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    I saw your avatar. I love Abby Sciuto from NCIS. <3
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    I wont eat turkey today but chicken!
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    Happy new year maggie!
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    You often ask questions which beg questions, but, you do not offer more than one answer. this is forcing others into defending the points you make for them, yes? i don't mean to be rude, but you could be nicer...
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  6. Greetings, MaggieD.

    So good to see you again! *big hug*
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    Hey!!! It's AWESOME to see you making the rounds again. You've been missed.
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    Sending a hello and positive vibes your way Maggie.
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    Hi Maggie, hope everything is going well and you are winning the battle.
    Stay strong
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    Hi Maggie - just a brief note to let you know you were front of mind today and hope you're doing well and you've decided on a treatment and it's working out for you. I miss seeing you around. All the best and you remain in my thoughts and prayers - John
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The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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I sent this PM to Tom’s kids just now...

by MaggieD on 11-15-17 at 09:56 PM
(I just couldn’t bear to call them.)

To John, Sue, Jeff and Kat,


About a month ago, I had a routine CAT scan making sure the immunotherapy I was taking continued to work. It was questionable. I had a more definitive PET scan last week and got the results yesterday. It clearly showed that the nodule had enlarged and that, as is always to be expected sooner or later, the immunotherapy had stopped working.


My only option was to take more of the tough

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The first day of the rest of my lifegrateful

by MaggieD on 11-15-17 at 10:00 AM
Well, I am finally at peace. Wonderful thing!

Being a control freak, my philosophy has always been “Hope for the best. Plan for the worst.” Never a Pollyanna. Forever the realist. It has always worked for me and continues to work it’s magic on this new dawn of day.

My scan, as I fully expected, showed that my nodule had increased in size. That meant I had a decision to make. No more immunotherapy... it obviously stopped working. So either nothing or back to debilitating

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My Animals...

by MaggieD on 11-11-17 at 11:06 PM
Tonight is very sad and stressful. Tomorrow, two cat wranglers are coming to hopefully gather up my three indoor strays to get them ready for what’s next. What’s next is probably not good...

Ive had a health crisis this past week that helped me realize I have to get ready for advance planning for them.

When I can no longer care for them, my 11-year-old Teddy shepherd mix will go to live out his life with the woman at the animal rescue who fostered him for six months three

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Latest Scan

by MaggieD on 10-19-17 at 02:07 PM
So I had my every three month scan Monday. Got the results yesterday. The way it works is that, if the lung nodule shows an increase in size, the immunosuppressant treatment stops. That leaves either nothing or back to extra-strength chemotherapy until THAT stops working.

As an aside, they sure are getting close with these immunosuppressant drugs. They’ve been working for me for four months. The chemo had STOPPED working, so this new therapy is sure moving in the right direction.

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I woke up this morning...

by MaggieD on 09-26-17 at 08:10 AM
...and I thought, "Maybe this has all been a bad dream." Then I shook of the cobwebs and was sad.
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