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Here we are at the end of another week. This one went a bit slower for me as I didn’t feel very well after my treatment for 2 days. When you feel good you forget all about how you had felt before while being on chemo therapy. I am lucky that there are these treatments for me, but sometimes they can really beat you up. I stayed on the couch for 2 days and I am (still) slightly feeling side effects at the moment. Go away side effects! If anyone out there has any help for me following a type2 diabetes diet please let me know. I recently had to go on some medication to help with my sugar levels, even though I follow the diet perfectly! I do have ’steroid induced’ type2 so I suppose this might be a major reason that I am having problems…? It looks as though winter in slowly moving in even though we had 70′ and higher this week for a few days! Today it is gloomy–cloudy–sprinkling rain–a good day to just sit back and read a good book or catch up on some needed sleep. I joined facebook this week with my relatives. I had never heard of it! What a great way to catch up with family and friends, without having to email! If interested just go to and check it out. I am off now to finish up dinner–smells good simmering in the oven.. Be well my friends.. time is flying.. I wonder where the time goes. Seems like I wake you and then it is time to go to bed! It is fall and all the beautiful leaves are colorful and dropping on the ground. Fall is so pretty here, but it does remind us all what follows. Yup, that white stuff. Amanda and I had lunch and went shopping this week. I had a really great time with my favorite daughter in law! We shopped at Kohl’s, one of my favorite places to go. I just had to buy a few things for her to wear with her belly finally popping out! She looks so good pregnant! Did I tell you all that she is having a girl?? Yup, we are getting our girl! We are all elated! Her name is Isabella! I can’t wait to see our very first granddaughter! I had a nice little break off chemo and now I am back on. I had my second treatment this week. I go every week for it. I am doing pretty well on this one. Hope this holds true as time goes on. Chemo does make me very fatigued though and I hate that. As the week goes on I start getting my energy back and then it is time for another treatment… Oh and Bill and I even went to Pa. to visit relatives! It was a perfect weekend visiting with my cousins and their families and my favorite Aunt! We hadn’t been there in a very long time because of my treatments and me not being able to go that far from home–but with my chemo break we were also able to do this which made me very, very happy! Our boys and Amanda will be here for breakfast on Sunday. Brett and Amanda bring their little doggie with them. His name is Jango, and Jango thinks this is his second home! He has so much fun playing with everyone and going for short walks in our backyard! Jango is a tiny yorkie and ummm…something else but I forgot, but he is adorable! My friends and I went to another luncheon since I have been on here, and afterwards we all went to TJMaxx and shopped. I was feeling well because I was on my chemo break. We had fun, fun! I love my friends and spending time with them when I can! Nothing like going out to eat and then shopping together! Heheee Be well all…and drop a line here…
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I put 2 post's one is more current. Sue
Sue, I am sorry the chemo is making you feel so bad. I remember how hard it was. It is tough stuff. My 10 years old grandson, Shawn, tells me often that he is going to find a cure for cancer when he grows up. I tell him that is wonderful and I hope and pray that he can. My late husband had diabetes. He was on pills and insulin. He said often that he felt the diabetes was worst than his heart problems. He got so frustrated with the diet he had to stay on. Exercise helped him keep his sugar low but because of damage to his heart muscle he could only do so much. If you are following your diet, I really don't know much to tell you. CONGRATULATIONS on your coming granddaughter. Grandchildren are so wonderful. I am on Facebook and MySpace. My daughter that lives in SC and I play Facebook Wordscraper all the time. I have made some wonderful friends on MySpace from all over the country and even some overseas. Have a wonderful Sunday breakfast with your family. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs, Joyce In NC
Sue, type 2 is a hard one especially with the steroid I am in the same boat. It helps eating high protein diet the day of and after. I also believe my acupuncture treatments help stress and lack of sleep all play into it, and the acupuncture really helps with that. My sugar is only high the day after my treatments I have been a dietetic for years now even before I had the cancer. Keep some raw almonds around and have a handful through out your day. The fat in the almonds helps even out the sugars.. Let me know how that works for you. Cheryl
thx Cheryl and Joyce for your help. I do munch on nuts during the day too, and it does curve my carb cravings! I havent had even a piece of bread in 2 months, and no sugars or other carbs. Levels are still running 150-165 after 2 hour fastings. I guess I am going to have to go on 2 pills a day instead of one to help me more. I am taking Metformin. Thx again!!
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(May 1, 1952 - November 19, 2009)

Vital Info


June 27, 2007

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May 1, 1952

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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