+ Reply to Thread
Like Tree963Likes

Thread: Talk about your troubles

  1. #8791
    FORT Fogey Add It Up Champion famita's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,708

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Better news than what I was expecting. My sister's breast cancer has moved to her spine and one spot on one of her femurs. They believe they can treat it chronically (on-going rather than life ending). She's receive an infusion (to help her bones gain density) and a shot (I don't know why). Once a month. She seems very positive. So, thanks everyone!

  2. #8792
    FORT Fogey norealityhere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    8,114

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Famita,
    That is wonderful news, indeed.
    To Thine Own Self Be True

  3. #8793
    Miz Smarty Britches queenb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    running for the border
    Age
    53
    Posts
    6,776

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Yes it is!
    My Mom has been getting treatment for 3 years now, with just pills. We never dreamed that once she started this treatment that her cancer would remain stable for this long, and has had very few side effects beyond losing about half her hair. Also, the medicine was EXTREMELY expensive, and with changes my DAD had to make to his insurance we were worried about that expense, but they got a real blessing--the pills, at least for now, went DOWN to $35 a month.

    So, keep hanging in there, famita. With the options available today, many cancer patients are having results that no one even dreamed about as little as 10 or 15 years ago. I hope your sister is one of them, and you and she have my prayers.
    I have found the Truth and it doesn't make sense.

  4. #8794
    MRD
    MRD is offline
    FORT Fogey MRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    somewhere resting
    Age
    51
    Posts
    16,893

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Famita and Queenb, that's great news about both your loved ones.
    Que me amat, amet et canem meum
    (Who loves me will love my dog also)

  5. #8795
    all hot air Ana Bannana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    in the palm of the mitten
    Posts
    4,530

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Last evening, a good family friend's home caught on fire. Living at the house is a dad, and 2 sons-Mike and Matt-identical twins, 19 years old. Mike was recently elected to our school board. Matt, sadly, was missing. Mike had sent messages to his friends, called everyone, and didn’t know that Matt was in the basement all the while. Unfortunately, several hours after the fire had started, firefighters discovered a body that has now been identified as Matt. It is presumed that the fire started in the basement, Matt attempted to put it out, was overcome by the smoke, and perished. Mike, had went back into the burning home to rescue his pets, not knowing Matt was inside. He frantically called and sent text messages to their friends looking for Matt--and nobody knew where Matt was. Today, as you can only begin to imagine, this family is trying to deal with this horrific tragedy. These boys are good friends of my own son, and were quite inseparable as most twins are.
    Please keep this family in your thoughts as they struggle to deal with this horrible event.
    Thanks-

  6. #8796
    Shark Week! dagwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    salt lake city ut
    Age
    43
    Posts
    18,698

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Oh Ana, how awful. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    He who laughs last thinks slowest

    Maybe we should chug on over to namby pamby land where we can find some self confidence for you, you jackwagon!

  7. #8797
    Me and my shadow Gutmutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Always together.
    Posts
    12,502

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Wow. I can only imagine the pain they are going through. Thoughts and prayers to their family and yours.
    Count your blessings!

  8. #8798
    FORT Fogey norealityhere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    8,114

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Ana, I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    To Thine Own Self Be True

  9. #8799
    everything under the sun lopevian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,605

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Ana Banana, I am so sorry to read of this tragic lose that has hit so close to home. All of you are in my prayers. I feel so bad for Matt's twin and his parents.
    "...Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder..."

  10. #8800
    Premium Member canuckinchile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    back in "The Big Smoke"
    Posts
    6,961

    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Ana Such a tragedy. They are in my thoughts

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.