holiday season!
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:55 PM   #10
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Wow, that is a lot to endure! Glad you are back and back with your family...hope you have some peaceful holidays!

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