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Looks like a rainy, rainy weekend ahead!
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+Barbara Nelsen it is hot for our area. Glad you are on the mend. Have a great weekend too!
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The United States of America takes another step forward...
"The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote after recounting the legal struggles faced by same-sex partners.
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About time! Thanks for sharing +Barbara Nelsen​!
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Back from the surgeon's office with the pathology results....NEGATIVE! The tumor margins as well as the lymph node were all NEGATIVE! There is one more retest result to be done. It has tested three times so far as negative so my doctor is confident that will not change.
I go to see a new doctor on Thursday for my after-surgery plan of action. Right now, as long as that final piece is negative, looks to be pills (for several years) and possibly radiation therapy.
Thanks, my fuzzy friends (and you know who you are!), for your positive thoughts and support. It means the world to me!
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+Brittany McKinley - thanks! The restest also came back negative. But it seems like there is always "just one more test". The new oncologist is having an Oncotype DX test done on the samples taken during surgery. That one is super important - a low number means chemo is out of the picture and treatment will be pills and radiation. Pray for a low number for me!! I won't find out until July 13th. Meanwhile, I am resting and taking it easy. I'm still sore from the surgery but every day is better and better.
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My favorite pic of my dad. Happy Father's Dad to all the dads out there. If yours is around, give him a hug and say thanks. Sometimes they are taken from you far, far too soon in your life.
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Handsome capture. Thank you for sharing +Barbara Nelsen​.
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I'd rather be hiding today, too! It's pre-op day so off to the hospital for some dye injections.
Early (extremely early, nay, ungodly early) tomorrow is surgery. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers! I am trying to be as positive as I can but, on the awful chance something goes wrong, I'd just like to say thanks to everyone who has spent time with me here on G+. It's been a blast!
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+Diane Mevius - home and recuperating. Sore and tender but am able to get around. Reaching to the floor is pretty hard but the more I stretch the better it will be for me. I go back to the surgeon early next week for lymph node results - which I am hoping are clear. After that, I will see an oncologist (same one my sister goes to) for the next course of action. I am just thankful this was caught in the early stages and hadn't spread to the nodes yet! Thanks for asking.
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The breast cancer biopsy is this morning. Not looking forward to it but I just want results as soon as possible. What am I dealing with? I hate to think these posts may be the last you hear of me....
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OMG! This is soooooo funny!
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he is great!
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A little birdie tells me it's +Charlie Gartland's birthday! Have some cake, some kitties and some fun!
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It is, thanks darlink xxx glad you got good news too xxx
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One of the side benefits of surgery is getting some new medicine. Tonight I get to take some Percocet for the first time. I hear I'm in for a good sleep tonight!
See you all tomorrow, my fuzzy friends!
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YAY for drugs! Wow! That stuff is nice! (Not that I'm endorsing drug use but...) I took one around 11PM and sat watching a program. Suddenly, I realized I felt like I was light as air, as if I were resting on a soft fluffy cloud. And calm. So I tucked into bed at 11:30 and out like a light. I woke up at 5AM for bathroom run then right back to sleep. I finally got up a bit before 8AM! I can see why it is a controlled drug and they dispense a small amount. 
The incisions are still tender today and the swelling hasn't gone down much. So it's taking it day by day knowing each day will be better than the last!
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Home! Surgery went well and I am virtually pain free today. The tape and gauze comes off later today - can't wait for that! It's puckering and pulling my skin.
Now to wait for the pathologist report to make sure the one lymph node is clear.
Thanks for all the kind words and good wishes, my dear friends.
I'll be in bed - my own bed,, my own pillows, my little snugglebunnies! - resting for while now!
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+Susan Gabriel - I am LMAO. It really was green!
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I wanted to let everyone know that the Ashton Fletcher, Jr. Scholarship Fund has been established at the Community College of Baltimore County where Ashton taught.
Anyone who would like to make a donation may mail it directly to:
CCBC Foundation, Ashton Fletcher, Jr. Scholarship Fund, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21222

Please be sure to write on your check that it is for the Ashton Fletcher, Jr. Scholarship Fund.
If you want to pay with a credit card, you can do so on-line by using this link:
My nephew, Clayton Fletcher, will be involved in choosing future recipients.
On behalf of my sister, her sons and the Fletcher family, thank you!
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+Robert Fletcher - your dad was an awesome guy, Robbie. His legacy will live on.
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Hello to all my networking friends. The Pennsylvania Elder Estate Advocacy Services and The Pennsylvania Educational Estate Advocacy Services are applying for a grant and I need everyone's hope to go and vote for us. This will enable to expand our reach to other communities as well as eventually to bordering states. I thank you for your Vote and wish you all the best in your endeavors. Dr. Gerald M. Zidak, Jr.
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