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tortoise

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 547
 #1 

Rose, you may have missed our wishes given in another post.  Lu and I hope all goes well for your radiation this week and that you are confident and peaceful and recover quickly.  Peace, J.

beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #2 
Yes, I will be thinking of you on January 15 and saying prayers. Sending you gentle hugs.  (((Rose)))

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MargaretS

Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 1,413
 #3 
Hugs are Healing.

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Gerlinde

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 194
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Rose, I could not find the thread about your radiation nor about your type of cancer (please enlighten me), but when I went through radiation to the chest wall, I did some research (supported by my radiation oncologist) and found that taking Celebrex makes radiation more effective. I had a complete response.
Thinking of you and wishing you a fabulous outcome,
Gerlinde 
Char

Registered: 03/25/04
Posts: 928
 #5 
Hi Rose:

Sending out super strong
bright light
for you..

((((Rose)))


Char

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rvandenbosch

Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 4,169
 #6 
Hi Rosie,
I'm just sending you a hug and wishes for a good week before your radiation on Friday.  Remember to think positive thoughts and eat healthy this week.

Love you! 
Mom

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Wishing you love & peace,

Ruth
Gerlinde

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 194
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Rose, I hope you know that you will be surrounded by many helping, healing forum hands in the radiation room!
You would not want to have your mother, or any children, in the room because the radiation accumulates in the body. Even the technicians will leave the room; however, you most likely will be able to communicate with them. Could you ask to have a CD player with your favorite music playing during the radiation? And listen to some guided imagery tapes beforehand. I also read that well-oxygenated tissue responds better to radiation (do some jogging before the procedure to bring your heart rate up). Mung beans (make soup) decrease the side effects of radiation therapy.

I also have very tricky veins (I finally broke down and got a port installed), so I understand that you are anxious about that. Can you ask a good chemo nurse to come and help with that?

Lots of healing thoughts and prayers,
Gerlinde
     

Rose2

Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 362
 #8 
Dear Everyone,
I sit here reading all the good wishes from all of you and I feel so blessed. I am so lucky to know each and every one of you! I am nervous about tomorrow. I think that is normal. I love you all so much!
 
Gerlinde, I have a tumor in my sinus cavity behind the right eye. In 9 months it grew from 9mm to 14.89mm. The doctors believe it to be a meningioma and told me that 95 percent of meningiomas are benign. I am told the success rate of blasting meningiomas, with Gamma Knife radiation is 90 - 95 percent. They have to be careful though, because the optic nerve is right near my tumor. It is already affecting me that I have double vision WITHOUT my eye glasses. This started up in July of last year. Did not occur to me that it could be growing. I had my eye check-up this past Tuesday and everything is okay for now. Love you and thank you!
 
Rosie

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Love to you all, Rose
Gerlinde

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 194
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Dear Rosie,
 
Thank you for sharing the details of your radiation procedure. In my view, the size of your meningioma does not seem to be very big ... am I right?
 
What is the worst thing that could happen? Impeded eye-sight in one eye? Could you still live a good life with it? Do you know that this will happen? Can you be sure this will happen? Of course not. The odds are very much in your favor, and I say a special prayer for your radiation oncologist that he may set up the machinery in just the right way for a successful outcome that leaves the good tissue unharmed.  
  
Yes, of course, being nervous is absolutely normal. When I had my first surgery, my blood pressure went sky-high .... but that was before I heard about guided imagery tapes! For the second surgery, I was better prepared and was cool as can be.
 
Keeping you surrounded with love and prayers tomorrow. Let us know how it went.
 
Gerlinde
jana

Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 9
 #10 
Dear Rose,
I did not see your post about your particular situation, but I wanted to share that I just completed 33 radiation treatments for breast cancer. I listened to Bernie's tape "Radiation and Healing" every day before my treatment and I had absolutely no problems. No fatigue, nothing. My radiation oncologist was happy with how well I did. You will be in my thoughts tomorrow.

Rose2

Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 362
 #11 
Hey Gang!
All is well and I am really tired and have a MAJOR headache. They gave me Decadron(steriods) and some Darvon once the metal frame was off. Also gave me a medrol dose pak. I start it tomorrow. I felt the angels near me today. It was a wonderful feeling. Love you all and thank you for the well wishes.
Rosie

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Love to you all, Rose
Rose2

Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 362
 #12 
Jana,
I had Gamma Knife radiation. All of the treatment in one dose. I am PROUD of you for finishing your radiation treatments! Super Duper! Love ya!
Rosie

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rvandenbosch

Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 4,169
 #13 
Rosie,
Here's a giant hug and a kiss to speed your healing! XXOO!

Mom

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Wishing you love & peace,

Ruth
beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #14 
Glad to hear from you, Rose!!! Was thinking of you today. Sending you a gentle hug.

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Rose2

Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 362
 #15 
Ruth and Beth, Thanks.
 
Gerlinde, the tumor has been considered growing fast for 9months. It turns out they radiated the optic nerve too - they could not help it. I emailed my eye doctor to find out what I should expect from that. Going blind in one eye is the possibility from this. About total vision being lost I do not know. Thanks so much and I am well and had a long sleep and I feel MUCH BETTER! I slept 10 and a half hours!
Love you!
Rosie

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Love to you all, Rose
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