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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9299658

I made a bunch of these Christmas ornament bells in shades of pink and decorated them with holly from my garden which I sprayed pink and then added beads and glitter spray. I will give them to the members of our local breast cancer group at our December meeting.

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Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9299916

That is so thoughtful - but then, that is you!!!!! They are lovely.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9300340

Thanks, did you get your subscription dmail yet? I won the DG fair in a couple categories and asked Melody to add time to your membership?
I like to make the group something every year. Last year I made those little fridge hats and the year before I made those Breast cancer ribbon pins. They were a great help when I was diagnosed and at the holiday meeting there are usually about 20 members so I like to make something simple and small that I can make in quantity to be sure there is enough to go around,. I think these will work out great as little gifts.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9300899

Oh Candee, that was such a sweet thing for you to do for me. I haven't received anything yet but Melody is pretty good about things like that. I'm honored that you would think of me. Thank you so much.
I've been busy this summer - finally had that gall bladder out!!!
And now my DH's melanoma has reared it's ugly head again for the third time. So we are traveling back and forth to the hospital for his treatments. Thank heaven for handwork!!! I'd go crazy without it.
Hoping this finds you and yours well and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Barb
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2012
4:22 AM

Post #9301278

Oh dang on the melanoma, hope they can get it taken care of. I know firsthand what a challenge that is, if you recall they found melanoma on my opposite side of the BC a year after my initial diagnosis. Is his in the same location for the 3rd time or is it in different areas? Nice you have something to keep you busy during the waiting.
Thanksgiving will be a bit different for us this year, going out to eat near the cabin and then homecooking after that?
I thought Melody had already taken care of the membership, perhaps check your info page to see if it has been added?
Have a good day,
Candee

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9301670

I checked my info and sure enough, I have an additional six months to play!!! Since 2005 (when I started lurking!) DG has been a wonderful friend to me. I have been so blessed to have "met" so many wonderful people and feel I have made so many precious friends. Once again, I thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Norm's melanoma has appeared in three different places. First time it was externally on his arm and his PCP froze it, 6 months later, he froze it again and finally when it came back the third time he sent Norm to a dermatologist for a biopsy. Norm has several moles so we weren't too concerned. Needless to say, when it was shown to be melanoma,we immediately went to the best cancer center here in NH and as luck would have it, one of the leading specialists in melanoma is there. That was in spring of 2008. They removed the growth from his arm and 21 lymph nodes as well. In spring of 2009, a spot was found on his left lung and he had a resection done. And then he was clear until this summer when he started coughing up traces of blood and a growth was found on his windpipe. He has now had a broncoscopy to detect the growth and two more with a laser to work at burning it out and now has started chemo to work toward it going completely. He is scheduled for another broncoscopy next Wed to see how much more the surgeon can burn out. Because of it's location, they can't just remove it.
So it has been quite the summer/fall for us. But we are not complaining. We have treatment available and feel very blessed with it and all the love and prayers of our family and friends.
It is an honor for me to call you one of them...
Warm hugs,
Barb
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2012
4:50 AM

Post #9302157

I am so sorry to hear that he has such involvement with the melanoma, this is very scary stuff. I am so glad that he has a leading doctor that he can depend on and to take care of him. They surgically removed the one on my arm and took lymph nodes and I pray it never returns and had no idea it could show up in the lungs or windpipe. I hope the chemo takes care of it for good. Is he having much trouble with the chemo? I know it is much better these days than in the past, speaking from the breast cancer point of view?
You have such a great attitude and that is a big part of the battle as you well know. Keep the good thoughts and we'll keep the prayers and good will coming your way.
Take care,
Candee

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9302213

His oncologist calls melanoma the most insidious of all of them. Once it is in you, it can lie dormant and show up anywhere. It is common for it to show up in the lungs so we weren't surprised at that three years ago. We were totally not prepared for it this time. The chemo went so smoothly yesterday. It was so much easier than the last time. Now we need to be extra vigilant for side effects. I'm learning they can be very bad... Another laser brocoscopy next Wed... Onward and upward!!!!
Thaks so much for your prayers. We are proof that they work and we are truly grateful...
I took 8 of these coloring book totes to the children's cancer ward yesterday. Aren't they cute????

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