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I wanted to message you personally and let you know that I am so sorry for your diagnosis and struggle. I have cancer too and am going through chemotherapy also. Can you believe we both are in that boat? I can't. I never thought I would have a disease like this.
I was diagnosed a little over a year ago with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I had a growth in my right armpit that just kept growing and growing. By the time the diagnosis was made the lump was the size of a grapefruit. I started R-CHOP chemotherapy at St. Joe's in Warren with Dr. Garg. The tumor in my armpit got soft and shrunk to almost nothing. But the tumor in my abdomen was unaffected. I stayed with Dr. Garg until the chemotherapy wasn't working anymore which was early in the Spring. Then I went to Ohio State University in Columbus for treatment and have been there ever since.
I have had several different kinds of chemotherapy now, R-CHOP, R-ICE and am now on one called R-Gem/Ox. None of them are working very well on stopping the tumor in my abdomen and I am looking into becoming a test subject in an experimental trial of a new drug.
My life course is grim at the moment. My doctor feels I have less than a year to live if a solution cannot be found. He told me that in July, so I am narrowing down on six months to go. I am still pretty strong and able to function pretty well. I cannot do much work anymore because my breath is very short. I huff and puff sometimes just from walking down the hall. The chemo kills my blood cells and makes it hard to breathe plus the chemo is generally killing me so it makes me weak and sick. I'm sure this is familiar to you too. Cancer is not nearly the fun and games they say it is!!
Thank you for sharing your struggle with cancer. I hope you are feeling good today and enjoying life. I would enjoy talking with you about your struggle as well as other things. Please write back if you are interested. I was able to get to this private message option by clicking on your user name in one of the comment sections. You can click my name and send me a private message too if you like. I'll look forward to it.
Hang in there Dawn. People beat cancer and are cured every day. There's no reason you can't be one of them. I'll hope and pray for your cure.
November 9, 2012 at 6:43 p.m.
You're welcome Dawn. I am glad we started seeing each other as human beings instead of just words on a page. I will be more kind for just that reason too- that I see now more than before that you are a human being and unkind words hurt. I will be even more committed since I understand more your challenges as a human being.
November 9, 2012 at 6:22 p.m.
I would sooner attribute this staggering loss to the recent embrace J.C.Penny has made in their spokespeople, catalogs and advertisements of normalized parenting and assumed "marriage" by persons that prefer homosexuality. Groups and individuals have taken notice as well as formalized action to take profits away from J.C.Penny and other businesses that directly contradict their own family values. J.C.Penny waded into the same choppy business waters Chick-fil-A found itself propelled into and is now seeing the result. Americans overwhelmingly reject normalized homosexuality and will support or deny businesses that reflect their values. Get with the times author. This was a hugely significant influence on J.C.Penny this year. The stink of the controversy rose to the stratosphere and you are ignoring it. Sad journalism.
November 9, 2012 at 5:54 p.m.
@AAC, VindyPost, Others
My congratulations to all my liberal democrat friends and foes on this victory. The people have spoken and though we conservatives may disagree I hope we all see it is time now to come together, unite behind our President and work for the success of our Country. I am looking forward to a bright future and wish the President all the best and hopes for a better tomorrow. Cheers and congratulations on a hard-fought victory!
God bless the United States of America
November 7, 2012 at 4:34 a.m.
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November 6, 2012 at 10:31 a.m.
I don't think we want him now but anything is better than O-Breaking-The-Bank. Do you hear ANYBODY talking about how great Mitt is? Not really. We are all consumed with how unbelievably TERRIBLE this current mistake of a President has become. Mark these words... BHO will go down in history as the most abysmal President ever.
November 5, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.
Repeat after me... President Romney.
November 5, 2012 at 10:58 p.m.
You are deranged. Everything is somebody else's fault but the dems controlled everything,huh? Whatever. You better start getting used to the sound of the words "President Romney."
November 5, 2012 at 8:14 p.m.
Nice try. Blaming Bush is why Bronco Bama is going to lose. That and destroying the economy. And sucking in general.
November 5, 2012 at 8:05 p.m.