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Sep 28, 2009 - 7 comments

We had a picture postcard day weather wise, the venue was spectacular and our children showed us how very much they love each other.  It was nice to be able to see all of our nearest and dearest in one place and for them to be able to share the day with us.  Don't know if crossed everybody's minds but I likely will not see them again if things continue to go downhill for me.  I did my absolute best not to rain on the parade.
Started chemo again on 9/23, Gemzar as a single agent.  Major complaint as with all chemos I've been is constipation.  If the Gemzar helps, I'll work on the poop issue and come up with some kind of a laxative combo.  Bonding with my visiting nurse.  She is very realistic but has an upbeat personality and chats away while draining my pleural effusion tube.  
Not sure I`ll be well enough to do the Chicago trip.  Heck I haven`t left the house since last Thursday.  Must tame my wanderlust, too much trouble dragging oxygen tanks and suction bottles around.   My mom was here today doing my laundry and keeping me company.  She has not given up on a miracle yet, sweet thing that she is.  Whatever gets you thru the night... to quote John Lennon.

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by justscore, Sep 28, 2009
I can't wait to see the wedding photos.  I am so glad you got to spend such a beautiful day with your family and friends.  Hang in there, new advances are made everyday..........

Along with your mom, hoping for your miracle!

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by doicat, Sep 29, 2009
Hey Sharon!

Good to hear that the wedding went well and the pictures turned out beautiful.  Also good to hear from you.  I've not been on the site for quite a while and tonight logged on and found your entry...ment to be cause I've been thinking of you and how you're doing.  I've heard that gemzar can be kinda hard on the system, I just hope that you find the right combo to combat the side effects.  

Your mom sounds a lot like mine.  Bless their hearts.  Just can't talk about reality with them now can we?

Love and hugs to you my friend.


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by dawnlyn, Sep 29, 2009

I am glad that the day and everything went well for the wedding.  I am hoping you can come up with the right cocktail.  I too am praying with your Mom for a miracle.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Love, Dawnlyn

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by lvfrogs, Sep 29, 2009
So glad to know that you had a wonderful time at the wedding and the pictures came out beautiful. I am so sorry to hear about the constipation. But truly hope that the Gemzar is working like hell! Would love to see you in Chicago but totally understand. Love and hugs,

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by TrudieC, Sep 29, 2009
Hoping so much that you can make it through this round of chemo well and that we can share time in Chicago.  Totally understandable if you can't but I really hope the goal of getting there helps you make it through.

Love, Trudie

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by helenl89, Oct 01, 2009
i'm so glad the wedding was perfect, can't wait to see the pics. think positive and I'm sincerely hoping the chemo drugs work this time. did you try the miralax, apple or prune juice combo? I ubderstand if you can't make it to chicago. i hope you will be feeling better soon. Wandering isn't everything it's cracked up to being. take it easy. I'm not going to makee it to chicago either, unfortunatley. See journal for more info, if feel up to it. i wish i could be there to give you a big bear hug lol

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by ireneo, Oct 01, 2009
I'm glad the wedding turned out so well. This time of year the weather can be unpredictable. It does give a peace of mind knowing your kids are happy and loved. And you have some fantastic mental pictures and memories to carry you through the winter.

As for the trip, I know everyone would love to have you there but being the good friends they are, they understand how tough it is to be hooked up and dragged down with all the chemo frustrations. Hope you get the constipation business cleared up and out. That alone can cause pain.

Thank you for filling us in on the wedding. I'm anxious to see pictures. I need to go looking around, see what you have posted and where.

Big hugs to you. I think you're a great Mother in law and a strong woman. Gotta say it again, I love your picture. I smile every time I look at it.


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