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Madame Chipmunk
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After waiting nervously by the phone for 3 days to find out my results... I finally called the radiologists' reading room for the bone scans and the radiologist I spoke to said that they normall don't give them out to patients...  But I had spoken to her right after my scan and she recognized my voice and was shocked that I hadn't gotten my results yet and so she told me that there was a small metasteses right across the top of my left femur (thigh bone) and there were 3 questionable ones on my ribs... 2 of them were perfectly symmetrical which usually means that they are stress fractures... probably from when I had pneumonia and coughed really hard...and the other one I am pretty sure happened from an accident on my treadmill...
So the only concern was the one on my femur.  Then my doctor found out that I had gotten the results and she called me very apologetically and told me that there were disagreements as to whether my leg was also broken.
She told me to go to the emergency room to get an ex-ray right away.
6 hours later, at the emergency room... we finally got the ex-ray... after manipulating my leg and making it really sore...and having to do it over again because the first series didn't come out... the technician told me that there was no tumor...it was just a clean break.
Then the physician's Assistant with whom I was working, came over and said that they had gotten a good picture of it and that it was a lytic lesion.
So, I have 2 opinions again... but I am sure that it is a lesion.  This is terrible news. Lytic lesions are the ones in which the bone is eaten away by the cancer.  They don't think that radiation will help it totally and I might have to have surgery to repair it.  I don't think I will ever walk normally again and I am really upset because it now really looks like Florida is out for me... and I had been looking forward to that so very much...
Maybe some of you can come and visit me, here in Michigan.
I am also upset because of the speed at which that thing developed.  3 weeks ago, I was able to go up and down the stairs, now I can't do that at all.
I am really scared that it will keep spreading all over my body and that I will die soon.
I feel perfectly healthy now...except for my leg...
but that was hardly hurting at all a month ago.
So, I have to do everything I ever wanted to do in my life... really fast now...
If anyone who was going to the poet meet... especially those of you from overseas, can come to Michigan... it would make me feel much better.  I know that once this is cleared up, there will probably be another one on it's heels but I might have some time in between to visit other friends who live in the U.S.A.   But going out of the country would be too difficult right now.
~ loving hugs

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God bless you, Lyra.
My hope for you lives on.
Things are as they are, but I hope they change for you soon.
Much love to you.
Hopefully, my job will send me to Michigan sometime on business -- then I'll finally get to meet the chipmunk poet, and feast on yr famous acorn pizza!

In my prayers,
Mike
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Lyrs, sweetie, do not think the worst. Since there are differing opinions, it could be ok, yet. I for one am going to try to come see you soon, if there is any financial way. It stinks that you cannot make it to Florida, I can't either.
Please try to be calm, and think maybe there is a confusion. I'm sorry you are going through more of this.
Love
Sandra
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Lyra

This news does not sound good...I'm so sorry.  I would like to come and visit you, even though I wasn't going to poet's meet.  I have been complaining that I am the only person I know that hasn't been on vacation this year.  So perhaps Michigan...what do you think?

My thoughts remain strong for you with love and prayers.  Hugs!

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Lyra, M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston is where you should go.  I have been told by those in the know that folks with any kind of cancer go there and walk away with a clean bill of health.

I would do all I could if I were in your shoes to get to Houston.  Ask your doctors.  See what they say.  Better yet, check out this site http://www.mdanderson.org/

I don't normally tell people what to do.  And I'm not about to push a pushy broad.  But...it is a suggestion.  Sent with love.

And my prayers.


[This message has been edited by Sunshine (09-06-2002 07:57 PM).]

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(tears fall down my cheeks) Oh Lyra, my heart goes out to you, believe me, if I could I would fly out in an instant and visit you in Michigan to give you a nice big hug and help cleanse those tears! (wipes tears) I know your heart is breaking right now and how hard it must feel to hear the news from them but continue to be strong for us all, for I believe in miracles and the healing powers of God and I too would follow Karilea's advice as I too have heard of this wonderful hospital! Many times I have heard stories of such cancers suddenly disappearing through prayer, and that is what I will always do for you as you are one of the best friends I've ever had! (rinses tears with hanky) God Bless You, I am always here for you and to help you feela  little better, I promise I will call tonight!



Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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(sends angel hugs to guide you with comfort and love)



Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Lyra...forgive my silence. I simply do not know what to say...


sometimes I bless this computer and the internet for giving me the ability to meet people that I might never have been able to know--other times--I despise it for its lack of warmth of touch. I am so sorry.
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Lyra, I am speechless. I wish there was something I could say or do to make this all better...

I am still going with the positive aspect of the news as I cannot bear the thought of you being ill. Not our perky, spunky little chipmunk.

You continue in my prayers and I will phone you soon.  Hugs, Marti
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Brave, sweet Lyra, Take heart little Chipmunk as things could get better yet. Don't give up hope. I will continue to pray for you and send positive energy your way on the wind. Bless you. hugs, Chris
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Lyra, please continue to get everyone's opinion on this. Keep your spirits up, you will stay in my prayers.
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with you at this news. But please do follow up on all options and get another professional opinion. It sounds as if there is too much leeway in the interpretation of these tests, and sometimes 'professional' guessing isn't any better than the kind I do.
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You will be in my prayers. I will write a little something to cheer you up later. Or maybe send you an e-card or something.

Cold hands means a warm heart

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I wish I could be there for it.

What is life without poetry and adventure?
"Little sister" is just another way of saying "Guardian Angel"!

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Lyra...sweet sweet Lyra...I am almost speechless here...
Sitting here quietly saying prayers for a brave and loving soul.  
Perhaps it is not a lesion..lets not give up hope yet..okay?
Prayers and healing thoughts being sent your way.
~Healing Hugs, Nancy~
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Lyra,

Knowing the power of fear,  I know this is
a very difficult time for you...  Fight the
fear with positive thoughts,  but don't go
to fantasy land on it...  Try to approach
with logic and reason...  If there are other
options,  viable alternatives,  explore them
and act on them if you feel necessary.  Try
to not let it wear you down to where your
own body is prone to illness..  This time
in your life is taking a terrible toll on
you mentally, emotionally and physically.
Don't cast judgement until you know for
a fact...Gut feel is not always right,
nor is an opinion...

I wish I could help you through this with
more than just words...words I feel you need
to hear..

You are in my prayers,  have been from day
one and will remain in them...

Sending a huge hug your way...

Barry...
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Lyra, I enjoyed our conversation.  I much appreciate your prayers and please know you will always be in my own.  You're  very special.  My prayers for both you and David.  God bless you, dear one.  *hugs*
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Sweet friend Lyra,

I second all the above who advice you to get another opinion, certainly when specialists have different opinions themselfs about the outcome.

I don't know exactly what a lytic lesion is, have to look that one up, but from your words I understand it's not a thing some one would want to have at all.

I'm with you in my thoughts my friend, sending big Knuffels your way.

The only way for me to see you is meeting you at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
I'm flying in from Tampa on Sept. 30 at 12.43pm and then I'm leaving again for Amsterdam at 16.05pm. That's 3,5 hours in between, but I don't even know if I have to go through customs again or not. So I don't know if it would be possible at all to see you.
I don't even know how far Detroit Airport is from your place and if you would be able to get there.

Please keep your positive spirit up.
You know what they're saying:
The game isn't over till the last ball has been played, and your game isn't over yet sweet chipmunk, you're still in the game.

Hugs and love and knuffels

Titia

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I think it’s settled…there must be a poet’s meet in Michigan!!! I for one have some customers that I need to visit in Michigan, so if we can all arrange it for the same time…I think we should definitely put it on the agenda!!! In the meantime…I pray that there is something that they can do for this…and please…I know it’s easier said than done…but please try to keep you spirits up. There is so much that can be done these days. Much love and many, many prayers for you sweet chipmunk.

You can never win or lose
If you don't
Run the race

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Oh Lyra, I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you feel better soon.
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Yes...how about a meet at the 'Magic Capital of the World"?  Colon, Michigan...I know Ron can't put us all up...but they do have one motel...I believe.
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You are in my thoughts and prayers, Lyra.
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Lyra,
I'll be in Berrien Springs next May! And I second what Barry says among others. Please don't be so hasty to the negative thoughts. Easy for me to say as I'm not in your shoes, I know. But I will continue to share peace and courage with you as you battle on. You are on our prayer chain here in Arizona. Remember, courage friend.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Thanks so much, Mr. Squirrel...
I hope that you do come to Michigan, and I will make the acorn pizza with maple seed pods salad.
But I might need you to harvest the acorns and the maple seed pods because right now I have a little problem with my scamper and its hard to hunt for those delicacies on 3 paws when I am so used to using 4.
~ furry rodent hugs with lots of acorns

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Sandra... I am still going to try to make it to Florida... believe it or not...
but it depends on what needs to be done to this leg.  I found out that they triaged me up to the top of the list for radiation, but I might have to have surgery to strengthen the bone before they can radiate it.
If I don't need the surgery... I might be able to make it to Florida... at least for a couple of the days...
But I would love it if you would visit me here also...
~ loving chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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