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Melanie Bowman
Melanie Bowman
What a wonderful experience!! Thank you for sharing that with all of us. Sooooo - if you ever find yourself dancing through Kansas City, please let me know so that your fellow survivors here can also share in your joy! I hope you know how your healing energy is "radiating" into so many. xoxoxo

Your "5 Year Survivor" Sister,
Melanie Bowman
Sydney Minnick
Sydney Minnick
I have to say that after having my double mastectomy after recurrence last July you inspire me. I tried to be so positive through it all and watching you helps me to know that is the way to be-even if people think we were crazy to feel that way. Watching Ellen made me cry-so glad she was touched like we all have been by you energy and spirit! Keep dancing lady!
Sybil Guetersloh
Sybil Guetersloh
Thank you for your support on Bob's page, we are so happy to hear from you.  Today I learned of a friends sister (bay area too) who had a double masectomy and had neuropathy.  Since it is a common side effect of Bob's treatment, our friend wanted us to know what helped her sister so much.  Let me know if you still have any desire to know what she said.  I will watch Bob's site.  I realize you have lots of resources and info.   Sending love to you dear Deborah.  Sybil
Claire Arthur
Claire Arthur
Greetings again! FYI...and with a smile...as to my previous entry, "TN's" proper name is Trigeminal neurolgia, a bit of a skunk! Apparently, my spelling was "out the window" that early in the am!!! Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful Sunday - All the very best to you and yours! Claire
Claire Arthur
Claire Arthur
Having been rudely awakened by my current "issue," Trimengial neurolgia, I think of you and how I have been meaning to write in your guestbook...for oh so long, but.... I envisioned inviting "TN," to join me for tea, yet TN's response was..."nothin doin'!" So I breathe, a careful deep breath...ok...trying to relax, I realize your journal is calling me, and I am here. I am so very appreciative that there are avenues/arenas/plans on how to address and work with our health issues, yet not so in the course of family friend Nathalie, a brave, courageous, and inspirational 15 year old young woman, having her own Carringbridge...nathaliesbridge...I encourage you to check into their recent journal entries should you wish...full of heart... As to your being "knocked off your stride" by Izzy, recently my husband found himself experiencing surgery for the first time in his life and thus being forced to slow down and "be" - not be busy, busy, busy, with "do." I have a nickname for him..."Houdini"...as in, he is always on the move, making the most of everything that life presents...running the gamut from concerts to backpacking adventures and beyond! That said, he is a good man. Finding himself tethered to a catheter for a week took him "out of his game" and believe it or not, it has been kind of nice! Being forced to be present and relatively still - under wraps, might I say?!? was new for him and good...for us...his family. We really enjoyed having him here, having a bit more of him. I find myself saying with a smile, "It's really nice to have Dad home, although it's too bad that he has to be tethered to a catheter to have that happen!" I think, a strengthening of our bonds and a renewed awareness of our needs as a life team - being there for each other in support and with empathy. His health issue not only made him stop and "smell the roses," but humbled him, opening his eyes to a whole new part of life that he'd rarely experienced before...that of being out of the "driver's seat." So, I guess my point here is that being suddenly side tracked, you with Izzy and Michael with surgery, has it's upsides. In closing...with a smile...although you are not my Dr....Thank you for putting a name to my sense of loss of sensation in my feet, especially recently the soles...neuropathy! It is nothing new, but now, I've a name for it! Thank you for sharing your journey with us...you are not only an inspiration, but a teacher as well - Left foot, right foot, forward we go - All the very best to you! Claire
Janice Lynch Schuster
Janice Lynch Schuster
I thought of you when I did this, my dance for eve ensler and one billion rising. I stood with my godmother during her long cancer journey, which ended last tuesday. I decided to dance for her and through my sorrow. Here I am, dancing uphill in the snow. It made her granddaughters laugh, which is the most any of us can offer. And lots of love. Keep dancing, sister.
Linda Falco
Linda Falco
Hi Deborah: You are such an amazing woman. I pray for you all the time and think about you everyday! I am at my point with my reconstruction surgery tomorrow. I want to move along and push forward with my journey of life. I have been shown that God has put a added touch to my canvas. Prayers out to you my dear. You have been an inspiration!! Love,xo
Melanie Bowman
Melanie Bowman
What a wonderful experience!! Thank you for sharing that with all of us. Sooooo - if you ever find yourself dancing through Kansas City, please let me know so that your fellow survivors here can also share in your joy! I hope you know how your healing energy is "radiating" into so many. xoxoxo

Your "5 Year Survivor" Sister,
Melanie Bowman
Sydney Minnick
Sydney Minnick
I have to say that after having my double mastectomy after recurrence last July you inspire me. I tried to be so positive through it all and watching you helps me to know that is the way to be-even if people think we were crazy to feel that way. Watching Ellen made me cry-so glad she was touched like we all have been by you energy and spirit! Keep dancing lady!
Claire Arthur
Claire Arthur
Having been rudely awakened by my current "issue," Trimengial neurolgia, I think of you and how I have been meaning to write in your guestbook...for oh so long, but.... I envisioned inviting "TN," to join me for tea, yet TN's response was..."nothin doin'!" So I breathe, a careful deep breath...ok...trying to relax, I realize your journal is calling me, and I am here. I am so very appreciative that there are avenues/arenas/plans on how to address and work with our health issues, yet not so in the course of family friend Nathalie, a brave, courageous, and inspirational 15 year old young woman, having her own Carringbridge...nathaliesbridge...I encourage you to check into their recent journal entries should you wish...full of heart... As to your being "knocked off your stride" by Izzy, recently my husband found himself experiencing surgery for the first time in his life and thus being forced to slow down and "be" - not be busy, busy, busy, with "do." I have a nickname for him..."Houdini"...as in, he is always on the move, making the most of everything that life presents...running the gamut from concerts to backpacking adventures and beyond! That said, he is a good man. Finding himself tethered to a catheter for a week took him "out of his game" and believe it or not, it has been kind of nice! Being forced to be present and relatively still - under wraps, might I say?!? was new for him and good...for us...his family. We really enjoyed having him here, having a bit more of him. I find myself saying with a smile, "It's really nice to have Dad home, although it's too bad that he has to be tethered to a catheter to have that happen!" I think, a strengthening of our bonds and a renewed awareness of our needs as a life team - being there for each other in support and with empathy. His health issue not only made him stop and "smell the roses," but humbled him, opening his eyes to a whole new part of life that he'd rarely experienced before...that of being out of the "driver's seat." So, I guess my point here is that being suddenly side tracked, you with Izzy and Michael with surgery, has it's upsides. In closing...with a smile...although you are not my Dr....Thank you for putting a name to my sense of loss of sensation in my feet, especially recently the soles...neuropathy! It is nothing new, but now, I've a name for it! Thank you for sharing your journey with us...you are not only an inspiration, but a teacher as well - Left foot, right foot, forward we go - All the very best to you! Claire
Janice Lynch Schuster
Janice Lynch Schuster
I thought of you when I did this, my dance for eve ensler and one billion rising. I stood with my godmother during her long cancer journey, which ended last tuesday. I decided to dance for her and through my sorrow. Here I am, dancing uphill in the snow. It made her granddaughters laugh, which is the most any of us can offer. And lots of love. Keep dancing, sister.
Sybil Guetersloh
Sybil Guetersloh
Thank you for your support on Bob's page, we are so happy to hear from you.  Today I learned of a friends sister (bay area too) who had a double masectomy and had neuropathy.  Since it is a common side effect of Bob's treatment, our friend wanted us to know what helped her sister so much.  Let me know if you still have any desire to know what she said.  I will watch Bob's site.  I realize you have lots of resources and info.   Sending love to you dear Deborah.  Sybil
Claire Arthur
Claire Arthur
Greetings again! FYI...and with a smile...as to my previous entry, "TN's" proper name is Trigeminal neurolgia, a bit of a skunk! Apparently, my spelling was "out the window" that early in the am!!! Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful Sunday - All the very best to you and yours! Claire
Linda Falco
Linda Falco
Hi Deborah: You are such an amazing woman. I pray for you all the time and think about you everyday! I am at my point with my reconstruction surgery tomorrow. I want to move along and push forward with my journey of life. I have been shown that God has put a added touch to my canvas. Prayers out to you my dear. You have been an inspiration!! Love,xo
Sybil Guetersloh
Sybil Guetersloh
Thank you for your support on Bob's page, we are so happy to hear from you.  Today I learned of a friends sister (bay area too) who had a double masectomy and had neuropathy.  Since it is a common side effect of Bob's treatment, our friend wanted us to know what helped her sister so much.  Let me know if you still have any desire to know what she said.  I will watch Bob's site.  I realize you have lots of resources and info.   Sending love to you dear Deborah.  Sybil
Claire Arthur
Claire Arthur
Having been rudely awakened by my current "issue," Trimengial neurolgia, I think of you and how I have been meaning to write in your guestbook...for oh so long, but.... I envisioned inviting "TN," to join me for tea, yet TN's response was..."nothin doin'!" So I breathe, a careful deep breath...ok...trying to relax, I realize your journal is calling me, and I am here. I am so very appreciative that there are avenues/arenas/plans on how to address and work with our health issues, yet not so in the course of family friend Nathalie, a brave, courageous, and inspirational 15 year old young woman, having her own Carringbridge...nathaliesbridge...I encourage you to check into their recent journal entries should you wish...full of heart... As to your being "knocked off your stride" by Izzy, recently my husband found himself experiencing surgery for the first time in his life and thus being forced to slow down and "be" - not be busy, busy, busy, with "do." I have a nickname for him..."Houdini"...as in, he is always on the move, making the most of everything that life presents...running the gamut from concerts to backpacking adventures and beyond! That said, he is a good man. Finding himself tethered to a catheter for a week took him "out of his game" and believe it or not, it has been kind of nice! Being forced to be present and relatively still - under wraps, might I say?!? was new for him and good...for us...his family. We really enjoyed having him here, having a bit more of him. I find myself saying with a smile, "It's really nice to have Dad home, although it's too bad that he has to be tethered to a catheter to have that happen!" I think, a strengthening of our bonds and a renewed awareness of our needs as a life team - being there for each other in support and with empathy. His health issue not only made him stop and "smell the roses," but humbled him, opening his eyes to a whole new part of life that he'd rarely experienced before...that of being out of the "driver's seat." So, I guess my point here is that being suddenly side tracked, you with Izzy and Michael with surgery, has it's upsides. In closing...with a smile...although you are not my Dr....Thank you for putting a name to my sense of loss of sensation in my feet, especially recently the soles...neuropathy! It is nothing new, but now, I've a name for it! Thank you for sharing your journey with us...you are not only an inspiration, but a teacher as well - Left foot, right foot, forward we go - All the very best to you! Claire
Linda Falco
Linda Falco
Hi Deborah: You are such an amazing woman. I pray for you all the time and think about you everyday! I am at my point with my reconstruction surgery tomorrow. I want to move along and push forward with my journey of life. I have been shown that God has put a added touch to my canvas. Prayers out to you my dear. You have been an inspiration!! Love,xo
Sydney Minnick
Sydney Minnick
I have to say that after having my double mastectomy after recurrence last July you inspire me. I tried to be so positive through it all and watching you helps me to know that is the way to be-even if people think we were crazy to feel that way. Watching Ellen made me cry-so glad she was touched like we all have been by you energy and spirit! Keep dancing lady!
Melanie Bowman
Melanie Bowman
What a wonderful experience!! Thank you for sharing that with all of us. Sooooo - if you ever find yourself dancing through Kansas City, please let me know so that your fellow survivors here can also share in your joy! I hope you know how your healing energy is "radiating" into so many. xoxoxo

Your "5 Year Survivor" Sister,
Melanie Bowman
Claire Arthur
Claire Arthur
Greetings again! FYI...and with a smile...as to my previous entry, "TN's" proper name is Trigeminal neurolgia, a bit of a skunk! Apparently, my spelling was "out the window" that early in the am!!! Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful Sunday - All the very best to you and yours! Claire
Janice Lynch Schuster
Janice Lynch Schuster
I thought of you when I did this, my dance for eve ensler and one billion rising. I stood with my godmother during her long cancer journey, which ended last tuesday. I decided to dance for her and through my sorrow. Here I am, dancing uphill in the snow. It made her granddaughters laugh, which is the most any of us can offer. And lots of love. Keep dancing, sister.