• rmh's Avatar

    rmh started following

    User: CancerNews

  • rmh's Avatar

    rmh shared an experience

    Celebration

  • rmh's Avatar

    rmh wrote on sherrya's wall

    hi Sherrya, I am glad you are feeling well. You are stage 1 which I was diagnosed but I did not need the chemo only the radiation. I have my next appointment in January wish me luck. People say to me 'oh it was a terrible year for you' but I think it was the luckiest year of my life. If I had let myself continue to go on like I was I may have had a different prognosis. I just love the flowers in your picture. I live in the northeast so no more gardening here but you and I will be back digging in the dirt soon enough and loving every minute of it.

  • rmh's Avatar

    rmh wrote on sherrya's wall

    glad to hear last chemo treatment I pray you have tolerated it as best as could be expected....it's fall in Connecticut but still warm. My dahlias are actually in better shape now than in the summer. Nature and gardening have really helped me thru my cancer diagnosis this year and all the wonderful books I was stock piling 'for when', well 'when' happened and I was grateful for them......god bless

  • rmh's Avatar

    rmh posted an update

    good evening it's been a while since I checked in so busy at work and at home with an elderly mother who needs a lot of attention (really wearing me out) but the good news is I had my first cancer check up since surgery on 3/25 and nothing was showing thru. Of course they do a pap smear even though there's nothing left of the female variety inside you know what I mean. I was nervous and scared and the whole 9 yards but in my heart I just knew I was going to be OK.... I waited a week (they said it would take up to two weeks for results) and of course I have to go during a Labor Day Holiday! So I call from work and have to leave my desk; wouldn't you know that's when one of the surgical team doctors calls me back and leaves me a voice mail that everything is 'normal' and to continue doing what I'm doing and see you in January. I am very fortunate, lucky, blessed - all three and more. Sometimes I think did this really happen to me? I am so thankful for this site because at anytime I can check in or write and you are all there ready to be friends....my belly is sore from the incision and being overweight is not helping I'm sure....I've got to move this plate of brownies.....

    1 Comment
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Glad your doing well, and if you need a place for those brownies, well, I like brownies....just saying.

      over 3 years ago
  • rmh's Avatar

    rmh wrote on MaryEdythe's wall

    MaryEdythe, I want you to know I've been thinking of you. Don't think my lack of correspondence doesn't mean I am not praying for you please. This site was a blessing for me this year. I've been tied up at work (I'd like to tie a few people up believe you me!) I tend to be a workaholic; but I did get good news on my first follow-up ( my surgery for uterine cancer was 3/25)...no cells detected. It's really quite a cool thing, really incredible. So I have tried to keep up with a lot of things at home and I have overdone it - like most of us women we think we are superheros and most of the time we are except during post-op and recuperation. Sometimes I still wonder did this really happen to me? You are a brave woman....

    1 Comment
    • MaryEdythe's Avatar
      MaryEdythe

      I am at home. This surgery was nowhere near as bad as were the previous two. I thank God for my caregiver and for everyone with whatnext.com. I am exhausted. My abdomen looks like a battle field from surgery and blood thinner.

      over 3 years ago