Birdygirl sends good vibes to everybody!

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Post by tommy » Fri May 24, 2013 2:26 pm

birdygirl,

Sending you support and also glad to hear that your treatments have gone well so far. You have and share a great spirit. I hope you can tell from the responses, that it has been missed here.

Please take care, keep us updated as you can and know you have many here who care about you.

(I agree with Harmony-- good seeing you, Starshaped and Icarus. Sending you both support as well.)

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Post by birdygirl » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:49 pm

Hi everybody !!!
Thanks Tommy. Very sweet of you to reply! Thanks for the kind words ;). Hope all is well with you.
Update time :
I met with the surgeon this week. They are willing to do the bilateral mastectomy and expanders then implants. On the negative side ... It's probably going to hurt like sh!+. On the plus side...
Mama is getting an upgrade! I'm going from old native pinto boobs to brand new Ferraris. Lol.
Because I'm doing the expanders I actually get to pick my size. AWESOME! Take that gravity!
I'm now finished with my treatments and am anxiously awaiting removing the port that is still in my chest. That thing drives me crazy! :-/ Though it does kind of make me feel like the bionic woman
Every time somebody hugs me it feels like a knife is stabbing my chest . So now I do " head hugs" lol, I lean in to hug head first and arch out my back to prevent the port from hurting me.
This whole thing has been quite the learning experience .
I know understand the pathology of oncologists and other drs. I actually had to beg my oncologist to give me an order for an MRI. He refused to write it because I couldn't afford to make the four & a half hour drive back to Atlanta to his treatment center!? When I inquired about why he wouldn't write the order , he gave me every excuse in the book. I finally broke down and asked a friend( who is a radiologist) why my dr was being so difficult. He said
" that's simple... He wants your money!" I'm sure most of you are aware of my issues with Drs. Well lets just say any doubts I had before have been verified.
I refused the radiation because the effective rate of lumpectomy\ radiation and lumpectomy/chemo/mastectomy are about the same. So I figure I'm making the right decision. Hopefully .
It's just scary because cancer is so mysterious .
On the plus side my hair is growing back in the places it fell out. But now I have to shave my legs again :( oh well . It was good while it lasted . Heehee I can't say I will miss hair free legs.
Saving up bucks to get a massive tattoo to celebrate . I still have a ton if numbing cream so this tattoo will be a breeze. My energy levels are slowly getting back to normal. However I'm still struggling with the chemo brain: forgetting things, not being able to spell words I've known all my life, forgetting names...
But hey, who am I to complain. I still have my life.
Thank you to everybody who prayed, sent good vibes, replied to my post, and gave me kind words! You guys ROCK!!!
I send you all my love daily and haven't forgot about you at all.
I thought of my sweet friends here during every treatment. You guys & gals gave me the strength to push through each treatment. And you all made putting the cold caps on my head for hours at a time much more bearable .
I love you all dearly and send you the most positive vibes and sweet little warm (((( pug hugs))))
I hope everybody has a wonderful day!
(((( head hugs :)))))

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Post by Magical Thinker » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:16 am

((((Birdy))))
I am so glad to hear from you. We have missed you so much. You have such courage. I am so very sorry you have had to deal with all of this. I will be here. You don't have to write. Just know how much we care. Sending you back big (((Labrador))) hugs, and shoulders to lean on and blankies and hot chocolate.

Love,

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Post by Harmony » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:13 am

Hi sweet birdygirl,

I guess that makes you no a double survivor. Nothing is going to knock you down girl. Way to kick cancer!

with a warm head bump instead of a hug,

Harmony

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Post by silentlistener » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:10 pm

Hi Birdeigirl,

It's great to see you again! Yay!
yeah, drs. are a pathological scourge instead of the profession they once were.
glad you are getting better. I will be here and i send you a pug hug. Oh, does your pug have skin problems? Mine is off to the vet for the same.

Sl

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Post by freshstart » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:34 pm

REALLY glad to see your name here! I have heard how exhausting the treatments are, and am thinking of you and sending you warm light and healing energy. Be well! :)
"This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before." Maya Angelou

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Post by Magical Thinker » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:58 am

My (((Dearest Birdygirl)))

I logged on tonight fir the first time in way too long and was so delighted to see your post. I am so very sorry you hare having to go through all of this. I wish I could be there for you in 3D. Your writing sound so strong. I am in awe of your strength and courage. I send you many big, safe hugs, and the labby sends his big paw hugs as well.

Love,

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Post by Harmony » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:57 am

Thinking of you birdygirl and hope you are feeling ok

Harmony

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Post by Xanthia » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:46 pm

Hi Birdygirl,

Thanks for all your kind sharing with iSurvive.
Really hope all went according to planning.

As today is your birthday, I'm sending great vibes with pug hugs to help you celebrate the beginning of your personal new year.

Wishing you all that's needed for your healing journey.

Warm regards,
Xanthia

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Post by there » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:56 pm

Sorry, catching up here. ..

Happy Belated Birthday, Birdygirl!
Thinking of you fondly
"Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable." Wendy Wasserstein

I used to be abused. Now I'm just amused.

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