It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dear blogging friends…

yesterday afternoon I received a diagnosis of cancer.  I have an appointment with an oncologist this coming Thursday morning.  I will know more then what I will be going through.  This was devastating news for me.  Cancer is not a new word for me.  I lived it with 4 siblings and my husband.  None of those cases had a positive outcome.  I would like you all to think of me with kind thoughts and say a prayer if you are so inclined.  Thank you.

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It has poured down rain most of today.  Yesterday was beautiful though for our trip home to put flowers on Jim’s grave.  I was able to stop by and see some of my old friends which was very nice.

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This is a picture of me taken with with my old beautician Sherri in her shop yesterday.  She is a dear friend that I watched grow up and was her first customer  when she got her license.

Below is a picture of her shop.  I think the picture is really neat as it shows the reflection of the cars parked out front of the shop.

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If you click on the pictures they will be larger.

I am pretty shell shocked today as I am trying to digest everything the oral surgeon had to  say.  I will be around to visit you all when I get myself collected.

Love,

Beth

66 comments:

  1. Oh Beth, I'm so sorry to hear that. You certainly have my prayers. I so hate that disease.

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  2. I most definitely will say prayers for you Beth. Its such a scary word. My dearest friend was told she has stage 3 or 4 lung cancer but she is hopeful. Its best not to worry too much until you know more. I know that is much easier said than done. ((Hugs))
    Linda

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    1. Lindy, I remember the good old days of spaces blogging. You were one of my first friends. Thank you. xx

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  3. Dear Beth,

    I am so sorry to read this, I will indeed be thinking of you and praying for you. That is a lovely picture of you.

    Take Care - Love Nita

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    1. Nita, you have been with me since the early days of spaces. Thank you. xx

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  4. Hi Beth I'm sending all the positive vibes in the world. I hope it's not bad news and you are in my thoughts. Hang in there and we'll hope for the best. Big hug chris

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    1. Thank you Chris, you are such a very nice young man. I treasure your friendship.

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  5. Dear Beth: My prayers will be with you today and everyday, my friend. I'm sorry you are going through this but you seem to be a strong woman. We are here for you.
    Love,
    Jill

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  6. og Beth I am so sorry, if there is anything I can do, I know I'm far away but honestly please let me know.I will keep you in my prayers, be strong, we all care so much,

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  7. Blessings Beth:
    You are most definitely in my prayers (I am praying as i write this now). I think we all have that mammoth size log in our throats when it comes to the big C.

    There are no adequate words except to say, live every moment. Around 2am this morning I watched a video on Zach Sobiech who said "You don't have to find out you are dying to start living." I was so riveted by this young man, it left me in awe and also wondering if I would have such courage given such insurmountable odds. I share that video simply got to my google+ page at https://plus.google.com/101099217204323189067

    You are always in my prayers
    Rhapsody

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    1. Oh, Fab, you have been such a good friend from our old spaces blogging days, Thank you! xx

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  8. i am so very sorry, beth! i know you will let us know more after you do - and as you've had a chance to absorb it.

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  9. Beth, my heart goes out to you. Cancer is probably everyone's worst fear. I believe in prayer, and have seen miracles. I will pray for you and put you on the prayer chain at church. God will be with you and give you strength. I know you have many friends who will also be praying. Take care and write to us when you can and let us know how things are going. I had an aunt whom I dearly loved who had cancer at age 80. She got through it and was cancer free until she finally went to heaven at age 90. God bless you and make you well. Bertie (BGB)

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  10. I know you must be devastated right now, but hope will play a big part in your life right now and please, have that hope now while you haven't heard all of the details. You are not new to cancer, how life changing it is for everyone, but remember, there are many who survive.

    We are all praying for you, hang in there and let us know how your next appointment goes.

    Much love,

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. SIS.. you know you always have my thoughts and prayers but I will send extra ones now for your peace and strength in the coming days. Anything you need I will gladly offer, you have my number. Love you always XOXO

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    1. You are such a sweetheart Sis, always there for me. Thank you!! Love and hugs.

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  12. Beth,
    I'm so very sorry to hear your sad news. I will pray for you!! When we were going through our difficult trial with our Spencer a friend gave me a quote that I loved:
    "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."
    Hang in there and know that there are many prayers and thoughts of strength and love going out for you!

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    1. You have such a lovely family and you have had such trial in your life. It fills my heart that you are praying for me at this time. hugs

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  13. Dear, dear Beth. I am so very sorry to hear your disturbing news. Of course you can be sure I will be thinking of you and praying for you! Please let me know if there is anything else I might be able to do for you.

    Love and hugs,
    Nellie

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  14. Beth, You have my thoughts and prayers for inspiration, strength, recovery and health. God will be with you.
    Much love from Arizona
    Debbie

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  15. You won't be alone with this Beth we will all be here for you every step of the way. May God surround you at this time with loved ones and friends who will fill you with loving thoughts and prayers. I will be sending lots of healing prayers and healing energy. I know you have taken this journey with others so close to you before, but each is a new road and yours may not be the same road they took.
    Sending lot of love and hugs
    Carrie

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    1. Thank you Carrie..you are another old friend from my early blogging days. hugs

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  16. Oh Beth I am devistated to hear this. You are the blogging friend that I've known the longest going back to the days of Spaces. Of course you are in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Again I am so sorry to hear this.

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    1. Paul, you are such a dear friend to me. You always have been. You are like a brother to me.

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  17. I am so, so sorry! Prayers your way.

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  18. First House of Lime....now you....and my aunt was just diagnosed with lymphoma this past week.....my husband's best friend has pancreatic cancer....my best friend died from colon cancer. My dear Moannie was taken away last October by the c word. I hate it. My dad....he left us 5 years ago....this is so upsetting to me. I cursed....I yelled obscenities. My hubby thought I had lost my mind. Why does this happen to such wonderful people? Why can't they find a cure?

    You said you will find out what the oral surgeon has to say....is it in your mouth? your throat? My heart is so heavy now. You take care of yourself. You don't worry about visiting our blogs....unless it helps to lift your spirits. AND PLEASE....get help from those who are close to you when you need it....don't try to do this alone. My dad didn't tell us his feet were numb from the Paclitaxel they used in his treatment during chemo and he fell and broke his hip. Tell your daughter EVERYTHING. Please. I don't want to lose someone else to this horrible thing. Big hugs. Know we all love you, Beth and we are all praying for you.

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    1. Thank you for your love and prayers. hugs

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  19. Oh Beth, I am so so sorry :( You will be in my thoughts and prayers ♥

    I love that you stayed with your hairdresser. I did hair for a couple of years and had a few clients that would stick with me no matter what. One time I accidentally cut a bald spot in one ladies hair and she still came back LOL! You can tell how special you are to Sherri ☺

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  20. I am so sorry to read about your health. Saying prayers for you every day. May God keep you safe for years to come :) (the positive in me)

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  21. I am so sorry that you are going thru this! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    hugs from me to you...
    Marie

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  22. Oh Beth my heart sank you are in my Prayers , as one of your blogging friends said. Don't go this alone keep your close family and friends near by. We are also all here for you , let us know how your appt goes.. Thinking of you Much Love .
    Hugs Sheila xx

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    1. Thank you Sheila. You are one of my blogging friends from spaces. I feel like I know you from our correspondence. xx

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  23. I am so sorry about your devastating news. My husband, my family and myself will be thinking of you and praying for you. God is a great healer. He will give you and your loved ones energy and hope.

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    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers.

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  24. You are most definitely in my prayers, lady!
    Glad you had a nice trip back to your old stomping grounds with good weather, too. Hang in there! Love and hugs!!

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    1. Rita, you are such a sweet lady. I am so glad that I have come to know you. hug

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  25. My heart hurts for you and I am sorry to know this is such a life-changing situation. Kind thoughts for you and your family. "Time is a river that flows 'round the bend, never to return to the places it's been…" Hugs and love coming your way.

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind thoughts.

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  26. As always, you are in my prayers. I can't do without you. Me

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  27. And I can't do without you Rae! Love you Sis!

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  28. My precious blogging friend, Ms. Beth....please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! PLEASE keep us posted about the outcome of your doctor's visit.

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  29. Beth...my deepest love and prayers to you. Always and ever. I would like to call.

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    1. Thank you for calling me Twin and for the love and prayer. Hugs!

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  30. oh beth, what sad, sad news....remember that you never know how strong you are, till being strong's your only choice!!

    i am sending you a big warm hug and best wishes from the jersey shore!! (i am not a prayer, i am a believer in good, positive thinking!!)

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  31. Sherri is so happy to pose with you. All I would say is that I am sure I will keep seeing your comments on all the posts that I post :-)

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  32. Oh my what terrible news to read today I will pray for you and hope you keep us all informed how things go........I like many have been touched by cancer no I myself have not had it but my dad had lung cancer in 2009 and of course my pop died of cancer along with my uncle John........cancer is such a terrible thing.......

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  33. Dear, sweet Beth....you thanked me on my blog for being a friend to you....I am grateful to you for befriending me. I don't know exactly how it came that we found each other, but I am certainly glad we did because from your lemon cake to the year's worth of photos of your tree, I learned a lot from you....and the most important thing you taught me is how to be a good blogger friend....and I am forever in your debt. :) Now, you concentrate really hard and make that bad stuff go away. Hear me?!

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  34. I will definitely pray for you. I read your blog every time you post and will keep you in my prayers.

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  35. I am so very sorry to hear this news. I will be praying for you as well as for wisdom and compassion for your medical team.

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  36. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer and I will pray earnestly for God to lead and guide your oncologist. I will pray for you to be strong and that your cancer will respond well to treatment. You are loved by me and so many others in blogland. Mildred

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  37. such sad news Beth,I am so sorry.
    My husband was told he has cancer also just last week.
    they will start kemo soon...
    my prayers are with you my friend
    hugs

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  38. I am so sorry to hear this Beth
    my prayers are with you.
    We just found out last week that my husband has cancer.
    we are in shock right now.
    hugs my friend

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  39. Oh goodness Beth...I am praying for you. It's a good thing your so strong! Sending hugs and prayers your way :)

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  40. My Dear Beth, I have no idea how I missed this. I'm so very sorry for your diagnosis. I will believe for you to overcome where others have not. I and many others will stand and fight this battle with you one way or another. God's grace and healing to you.

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  41. Oh Beth...I've followed you since your husband was ill so many years ago, through your move to be near your daughter and checking in every now and then to see how you are doing. You don't deserve this. I will pray for you. Miracles do happen.

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  42. Dearest Beth...damn and double damn. It brought a tear to my eye reading all this outpouring of love for you. You are one special woman and this stuff is always a crap shoot. I have lots of friends and family who have beaten it and some who have not. Only time will tell. In the meantime, live your life as big and full as you can. Be grateful for every single minute. But--you al;ready do that !

    I have been so blessed having you in my life... xoxoxoxo

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  43. Oh Beth I'm sorry I'm behind on reading post. My heart goes out to you and you will be in my prayers and thoughts will be with you!

    Much love!

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  44. I have been away for a while and I came to your blog and read something about pre op testing so I have gone back a few posts to see what is going on...Beth I am so sorry. I know how scary this is. I will pray for you and so will my family. God be with you every step of the way. Sending Love and prayers, Blessings, Joanne

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