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« on: July 27, 2008, 10:16:05 AM »

Hey Everyone! As some of you may already know, our great friend Laura Lee has been suffering from some health problems this past year. First a heart problem, then pneumonia, then sarcoidosis. She battled through all these, but now is facing one final hurdle, which is cancer. We all know Laura will beat this because she's such a fantastic, strong, smart, beautiful person. Get well Laura and you have a great life ahead of you.
 

 




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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 04:17:45 PM »

Confirmed - I set up the paypal donation box with Mike and Laura today on www.dweetir.com

Prayers with them in this tough and scary time - a time that we'll all face ourselves one day.

I have been dealing with several health issues this year.  First we thought I had a heart problem (was in hospital with heart rate of 185 bpm).  Then pneumonia and while they treated me for that they discovered I had sarcoidosis, an auto immune disease.  While being treated for that in my lungs they worked on getting my heart back to a normal rhythem (had an ablation on my heart 2 months ago) and they treated the sarcoidosis in my lungs with high dosages of prednisone.   My primary doctor wanted my thyroid checked because I've had nodules on them for about 4 years.  Back in Massachusetts when first diagnosed with the nodules they had me on thyroid medication for hypothyroidism.  I was on that for about 6 months but my tsh and t3 and t4 levels were normal so they took me off and watched the nodules for a while, they didn't change.  So anyway, couple years later...now in Florida, my new doctor sent me to have an ultrasound done on them. They showed the nodules that I had told him I had.  He sent me to an endocrinologist who ordered a thyroid uptake scan.  After the scan the doctor said he wanted the nodules biopsied.  I had them biopsied last Monday.  Wednesday he called me and told me that 2 came back negative, 1 positive.  That I have cancer of the thyroid and it would have to come out.  I spoke to my primary who immediately called the endocrinologist so that all the doctors (heart, lung, thyroid, primary) involved could speak about everything in a whole.  After the heart and lung doctors had heard they decided they better bring in a thoracic surgeon into the picture because the lymph nodes in my chest have been enlarged through out my diagnosis with sarcoidosis and never went back down to normal.  Thyroid cancer uses the lymph nodes to travel and spread to the rest of the body. They (lung, heart, and primary doctors) had thought they were enlarged due to the sarcoidosis and would eventually come down (like my heart did as it was enlarged in the beginning too) through the treatment with the prednisone.  The thoracic surgeon is going to biopsy the lymph nodes in my chest while I'm under having my thryroid removed. 

So, that's the story...I see the surgeons on Tuesday.  I'll get my surgery date then.  I'm very scared.  Thiis has been one hell of a year.  Cry

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 04:21:29 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 04:34:47 PM »

im so sorry laura Sad
my grandmother recently had a bad fight w/ cancer
my heart goes out to u and your family
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008, 04:44:01 PM »



Praying for those nodes to be clear of cancer.  Praying for you and Mike.  Love you
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2008, 05:11:46 PM »

Damn, I'm lost for words
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2008, 05:27:03 PM »

I hope everything turns out OK laura
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2008, 05:39:29 PM »

She will recover.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2008, 05:50:45 PM »

Oh my gosh, I hope you are ok and surgery goes well.

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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2008, 06:13:32 PM »

I hope you're well Laura.  Sad

I love your commentary in the GT thread.
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2008, 06:46:31 PM »

Wow....I'm so shocked and sorry to hear this.

Laura, I wish you all the best. You're strong....stay positive.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2008, 07:31:14 PM »

Laura, I wish you rge best.....Mike stay strong, and if there is anything I can do, please feel free to ask. Are you going to utilize any of the cancer centers up here?

I know you will recover, and please stay strong.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2008, 11:29:41 PM »

Mike and Laura you guys will be in my prayers.
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 12:42:35 AM »

Wow Laura. Keep your chin up and your spirits strong.
Tackled this thing with the same tenacity you took to tackling the weights and transforming your physique and you'll have it licked in no time. Go for it!
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2008, 01:27:40 AM »

We all know you're gonna make it through this shit.  Try and stay positive.  God Bless.
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2008, 06:29:04 AM »

We all know you're gonna make it through this shit.  Try and stay positive.  God Bless.

life sucks sometimes. all this on one nice lady, i know if you read my other threads i come off as a sexist pig, but i really have a huge heart for people doing it tough, i think we all take our health for granted, i pray that laura gets better real quick and effortlessly, its easy to say "stay positive" when its not you that suffering, im sure its stressful for both laura and michael, but you guys have our support, and in my Prayers..and i actually do pray...believe it or not.
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2008, 08:56:25 AM »

keep an open mind to alternative cancer therapies.
I have not kept up with alternative cancer therapies , but I know the gerson therapy has been very successfull for many incurable forms that western medicine gave no hope for.

If I recall correctly ,the base of the therapy is built around rebuilding the liver which takes 18 months to complete.


http://www.gerson.org/g_therapy/default.asp

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2008, 11:14:44 AM »

Hope she'll pull through.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2008, 01:05:20 PM »

I'll be thinking positive thoughts for a speedy and full recovery Laura! Stay strong! Smiley

Take good care of her Mike! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2008, 01:34:45 PM »

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Love you Laura!   Kiss

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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2008, 09:09:56 AM »

Just posting to say I am thinking of you Laura
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2008, 09:32:04 AM »

Thoughts and prayers are with you today .. Stay Strong  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2008, 01:49:32 PM »

You got this baby! (i LOVE YOU!)
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2008, 03:20:14 PM »

Mike, what did Laura find out today?
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2008, 03:48:45 PM »

I hope all goes well Laura, you're in my prayers.
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