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Offline David In Indy

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Email From Shasta
« on: April 12, 2012, 03:52:30 pm »
Shasta (Jane) wanted me to share her latest email with all of you. Please Please PLEASE keep her in your prayers and thoughts!


Hi Sweetie.

Still hangin in here.

I hope that you got my letter.

I have been so sick from taking chemo. It is really rough, but I hope you guys
continue to keep me in prayers.

Right now I am being treated in Memphis, but I have been talking with people
from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and they are going to see me and
see if they can offer any alternative treatment.

I have not been able to go back to work even yet and the tumor that is on my
tailbone keeps me from sitting up very much.

I can walk and lie down. So fortunate to have people here who will do my
shopping, take me to my dr appts and etc.

Shawn has been wonderful as well as other work and church friends and family.

I love y'all. Please tell the board friends hi.

Will try to let you know when I go to CTCA. I will probably go to Chicago, but
not sure yet.

Love, Jane (Shasta)



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Re: Email From Shasta
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 04:09:48 pm »
Thank you for sharing that with us, David. I wasn't even aware she was ill.

I'm glad to read that she seems to have a pretty good support network around her.
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Re: Email From Shasta
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 04:23:18 pm »
I wasn't aware she was ill either.

If you are reading this, take care Shasta.

Sending you positive vibes across the ocean.
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Re: Email From Shasta
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 05:38:52 pm »
I had no idea either!

Shasta,  sending thoughts and prayers your way.


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Re: Email From Shasta
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 10:59:09 pm »
I knew about her illness from the very beginning, and I've been pulling for her.  I just feel in my bones that our dear Shasta will beat this and will return to us.  I'm certainly praying for her.

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Re: Email From Shasta
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 11:23:43 pm »


   Maybe you could get one of your caregivers to help you post here every once in a while.
Keep us up to date on your progress.
   We miss you very much, and hope that you can come back and join us very soon.

   Love to you in all things...Janice



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Re: Email From Shasta
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 01:04:46 am »
Oh my, I had no idea either. :(

I'm so sorry you have to go through this, Shasta. Sending lots of healing thoughts your way.
(((Shasta)))

Good to hear you have a supporting network. Try to keep your chin up best you can (I know that's easy to say but hard to do).



David, thanks for sharing. Would you please collect our massages and forward to Shasta via email?

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Re: Email From Shasta
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 03:36:57 am »
Oh my, I had no idea either. :(

I'm so sorry you have to go through this, Shasta. Sending lots of healing thoughts your way.
(((Shasta)))

Good to hear you have a supporting network. Try to keep your chin up best you can (I know that's easy to say but hard to do).



David, thanks for sharing. Would you please collect our massages and forward to Shasta via email?

I most certainly will, Chrissi!

And Marie is correct. Shasta will beat this thing. I just know it!!
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Re: Email From Shasta
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 08:47:49 am »
I knew about her illness from the very beginning, and I've been pulling for her.  I just feel in my bones that our dear Shasta will beat this and will return to us.  I'm certainly praying for her.

In my prayers this morning--and I feel I need to remember all those, unknown to me, who are supporting her in this difficult time.
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Update From Shasta
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2012, 02:04:28 am »
I received another email from Shasta today and she wanted me to share it with you -


Oh I am so glad that you got my letter, David.

I have been in Memphis all day at the oncologist. So I am absolutely wiped out.
Kay took me and she and others have been soooo good to take off work and drive
me since I can't sit up for any period of time. It's just a blessing.

And THANK all you guys. ONLY GOD can heal me and your prayers are precious to
me. Each and every one of them. I believe the doctors and other caretakers are
extensions of God--He uses them and you guys are my prayer angels. I thank God
for you daily.

I got on to tell you this mainly:

The nurse called and said that the scan they did today was good news!!! Praise
GOD. She told me 3 or 4 things--all good she declared, but the Dr will explain
them to me more fully. She was on the phone and I was in the car, but I DID get
the message that it was all good news. And the main result---it showed that
there had been a "dramatic decrease in the size of the tumor". That I understood
and I am so grateful that the chemo is having a positive effect. I am still
having the pain, but if the radiology goes forward, that may subside as well.

Anyway..please pass on the good news and give thanks to God for His healing and
tell my prayer angels thank you as well.

Love you guys.  Jane

I have dr appts Mon, Tues, and Friday next week. I will do my best to get back
on and let you know what's up with those, but it may be the next week. TTYL.


I will be sending an email off to her sometime tomorrow, and I'll make sure I include all of your wonderful well-wishes in it!

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