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Good news on endoscopy ...

Friday, February 06, 2009

I did not need a biopsy. Dr. said my tumor is very small and grew a bit this last year and I have another next to it. He still wants to just watch these pancreas tumors as they are very small (one is about 10x12 mm and the other is smaller). He does not want to even biopsy but just run me through endoscopy again in a year. I have to just keep eating healthy and have a positive attitude and thank God each day that things are okay. emoticon

  
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BIGT_56 2/6/2009 9:31PM

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I am so happy to hear that. I am sure that is a real load off of your mind. Sounds like you are on a roll with the good news. Maybe 2009 is going to be your year!

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Terrie

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hubby got a part time job..

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

He feels better...hope he gets lots of hours. The job is in his field (chem dep counseling) so that makes him happy. It is an on-call position but his last on-call position was quite lucrative. I am so happy for him. Now he has to send his thanks to the guy upstairs. I sure am!!!

  
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PONSELLE 2/5/2009 8:02PM

    That's great! I'm happy for you both. emoticon

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BIGT_56 2/4/2009 10:44PM

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I am so happy for you both. Hope it lasts a good long time.

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Terrie

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GAEA3070 2/4/2009 3:13PM

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Celia

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Still working.... in every way, every day

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A rumor has been circulating that there are going to be more layoffs. Right after I started my new position there was a layoff of 10% of the workers at my site (200 of 2000). I made it through that one unscathed. Now there is supposed to be another. All I can do is keep my nose to the grindstone and hope for the best.

Hubby is still looking for work and is depressed about no one calling him lately. He interviewed for 2 jobs so far since September which is pretty dismal, so he is feeling down about the situation. He is on social security and obviously our income has decreased quite a bit since September.

I am trying to take care of myself and yesterday after work I went swimming and did front crawl and back stroke for a full half hour. Then I whirlpooled for about 20 minutes and that all made me feel great. I plan to go again on Thursday.

Today is another day and plan to stay under my 1200 to 1500 calories.....

  
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GAEA3070 2/3/2009 11:01AM

    Sounds like you're doing ok. Maybe you should bring hubby along for a swim and whirlpool.
Hugs,
Celia

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Trying to stay calm and positive....

Sunday, February 01, 2009

On Friday, Feb 6th, I will have another look via endoscopic ultrasound at my pancreas which had a small acinar tumor a year ago. It was biopsied and was negative for cancer. I am hopeful that it has not grown (or maybe gone away completely?) and is negative still. This was an incidental finding last year after my gallbladder removal when I was having some indigestion. They were actually looking for gallstones in the biliary tree. I have felt well all year until I made my appointment for the new procedure and I think I am just having a case of nerves, worrying about the test again. It was good to talk to some people at church today regarding this upcoming test and about others who are or have been hospitalized for various other conditions. I am going to continue to be active and after posting here, I plan to go to the gym and swim and whirlpool. When I get home later I plan to listen to some nice music and read. I suppose the gym will be unbusy as it is Super Bowl today.

  
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MAXFOCUS 2/2/2009 1:13AM

    Hi Teddy, I hope your test goes well on Friday. I'll keep you in my prayers. Hope you had an enjoyable swim. I was shopping during the game and the stores were pretty much empty.

Max

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NVR2HEALTHY 2/1/2009 11:22PM

    Great choices! Exercising & music are both great ways to relieve stress and nurture the body at the same time.

Good luck with your tests.

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PONSELLE 2/1/2009 9:19PM

    Good luck. You are in my prayers.

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GAEA3070 2/1/2009 4:27PM

    Try some meditation and keep your mind on what you're doing. Nothing ever improves by worrying, Sweetie. Believe me, I know.

A little aloe vera juice every day wouldn't hurt either. I take it to keep kidney stones away. Who knows.

I'm meditating positive and healing energies to you and keeping up with your progress. My best to you and yours.

Hugs,
Celia
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Dr. refuses to recalibrate scale...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Apparently my scale has been off by about 5 lb....oh, no... I really weigh 220!!! That means I have gained about 40 lb since my gallbaldder surgery about 1-1/2 years ago. So I had my last high fat, Mexican meal yesterday for the last time until I reach that 180 mark again. I said I would never be heavy again. I have been lax in every possible way--eating too much, eating the wrong things, not exercising, etc, etc. In general, I have not been taking care of myself. This week I have restarted writing down what I eat and yesterday was incredibly excessive.

My new years resolution is starting today, on the 31st of January.

I double checked my weight at the gym and that scale is 5 lbs heavier than my home scale, too, so I have adjusted my scale and changed my weigh-in amount on Sparkpeople. Yesterday was also an extremely high sodium day,having had quesadilla and salsa. Today I plan to drink about 2 quarts of water to help flush that out.

I have to remember: Today is the first day of the rest of my life. This picture is me at my low weight of 175 and I felt great, too!!!

  
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JALICOOK 1/31/2009 9:55AM

    You can do it! We'll all be pulling for you, every single day.

(gorgeous photo!)

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