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    Cancer

    PT family,

    It is with much sadness that I tell you that I have breast cancer. I await a call from the cancer centre to begin the process of fighting for my life. Cali and Diego still need their Meowmie.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (twelve year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    Gayle, I am so very sorry for this awful news. I can't even imagine how you must feel right now.
    You will have the strength and courage to stand up to cancer, and you have a wonderful support group here at Pet Talk, and Cali and Diego will be right by your side.
    Sending love and best wishes!
    Heidi
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cats4ever View Post
    Gayle, I am so very sorry for this awful news. I can't even imagine how you must feel right now.
    You will have the strength and courage to stand up to cancer, and you have a wonderful support group here at Pet Talk, and Cali and Diego will be right by your side.
    Sending love and best wishes!
    Heidi
    I am sending love and best wishes, too!
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    Oh, Gayle. I am so sorry. The cats and I are sending along loads of love and good wishes and warm strengthening energies to you, too!

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    You are in my Prayers!
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    I send you best wishes and great strength for the future.

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    Oh, Gayle - what scary news, but we know many, many breast cancer survivors, including several - but not limited to - Pet Talk people. You will be in our prayers for certain. Let us know if there is anything we can do, of course!
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    So glad you shared this with us. You never know if someone can help somehow. I wish this were not true but I know my cousin just got through testicular cancer and bowel cancer last year. He has a 7 yr. old and is 45. He is in remission.My Mother in law had breast cancer twice and ovarian cancer and is now a very healthy 72 yr. old. I know you are probably not that interested in a whole bunch of survivor stories about strangers you've never met. This is about you and I am sorry you have to take this journey, I have a lot of faith that you will be just fine. 💕 ❤️ Your kitties sure do need you 😻

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    Gayle, I'm sending you lots of good wishes and strength to get through this. Like you say, Cali and Diego need you.

    Try to stay positive and live healthy.

    (((hugs)))



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    Lots of prayers and wishes for the best possible outcome for you. The world needs your special light.
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    Thank you for your kind words and support. I have an appointment with the surgeon at the Women's Health Centre on May 15 at 10 am. This is scary.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (twelve year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    Gayle, my mom went through this when she was 81. Age doesn't matter, but in our experience the whole process went so quickly it was almost a blur.

    I hope your surgeon is Lafreniere. He is excellent and has a wonderful "bedside" manner. But there are other wonderful surgeons here.

    Do ask for some home care for your first few days home.

    A couple of days before Mom's surgery they marked the sentinel lymph nodes. During surgery several of those nodes were excised, sent to pathology. If they are negative for cancer then they are not removed. If they are, then a bunch of lymph nodes go. This saves a second possible surgery.

    Please message me if you want me there to hold your hand, bring you Popsicles, buy cat food, bring something to the hospital that you forgot to buy.

    Most important: buy a pair of comfy and effective ear plugs. You'll sleep much better in the hospital if you do!

    Hugs.
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    Today I meet the surgeon. I'm hoping he has a plan in place to save my life.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (twelve year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    Tell him we insist on it! You are too important to lose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Poop View Post
    Today I meet the surgeon. I'm hoping he has a plan in place to save my life.
    This is the only plan he needs to have!
    Positive thoughts are on the way.
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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