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Doctors appointment and other sad news regarding a good friend.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ok my doctor is real nice and everything went well. He did some special blood work and said I may have to go up again on my thyroid medication. He is checking some stuff, looking for Hashimoto's disease. Hopefully everything will work out OK. I will go back in 5 1/2 months for another ultrasound on thyroid and then see him at 6 months.

My sad news is regarding my friend Cora (there is a picture of Cora in my photos here with her and my Lucy Dog taken the day b/4 Lucy had to be put down because she was so ill.) Cora and her husband moved a couple of years ago to S.Carolina where soon after Cora developed lung cancer. They did radiation and chemo and kept putting off her lung surgery as the cancer was shrinking. Finally after all these long months her son joined them in SC, they had scheduled her surgery for last Monday the 14th. On Sat. Cora started talking funny and being a bit off, so her husband and son took her to the emergency room. When I talked to her on Sunday the 13th, she sounded so off, druggy and not getting her words correctly. I agreed with her and said it sound like a TIA or mild stroke.
Her son called on Monday and left me a message. I wasn't exactly sure what he was going on about and at first I thought maybe Cora had forgotten she talked to me on Sunday. I talked to her yesterday, she still sounded druggy, slow but she was able to tell me that she did not have a stroke but now had developed cancer in some part of her brain. So the surgery for her lung cancer has been put off and she has already started radiation again. Her hair was starting to grow back from the last round of radiation.
I am so sad for her and the family. I asked her if the cancer had spread from her lung cancer and she didn't think so. But I have to wonder really how much she is understanding or what her husband is letting them tell her. I know from first hand knowledge, (my mother suffered with cancer head /neck for 6 years and it spread all over. My husbands parents both died from cancer that spread all over the place) that once cancer starts spreading from one area to another and in the brain, it really isn't good. You could live years, like my mom who was given 6 months, or you could live only a few months. I am hoping I won't be making a trip to Virginia in the near future (I know that is where all her family is buried) but at some time far far away.
Any prayers would be appreciated for Cora. xo emoticon
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    sorry about your friend.
    1701 days ago
    So sorry about your friend and will be praying for her and her family.
    1703 days ago
    Praying right now for CORA....and for you for wisdom when you speak to her prayer you be able to help the family as she Goes through this difficult time. And asking God also for a miracle.
    1704 days ago
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    1704 days ago
    Oh Teri! Such sad news for Cora! When cancer spreads to the brain it is usually very bad, but I still believe in miracles! I'm glad you like your MD and things seem to be promising with your thyroid. Will keep you, Cora and her family in my thoughts!
    1704 days ago
    Prayers are being said. Hugs, Cheryl

    1705 days ago
    Glad your doctor appointment went well, and hope the final outcome is good, too. So sorry to hear about your friend, Cora. It is so difficult when you hear something about a friend who is so far away, you want to be with them, but it is really not possible. Lung cancer commonly metastasizes to the brain, will be praying that Cora is soon better. emoticon
    1705 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend. emoticon
    1705 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Terri, I am so sorry about your friend Cora. That is a difficult diagnosis to treat. My thoughts & prayers will be with her. My grandmother had a brain tumor and due to not known treatment at the time, she passed away at age 58. I also hope your tests come out well!
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  • _LINDA
    I am so very sorry to hear about Cora :(((I have known four people who had cancer in the brain and all died within six months of the diagnosis in spite of surgery to remove it and other treatments, its a very virulent form of cancer :((( That its already affected her speech and mind, that is so horrible to hear :(( My uncle recently died from cancer that had spread all over from his lungs. How it was never caught when he went into the hospital with fluid on his lungs a year ago, I will never understand, but this second time he went in, it was too late and untreatable. I also knew a woman who was diagnosed with a very virulent form of breast cancer -and was given only three months to live!! However, she fought it with everything she had and lasted ten years! Her strength, determination and will to live and to never give up inspired me when things got rough with my condition. We could understand the trials we were going through and the constant run of hospitalizations, surgeries, medicines. I still miss her sunny smile and warm personality a lot and that is why cancer is one of the charities I support the most.
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    1706 days ago
  • ALICEART2010
    prayers lifted
    1706 days ago
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