Topic: It's been a while...

Hi friends.  I haven't been on for some time.  However, I have been praying for everyone and think about all of you often.  Abuelita is still battling CC.  She has done remarkably well. I still go through so many different emotions, anger, rage, confusion, sadness -- deep sadness.  I try not to read too much on the CC subject, it is so depressing.  Abuelita's tumor markers were very low and she has been doing amazingly well on her chemo.  The doctor stopped her chemo as she has had about 9 rounds of chemo and will now do a CT or Pet scan to see how she is doing.  Results are on May 18.  Please pray for her, pray for our strength.  It's a miracle, she's in no pain, she's laughing, joking and in wonderful spirits.  But CC is evil and powerful and the truth of the matter is, that she is 78 years old.   But her will to live is a mighty strong one and she says she will win this battle.  She feels cured already she says. Bless her soul.  She's my rock, my inspiration, my everything, she is loved by many and while I understand that we all will pass on, I can't bear to think of life without her. 

Anyway, everyone is in my prayers, have been since day one.

Please pray for Lucia Martinez, my beautiful and amazing abuelita...

In loving memory of my beloved and cherished grandmother who fought until the very end. Loving you forever abuelita...

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I am so happy to hear Abuelita is doing okay.  I will pray for her and for you.
Keep up the fight.  Many of us have sad stories to tell, but when we hear of good news we must be sure to acknowledge how wonderful that is.

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elsyr....everything mention about your beloved abuelita sounds excellent.  Be happy.  Her low tumor markers, her remarkable, positive response to the chemotherapy and her infectious lust for life; there is much to be thankful for. Congratulations, your abuelita is doing great. 
Hugs,
Marion

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The way you describe your abuelita is touching.  All of the things you walk about are good signs and things to hold on to.  Good luck with the scan, keep your spirits up and I will be sending good thoughts and prayers your way.
-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Excellent news about your grandmother - my prayers are sent your way.  As hard as it is - try to stay positive.