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

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

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Update….

I met my new ENT doctor yesterday.  I like him.  He was very thorough and gave me some answers I didn’t want to hear but I like him anyway. I was told that the progress for recovery from the type of radiation I had is very slow, taking as long as months, perhaps years and in some cases never. Discouraging news for me as I am still existing on Boost and the Blender.  I could use 2 or 3 blenders right now as washing my lone Blender is getting to be tedious.  lol

I am going to start seeing a speech therapist who will work with me on being able to swallow better.  Looks like my date at Red Lobster is still way off in the future. But I feel  sure that time will come eventually.

I am still in line to see my kidney/BP specialist on 3 February, the dentist on the 17th, the Pet Scan on the 23rd and my oncologist on the 26th.  Plus my daughter’s birthday is the 14th so February will be a busy short month.  However we will be closer to spring when March comes. Thank you all for remembering me in your thoughts and prayers.

Year 2015 Countdowns

First Day of Spring

Days until Friday, March 20th, 2015 54

Countdown to Easter

Days until Sunday, April 5th, 2015 70

Beth

43 comments:

  1. oh dear Beth, I am so sorry this journey is such a rough one, you are such a trooper, stay strong, Red Lobster is in your future,

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  2. Beth, I can't tell how glad I was to see you had posted an up-date...although the news is a bit tough for you to take. You know you are much stronger than you ever dreamed you could be. You are a warrior. I will forever have you in my thoughts and prayers. Bless your heart dear friend, xoxo,Susie

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  3. That's your buzz word Beth, "Red Lobster". You have many friends and I am proud to be among them. We're all behind you. As the lady above said, stay strong.

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  4. You have such a positive and cheerful attitude, you are an inspiration to everyone. Can you eat creamed soups? My favorite liquid breakfast is still Cardnation instant breakfast.

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  5. You have many things to look forward to. Hugs and prayers from Arizona.

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  6. I know how important it is to like your doctor. I notice that my 89 year old mom even feels better when she visits the one she likes or the ones that like her. Beth, you are in my thoughts. Wish I could be with you when you can go to the Red Lobster. Hope you can go and enjoy real soon. Thanks for the calendar countdown! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  7. Love your Robin above . . .
    Love Your Spirit of Resilience . . .
    On to Red Lobster dreams . . . right!
    You are a dynamo Beth Marie . . .
    My caring and prayers . . .

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  8. Hang in there, Beth. You are a fighter and all will be better soon. I admire your positive attitude and wish you a speedy recovery. Can you eat ice cream? Hugs to you and look forward to spring when getting outside is so fun!

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  9. Sorry that your recovery is taking so long, Beth. Prayers that things will continue to get better. February will be a busy month for you.

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  10. Dear Beth, I am so happy to hear a report from you. You have been in my thoughts and prayers daily, and you will continue to be. I'm sure it has to be very frustrating for you as we want to instantly feel better and get back to life. At least you know now that you are progressing at a normal rate. HUGS

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  11. So sorry you are still suffering. Just a thought, but sometimes by replacing the vitamins/nutrients that have been robbed from your body by treatments and medications, can help to correct some of the issues. That's what I'm currently having to do for fluoroquinolone toxicity.

    You are still in my prayers each night.

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  12. Don't give up - YOU WILL GET BETTER.
    Can you go to a garage sale and get a couple more blenders?
    I know with cancer it is one doctor, then another, and another.
    Glad you let us know how you are doing.
    Am praying for the PET scan.
    Hugs, sandie

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  13. Hi Beth you always in my thought's , so it was good to see a post today.
    Stay strong and warm , soon be Spring . Flowers and bees a buzzing.
    Hugs Sheila x

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  14. Beth, wish I could help speed things up for you, but happy to hear that you are functioning okay for now. Hope you get some good results from the tests and doctor visits. Remember that we have a date in May when I am visiting there. I have a books signing at the Delavan Library on May 18th in the evening. But we will meet up for sure for lunch sometime that week. May be can do Red Lobster by then? God bless.

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  15. Sorry that it is slow going for you but glad to hear you ARE improving and I know one day you will get that dinner at Red Lobster. : )
    Prayers will continue for you and for a speedy recovery.
    Hang in there my friend.

    Love you header with the robin!!

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  16. You are in my daily prayers Beth. Darn I wish it would heal faster for you but I am so glad you are alive dear. Love and hugs.

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  17. Buying another blender may very well help. Oh Beth I am so sorry about the news, but I will continue to pray for you and that you recover really soon. I hope you can go to Red Lobster really soon!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  18. Prayers that your Red Lobster date will be sooner than you think.

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  19. I have not stopped praying for you and will continue until I hear that cancer and it's evil effects are gone forever. I wish the news would get better fast. But with so many of us praying, good has got to come for you. I hope you feel the love from all of us, and know we really care. God bless you. Hugs! From Bertie

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  20. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You are a strong women, Beth Marie.

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  21. It's tough for you, and I don't know what it's like for you. People I have dealt with in your situation, but it doesn't make it any easier for you knowing that. I wish you well and prayers always coming your way. Eventually you will arrive at your goal and such a busy month is February for you, so with that I hope the days and nights go quickly. I suppose you are sleeping alright! Remembering last winter for you, reading your books, so I suppose you might be doing the same this winter if you feel up to it.
    Take care...all the best...Margaret

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  22. Glad to see the update, but sure wish is was more uplifting for you. I continue the prayers and send you love and hugs.

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  23. Oh Beth you are so strong I know this is a tough road but your family, your humour and your faith will keep you. I wish I could give you real hugs but these virtual ones will have to do hug hug hug hug hug. B

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  24. I know you won't give up and truly believe you will reach your goal of a Red Lobster meal and tastier eating experiences. It's good to hear from you with updates. Progress slow but it is progress. Hugs!

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  25. It is good to hear from you! I am glad you have doctors that you trust, though I wish the news was better for you. It is hard to be patient through pain. I fell down my back stairs last week, breaking and displacing ribs. So, I am not blogging right now, but had to come visit you. Please get well soon. You are always in my prayers.

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  26. Progress may be slow but thankfully it is progress. Thank you so much for keeping us up to date. Praying for you still!

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  27. Love the robin header!
    Sorry to hear this is such a slow process of healing for you. I do think buying another blender is a great idea! Spring will be here soon. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. :)

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  28. Blessings....

    Keep strong, keep your head up. It is a journey back to health and you are well worth the time, energy and effort. There is light ahead and you are moving wonderfully (considering the challenges) through it.

    My cousin i told you about is going through it too, have mercy is he ever. He is keeping the faith and fighting the fight as best he could.

    Stay blessed, humble and thankful.
    peace.

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  29. Each passing day brings you one step closer to Red Lobster, just keep on fighting to get better you are often in our thoughts and prayers

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  30. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Don't give up and take one day at a time. HUGS

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  31. Dear Beth!
    I will thinking of your get soon playing for you well! I love both of twinis all the time.
    Michiko

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  32. Hi Beth! I am very glad that you like your new doctor. I hope you recover quicker from the radiation treatments that the norm. You're always in my thoughts and prayers!

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  33. I'm so glad you like your new doctor....but so wish you had received better news. We're gonna pray that you'll be the exception and improve much more quickly than he said!

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  34. Beth, I was so glad to see that you posted. I appreciate these updates because I often wonder how you've been feeling. Just know that I'm still praying for you... :)

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  35. Each day is a challenge. You can do this:) Doctors always are cautious with recovery time. Just keep trying to push it each day a little bit with Red Lobster as the carrot:) Hang in there! I check up on you during your posts and it's good to get the updates. Healing thoughts my friend:)

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  36. Beth I too am glad to see you post and update us all. Your still in my prayer of course..

    xxoo

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  37. Just checking in again. Snowing here with expectations of 8-12 more inches. Spring will be here soon. Hang in with us as we hang with you.

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  38. Dear Beth, I am sending you all my energy and love, and a bit of our Spanish sun :)

    Take care.

    Hugs and kisses

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  39. Beth, I was sure that I had commented...was just peeking in to comment again...right. What a busy month you have. Some of it behind you...hope that the dental visit went well and that there were happy celebrations for your daughter's birthday. Keep looking up!

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  40. Dear Beth, I have been away for a few months and am catching up. Sending my love and will keep you in my prayers. Mildred

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