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Old 09-19-2013, 05:38 PM   #13461
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Thank you TL and Cat. I am still in my corner. Hopefully I can come out of it in a day of so. It is time to face the real reality of her cancer. Only 5% of the patients who have this type survive past three or more years. I knew this when I first got the news last year. But I have been clinging to that 5%. I can't let go of it now. At least it hasn't spread any further. I wish you could see the scar on her scalp. It starts right at the middle of her head in front, goes back to the middle of the top and down to the side just above her ear. That is how much skull they had to remove in order to get to all of the tumor. After surgery the tumor was reduced to single a cm number. They couldn't remove all of the tumor without removing some of her brain. So it is that little piece that doesn't want to go. And any day it could break out again. Another full year of chemo. It makes her so sick. And I can't do a single thing to make her better.

I don't know which is harder. Getting a phone call that your youngest daughter has been murdered or one that says you other daughter has brain cancer with a very small chance of survival. I need to get rid of these morbid thoughts.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #13462
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Thank you TL and Cat. I am still in my corner. Hopefully I can come out of it in a day of so. It is time to face the real reality of her cancer. Only 5% of the patients who have this type survive past three or more years. I knew this when I first got the news last year. But I have been clinging to that 5%. I can't let go of it now. At least it hasn't spread any further. I wish you could see the scar on her scalp. It starts right at the middle of her head in front, goes back to the middle of the top and down to the side just above her ear. That is how much skull they had to remove in order to get to all of the tumor. After surgery the tumor was reduced to single a cm number. They couldn't remove all of the tumor without removing some of her brain. So it is that little piece that doesn't want to go. And any day it could break out again. Another full year of chemo. It makes her so sick. And I can't do a single thing to make her better.

I don't know which is harder. Getting a phone call that your youngest daughter has been murdered or one that says you other daughter has brain cancer with a very small chance of survival. I need to get rid of these morbid thoughts.
{{{{hugs too, Addie}}}}. Hard to know what to say, other than we pray she will beat the odds!
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:46 PM   #13463
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{{{{hugs too, Addie}}}}. Hard to know what to say, other than we pray she will beat the odds!
Thank you Dawg. I need to go back into my corner right now. I am too old for all of this. I thought my job was done. But I guess not. The kids never stop needing you.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:06 PM   #13464
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Thank you Dawg. I need to go back into my corner right now. I am too old for all of this. I thought my job was done. But I guess not. The kids never stop needing you.
Your daughter knows how much you love and support her. That's the most important thing you can do.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:08 PM   #13465
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I'm sure the cold will drive my remaining hornets out, too... but that didn't stop me from pouring 4 gal on soapy water down their hole this morning
Well, thank goodness they're clean if they're still around. Nobody likes cold, dirty hornets.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:18 PM   #13466
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I don't know which is harder. Getting a phone call that your youngest daughter has been murdered or one that says you other daughter has brain cancer with a very small chance of survival. I need to get rid of these morbid thoughts.
It's very hard when a band aid, a hug and a kiss are ineffective...but they are given with a Mother's Love. Take heart, Addie and enjoy the time you have, not the time you won't. Today, NOW, is your time. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family. Hugs
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:25 PM   #13467
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It's very hard when a band aid, a hug and a kiss are ineffective...but they are given with a Mother's Love. Take heart, Addie and enjoy the time you have, not the time you won't. Today, NOW, is your time. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family. Hugs
Thank you PF. I am over my Pity Party. Teddy has the ability to bring me out of it. If I do nothing else, I have to stay positive for my daughter. Thank you for caring and for the angels. I still think they are watching over her.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:16 AM   #13468
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It's very hard when a band aid, a hug and a kiss are ineffective...but they are given with a Mother's Love. Take heart, Addie and enjoy the time you have, not the time you won't. Today, NOW, is your time. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family. Hugs
+1, especially (hug) and . I went through cancer with my Great Aunt (who was like my Grandma since I never had any grandparents...) and my Dad, my best friend in the whole entire world. Enjoy your time together today, because no one is guaranteed tomorrow.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:57 PM   #13469
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Not a happy morning in this house or family. My daughter saw her oncologist and the news is .....

She has to stay on the chemo for another year. The tumor has shrunk, but not as much as they had hoped for. The chemo is so debilitating. I need a corner to go cry in.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #13470
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