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  1. Hello All I'm Rachel, I live in Grand Junction, CO. which is on the western slope of Colorado. I have a wonderful husband I have been married to for 13 years. Two beautiful children-Logan (Age 7), Maya (Age 3) I am a stay at home mom. I thoroughly enjoy volunteering at my children's school and working on scrape books in my free time. I was diagnosed with NSCLC Oct. 06' and have been fighting it ever since. We have two cats-Sempre and Snickers and a dog that is a yorkie mix who's name is Sparky. Rachel
  2. Mitchell, What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing all your feelings-Last year vs. this year. I think we can all relate in the sorrow of not knowing what might happen next. Therefore the news this year of your mom being cancer free is so much sweeter after you have been in that dark place. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take Care, Rachel
  3. Patti, I think you hit on a very important topic. I too see myself in your post. In the beginning the phone rang off the hook and people wanted to do anything they could to help. Recently one of the mother's at my childrens school said to me "I'm so glad that the cancer thing is behind you. You went through so much." I wanted to say "Hello!" I still have cancer." I don't remember what my response was but I remember being shocked. I think people automatically assumed that when my hair grew back in that the cancer must be gone. I guess I've realized that no one can really understand th
  4. Maryanne, So glad to hear your good news! Have a wondeful weekend. Take Care, Rachel
  5. Jamie, What a wonderful testimony to the will of the human spirit. You a truly an inspiration to me! Take Care, Rachel
  6. Tom, I also had what my doctor considered a moderate to severe rash and while he told me that he smiled. He said that's a good that and that it probably means that the Tarceva is working. He then told me to stop taking it for about a week to calm down the rash. I had it all over my back, chest, face and head. The back and head were painful. It was uncomfortable to lay on my back and my hair hurt. Anyway I stopped taking it for 7 days and started taking Minocycline and Clindamycin. All the above seemed to help. The rash went away and I haven't had as severe of a rash since. The rash
  7. I'm thankful for my wonderful, supportive family and my two beautiful children who love me unconditionally. Also this incredible support community! Rachel
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    Alisa, I love reading posts like yours. Wonderful news! I am so happy for you! Take Care, Rachel
  9. Jussi, Welcome! You will find so much support here. I'm sorry I don't know anything about the fever question you had but after diagnosis I lost 5lbs. right off the bat. I don't think it was from the cancer but from the sheer stess of everything that was going on at the time. I have since remained at the same weight for over a year. Try to eat as much as healthy as you can. I find that 6 small meals a day work the best. Take Care, Rachel
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    Prayers for nyka69

    Prayers, prayers and more prayers. God bless you and your husband on this difficult road. Take Care, Rachel
  11. Welcome Dave, Keep up the positive attitude and you will do just fine! Take Care, Rachel
  12. Welcome LMLV, Your story is an inspiration. Thank you for sharing it with us. Isn't it so true that after you have fought a battle for your life that everything else is just small stuff. Take Care, Rachel
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    Rich, Thank you for sharing. I love it! It totally describes all of us fighting here. Take Care, Rachel
  14. Connie, Sending my prayers your way! Take Care, Rachel
  15. Patty, More prayers are being sent your way. Glad to hear the pain in your side is gone. That is a good sign. Keep up the positive spirit. Take Care, Rachel
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