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In late Marchof 2009 I learned I had a 6 centimeter growth between my lungs.  After a couple weeks of testing  I was diagnosed with Neuroendocrincarcinoma.  This appears to be a rare cancer with a heck of a long name. 

In January of 2010 I was told that my lungs had cleared up nicely but that a spot which is also a carcinoma has appeared on my panceus. 

In the middle of May after a normal mamagram test, I was notified that the cancer with a really long name has made its way to my breasts.  These tumors remain very very small and have yet to be seen on a Pet Scan.

In October a new tumor about an inch in size was found in the arm pit of my left arm. My Dr took no action because usurally when tumors are identified in that part of your body they come in little packs. He did not want to do surgery or radiation before we could see if other tumors would arrive.

On Dec15,2010 I had another pet scan. Neither tumors on my breasts appeared in the pictures and the lump in my arm pit is still there and has grown a small amount. This all still connected to the cancer with a really long name.

An appointment is scheduled for the middle of March 2011. The second aniversary of this adventure At that time a decision will be made as to what to do if the tumor is still living in my armpit.  Really what I weird place to hang out.

With all that said, I do believe in miracles and continue to ask God to take the tumor in the armpit away. A clear scan would be a GREAT GIFT.  Please join me in this prayer.

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Tracy Riddle posted a new journal entry.

Condolences may be sent to: The family of Tracy Riddle c/o Gene Riddle 1631 Hollydale Dr Fullerton, CA 92831-1116 There is an audio transcript of the messages shared at ... Read more

Mary Schimke signed Tracy's Guestbook.

It was with great sadness that I opened my Augie alumni magazine today and read of Tracy's passing.  Unfortunately for me, I was unaware of her courageous battle these ... Read more

Emily Studenski signed Tracy's Guestbook.

Tracy,  I released a butterfly in your honor at the Asera Care, River of Hope fundraiser on Tuesday. It was so beautiful to see all those butterflies. One kept coming and ... Read more

Charlotte Hocking signed Tracy's Guestbook.

Tracy was one in a million.  She was an example for all of us - showing us how to give both with our time and energy.  She truly cared about people as evident with her ... Read more

Marilyn Meyer signed Tracy's Guestbook.

Tracy, I will be thinking of you tonight. Last year at the American Cancer Society Relay of Life we walked the survivor lap together. I know you will be there. A luminaria ... Read more

Jeff Venekamp signed Tracy's Guestbook.

I am re-posting a quote that a student - Rafiullah Kakar posted on facebook.  Rafi was an international student from Pakistan that Tracy helped.  She and Rafi put ... Read more

Julia Bennett signed Tracy's Guestbook.

I was Tracy's colleague and friend for 2 decades.  In that time, we held each other up, shared secrets, redirected students on their path and embraced each other as ... Read more

Tracy Riddle posted a new journal entry.

Condolences may be sent to: The family of Tracy Riddle c/o Gene Riddle 1631 Hollydale Dr Fullerton, CA 92831-1116 There is an audio transcript of the messages shared at ... Read more

Cathrynn Frederick signed Tracy's Guestbook.

To Tracy's family, I met Tracy when she was a student @ UOP. She was such a sweet person who loved everyone, loved the Lord and brought sunshine into our lives. We love ... Read more

Janelle Thayer signed Tracy's Guestbook.

To Tracy's Mom, Gene and Mary Kay~ Tracy was one of my best friends starting in 1985 when I joined the Resident Directors at Whitworth College.  You may have heard other ... Read more

Mona Nelson signed Tracy's Guestbook.

My time with Tracy was a 10 day trip to Guatemala in June 2007, organized by a mutual friend.  It was a fun adventure with 9 women. Tracy's light hearted approach to ... Read more

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