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October 02, 2011 Getting ready to go to St. Jude.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

My brother well be leaving for St. Jude on the 4th Oct. Have not prepared to go like I had planed to do. Partly because my daughter said she would go then she changed her mind I am ending up going anyway because my brother didn't want to go alone. He wall 11 when he had cancer, he is now 47 going for a check up.

I had a month to get ready after my daughter told me she did not want to go. But I seat around playing on the computer instead of walking and trying to lose weight. I will be doing much more exercise than my body is use to doing when I get to St. Jude. Hope leg cramps do not get me. How can one be so foolish?
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    emoticon The walking was hard for me, and for Jesse be used Bus's to get from building to building. It is a very big place. Jesse has damage to the lower part of his hear and organs below that, the fat on his bottom was not able to grow back after the kemo treatments he had as a child. Caused blood flow problems in his legs may have been the reason for his stroke ten years back. His patient number is 5714 which is a fairly low number. emoticon emoticon

    June 08, 2013, my brother passed away. I am so very great full of the time I spend at St. Jude with my brother. He lived in Arkansas most of his life, and our sister and I lived on the west coast. He suffered allot, I would never pray to have him return to this earth, where he would continue to suffer. Bee emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 7/1/2013 2:29:49 PM
    Good Luck Bee with this journey. I know you can do what is needed. He needs you now. But don't forget yourself, too. He will love you for that, too. emoticon emoticon emoticon Debbie
    2457 days ago
    Bee, I've found that when you're doing good for someone else, you can usually do what is needed. Focus on him. Is he worried about the outcome this time? Be his support and you'll find the strength you need. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    2457 days ago
    What a wonderful thing for you to do to go with your brother and to be there with him. I, too, hadn't thought about adults being treated at St. Jude's, but I am sure they like to follow their patients as long as possible. Hope he is doing well and that he has a good report while there. Take it slow and easy, and I bet you'll find a way to get through it. Maybe it can be a new beginning for you, too. Hugs, Jeannie
    2457 days ago
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    Good Luck Bee with your brother and it's great you're there for him. He needs all the support he can get. You are a wonderful Sister to care enough to be there for him.


    2457 days ago
    Aunt Bee take care of yourself and good luck to your brother.

    Mazack, i just did the race for the cure here in portland, oregon, take it slow and youwill finish it you will be surprised what you can do when you challenge yourself just have fun!
    2457 days ago
    Good luck to you and your brother. I have never thought about adults in conection with St. Jude. We go right by St. Jude's when we go East to visit 2 0f my 3 children.

    I am going to walk with my sister in the Susan B Komen Race for the Cure in Little Rock, AR in 3 weeks and not sure I can walk the 5k distance. I got sick and then I have been on computer too much.
    2457 days ago
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