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    Update on Ozziepuppy

    I talked to Ozzipuppy and her daughter today and she has been very sick since her last post and has not been on the forum. She said the chemo treatments have made her very sick. Her daughter said she appreciates all of the gifts and cards that she has received but that she has not felt well enough to post anything on here as of late.

    With this update, let us keep lifting our friend up in prayer. Let us also lift her family in prayer as they sit with their loved one who is going through this terrible ordeal.

    Rhonda
    "Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime." Martin Luther (founder of the Lutheran Church)


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    From Ozziepuppy's Sad News Post

    "Just wanted to give you another update. I am sorry I haven’t been in touch—have been dealing with severe chemo side effects. Have had first chemo session—6 different medications (one at a time)—for about 8 1/2 hours. The portacathether worked well which was a relief. Got the Neulasta shot (stimulates bone marrow) the following day. The Neulasta shot did not hurt when it was being administered, but it has its own major side effects (severe all-pervasive pain at first, and then more specific pain later). Have had to go back twice for an additional day of IV’s due to extreme nausea/vomiting and dehydration. They keep adding (and taking away) meds and I now have 6 different pills and two different skin patches, most of which are to help control the nausea/vomiting. Nothing has been completely effective, although the nausea seems to be mostly under control for now. I am still extremely fatigued, continue to have pain, have developed mild tardive dyskenesia (a side effect of one of the anti-nausea drugs, now discontinued), have difficulty thinking (“chemo brain”), and have lost my hair. My oncologist has delayed the next chemo session in order to “get things under control” first. He is going to lower the chemo dosage levels next time, has scheduled post-chemo hydration / anti-nausea IV’s in advance, has prescribed several new medications, and is also adding a new anti-nausea drug to the next chemo session (which has been rescheduled for Dec. 2). Have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon Dec. 1. Have to go in for lab work every week and so far results have been “good” although somewhat variable.

    I have received many wonderful cards and heartfelt gifts from my "forum family" and I have just been too sick to get online or to write thank you's (my big accomplishment these days is taking a daily shower, it seems). I appreciate your prayers and wonderful unexpected beautiful and thoughtful presents. Just because you have not heard from me does not mean I haven't cried and been amazed at the outpouring of love and support from this group. I appreciate everything you all have done and it means so much to me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    The next chemo session is Dec. 2 and I am dreading it but there is no choice and there will me no choice for many months to come. I feel sick and scared and wonder if I will ever, ever feel normal again. I guess the good news is that the surgery pain is much much better and all is healing very well except where the drain tubes were. Maybe with all of the changes that are being made the next session won't be so bad but people keep saying it is "cumulative" which implies that it could be worse.

    Anyway thank you all again for all that you have done--it is very special to me and means more than I can say!!!
    "
    "Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime." Martin Luther (founder of the Lutheran Church)

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      #3
      Re: Update on Ozziepuppy

      Thoughts and prayers being sent!
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        #4
        Re: Update on Ozziepuppy

        I feel so bad and we are praying still.
        sigpicQuilter since 2013.

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          #5
          Re: Update on Ozziepuppy

          Thank you for the update. Will continue to send good thoughts and prayers.
          Cil
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            #6
            Re: Update on Ozziepuppy

            I guess I missed the original post on this sad situation. I am praying now for her.
            Donna

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              #7
              Re: Update on Ozziepuppy

              I hope you feel better soon.Continued prayers here.
              :icon_wave:Joan

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                #8
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                Thanks for the update. Continued prayers for sure.
                Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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                  #9
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                  Sending thoughts and prayers!
                  sigpicCarolyn

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                    #10
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                    Thoughts and prayers going your way.
                    Mary :icon_popcorn:

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                      #11
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                      Thank you for the update. I will continue to praying.

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                        #12
                        Re: Update on Ozziepuppy

                        Appreciate the update and continue to keep you lifted in prayer!!
                        Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

                        Quilting is my passion . . . chocolate is a close second!

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                          #13
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                          You will get thru this somehow. Think one day at a time. I am sorry for all the pain you are going through. Cancer treatment is so grueling--you wonder how much more your body can take but amazingly you will endure. Hugs.

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                            Prayers continuing. I do hope the docs can find the right combo, that both helps get rid of the cancer, yet keeps you from being so ill.
                            Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                            Marilyn......
                            sigpic

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                              #15
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                              My thoughts are prayers are with you...I pray that you will be feeling better soon. (((HUGS)))) and prayers....Barb
                              sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


                              Scottie Mom Barb

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