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    glam posted an update

    Dear friends....please pray for my husband.....yesterday we went to the follow-up with his cardiologist and his doctor realized his drugs to his heart condition were not working anymore....so he will need to undergo surgery next week, on Friday March the 6th.......I am always afraid when he needs to take general anesthesia exactly because of his heart condition......but I am faithful and I hold God's hand because He has never ever abandoned.....God continue blessing all of us

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      GregP_WN

      Wishing the very best for him Glam. Sorry he's having to go through it. Seems like it never ends doesn't it?

      over 4 years ago
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      dawn8459

      Hi I know this is a bit late since you requested this 2 months ago. I just want you to know we have you, your husband, and all involved in our thoughts and prayers. I am praying your hubby's surgery went well. Keep the Faith. You both are so very tough. I admire your strength! God is Awesome. Prayers without ceasing going up from all,over the world. God's blessings.

      over 4 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    Dear friends, I apologize I was out for a while....I missed you all....It was just that the end of 2014 was so demanding in so many areas for me that I believe I somehow collapsed....but today s not day to talk about those.......Is the first day of a new year.....the first day of a new start.....there is a poem that says that the person who decided to divide time in parts was a genius, an hope ambassador....because 365 days..., 12 months.... a whole year is time enough to everybody get tired.....to thing about giving up....to just get surrender.....and this is the perfect time for a miracle.....for angels, God or whatever your believes allow you to start creating the change, the transformation.... I know sometimes challenges seems to be unbearable....it has just happened to me at the end of this year.....I will tell you another day....but one day after other 2014 ended....and now everything start back again with a new number....2015.....a new hope....a new blank page to be written.....from 2014 I bring what really matters.....people, learning, everything alive....and hope.....my endless hope....sometimes weaken, sometimes stronger but always there.....and in the middle of my people I have you all.....my dear friends.....who understands like nobody else what I lived....each fear, each side effect, each new treatment, each victory and each defeat.......I want you all to know that really, you all made a difference in my life.....and I am sure will continue making......you all gave me inspiration, hope, understanding, knowledge, a space to talk and to see I was neither alone, nor the most miserable person in the world, nor the child that God didn't like......I just had cancer....that can be faced, can be fought, can be put in its right place.....This site is a tremendous source of knowledge....but much more than that I found here throughout last year comfort, friendship, supportive and understanding people who really made me feel they were there.....Thank you all for existing...I wish a 2015 full of HEALTHY, union among loved ones, friendship, peace and lots of new dreams.....enormous dreams that will give the necessary fuel for us to continue moving forward and winning.....winning the right for a new wonderful day.....Thank you and love you all!!!! God bless your 2015!!!!

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      zubsha

      Great sentiments! Thank you There is always hope. Have a wonderful 2015!

      almost 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    My 02 years follow-up colonoscopy was clean....nothing suspicious not even a polip.....so happy!!!! God and Santa Teresa de Los Andes, many thanks for having giving me a second chance to live my life!!!! My brother was visiting me here in Chile and it was good to share this moment and celebrate with him and my husband!!!!! my dear friends......We can and we will win this battle!!!! with God blessings always....wising you all the best!!! HAPPY!!!! YUPPIIIII!!!!

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    glam posted an update

    Hey my dear friends......back to our home after Carlos surgery.....lots of good (and bad news)....

    CARLOS' GOODs
    - Carlos surgery lasted 7 hours but thanks God his heart worked perfectly and they could remove the 5 cancer spots that they had already identified and that were fast growing (including the bigger one in his nose tip)
    CARLOS' BADs
    - He is with a left retraction in his nose because of the size of the tumor that they had to remove and will need additional surgeries to correct or reduce this defect
    - He has lots of small spots in all his face especially in the borders and will have to treat the face as a whole to postpone any further intervention due to development of those small spots....impossible to eliminate all of them.....

    PAULA's GOODs
    - my exams showed that my back pain is not a metastasis but an hernia
    - all my exams were ok, and I continue in remission...CEA was 1.3 a little above previous one (1.1) but still too low......
    PAULA's BADs
    - need to start traumatology treatment the quicker possible and reduce level of activity (including running with my pets....sniff.....sniff....)

    As you see, we are all fighting with some healthy issue but the most important is that the balance is very positive and we continue winning cancer......I continue keeping it out of my body and next control will be in three months when I will complete two years in remission.....I am very happy
    Thanks to all of you who prayed for my husband and who are always with us.....
    I feel your energy and vibs and it means a lot in my life.....
    wishing you all the best...God continue blessing all of us

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      Robza

      I'm happy for your good news, I will continue to pray for both of you!

      about 5 years ago
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      AmyJo

      There was a lot of good news in that comment!!! I am so glad things worked out as well as they did for Carlos, and for you, how wonderful that it's not a metastasis!!!! Thank God!
      Be well my friend!

      about 5 years ago
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      Cole

      I haven't been on the site much lately but just read your update. Very happy for you! I am glad your husband had a successful surgery and I am praying for continued healing for him.

      about 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    Hey my dear friends. .... Please i beg you.... Pray for my husband. ..... His surgery is going to be today at 15:00 pm...... His heart exams were not very good but doctors said they can not wait anymore because of size of his cancer on noise tip. ...... Please stay in prayers for him. .... Wishing you all the best. ... God bless my husband and continue blessing all of us

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      Noureen

      Sending lots of prayers your way! Keep us posted.

      about 5 years ago
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      glam

      Many thanks my dear friends....I know all of your prayers got to God's ears and made a difference.......that meant a lot for me and my husband!!!! God continue blessing all of us

      about 5 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      How was the surgery? Everything turn out good?

      about 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    Dear friends....we have faced difficult time trying to explain to children in our family the new cancer Carlos is facing, his surgery, his worries and somehow find a way they are on board so they can be with Carlos and support him but at same time not scaring them as the reconstructive surgery in his face is something we all were a little scared also!!! so I decided write a "humor" story for them so we could "laugh from our misery together...."...just a joke!!! That worked for them so I translated it to share with you all hope you like and understand I am not trying to offend anybody please....just making some humor to help me to go through this 4th battle against Carlos' cancer.....here is the link --> http://glamorousandbright.blogspot.com/2014/07/carlos-4th-round-against-cancer.html

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    glam posted an update

    Today a person who treated me as one of his children died.....An honor, honest and great human being left this world.....I am so sad but my heart knows that heaven is in feast to receive another great person......God and guard angels please give him a warmth welcome and help us to accept and deal with our feelings and sadness.......We will miss you and never forget you and your lessons my dear!!!!! Go in the God peace!!!!!

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      junebug0121

      So very sorry to hear of your loss glam. Like you, I feel that another person is up in Heaven watching over so many that he loved.

      over 5 years ago
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      Noureen

      Sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace! Heaven gained another angel!

      over 5 years ago
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      Christiana3

      I am so sorry glam. Big Hug to you!

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    Just a remind that miracles do happen and that God never abandon us. ..... yesterday my husband had to be hospitalized in emergency due to a severe heart arritmia with high risk of a stroke. ... he was to undergo intervention today very early in the morning. .... Was monitorize since yesterday and heart bit was crazy no one equal the other. ... Doctors worried. .. Team prepared him fot intervation, put him to sleep, brought me the authorization forms and when they were ready to start his heart by itself started working ok..... intervation was canceled and we are just waiting here to come back from sedation. ... . Still will have to be hospitalized but no need for intervation. ........so so so happy! !!!!! Santa Teresa de los Andes Thanks for never abandoned us and for intercede in our favour. ..... God Thanks for existing in our lives. ..... And continue blessing all of us. ......

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      Christiana3

      I am so happy for you and your husband. I have to apologize as I didn't remember that your husband is going thru a difficult time also. You are amazing in not only staying positive with your condition but also taking care of your husband. I can only imagine everything that you go thru. Many blessings to you and your family! Big hug!

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    I found this link with relation to Greg's publication on 187 faked cancer cure... Hope the link works fine to all. ... God continue blessing all of us. .... http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/ucm171057.htm

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    glam posted an update

    Dear all, after almost a whole month in Brazil and lots of problems to fix there with my house (out of energy, reason why I could not connect and leakage of water.....).....I am happy to be here again....Good news were that those "apparently" cysts were actually cysts, made of water and were already there in my December exams....no changes......I am very happy to be back....have my dogs all together again....having time to dedicate to friends like you all that I missed so much.....God continue blessing all of us.....going to questions page to see if I can be anyhow helpful......

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      GolfGirl

      Glad to have you back Glam - we've missed you!!

      over 5 years ago
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      glam

      Thanks dear friend!!!!! I missed you all too! !!! How have you been? hope everything is fine with you. .... Please send news. ....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      over 5 years ago
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      Christiana3

      so happy for your news and that you are back safe and sound!

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    Oh No....my last follow-up exams showed some cysts in both kidney and liver.....considering they are not conclusive, doctors asked me to wait till next follow-up exam in three months more to make a "movie" of my body and see how those cysts behave......so scared......facing the possibility of living everything again is something that made me feel very vulnerable.....please pray for me that they are all good and with no malignance on them....God continue blessing all of us....

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      Cole

      Praying for ou!

      over 5 years ago
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      LMM

      Amiga, sorry to hear this. Your name passes my lips in prayer each night along with Lirasgirl from this site. I know how hard it is to wait n see que Dios tiene por us. I am having a hard time understanding why He would put such trials upon us all. Thinking of you and your husband I know it is hard for him too.

      over 5 years ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Hoping and praying that the cysts are not malignant, glam!!!

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    A day of exams. .....pelvic, stomach and brain MRI, tórax CT..... blood and urinary tests. ...... all gone. .... almost USD 5.000 also gone. ....I never get used to how expensive the private healthy system is. ... Now time to wait until Wednesday to learn the results. .... Please keep praying for clean results. ..... many thanks. ...God continue blessing all of us

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      glam

      dear Lisa and Christiana..... many thanks for your beautiful words and for being with me in this time. ..... These 36 hours to receive results seems to be years. . You know what I mean my friends. .... It means a lot for me to be with you. ... Thanks. ....God bless you both and continue blessing al of us

      over 5 years ago
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      virg112012

      God be with you and I shall pray. Just had my Ct , pap smear and ca125 a year after finishing chemo and all is well.

      over 5 years ago
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      Ladykarla

      G O D be with you. I am praying for you. You can do this. We are all here for you.

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    This song really touches my heart and brings me some feeling and doubts that I used to have when looking through the hospital window when I was diagnosed and was fighting from one surgery to another.....really meaningful.....God continue blessing all of us... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5uxUpr_dBg

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      GregP_WN

      Thanks for posting Glam, we hope you're continuing to do well!

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    Dear friends.....remember the small puppy I rescued from the road last week???? I am so happy we could find a lovely home for him with a family that has a 5 years old son willing to have a pet.....they will grow together......while there are several bad people that could abandon such innocent puppy to die, there are lots of others willing to take care and adopt it.....God is among us.....God thanks for giving to this puppy a second chance.....Thanks for giving me a second chance in live by surviving this stupid cancer......God continue blessing all of us

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      Missy88

      This is great news. So glad you saved this precious puppy and new home.

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    A great suggestion Argentinian doctor made to me is to take a test that determined the level of expression of the repair proteins through immune-histochemical....that could be considered as guidance to the periodicity of my follow-up check-ups.....never heard before also....will learn more about it in March during my follow-up exams so I will share it here with you all...God continue blessing all of us

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    glam posted an update

    Continue with the discussion of what would be the acceptable level of radiation to have in follow-up exams, doctor in Argentina recommended me the lowest possible considering that I am in complete remission....so I should consider low level of radiation to be improved if something wrong appears....should keep every three months check-up till the second year of remission, then every six months but always considering level of radiation and toxicity.....

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    glam posted an update

    OK....There we are...the gene mutations showed in my Foundation One were FBXW7 G219fs*37, R367*, ERBB2 amplification, TP53 R248W, APC E 1309fs*5, G977fs*6.....had never listened about any of them before with exception to the ERBB2 that seems to be usual for breast cancer.....I have setup some google alerts to learn a bit more about those genes.....if you know something....your input is pretty much appreciated.... God continue blessing all of us

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    glam posted an update

    Doctor in Argentina.....I loved him......was very specific....reviewed every and all report/exam and made a very detailed clinical exam.....in a summary he mentioned my surgery was a very successful one and that gave me a great advantage in my fight against cancer......was impressed I could eliminate all tumor and metastasis in less than 10 days through my two surgeries considering the stage and size of my tumors....He discussed a lot with me about the follow-up exams and level of radiation I should be exposed to.....always focusing on having a good balance between control and radiation considering a long lasting life.....It was a great input and it worth each and every cent to be there....God continue blessing all of us

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      GregP_WN

      Glad you have a good doctor, they are a blessing to us.

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    Finally able to type something on my computer....it crashed before I travel to Argentina and only today I was able to be connected again....So happy!!!!

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    • LMM's Avatar
      LMM

      Hey Glam. I was wondering where you were. Good to hear from you.

      over 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Glad to see you back, it seems I have a computer issue once a week. Sometimes a BIG hammer helps.

      over 5 years ago
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      Cats4mamac

      So happy you're back! Was concerned something was very wrong! I hate computer problems!

      over 5 years ago
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    glam posted an update

    Dear whatnexters, my Foundation One report was issued in the first week of February...could not update here because I travelled to Argentina and my computer also had crashed.....KRAS and BRAF mutation were both negative for any codon but they found 06 different mutations....I will update them here later on as I don't have it here right now...Happy to be among you all again......God continue blessing all of us