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Madame Chipmunk
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25 posted 09-07-2002 03:06 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Martie...  I would absolutely love it if you would come to visit me here in Michigan...
You could also do a lot of sight-seeing at the same time because this is really quite a beautiful state... especially up north.
Sandra says she might come here also... Maybe we could coordinate the timing so that you will be here together...
I would love that!!!!
My house has room for at least 2 people to stay here.
~ a heartful of hugs

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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26 posted 09-07-2002 03:09 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much for the suggestion, Karilea...
We just might do it for another second opinion.... right now, I have one scheduled at Vanderbilt Univ. with a small cell bladder cancer specialist...
And I also might be starting radiation next week or having surgery on my leg...
I'll keep everyone updated here...
~ loving chipmunk hugs and tail-swishes

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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27 posted 09-07-2002 03:10 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Noah... thanks so much for the comforting angel and your shoulder to cry on...
and I have been crying a lot lately.
First there were tears of frustration and now there are tears of raw fright.
~ loving hugs of thanks

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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28 posted 09-07-2002 03:14 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Karen... thank you... and I truly do understand.  I think sometimes that I don't know what to say to myself.
I look at that healthy old lady in the mirror and wonder how she can possibly be so sick...
but, I know that she is... and I just don't know what to say to her and so I just cry...
but I do feel your caring through your silence, so please don't feel bad about it.
~ hugs of silent softness

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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29 posted 09-07-2002 03:18 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much for all of your thoughts, Marti...
I can't bear the thought of this disease either.
Now that I know what the thing in my thigh really is... I have an image of it as being eaten away by carpenter ants or termites and so I am doing visualizations of  myself spraying them with poison and my leg building itself back up again...

Where's Balladeer... that bug man when I need him?
I have to get rid of these termites and ants.
~ hugs from the chipped old block

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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30 posted 09-07-2002 03:19 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Chris... thanks so much for all of that positive energy...
its just what I need right now...
I've been crying for the past 2 days
~ giant thank you hugs

Lyra

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PDV.... Thanks so much for all of your prayers.  I am trying real hard to keep my spirits up.
I got some new pain pills but they make me real tired and depressed.  Maybe its better to have the pain than the depression...
~ loving hugs of thanks

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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32 posted 09-07-2002 03:26 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Kacy...
My tears really appreciate having a companion
Its always easier to cry when you have a friend to cry with you...
But now we have a clear picture of whats going on...
I had to spend 7 hours in the emergency room on thursday night just to get a stupid x-ray of my leg...  This included a lot of endless waiting as well as an x-ray machine which didn't take any pictures after they mangled my leg into some pretty painful positions...
and then when they finally got it to work, they had to do it all over again...
I guess that might turn into a poem someday... well, at least I can laugh at it now...but it wasn't funny then.
~ hugs of pain and thanks

Lyra

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33 posted 09-07-2002 03:28 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Julie... Thanks for being such a little sweetheart and for all of your caring.
This chipmunk really appreciates it, more than you know.
~ loving thank you hugs

Lyra

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Thundermage... Thanks so much for caring, when I don't even know you....
but I guess I know you now...
~ hugs of thanks

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Nancy...
for your caring and for your prayers...
We now know that it is a lesion...
Its a small one but its in a very bad place because its on a supporting bone and at the very top of that bone, where its hard to wrap any support around it.
So, it looks like they will radiate it but first we have to make sure that its strong enough to handle the radiation...  If it isn't, I will have to have some surgery on it first...
I had wanted to go to the poet meet, so very badly... I'd been talking about it for months...and had planned a whole trip around it... and now it looks like I might not be able to make it... at least not without a miracle... but, we are sure going to try.
~ hugs from a trying chipmunk

Lyra

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36 posted 09-07-2002 03:37 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much for that HUGE hug, Barry...
Its just what I needed and just what the doctor ordered...
She told me to get myself lots and lots of hugs...  She even gave me one, herself...
~ lots of chipmunk hugs comin atcha

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Michael...
I enjoyed our talk also...  and I appreciate all of the love and caring from you and from all of my other friends here...
This is so very important to my recovery right now.
~ lots of loving hugs

Lyra

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38 posted 09-07-2002 03:46 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much for that information and also for you caring Titia...
If we can't make it to Florida...
and if I am not sick from anything such as surgery or radiation on Sept. 30th...
We will try to meet you at the Detroit airport while you are there.
Its about 2 hours from our house, and if I happen to be in Ann Arbor for some type of treatment that day... it will only be about 45 minutes.
A lytic lesion is one in which the cancer eats away at the bone.  The other kind of cancerous bone lesion which I know of, is a blastic lesion and that one deposits cancerous tissue onto the bone and forms tumors which press on nerves and cause pain.
Now I know why mine didn't hurt except if I tried to walk on it.  Thats why everyone kept telling me it was a muscle...  This is a very sneaky disease...
~ hugs which I hope to give you in person along with those knuffels...whatever they are..

Lyra

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39 posted 09-07-2002 03:49 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much for those prayers, Tracey...
I really do hope that we can arrange for a poet meet in Michigan.
I hope to know this week, a little more about how my schedule will go during the next few weeks...
and, I will keep everyone informed...
Our house has space for 2 to 4 people to sleep, depending on whether or not they would like to share a bed.
~ big giant thank you hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Sue...  You know how much I appreciate your prayers and your thoughts...
Please send me your phone number if you can, and I'll try to call you this weekend.
~ loving hugs

Lyra

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41 posted 09-07-2002 03:52 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thats a great idea, Nancy...
Is there a magic show going on sometime soon?
~ magic chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Duncan....
How about the night shift again?
~ nightshift hugs from my heart

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Larry...
I sure hope that I am still here and healthy enough to visit with you in Berrien springs next May...
all I can do is to pray and keep doing my visualizations... and of course to get whatever treatments are available for this type of cancer... which as far as I know, I've already had.
They can fix my leg... but they can't cure the disease which caused it, and so it will keep recurring and I don't know where it will decide to pop up next... which is the reason I am so scared.
~ big big hugs

Lyra

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Believe me when I tell you, Lyra, I'm here. Not a day has gone by that I haven't prayed for you. I wish they WERE termites and ants. They wouldn't have a chance but you need someone a little more powerful than my potions and I am asking HIM every day to get in there and get the job done. Prayer is very powerful and you have many of them going for you. Hang in there, Madame. There is much love going for you...
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Dear Lyra...
I saw a glorious rainbow embracing you.  I'm sure there were glittery angels at each end holding you tight and giving you strength.  You're a wonderful lady, dear friend - and I know that you're standing tall.  Give yourself a huge hug for me - and give one to Dave for me as well - You're a lucky twosome to have each other.  Focus on the good... My prayers for you continue, dear chipmunk lady...

OH - and you KNOW I intend to see you on my next visit to Michigan - so take SPECIAL care of yourself...

Lots of Love
Nancy
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My email is coming on the way to your dear Lyra.  I know you are one smart lady when it comes to your health and what is and is not a good decision for you so that is assuring.  All I wish to say for now is to try and draw strength from those around you that care, but don't you go giving up on Florida, as you remind me of the "little engine that could" and you will!  I know you will. Hang in there we are all here praying for you kiddo.
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Lyra I  am here in Australia and its such a long way away , but you remain in my thoughts and prayers each day
Hope
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Thanks so much for all of the prayers, Michael...  Oh how I wish those were termites and ants also...
But at least I know what it is now...
I've had this pain for weeks and everyone kept telling me that it was just muscle pain.
I even had a hard time convincing my doctor to set up the bone scan for me... and then she didn't read it for 3 days because she assumed it wasn't anything serious...  I guess she was probably more surprised than I was.  The miserable thing about cancer is how it masquerades as more benign conditions.
But now that we know what it is...  We are all ready to take action, starting this week.
I just hope there is time for me to go to the poet meet in Florida.  I've been looking forward to it for months...
Thanks again for your prayers...
~ angelmunk hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Nan... and I am looking forward VERY much to your next visit here...
Thanks so much for all of your caring and your prayers too!
~ loving hugs

Lyra

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