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February 7, 2000 - A Bit of Good News

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Your prayers continue to work miracles! I find it hard to believe that I had major surgery a week ago! Recovery astonishes even me! In fact, I was able to play a "modified" nine holes of golf yesterday (just chipping and putting.) I feel wonderful! And I'll be able to attend the NSA Eastern Winter Workshop in Norfolk the end of the month.

The pathology report is in. They got all the cancer. Only one lymph node out of 18 removed had tumor in it. My surgeon feels that I should only need chemo and not radiation! Tomorrow I go to get the drains removed and the (it itches!) surgical tape taken off. Friday I see the oncologist to see how much and what type of chemo I'll be getting. I will start it as soon as possible.

I'll keep you posted during the chemo regimen. I believe strongly in education and that none of us can know enough about this and other types of cancer.

We are involved here at Lake Nona with a fundraiser called Women Playing for T.I.M.E. The acronym stands for Technology, Immediate Diagnosis, Mammogram and Education. Although this fund raiser is for breast cancer research, the acronym can stand for any kind of cancer if you change Mammogram to Medical Testing. Please buy the breast cancer stamps - they cost $.40 but are not marked with a denomination and so will be usable even if the Postal Service raises prices.

Please make sure everyone you know who is female has regular checkups and mammograms. Guys - you need to make sure you get yourselves checked regularly, too, because prostate and colon cancer are curable if caught early.

Thanks again for all your prayers and encouragement and concern. If you'd like off the update list, please let me know - I'll understand. This is not something that is pleasant to think about or to undergo.

Love & Hugs!


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Sometimes the urge to do something overwhelmingly fun and unexpected just seizes hold of Deb. Here she is at a party, planting a kiss on the cheek of surprised waiter who had complimented her just seconds before. This is Deb with Bonnie Ross Parker. Deb and Bonnie originally met online and quickly became good friends. She an example of the people, all over the country, who took on breast cancer walks and supported Deb in many ways. This is Deb with two good friends, Eva Marie Everson and Linda Evans Shepherd.