Topic: Doing Much Better

Well, finally I can say I think Mark is really getting better. It's been a week and he is eating real albeit small but real meals none the less. He actually had a small part of a steak last night which was something he has been craving. He hasn't had any nausea in over a week and actually looks much better. I am still doing fluids three times a week but he actually drank three bottles of water on his own today. WooHoo! I think I might actually see the end in sight.

It's hard to believe but it has been year since this journey started. A year ago today an ER doc gave us the drive-by diagnosis of cc and then hours later a radiologist gave my son his diagnosis of cancer....didn't know what kind but knew it was malignant. Ugh!

But here we are a year later and everyone is still standing. I didn't realize I was kind of stressing about it until I started crying today over something stupid. It's just a relief to be at this point.

Okay this stays good news....so woohoo both of my boys are cancer-free at a year.

KrisV

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YIPPEE a celebration is in order!!! It all sounds good to me, your boys are really do a good job and now you can try to get a little normalcy back, what ever that is!!! YIPPEE

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Kris....Fantastic news.  Now it is time for caregiver to take a break as well.
Hugs,
Marion

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Kris....I'm so glad to hear that it looks like Mark is turning the corner.  I know.....the gush of tears takes us all by surprise sometimes.  I think we tend to push aside emotions to "get through" a rough patch...and then they come back to bite us later...sometimes years later. Been there. Take a deep breath, enjoy Mark getting his strength back....feed him whatever he wants (grin) and plan for the time when you can all do something fun together. 

Hugs...Julie T

"Just for today, I can get through anything."  Hey....I'm a cancer survivor, not a doctor.  The opinions I state are my own, based on my personal experiences or knowledge.  As always, talk to your doctor about your concerns and treatment.

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Oh what wonderful news!  I am so happy Mark is on the mend and feeling better! Hugs and blessings to you both.
Porter

Hope, love, strength...2013 and for the years to come, Porter.

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Kris, 

Such good news.  Keep it coming.  smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Brilliant news Kris, thanks for that! Woohoo indeed and my fingers are crossed for more woohooing from you!!

Hugs,

Gavin

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Great news Kris! Tears can be a stress reliever, too.
Celebrate the 1 year milestone!

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
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that is wonderful. it is always great to hear good news!!! i am so happy for you.

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It feels like a giant weight has been lifted off me. I am sure it does for Mark too. I think it's kind of a let down now too....not sure that it's the right thought but I've been living under such stress and now when it's gone I am not sure what to do with myself. I am still working and back up to full time that eats up my days but the rest of the time.....kind of unsure. I started a cross stitch project for my sister which helps some and working on the yard but I still feel like something is missing. Strange.
We have scans and labs again on June 10th which will be just over a year since surgery. It's been such a year.

I am so glad I found this group and everyone that cheered me on when I needed.....I got my own wonderful group of cheerleaders and Love each and everyone of you.

KrisV

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Hi Kris. I think what you are feeling is perfectly normal. Look back at this year and how you ran and ran physically and mentally! So, I believe its normal to feel some void like something is missing. But it's a good void and fortunately you are finding things you like to do and knowing your and your fab attitude you will find more. Then too it could be you feel just a tad like you are not needed like that right now. Tell you what.....come out and take care of me, you do a great job.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Kris...I'm definitely there with your cheerleaders.  smile  You'll soon find more things to do and realize that even just sitting watching tv is "ok".  What is the cross stitch pattern of?  I use to do that a lot, but haven't done any for years now.  Unfinished projects.  Sigh. 

Julie t.

"Just for today, I can get through anything."  Hey....I'm a cancer survivor, not a doctor.  The opinions I state are my own, based on my personal experiences or knowledge.  As always, talk to your doctor about your concerns and treatment.

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Lainy I would love to come down and take care of you. Not only to spend time with you but to enjoy the fabulous sunshine down there smile

Julie I am working on a counted one that is bees, flowers and a hive for my sister. She had started raising bees (I guess that's what you do with them). She just loves having them around so I thought it would be a great thank you for her. And I have a HUGE tote full of partially done or never started. Probably could start my own craft store.

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