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    Hi Bug, not sure if you remember me, it's been awhile. Glad to you you are still on here. Now I have to remember how to navigate around the site again. Hoping you are doing well...

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      Hi, barbaraanne! I sure do remember you. It's so nice to hear from you.

      About the only thing that has changed since the last time we "talked" - well, besides the pandemic, of course - is that our sweet pup (my avatar) passed in April. The short story is that he became ill in December and got progressively worse. The only two options to help him were both poor. So my husband and I had him put to rest. It was heartbreaking and we still miss him. But, we and our vet felt it was the right thing to do. Other than that, things have been fine. How is your pup?

      I'm so glad you wrote. How are you? I saw your update. Congratulations on being seven years in remission! That's wonderful! I'm sorry about the abnormal cells. Very best wishes for excellent bloodwork in six months. I'm sending prayers and hugs.

      6 months ago
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      Hi. We also had to put our Rocco to rest also. He fought hard. He adjusted after becoming blind, it was SARDS, it happens suddenly, no surgery to correct like a cataract , which I thought it was. But he knew I was there for him, he slept more. But once everything started shutting down, I didn't want him to suffer (Dr did the tests to confirm it). We have Lucy she is a rescue dog, she's good, but not the same type of dog. I will get another Norwich in time, they are hard to find, I have to get a reputable breeder. She misses him also. She's a follower not a leader..lol. Sorry about your dog, we know how much they helped us thru our journey. How are you doing? I feel more aches and pains but I guess I have to realize I'm not getting younger..lol. My Mom 91 (God bless) is still with us. Her heart issues are worse, but maintained at this point, we learned the signs of when she needs drainage (Heart failure w/Afib) tough, but so is she, I know where I get it from..This pandemic is terrible, makes it hard to visit friends or just go out in public w/o worry. But I continue to remain diligent, wear a mask, wash hands often and use sanitizer. But I've been doing that all along, before the Pandemic, especially thru cancer treatment. Sending well wishes to you and your hubby and family. Stay safe and please stay in touch..

      6 months ago
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      barbaraanne, our dog had SARDS, too! What a coincidence! We had never heard of it. It was so hard to watch Murphy bump in to things but both the vet and the vet ophthalmologist said he could learn to adjust to being blind. But then he got abscesses on the underside of his neck that we couldn't get rid of. The vet finally said we could try heavy duty drugs but they would probably damage his kidneys. The other option was surgery where they would cut Murphy from his ear to the middle of his throat (to get to the abscesses). Both options sounded terrible. Anyway, I was so surprised when you said Rocco had SARDS, too. I'm sorry.

      Does your mom live with you? 91 - yes, God bless her!

      We are careful relative to the pandemic, too...masks, hand washing, sanitizer. We've done minimal visiting and it has always been outside and sitting well away from the other people (one or two couples at a time). We are careful anyway but my husband has asthma so there is another level of concern. I am so looking forward to the day this is behind us. I do think it's going to be a while, though.

      Be well and take care, barbaraanne.

      6 months ago
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    I haven't been on here in quite awhile (sorry). But wanted to share good news, I am 7 years in remission, 8 years since dx of TNBC. So all of you still fighting, hang in there. Not gonna lie not always easy, but very doable. Now we're just gonna keep our eye on some blood work in 6 months. Some abnormal cells, but Onc, says numbers are low, could be an auto immune. Sending virtual hugs and blessings to all.

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      Thanks so much for your update. As another TNBC survivor, it's wonderful to hear of such long term remission. Updates like your inspire hope. I really appreciate it.

      6 months ago
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