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Duke of Earl - Chapter 49


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Well my dear friends, we just got back from Fox Chase. We took the films from the CT scan Earl had on Wed. They had said that they would only continue with the Carbo/Taxol if it was working.

Yep, it's working. The onc. said it looks like some of the smaller tumors have disappeared and that the couple of larger ones are filling in (His terminology) (These are liver tumors)

Ok, that is the good news. The bad news is that the poor Duke is dragging. He is very tired and weak. When we got home I changed him from a cane to a walker. But I don't feel this is a back step, just the side effects from the wonderful chemo that is shrinking his tumors.

His appetite is humongous and he is gaining weight. The bad news is that so am I gaining weight right along with him.

Wishing you all well and wishing you all good news.


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So glad to hear the good news about the Duke! That is wonderful, I know what you mean about the weight gain. I am thankful that I haven't lost a pound since this all began, I have actually gained about five pounds and also have a huge appetite, so the Duke and I have a lot in common. Keep us posted

Bess B

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What WONDERFUL news!

Looks like I'll be joining Earl in the Had-A-Lot-Of-Gall-And-Lost-It Club - surgery is scheduled for December 16 (just enough before Christmas to get me out of any major house cleaning and cooking...hehehe). Always gotta find the silver lining when NEEDLES are involved...

Been gaining too much myself, darn Oreos... Will need to change my eating habits after the surgery, maybe even head to the French Riviera to sun worship topless... :wink: (FAT chance! - Imagine the "Shark" stories I could tell!!)

Again, WONDERFUL news!


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The Duke marches on!! but slowly; :D:D

Hey Ginny so happy for the two of ya!!! :) you two are one hell of team and gettin to be a real inspiration to many of us, just keep on keepin on!!

God bless you and the Duke!!

Bobmc- NSCLC- stageIIB- left pneumonectomy- 5/2/01

"absolutely insist on enjoying life today!"

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Hi Ginny,

That’s fantastic news. The duke rules. Peace, take care and God Bless.



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