ginnyde Posted May 9, 2004 Share Posted May 9, 2004 Dear Book Club Members, The Duke is doing pretty good. Says he feels better today than he has for awhile. We went out to dinner and he seemed to enjoy it and some of the old 'gotcha' humor was back and a little of the twinkle in his blue eyes. He is very tired now, in his recliner, under his blanket watching Law and Order. He saw the onc. on Monday, just a Hi How Are You visit. Onc. said he looks good, walking better and thinks he is the same as 2 months ago. Kind of a no new good news report. But we have new bad news. I have a dear, dear friend who has been battling ALS for about 7 years. She has maintained an amazing can do attitude throughout this horrendous ordeal. 2 years ago she was diagnosed with rectal cancer and under went chemo and rad that almost killed her. She is now in the end stages of the ALS - cannot really move her arms or legs and is experiencing breathing distress. Yesterday, we got the news that she also has squamous cell lung cancer. They did a CT this afternoon to see if it has spread. I could fill a real book with the sadness that has surrounded this woman's family. Please pray for her. I also need prayers for my sister who is fighting throat cancer. She had a feeding tube inserted - standard procedure due to the swelling from the radiation. The feeding tube has leaked constantly since inserted. She is back in the hospital receiving nutrition both thru her port and an IV. They will try to do the feeding tube again next week. She lives in Tulsa and unfortunately Earl is not well enough to be left alone so I have not been able to visit her. And the women here will no how guilty I feel about this. I sincerely hope that the next Duke of Earl chapter will be in Good News. I hope all the Mothers here do not have to cook tomorrow. Happy Mother's Day. Ginny Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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