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BS: SINSULL's Turn

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Subject: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:48 PM

Some of you have noticed that I have been more than my usual "confused" lately. My thyroid finally went haywire and a biopsy shows a cancerous growth in the left lobe. On Friday Jacqui and I will see an oncologist at Mass. General (My company will pay 100% of all medical, transportaion, room and board expenses). Hopefully the surgery will happen soon. Either they will remove the nodule or the entire thyroid (my preference). It can be done on an outpatient basis but because of my age (?????when did become old?) they recommend an overnight. Recovery should be two days rest and then back to work.

This has been monitored carefully for years - Hashimoto's disease, an auto-immune hereditary problem that attacks the thyroid and causes hormone levels to go up and down unpredictably. I don't expect any unpleasant surprises but even if it has gone into the lymph nodes or bone it is considered the more treatable of cancers. The one danger is to the nerves of the larynx causing a loss of speech.

Keep me in your thoughts. Direct any positive thoughts you may have to my neck and the surgeon's hands. On Friday, we will know more.

Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: The Walrus
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:51 PM

Good luck

W


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Megan L
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:54 PM

Thoughts and prayers lassie.

Frae Dauvitt and his Meg


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: bfdk
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:55 PM

Blimey, Sins, best of luck with it all. I hope you'll be back out of there before you know it - and in fine fettle!

Big hug and best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:56 PM

Mary if I were a praying man I'd pray for you, instead I shall be thinking of you, and hoping all goes AOK.
Love
G xx


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:58 PM

Sins, may the knowledge of the surgeon translate to the skill of his/her hands. May your spirit rest easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:09 PM

Aw geez, Mary. What rotten luck. But at least it sounds treatable! May you get the best of treatment and mend quickly!

Love, Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:14 PM

Well, DURN! Just good thoughts and best wishes. EXPECTING (capitals intended..*grin*) to see you at the Getaway!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Alice
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:15 PM

All the best to you, Mary, in the procedure and in recovery.
Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:18 PM

Dang! Not so good. Our bodies, like machines, just keep getting crankier as we get older. Well, you have my good thoughts here, SINSULL. I hope things go as smoothly as they may for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:24 PM

Positive thoughts flying your (and your surgeon's) way from across the sea. Keep your spirits up, and us informed.   B xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:25 PM

Your turn, my arse. You don't need a turn, darlin'!! Leastways not this kind.**smile**

I give thanks for a complete and full recovery with nothing but healthy cells running through your body...may the surgeon's skill slice and dice the blighters and bring you safely through. I give thanks for this or something better for the highest good of all concerned. So mote it be!

LOVE YEW!!! And, thanks to Jacqui.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:27 PM

Positive thoughts galore, SINS!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bee
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:31 PM

May you have the smartest of surgeons and nicest of nurses.

Positive note: my Mom's been getting along just fine without a thyroid and with synthroid for thirty years. Still singing harmoniously in the choir.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Amos
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:33 PM

A good thing there is a company there to make the remedy possible. Well done on that part.

While I am sure many of us have wanted to get their hands around your neck at various times, this time we'd better let the expert do it.


Good luck, GOd bless, and white light fill your very being.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:45 PM

Go SINS!

My mom had most of her thyroid out for cancer as a young adult, and never had a worry after. If they give you synthetic hormone replacement for it, you may want to look into that picture carefully, as it will affect a lot of other things.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Severn
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 02:00 PM

My best wishes to you, both as a friend and as someone who is personally currently undergoing cancer treatments.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Big Mick
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 02:12 PM

Hey ... stop this junk ... I'll have none of it, you hear me????

Well, if you don't mind, I will throw some heavy duty prayers your way, and a ton of good thoughts on top of those prayers.

Love,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 02:47 PM

Sending lots of healing love- and remember, laughter is the best medicine!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: RangerSteve
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 02:54 PM

You're in my prayers. Keep us posted.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 02:59 PM

I'm going to be taking a tape recorder with me on Friday so that we can make sure that we get everything that is being said.

It's a relief for all of us that Mary is finally getting the necessary attention here. We have been concerned about her for a while.

We'll keep you all updated.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:11 PM

Will the convalescence be long enough to learn the banjo SINS ?? In MY thoughts as well


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:14 PM

Mary-

So sorry to hear this.

However, it sounds as if you're keeping on top of this as well as anyone can, and with a little help from your friends. If you need more specific help, please e-mail me as well.

I'm getting pissed that so many good folks I know are being challenged by nasty stuff. We're supposed to be indesructable!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:18 PM

More prayers, love and hugs on the way Mary. So grateful you have Jacqui there with you.

Of course things will go fine: I'm so glad the work/insurance thing is taking care of things, too, so you can focus on healing.

Better take care of that voice, my dear. I am hoping to sing with you before TOO long!

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:35 PM

You're going to be fine.Trust ol' Doc Spaw. I've been working on this medical degree for years at Igotit Medical College. Several points in your favor here and the first being that this is a very slow growing cancer.   The second being it is equally slow and even a bit reluctant to metastasize. That's medical truth, but here's a story! (Yeah, I know........OH NO SPAW, NOT ANOTHER DAMN STORY.........just shut ta' hell up....)

Karen's Dad lost his voice with vocal cord problems almost 9 YEARS before they realized it was caused by thyroid cancer. Simple meaning is this one is very slow to grow. Although her Dad's did spread it had been growing for over 9 years before they found it and was probably about 10 or 11 years old! Metastasis to the lymph nodes is the most common spread but as you already know is very treatable with excellent success.

PROGNOSIS: You're goin' to kick this fockin' thing in the ass. The surgery will go well and you'll do the recommended follow-up and all will be well.

Next case please!


Pat and Karen (and all our best thoughts as well)


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:35 PM

Ahhh Mary, As soon as I filter all the amazing energy thrown at me from 50 plus High Schoolers for the past 72 hours I will focus the best of what I have towards you .... I need about 24 hours to regain my focus (and what sanity is to be found) But you are echooing in my heart.


tinker


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:44 PM

Ya' know, come to think of it, a really fine Doctor would conduct an examination first. So I tell ya' what......Strip down and hop up on the table here. Stretch out and put your feet up in the stirrups while I get the appropriate tool..............well, yeah.....I know its a long way up to your thyroid from there but, uh.....like, I got a really long tool I can use and.........Hey! Where ya goin'........Wait!.................Damn..........................

I've lost more patients that way....................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:49 PM

They ain't 'lost'..they know exactly where they are going!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Micca
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:00 PM

Mary, You Know..
Micca


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:27 PM

(((Sins)))

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: JudyB
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:28 PM

Good thoughts heading your way!

(((Hugs)))
JudyB


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:35 PM

(My company will pay 100% of all medical, transportation, room and board expenses).

Forgot to say, "Outstanding!" I am so glad you found a job which treats you as you deserve.

{{{{{{SINS}}}}}}


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: ranger1
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 05:11 PM

You know I'm just across the bridge if you need me. (((SINS)))


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 05:13 PM

Jeez, Mary!
I'll be thinking Good Thoughts in your general direction on Friday. I hope things go easy and are over when they're over.

Does this mean you'll act normal after surgery?

Seriously, much love from me,
Jeri


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Morticia
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 05:18 PM

Okay, Mary, you can pack this in right now, you know we all love you so stop it, kplzthx.

Seriously, wishing you big hugs and lots of healing energy, I already know you will be fine. Trust me, I'm a folksinger.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Big Mick
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 05:43 PM

HEY SPAW!!!!!!



Look at it this way. Mebbe, just mebbe, they get this thing out, slap her arse on a bunch of med's that get her body chemistry just right and it restores mental acuity to the point she no longer has the sicck need to find all these ferblictica, god forsaken, goofy arse presents that show up for Tris, and these friggin' goerilluh's with 20 kids,in a camisole, that show up in my boudoir.

Just a t'ought.... I'll get the aul cap and the wellies...

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Peace
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 05:46 PM

She's going to be fine. I know these things.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: skarpi
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 05:49 PM

good thoughts from me

All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 08:27 PM

Lots of good thoughts and white light from this quarter, too.

We're really glad, too, that Jacqui can accompany you and get everything said nailed down (not to mention moral support).

This will all work out just fine...but this winter has been a bit much, hasn'tit?

Hugs,
Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 08:28 PM

First thing I was told by the technician & Doctor preparing to do the biopsy on my thyroid nodes was that if it is cancer, is the "best" one to have as it is easily eradicated. I'm really not sure whether the mention of a good cancer made me feel any better about having the biopsy!

But mine are benign little nodes & have been around since 1999, and I've had another biopsy since, so I'm getting used to the procedure & I'm very comfortable with the on-going care of my Specialist.

Get well soon, you'll feel better (to quote my favourite Get Well card!)

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 09:43 PM

Oh Mary -- so much love. You know you only have to ask if there is anything we can do.........damn it, I'm with BatGoddess - what a hell of a winter.....


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: karen k
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 09:58 PM

Hope all goes well. I'll be thinking about you and waiting for the news this weekend. All my best.

karen


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Deckman
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 10:23 PM

JEEZUS H. KEERIST ON A STICK!!! What the hell is this shit. I just leave town for a few days and come back to this CRAP! See if I ever check into MC again! (mina raakastaan sinuoa) Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 10:27 PM

Mary, dear- You are already in my prayers, you have my love and respect- what more do you want from me? Apple pruning? Of course. We'll be down soon to prune your trees and test your laughter index.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bert
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 10:30 PM

If at all posible, try not to have your thyroid completely removed. The synthetic replacement is not all that good.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Janie
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 12:35 AM

Love lady, gift terrorist, Mother Mary - hugs, light, love -

I blame toxic exposure to skunk fumes for this--

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 01:19 AM

Mary, all will go well, you're just getting rid of excess baggage. I alreasy did a couple of test runs for you at Mass General. You're in very good hands there, matter of fact the best. I'm well connected there & will have a talk with the Chief of Surgey & God, you didn't know he lives there, I'm on very good terms with him. I met with him three times there & we got on fine. He sent me home all 3 times.

You send me another fucking present & I'll see he kisses your ass goodbye.





It's already all been taken care of, just had a word with him, not to worry

Love
Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 01:32 AM

Ya' know Sins, I can see how it might be troubling to you that several of the major goofballs of the 'Cat......me, Bruce, Barry, Mick, etc...... have all said they have no worries! Of course WE have no worries but with support like us you may be in serious trouble.

Having had a number of near-death experiences in the past 10 years I want to echo what Barry said. I seem to be blessed by someone, somewhere. So if you even contemplate sending any more of those crazed and gyrating and often scary "toys" I will have a conversation of my own with the powers that be..............

But we all love you and we DO know its gonna' go right!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 05:18 AM

Well, of course it is.

gnu, GIT (Goofball-in-Training)


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Tinker
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 07:30 AM

Mary there is an angel standing guard over my computer and her candle will be lit for you Friday..... You remember the 2 foot high angel with glittery gold wings who holds a slightly crooked torch base with red plastic jewels ???? She is once again at your service.


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From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 08:22 AM

Oh, geez, Tinker -- that's the Michael Jackson look-alike in angel mode.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 08:23 AM

The Michael Jackson Angel of Death - Great! LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 07:51 PM

Only "Angel of Death" as far as cosmetic surgery, I think. ;-)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Tinker
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 12:57 AM

Okay,now here I am not only using the amazing gift my house guests foisted, ah... graciously gifted to me on the way to Getaway and now I'm being accused .... Mary it couldn't be the angel of death, no one would ever follow the poor soul anywhere... But it will hold a good sized candle in safety for the day.

Keep lauging lady we love you...


















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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Partridge
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 01:36 AM

Happy healing thoughts from yorkshire

pat xx


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: kendall
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 01:06 PM

Definition of time:

Just one fecking thing after another. Healing thoughts to you my friend.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 09:49 PM

Hugs and good thoughts from Nessie and me


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 10:20 PM

What a rotten state of affairs - but I'm glad it's treatable, and glad you're getting it treated. Keep us up to date, will ya?

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: KT
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 11:20 PM

Hey, SINS, lots of love and prayers going out for your speedy recovery! Be well!
KT


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: open mike
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 12:10 AM

well, blessing upon you and best wishes for the finest outcome

and hugs, too!

{{{sinsull}}}


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 06:32 AM

Get well soon, Sins. Still planning to come visit one day so don't want any more poorly folk over there! Sure you'll find a nun or two to intervene on your behalf for a speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 06:40 PM

Sinsull-

Remind me to buy you a round of the hard stuff at Andy's Old Port Pub when Roll & Go is next performing there (Sunday, March 9, 5-8 pm).

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SussexCarole
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 06:45 PM

Just seen your thread. So sorry to have missed it before. Love & hugs for tomorrow.

Carole & Andrew xxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: CET
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 07:58 PM

Prayers from me as well, Mary.

Take care of yourself, my friend.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 12:19 AM

{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} and holding you in my thoughts and heart, Mary, tonight and tomorrow and always. love yew, kat


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Micca
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 07:46 AM

My thoughts and spirit are with you


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: ranger1
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 08:37 AM

Listen, Lady, better be good news when you get home. I've had all the bad news I can deal with.

((((((mARY))))))


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Tinker
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 10:08 AM

((((((SiNNsull))))))


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 11:29 AM

Yeah.......me too (:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jeffp
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 12:52 PM

Just found this thread. Wishing you all the best, Sins. And wishing you all the best sins.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 01:03 PM

I know it's only 13:00h, but....

Kendall... or anyone know what time the first report is due in?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 01:41 PM

Sending love from NC.

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 01:49 PM

Wonder why so many people from so many far-flung places are all crowded up at this window to find out how you are, Sins. Must be you have lots of us to care about you. And no, we are NOT at the zoo. OXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Write Home Soon,

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 02:49 PM

Just back. I am fine; my thyroid isn't. The oncologist strongly recommends complete removal which is fine with me. Recovery rate is 99%+. If the cancer has spread (and he is fairly certain it hasn't) there are a variety of treatments available.

News to me: Hashimoto's Disease did not cause the cancer. It was caused by a genetic mutation of the thyroid cells. As far as I know I have had minimal xrays - dental, mammograms, chest xrays - so I don't know where it came from. I do know that once my thyroid is out, I should be my old self without the manic lapses.

The news is as good as it could be. Jacqui will have to fill in the details. Next step is a meeting with an endocrinologist and the surgeon. The surgery will be done asap but within two months is still safe.

Thank you all for the good thoughts and prayers, PMs, lit candles and general moral support. The Maine crowd has been looking after (read: mothering) me. By the way, the oncologist said he would never have believed that Jacqui was old enough to be my mother - at least that's how I heard it.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 02:55 PM

And Maeve - they are lining up to snatch up the best of the hideobilia should I take a turn for the worse.

Which brings up the Assistant's desk which had an odd assortment of items some quite beautiful...and some not. There were quite a few insipidly nasty angels so I asked (with the thought in mind that I had finally located a repository for my undesirable collection of angels) "You collect angels?" She replied "No. They seem to come to me" I sympathized" Grateful patients inflict a lot of "stuff" on medical people as do grateful houseguests.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 02:56 PM

Charley,
Please tell me that you did not use my bout with cancer as an excuse to drum up business for a Roll'n Go concert. Geez.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Maryrrf
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 03:11 PM

Glad to hear the news was good! Best wishes!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Big Mick
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 03:24 PM

Mary... I read Charley's post, and thought it was pretty tacky......then I remembered the gifts you have given and though..... justice ..... irony....... karma

.... move over, Spaw, don't hog the best hiding spots for yourself.... you know that she always liked you best...

Love ya,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 03:50 PM

Well, I am grateful you got some answers and opinions. Now we will *see* it being removed and all good cells moving freely around adjusting your balance and bringing you round to full recovery! Thanks for posting to quickly!

luvyabuncheskat


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 04:02 PM

Sinsull, us folk in East Yorkshire wll be thinking of you.Hashimoto's disease sounds like you may develop an uncontrollable urge for sushi!


The phrase
My company will pay 100% of all medical, transportation, room and board expenses),makes me kiss the ground and thank the Lord for the Natonal Health Service.
Keep well Linda x


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 06:40 PM

But Sinsull dear, I already have the best of it!

Love,

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 11:07 PM

"My company will pay 100% of all medical, transportation, room and board expenses"

Boy am I glad you're working, cause as my 2 bit whore the only thing I could afford to cover would be your body,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
with the table cloth & at the moment I don't have any clean ones on hand. Bummer, "Justine take the sheet of the table".
Anyway, I'm real glad to hear that you'll be fine, we got enough buggers up this way to fill up a hospital ward as it is without overcrowding it. Come back at a later date, a much later date.

LOL
Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bee
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 11:12 PM

That's reasonably good news, Sinsull. Glad to hear it. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Janie
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 11:36 PM

Sounds like good news Sins - to the extent cancer is ever good news -but do we really have to sacrifice the manic part of you?

Continuing to beam light and love your way.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 12:05 AM

See? You coulda' saved the trip........Doc Spaw know his shit!!! I mean I was hoping for a complete examination first, but I told you this thing was something you could kick in the ass!

And I didn't order up none of that crappola that litters your house. I haven't even thought about it since you got rid of headless Jesus. I was about to order the perfect accessory for him and then YOU DUMPED HIM!!!! If I had actually ordered and been stuck with it, I would have been forever pissed at you.

And in a moment of temporary seriousness, I am overjoyed to hear the news.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Fortunato
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 08:27 AM

As usual, I arrived late and missed all the excitement. I'm glad to hear you've faired well and the prognosis is good.

I wish you a speedy recovery. I hope they didn't remove the bit that makes you such a beautiful person.

be well
chance


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 08:52 AM

I'm glad the oncologist was so positive. You know we love you and want to see you worry-free and cheerful. Do let us know when they hack the thing out so we can cheer you on and send you stuff.

Much Love (really)
Jeri


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Tinker
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 09:50 AM

Mary, I think it only fair to warn you that just as I filled a box for the Capt'n I shall have to consider what small goodies will help you recover..... I like this advanced notice bit... Anyone have a few suggestions ????


tink


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: bfdk
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 10:40 AM

Yup!!!!!!!! (how about M3?), Yes!!!!!!!!! and Yeah!!!!!!!.

Now, where do I go for political asylum - or just any asylum??

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Becca72
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 10:49 AM

oooooo Bente, you're in trouble now :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 12:07 PM

Now Spaw, Sins did not dump him. I have him in protective care. And no, accessories are not needed.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 12:07 PM

Sinsull-

Good news, and if you can still consume the hard stuff my offer still stands.

Barry's offer reminds me of the old verse:

The chambermaid came to our door,
"Get up, you lazy sinners!
We needs them sheets for tablecloths,
For it's almost time for dinner."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Tinker
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 12:25 PM

Thank you Bente.... Banjo players...hmmm


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: MaineDog
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 12:52 PM

Sorry to hear of your difficulty, and glad to hear that its curable!
Sometimes a bad diagnosis that's fixable is better than no diagnosis, and continuing to have a problem.
Keep us posted.
I'll pray for you!
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: bfdk
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 01:07 PM

Seeing as I am already in trouble..


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 02:10 PM

Bente,
I am begging you to stop. On hands and knees begging!
To the rest of you - please keep in mind that Jacqui and I search year in and year out for treasures that never cost more than $.50. Please (PLEASE!!!!) give the money to charity and just send me a picture. Or give it to Max. Or include postage so that I can send it all on to Spaw.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 04:28 PM

Nice try, sister!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 07:19 PM

GOOD NEWS -- really good news.......see you soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: KT
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 09:54 PM

That IS great news~ Friend of mine had the same a few years ago.....breezed through it all and is better than ever! You too, okay, SINS?

You have some of the best medicine available to humankind....an outrageous sense of humor and the love of many, many friends! You are blessed, indeed! Be well!

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 10:07 PM

And who could say, "No" to Jean? Best you be well, Sins!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Tinker
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 09:19 AM

Mary, I promise to stay in your price range, but the search is half the fun. Did I mention that the Christmas Tree Shop has opened stores in New Jersey???

Now if there was no budget I might have to call Trubrit so your overnight guests are treated instyle.

Okay it seems the cyber salad is even to expansive for a blue clickie.... maybe next time.

http://www.mlsfinder.com/kwls/kw/index.cfm?action=listing_detail&property_id=1563864913&searchkey=cde38b9a-f7bc-3366-3a48-2cc2a4984d42&npp=10&sr=1


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 09:37 AM

Whoa-Whoa-Whoa-Whoa.........Just hold up here.....Any of you who are even thinking of sending postage, DON'T DO IT!!!...... Just don't okay?...........Geeziz I can't take anymore..........................please, no...............Just say NO to postage.........................oy..................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 04:09 PM

Hi - just back from a weekend away with no PC access. I've just about managed to get the shakes under control with a fix so can report in, although I think that Mary pretty well covered it.

We will probably be back down in Boston on the 26th to see the surgeon and, hopefully, the endocrinologist, although that date may change if the EC isn't available, or we might need yet another trip to see him. The oncologist went to great lengths to tell us that the was an infinitesimal chance of the cancer not being eradicated by removal of Mary's thyroid and even less chance that it might spread further. Mary will most likely be in hospital for one night and then allowed home to rest and should be back on her feet in a week. She will be sore and may have problems swallowing for a few days so I'm already thinking about easy to eat meals for her for that period.

The trip was not without adventure. We had crazy bus drivers both there and back - I swear they choose them for their whacky sense of humour. If you're ever thinking of coming up this way fly into Logan and take the Concord Trailways up to Portland - you'll see what I mean.

When the oncologist walked into room it was a bit of a shock - he hardly looked old enough to be in medical school, let alone the one oncologist on the staff there. Mary told him that she had a son older than him, which amused him greatly and he did say that he was older than he looked. The collection of goodies on the assistant's desk had to be seen to be believed - no doubt it will be added to at some point.

We came out of the hospital and hailed a cab that was just going past. When the guy asked us if we knew the way to Boston South Station we both knew it was going to be an interesting ride, particularly since he had an accent exactly like Barry Finn's. He chatted away all the way, occasionally stopping to ask another cab driver for directions. We just nodded and tried to restrain the giggles until we got out of the cab. Boston is an interesting place!

Some of you are asking what can you do for Mary - I have a particular idea - PM me for details if you are interested. (hehehehehehehe)


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 04:23 PM

Nice! I have cancer and you are plotting against me.
When I heard "easy to swallow" (actually I never heard the doctor say that)I thought Jack Daniel's. Jackie will be pureeing lima beans. Save me! Lipton's and Campbell's chicken noodle will do nicely. Leave me alone, Jacqui. I mean it!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 06:27 PM

There were some great ideas on my thread. Here's one "summary" post :


Subject: RE: BS: Hospital 'To Do' list brainstorming
From: gnu - PM
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 04:28 PM

Right.... so far...

Hospital -

Bring: soft packaged, non-perishable foods – e.g., pudding, housecoat, sweat pants, tees, u/w, socks, slippers, Vaseline, eyeglasses, books, crossword book, pens, clipboard, dental floss (little jobbies), ziplock baggies, small flashlight, Tylenol (only use if that is what they are giving you and they forget), blindfold and ear plugs, ice bucket, fan, insulated coffee mug, Music and recorded books and player, batteries, do NOT take valuables but if you do MARK all CDs, CD players, etc. for the same reason (if there are serial numbers, record them and the brand, model, and other such data), a marker/tape/tags for ID'ing stuff, pics of you/ family/ friends/ pets/ goals, change for payphone, list of telephone numbers (pizza delivery at top), sunglasses, list of meds you are on and if any allergies, pillow (better check first as might not be allowed),

Questions: ask for Discharge instructions NOW! (if you can't drive for two weeks after, it's good to know that NOW), ask the doc to write prescriptions for meds before you go in (if he can - great fun going home and having to ask the taxi to stop at Shoppers Drug Mart on the way... ever been in the checkout line at one? Takes forever!),

Home -

Food       pudding, cottage cheese, yogurt, juice, ice cream, bananas (bananas? what a stupid idea! unless you freeze them first??)

Pre-paid cell phone minutes or cordless phone, snow removal, mail & newspaper delivery during & after (DA), last will & testament, who holds papers & keys & ???, who will be allowed to stay or visit and tell them so (you might not want certain people around, especially if you are spaced out on drugs),

Keep 'em comin!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 07:49 PM

gnu - it's an overnight stay.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 04:42 AM

Well, I was a Boy Sprout... Be Prepared 'n all eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: kendall
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 01:29 PM

Mary will beat this. I know she will.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 03:45 PM

Yes, Kendall, she will. She will then beat us for plotting. hehehehe


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Peace
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 03:46 PM

"Nice! I have cancer and you are plotting against me."

You say that like it's a BAD thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Peace
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 03:48 PM

I can't believe I posted that. Let me try again.

'"Nice! I have cancer and you are plotting against me."'

You say that like plotting against you is a BAD thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 03:53 PM

Go get 'em, tiger.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Peace
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 03:56 PM

OK. Someone message me an address because I have an old tractor part that looks lots like a replica of a holy figure in certain light. It needs a home. Will the post office accept freight over 3,681 pounds? Just curious.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Peace
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 09:36 PM

I'll take that as a no. To continue, then. How about 327 blue flamingoes/flammingos/flaminggoes pelicans?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 09:52 PM

You could try sending them Peace, but I suspect it's you who'll be flaming if you go ahead with this plan.

Being Helpful,
maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 09:57 PM

Just noticed this thread. Best Wishes.

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 03:07 AM

Don't pay a Boston Cabbie if they ask you where South Station is. Hire me as your Indy 500 tour guide. There's not a back alley I can't go the wrong way on. You can get a horse driven cop to give you a lift from Mass Gereral to South Station, as long as they know the way down hill & the horse has the strength to go up hill. From Mass General just follow the smell of salt water up over the hill till you get a whiff of the century old molasses, then head downhill towards the water till you can't smell the molasses any more. At that point walk left keeping the water on your left shoulder till South Station looms up in front of you. Inside the station get a slice of Mama Rigina's pizza. Best in Boston for at least the past 50 yrs.
Mary, Jacqui, the bus should stop at Park Street Station before it reaches South Station. Mass General is just 1 train (On the Silver Line) stop from there. Don't use those nickle chasers again, you probably got a ride with my father. WEven after he died he wouldn't give up his job as a cabbie in Boston, there's just to many people like you out there in need.
As far as what to bring for an overnight stay. 1 very long straw, the Frappes that are made in the East St Cafe (the name of the hospital cafeteria, in the basement) are to die for, REALLY.The maels in that cafeteria are pretty good to & the candy store on the 1st floor is excellent too. They have all the local news papers near the main entrance & across from that in the library is the computers which have internet access free & usually available too. If you can sneek ou down the street on the main drag (Cambridge St) is a Hamburger joint, the best burgers anywhere, I think that's all they sell, it's been a landmark for yrs. Around the corner going uphill is a movie theather. On the 6th floor of the hospital you can see all the transplant folks, they like presents & they encourage you to throw peanuts at them if you get bored. Say hi, from me. There's a coffee shop on the 1st floor just past the newspapers with yummy muffins & great coffee. The pool is usually closed during winter. Don't eat the food they serve if you can afford the Cafe, to bad if they put you on a restricted diet, plan for battle. Charles Street Jail is just next door, go in & have a look. You can get a nice meal there in one of the few cells that are left, look for the "BF 1969" carved into the wall, tell them you know me & the meal may be for free. They did a fantistic job with the renovations, it's now a grand hotel, very costly too. Imagine, one could stay there for nothing in the old days, but the beds were 1/2 singles at the time & the food sucked. I believe there are still ghosts that they couldn't get rid of that date back from the hanging days.
OK, so after all this excietment, sight-seeing & joy-riding your try-rod should be just about ready to fall out. So there you go, all better. Anything else I can hepl you with, once you're able. Buzzy's Roast Beef is no longer at the rotary, so don't bother looking.
LOL
Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 03:10 AM

"At that point walk left keeping the water on your left"

that should read
"At that point walk RIGHT keeping the water on your left"

Sorry, are you sure you want to take directions from the son of a Boston Cabbie?

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 09:50 AM

Too late. We fell in...


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 09:56 AM

Hail, Mary - all well then?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 10:43 AM

Thanks Barry - I'll print that out and take it with us when we go to Boston for Mary's op.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 10:57 AM

All's well, George.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 10:59 AM

Oh dear, I got confused, I thought it was this weekend it was happening... But that means there's still time to send gifts of the wind-up porcelaine nature. Will porcelaine mini-bouzoukis do? Playing Zorba?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Peace
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 11:00 AM

Well, THERE she is!

Think lavendarr/lavinder/lavandear light purple fish.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: open mike
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 11:01 AM

keep sending us news...we are rooting for you...
look HERE for get well incentive prizes...


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: MaineDog
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 01:12 PM

If you get in touch with the American Cancer Society, the may be able to point you to free lodging and/hospitality near the hospital, so you can avoid traffic and navigation problems.
MD


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Janie
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 09:05 PM

Let's take up a collection and get her an avenging angel.

(If she insists, we can get Seamus to chomp off the head.)


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Peace
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 09:12 PM

. . . or Teletubbies that break into song at odd hours of the night. Tinkie Winkie singing "Wild Thing" with the others gyrating and doing a DooWop background.

Hey, this is really comin' together . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Janie
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 09:20 PM

All these many years, Peace, and you finally had to be the one to force me to google teletubby to see what one is.

Shame, Boy! But what a great idea - let's jump right on it.

Sins - it is a good thing that your prognosis is so good...imagine what we might find to cheer you if we were trying even harder!

Seriously - Cancer is no joke, surgery is no joke, and having no thyroid is also no joke - I think we are all just giddy to hear that this is all very likely to turn out quite well.

Continuing to hold you in light and prayer, even while googling atrocious gift ideas.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 08:05 AM

Reminder: Spending more than $.50 on a piece of crap is sinful. No pun intended. $75 for a plastic avenging angel is obscene. Teletubbies are perverts just ask Jerry Falwell and Tom Paxton. The art of the crappy gift is finding the perfect horror (that some one else has paid $75 for) for $.50 or less. Jacqui and i have mastered the the craft. The rest of you are posers - searching the net for crap is the easy part. Negotiating down to it's real value is what makes us great.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 08:47 AM

Sinsull, we are humbled by your garbage-buying greatness, and grateful for your humor. I'm not buyin' any of that stuff, not me!

I'd best not receive any of it either.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 09:18 AM

LOL. Definitely posers! Hit your local thrift shops right now - you'd be surprised what turns up there - mostly stuff that other people paid $75 for and then someone else dumped on the shop doorway, ashamed to actually take it in and admit to owning it.

Garage and yard sales are a great source of tack - we've mined some beautiful stuff there during the summer.

Work on a budget, people, and be creative!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 09:36 AM

Maeve,
Your removal of the headless One has rendered you immune to any more "gifts" of the crappy persuasion.
Someone left a rotting apple on the lobster in the tree - a squirrel with a sense of humor, maybe?
M


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 10:19 AM

Barry, BRILLIANT directions, there! LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 11:27 AM

Poor inflatable lobster, Sins!

I have to admit that I thought about him tethered to your tree when I read the piece of filler I posted as Song Challenge: Sea Rescue.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 05:25 PM

We just got back from Boston trip #2.

This time we saw the surgeon who did an ultrasound to check the state of Mary's thyroid gland. It is very inflamed from the problems that Mary has had over many years and, with the extent of the damage that has been done to it, there is a 60% likelihood that there will be a cancerous growth.

The surgeon explained that, even it there is no cancer, with Mary's symptoms, it is likely that they may agree to remove the gland anyway, if the insurance company will agree to the procedure. Quite often the thyroid will burn itself out naturally, which would be a relief to Mary, but only the endocrinologist would be able to give any idea of how much longer that might take.

On Friday we go back to Boston to see the endocrinologist - a 9.00am appointment that will require us to catch the 6.00am coach from Portland - and, by then, the pathologist should have a definitive answer about the cancer from looking at the slides that are finally with Mass General.

More news then.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 05:29 PM

Jeez, what a drag, soon be sorted Mary. At least things are progressing, albeit slowly.

((((((((((((Mary)))))))))))

G


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 06:31 PM

Yes, progress must be appreciated, no matter how slooowwwww. Sucks, but, there it is.

Stay cool. Drink lots of cold water and walk slow.

g


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:36 PM

First you say I do and then I don't
First you say you will and then you won't
You're undecided now
So what are you going to do????????

Now it's a music thread.

I am very tired of this.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:37 PM

I feel like a fucking pin cushion...


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Janie
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:46 PM

{{{HUG}}}}


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:54 PM

Now ya know what a porcupine feels like. Well, how else did they get all of the quills to stay on its arse?:-)

{{{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}}}

Lots of thanks givings, darlin'...this will work out.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:52 PM

Well, if Barry's directions and hospital pointers didn't cheer you up, nothing will. Cracked me up, anyhow.

Best of luck with all this, Mary -- and know that lots of folks are thinking about you. Even if they're just plotting what horrible things they can foist off on ya...   I for one don't have anything nearly awful enough to contribute at this point, but I will keep looking...

Hope to see you in Maine in June!

Love,
Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 02:20 AM

Nancy, if she's not better by June, we'll have to kill her

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:02 AM

Mary, thank you for the gift of immunity from Stuff. I do appreciate it!

This medical path can be so frustrating. We're grateful you are on it, in spite of the confusion and pin cushion effect, and that you've let us in on how you are doing.

Maybe that rotten apple will provide you with further amusement in the form of drunken robins!

Love,

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:25 AM

Aw... Mary. It's kinda like an extended hangover. You know yer gonna feel better, you just don't know when. But, you WILL feel better. Lots of rest and let yourself heal.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:54 AM

Gives 'Rockin' Robin' a whole new meaning.

Sending you a hug this am!

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: JudyB
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 01:01 PM

(((((Mary)))))

Love,
Judy


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 06:38 PM

Just to give you an idea of my "confused" moments: tonight my garage sent a van to pick me up and drive me home. My car wasn't ready. So I went downstairs and the van was waiting in front of the building. I got in and said "Hi". Then proceeded to babble about my car problems, my health, the weather, etc.
The driver finally looked at me and said "I am not who you think I am" I must have looked panic stricken because he quickly added "My fiance works here and I am supposed to pick her up. You are perfectly safe."

Well - it was a red van...


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 10:13 PM

Mary -- do you mean to tell me it may not be cancer??? And after all my death jokes and cracks -- how totally boring.

Hang in there.........we love ya!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Janie
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 10:35 PM

O jeez, Sins.... I hope you didn't scare the guy too bad?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 11:06 PM

He must've been a good listener.

The woman who mistook a red van for a therapist?:-)

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 07:10 AM

Mary... you should have asked him which way he was headed.

Doesn't sound so "confused" to me. Sounds like a simple mistake under the circumstances.

Glad to hear you are able to get around. Means you are on the road to recovery... good news.

g


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 08:35 AM

Mary, you sound an awful lot like me in migraine mode. Keep laughing, dearie.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 02:32 PM

Mary, say away from all strange couches! I don't want to hear about how you laid down on one & started babbling on about you inner most "whatevers" & the guy turns out to be a 'John' looking for a 2 'bitter'.

So when the van-man (did he carry a banjo?) said he was waiting for his fiance did you believe him? And did you even get out,,,, did you ask how much the fare was?

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 02:45 PM

Did he take you to the Crossroads?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 02:48 PM

You people are incorrigible! Which I encourage.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 03:10 PM

To the CrossTrees Mary, to the CrossTrees!

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 03:10 PM

Think tiny nuns


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 03:19 PM

We're back from Boston yet again. We saw the endocrinologist this time, who had the pathologist's opinion on the original slides.

Whilst the slides were atypical they could not say for sure that there was any sign of cancer. The endocrinologist did an ultrasound and was a bit confused about which particular part of Mary's very inflamed thyroid gland her previous guy had biopsied, as there were a number of areas that looked like nodules but were more likely to be damage caused by the Hashimoto's disease.

He finally found an area that seemed to match with the description given and did another needle biopsy, taking five slides for study. Luckily he used a different technique from the other guy, causing Mary a lot less discomfort in the process.

Summing up, he has said that if these slides show anything out of the ordinary they will go ahead and remove the thyroid gland. However, there is a possible 10% danger, given the inflammation of the gland, of damage to nerves connected to the vocal chords, which are very close to the area. He's going to call her with the biopsy results in a few day's time, so we just have to keep on waiting.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 04:07 PM

Just another few steps on the trail. Keep on walking, Mary.

Jacqui, thanks so much for the update. Now you go put your feet up and have That Man rub them with some good lotion.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 05:13 PM

Step by step...

Hoping for the best.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 07:01 PM

Just woke up.
I am tired of this.
I asked him point blank "Did you just say that I don't have cancer?" Well...maybe.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 07:13 PM

Remember, Mary, they are plotting a road map for the best outcome. Remember how it took them five months before they would actually replace my valve? Every time I went in for a new test, they'd tell me we were one step closer. They even used the map analogy with Points of Interest being a heart cath (maybe two, I can't remember), 2 CAT scans, endoscopy, colonoscopy, xrays, myriad of blood tests, sleep tests, etc., etc.:-) It's a bitch, I know, but it is safest and will be good in the long run.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 08:20 PM

Awww... SINS. I been there. And we all know others that have. It sucks. But, ya gotta keep the faith, darlin... ya gotta... ya gotta... fer you and fer us. Sorry if that sounds selfish.

Drink lots of cold water and walk slow eh.

More thoughts and more prayers.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 08:22 PM

Thanks for that, kat. I do best with "What is" other than "What may be". I never believed I had cancer and I am beginning to think I should have gone with my instincts.
Meantime, Mrs. Morse is a saint. Her support and humor has made all this crap bearable (and today bareable) LOL
The doctor was not amused at our antics, I think.
Hospital gowns are designed for 32 AAAs. We of the womanly proportions "hang out".


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 08:36 PM

One last thought: my endocrinologist in Portland took the test results as gospel and made an appointment with a surgeon to have the thyroid removed. He (through his assistant ) seemed to be put out that the diagnosis was in question. I was told "We don't deal with the slides. Doctors don't question our diagnosis generally." Hence a two week delay in getting the slide to Boston.
In Boston, no rush to surgery and a genuine concern for my voice which is how I make my living. No voice; no job; no house.
I am frustrated with the time it is taking to figure this out but I am very grateful that these incredibly talented (and expensive) people are doing their best for me.
AND put in the perspective of others here who are dealing with life threatening illnesses and terrible losses, I apologize for being such a wimp.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 09:25 PM

'Wimp' is one word I would NEVER associate with you Mary !


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 11:17 PM

Nor would I!

Mary, I understand about following your instincts and also about hearing "what is" rather what might be. How frustrating that is! I am REALLY glad you have connected with the docs who are NOT in a rush!

Now, I think we oughta call on the spirit of Miyamoto Musashi, or something, to take out this Hashimoto dude!:-)

luvyadarlin'...kat


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Barry Finn
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 12:22 AM

Mary, you're in very good hands there, it's a pain in the ass BUTT we can laugh about it later, just takes a little time wimp! Sorry, did I say wimp? I meant skirt. Hey don't worry about a wine here & there we'll set you up with all the room you need to wine with. Tacky EMPTY champ-paine bottles with lit candles to give you that whiney feeling & in side each bottle, guess what,,,,,,,a tiny nun.
Feeling better already? Not yet? Keep posting, we'll have you kicking the doctor's ass in no time at all, he'll fix you up good then.
LOL

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 09:51 AM

It's a good sign for a surgeon to say he thinks you may not need surgery. Usually they're the ones pushing for it.

You're not a wimp, either. Everybody has their own crap to go through, and it's all different. We can help each other wade to the other side*, but we can't put the plastic suit on and wade through it for them. This is YOUR crap, Mary. Somebody else may have stinkier crap or bigger chunks, it may be deeper or thicker, it may have more fiber or little pieces of corn, but everybody's gotta go for a poop promenade at some point in their lives. This is yours, and you can bitch all you want to.

*Anybody who thinks there's the possibility of a parody of a Pat Humphries song, I'm not going NEAR it!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 10:22 AM

Mary, one might call you many things, but wimp is not one of them. No one can be considered a wimp for understandable fright when they've been told they have cancer.

So, keep your head and your spirits up and know that we're around to encourage and abuse you in equal parts as needed.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 10:46 AM

If you is in de crap, and you cain't swim, then jus go thro the motions.
G


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 05:51 PM

Anxiously waiting -- I may have to invent some new cheap jokes if it is not cancer....See you for the Richard Thompson show (if not sooner) and Jacqu and Tami --- dinner at our house first. Any special requests for food?   -- you are safe, as usual, I am not cooking.......Tom is!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 06:04 PM

Musashi the man must have cut a forbidding appearance: he was said to have rarely bathed or changed his clothes as well as suffering from a somewhat disfiguring skin condition.

So I am to fight Hashimoto's with bad skin and filth? Great!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 08:09 PM

Wimp!

I've learned the people who take the best care of others (sound familiar?) often have tremendous ISSUES letting their guard down, admitting pain and fear, and letting others care for them.

Sound familiar?

But what a good feeling to let go, let yourself be cared for, even get tucked into bed once in a awhile, without actually giving up the pedestal for good.

Here's to you, sister. Wimp on.

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 08:20 PM

It is said that Musashi contracted eczema in his infancy, and this adversely affected his appearance.[citation needed] Another story claims that he never took a bath because he did not want to be surprised unarmed. While the former claim may or may not have some basis in reality, the latter seems improbable.[9] An unwashed member of the warrior caste would not have been received as a guest by such famous houses as Honda, Ogasawara and Hosokawa. These and many other details are likely embellishments that were added to his legend, or misinterpretations of literature describing him.

*Sniff* if ya'd checked Wiki or maybe even "snopes" ya might've learned the dirt don't work, darlin'...remember all those communal baths in samurai movies? Maybe you're supposed to start bathing with friends!**bg**


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 10:59 AM

Communal bathing? Bad enough undressing in front of Jacqui. We had a discussion about boobs bursting out of their confines and the effect of gravity that brought the doctor in to see what the hell was going on. Pair of silly old bats...


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 11:10 AM

Blame Isaac Newton mate, he discovered gravititty.

G


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 11:32 AM

Ah, the sway of of the Golden Globes...(apologies to Roger Miller, Jacqui and Sins!)
(To the tune of "London swings like a pendulum do")


Their breasts swing like a pendulum do(sic)
Mary's got boobies, two by two
The Tower of Jacqui
Solid by her side
Gave the doc a fright
It's gonna be all right.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 03:01 PM

That's gettin outta hand.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 05:59 PM

They've been more than a handful for many years.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 06:10 PM

Jim Lad has a song about that, it's been posted on the Cat somewhere.

G


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 06:17 PM

What Richard Thompson show? You all hate me, I KNOW you do!

Listen, as for the silliness in the hospital, if YOU have to be uncomfortable, it's great to make every one else more so. I personally love that look I get when people don't know how to act around that whack job they just realized is talking to them.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 09:54 PM

He is coming to Maine in early April -- can't remember the date but we are going -- Tom is feeding us all here at our house first....Friday April 11 -- if you want to come you are so welcome -- Jacqui is organizing the tickets-- we are doing food..........


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Mar 08 - 10:31 AM

First, right now I'm off the 'Cat a lot thanks to too many 3D things fouling up my time. So I can't take all these ups and downs when I'm trying to get caught up! Tell the Docs to get it in gear and let's get a damn decision on this crap. And another thing.......I offered up my services, free exam and everything AND I wouldn't be critical as your Doc was PLUS.....and this is important.....I have experience with monster boobs.

Now let's get this thing together huh?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:16 AM

Second (actually third) biopsy negative. It is official - I probably don't have cancer. Good enough for me. I was offered several options - another opinion (SIGH), surgery based on the original positive finding (BIG SIGH), careful monitoring with ultrasound not needle biopsies. That is my choice.
Thank you all for your support and kind offers of everything from money to cross country and international trips to keep me company. Thank you too to my incredibly supportive insurance company (can you believe it?) and the doctors and staff at Mass General.






WHOO WHOO!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:23 AM

I like good news!

I owe you a beer at Andy's.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:25 AM

LOL You are on thin ice, Charlie. Very thin ice.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: kendall
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:26 AM

That's great news Mary. Can I breath now?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:31 AM

Kendall, if you don't we'll start calling you The Blue Boy.

I am so relieved Mary. What good news.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:36 AM

Little Boy Blue, come blow up your horn.


Great news Mary.


G.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: gnu
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:51 AM

Yeehawwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: maeve
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:57 AM

WHOO HOO indeed!

Thanks for this wonderful update. Now let's partyyyyy!

Love,

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: JudyB
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 09:29 AM

Wonderful news! Hooray!!

Hugs,
Judy


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Amos
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 10:12 AM

Nice job ducking that bullet, SINS, and I am sure we are all greatly relieved and delighted. Meanwhile turn the Skipper's air valve back on, okay? He doesn't look all that great in a blue tint.


:D

Hooray on you for your excellent results!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Deckman
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 10:16 AM

Great news SINS. Let's hear it for "candle power" CHEERS, Bob and Judy


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:14 AM

It's about damn time we had some good news around this joint and i couldn't be happier it was yours!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Janie
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:31 AM

That is great to hear!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:34 AM

Kendall! In AND Out; In AND Out.

Now let's hear what Jacqui has to say.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Deckman
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:36 AM

WHAT ... is he stuck in an elevator?


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: MaineDog
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:46 AM

Right on Mary! I am very glad to hear the good news.
WOOF-WOOF-WOOF!
Now, lets have that party and I'll bring your bowl back.
MD


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:46 AM

GO SINS! Uh....

SINS go forth! Uh......

Let's hear it for SINS! Uh.....

[shrug] :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 12:09 PM

SINSULL! CELLAR!

i'm more interested in Kendall's riposte to your post.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 01:59 PM

Geeziz.........I posted on the other thread and now I'm supposed to post here as well? You're kinda' high maintenance aren't you? So I posted ..... Now take your healthy bod and bugger off, unless of course you want another opinion free of charge???? More than happy to oblige you know.......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Severn
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 05:49 PM

Congradulations!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Tinker
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 05:54 PM

Oh that's oh so good to hear. We'll have to light a candle just because....

thanks


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 09:39 PM

YAY!

Google saw fit to send me ads on this thread for "Thyroid and Coconut Oil, to increase energy by balancing your hormones and thyroid" and an "amazing test" to determine my "RealAge".

Hmm....

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Janie
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 09:39 PM

YOu'll have to speak up, Sins. i can't hear you.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 09:42 PM

Mary - so very pleased......


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: KT
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 10:17 PM

Great news, Mary!! Rejoicing with you!

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 01:50 AM

hooray!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: My guru always said
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 03:19 AM

So glad to hear this news SINSULL, will keep positive thoughts on the go for you. My previous post a while ago seems to have been swallowed but there's lots of caring on this thread for you so you wouldn't have missed it. Will look more closely in charity shops in the future!
Hil


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 03:57 AM

disappearing posts are becoming almost common - I had the same problem on another thread yesterday.


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: bfdk
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 04:47 AM

EXCELLENT NEWS, MARY, CONGRATS!!

(shouting in case you can't hear me down in that cellar..)

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:36 AM

I've been away from the Mudcat for quite awhile. I read this whole thread with my heart in my mouth (and occasional tears of laughter).

SINS, I'm so glad this threat to your body and voice has lifted.

Be well, stay well, looking forward to seeing and hearing you next fall.

--Linda


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: Amos
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 06:08 PM

Now that you are out of some of the woods, anyway, we need to turn your attention to the future. Your remarkable accomplishments as Shlock Queen are without parallel in Mudcat Land, but there are plenty of competitors out there in Shopping Channel World willing and ready to contest you for the title of Biggest Baddest Taste.

I suggest you start looking into the rarely explored realm of FUTURE SHLOCK!! This will give you a great advantage over those couch potatrixes who are buying all that 20th century shlock.

Start with a brave new statement and procure one of these oys for the coming age--
the Homeland Security Shlock or the Police State Shlock. Then you'll really be on your way.

Plus you can use them for training devices for a new career in Gummint!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: jacqui.c
Date: 12 Mar 08 - 09:10 AM

Sorry Amos - they really don't match up to the stuff we get.

Anyway, the idea is to spend as little as possible on anything - more than a dollar and that's cheating!


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Subject: RE: BS: SINSULL's Turn
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 12 Mar 08 - 11:39 PM

Amos -- i am so naieve - are they for real??????


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