Reflecting on 2007: I made it thorough having part of my liver removed. I made it through 28 radiation treatments. I made it through taking chemo therapy orally 21 days every month (still doing). I made it through 4 cat scans, 1 pet scan, EKG;s, Echocardiograms and many, many blood tests and Dr. appointments. I made it through 2007’s beautiful Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, enjoying the changes of each season. I made it through my son's (Amanda) wedding shower and wedding. I made it through lupus without any complications. I am thankful that I am still alive. I am thankful for being able to see and visit with many of my distant cousins. I am thankful for all the wonderful memories of our families Sunday breakfast's. I am thankful for my loving, kind Bill who has done everything in his power to make me happy and safe. I am thankful that Bill was by my side all year as well as my son's, Amanda, my friends and sister Carol. I am thankful for my many wonderful friends. I am thankful for all of Sonny's wonderful dinners. I am thankful knowing that all year if I needed anything, all I had to do was pick up the phone, with a very long list of friends and family that were always right here for me. I am thankful for my sister Carol who took me to many Dr’ appointments that were difficult for her. I am thankful that we got to see our Goddaughter and her daughter whom we love very much. I am thankful for my ChemoAngel Peggy. I am thankful that Peggy is who she is, a stranger that has become my very dear friend, for her kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity in man kind. I am thankful to my ChemoAngel Lauren who is also a very thoughtful person that has come into my life in 2007. I am thankful for God who I can talk to 24/7. I love my life even though I am battling cancer. I loved life in 2007 even though. I pray 2008 will bring happiness to all my family, friends and friends to be. I pray I live a long time with all the joy and happiness that it brings to me. I pray I can stay healthy and not be a burden on anyone ever. I pray everyone is healthy and happy. Happy 2008 everyone!
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Absolutely amazing what you went through this past year and survived. What a wonderful family you have. I know that you will continue your fight in 2008 supported by that wonderful family.
Sue, this is my chemo schedule. Week 1 of cycle - Taxol & Avastin Week 2 of cycle - Taxol Week 3 of cycle - Taxol & Avastin Week 4 of cycle - no chemo I receive the chemo in IV form 1 time per week at the medical center in the chemotherapy center. Currently, I am on a Monday cycle. After my week off the cycle begins again. While Taxol is a standard chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, Avastin is not. I am in a clinical trial for Avastin and breast cancer. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
Way to go Sue! You have so much to be thankful for...so many blessings in your life. You are truly rich. Huge hug...Grace
Well said. We should all concentrate on what we are thankful for. Donna
To Sue and ALL of you who commented on Sue's beautiful spirit and inner light. Sue, you have inspired us all. I immediately began to think of my list...what I survived, and what I am thankful for. I needed a mental boost, and you provided it. Shine On gentle spirit! Gaile
You are an amazing person. You are loving, kind, warm hearted, strong in so many ways that we aren't even aware of, and you have an awesome soul. I am so honored to have you in my life. I pray for you every day. Prayer is a powerful tool. I pray that 2008 will be the year that you beat the cancer. I love you and many blessings to you!! Vikki
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May 1, 1952 - November 19, 2009

Vital Info


June 27, 2007

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May 1, 1952

November 19, 2009

Cancer Info

Colon and Rectal Cancer

colon cancer

June, 2003

Stage 4


Fluorouracil (5-FU)

How it hurts soooo many people!

I live to the fullest everyday.

Pray for everyone's pain and suffering.

animic--I also have lupus and this was found on a routine blood test. I had no other symtoms. Had I got a colonoscopy one year earlier at age 50, I probably would not have got cancer. Please have a colonoscopy at least by age 50! Earlier if there is a family history or if you have symtoms.

28 days after second surgery. Felt ok until the last week in which I was very tired.


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