Thanks for sharing

I am happy to read you both are ok but wow what a scare.
Life is precious!
Lisa

I tested negative for celiac but my integrative medicine doctor suggested that I might have leaky gut syndrome and suggested I eliminate gluten from my diet. I eliminated gluten and my hives disappeared and my stomach pain is gone. I m glad to read your blood work and tumor markers were normal. Congrats!
Lisa

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Sharon,
I love to read the words successful resection, this is wonderful news. I had chemo after both of my resections but my tumors responded better to radiation than chemo. Everyone is different and only you know what is best for your body. I would recommend a second opinion and also that your medical team is running blood work every 8 weeks and scans every 12 weeks.
Lisa

Lainy
You are so funny!!!! Have fun on your dinner date.
Hugs
Lisa

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Carl and Lynn,
Thank you for sharing your journey with us, sending prayers of peace, comfort  and love.
Lisa

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When I was in college I worked in news for a local cable station. My first interview was with Joey Ramone in Cleveland, Ohio. I was quite preppy and naive at the time. I arrived at the nightclub and sat down next to Joey. My first line was to welcome him to Cleveland, he then leaned over about an inch from my face and belched in my face.....I didn't know what to do so I smiled and kept going. Oh the college memories!
Lisa

Wite cake with butter cream icing with almond extract...do you make gluten free????
Hugs
Lisa

I love yoga but can't return till hernia surgery is completely healed.
Lisa

Marion
Done and so excited
Lisa

Marion,
How can I help? I would like to attend the next ASCO meeting and so would Lisa Usher Layton, her husband Matt is on the board.
Hugs
Lisa

Thanks Gavin
Hugs
Lisa

Thinking of you Percy and praying for you and your family. Lainy, beautiful poem!
Lisa

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Heather
Sorry you did not get responses earlier. I do not have any experience with ascites but I know many have on this board. I do know that some have the fluid drained periodically for relief and that seems to work well. I am so happy to read that his CA 19-9 is trending down, how are his liver function blood results?
Hugs
Lisa

Yippeee.....come visit in Ohio with your extra time!!!
Love
Lisa

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Lainy
Sounds like a wonderful time!!!!! Have fun, enjoy and laugh a lot!!!
Love
Lisa

Great news Kris! You deserve a break and a fabulous trip! Can't wait to see photos.
Love
Lisa

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Rosegrace,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathy and prayers of peace for you and your family.
Hugs
Lisa

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Chrissie,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father.  I second what Melinda said...don't give CC anymore power. Live, love and laugh often.
Hugs
Lisa

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Peggy,
Great news! So happy to read about the improvements with  your brother.
Lisa

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Julie,
You can do it! You mentioned something about easier port access this time, please make sure you are using Emla cream on port before access, you will feel no pain. Praying for you.
Lisa

Thank you Gavin, good reference.
Hugs
Lisa

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Lainy,
I wish people would post the type of cancer as well but I think when people go quickly the family does not completely grasp the impact of awareness because they are so raw with emotions. I understand the importance of awareness and collaboration now but it took a while to get to this place. Cantankerous or not, you can chaperone!!!!
Love
Lisa

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Happy Annivwrsary!!! Hope today is filled with love, joy and laughter.
Hugs
Lisa

Getting old does not bother me since it is a privilege denied to many. Now if I could do something with the wrinkles and cellulite...hmmmmm
Hugs
Lisa