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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Courage

Today Michael and I accompanied his daughter-in-law, the mother of our two wonderful older grandchildren, Lonn’s wife and my friend to Billings to begin her first chemo treatment.  LoraLee is one of the strongest, most positive people I have ever met and if anyone can beat this disease it will be LoraLee.  She came through with flying colors this morning and we all learned a whole lot about chemo we never knew before!  Her oldest daughter Katie was with us too. 

The cancer treatment center at Billings Clinic is awesome—beautiful building and beautiful staff.  LoraLee and her entourage were treated with all the kindness and professionalism in the world.  There were lots of lighter moments this morning when LoraLee received good positive results from her MRI and when the nurse asked her if she drank alcohol.  Katie and I burst out laughing giving the nurse the impression that LoraLee was a person who loved alcohol.  Nothing could be farther from the truth—we call LoraLee our light weight drinker—one drink is way more than enough for her usually! 

So, we watched one courageous woman began her fight against cancer today!

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15 comments:

  1. Will be praying for all of your family. Postive thinking and prayer go along way. Love You!

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  2. Best wishes to the courageous young woman.

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  3. Janna and Mike....we are praying for all of you. We can honestly say we have been in your shoes and it's not a fun place to be. Please tell Lonn and LoraLee they will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please call if we can do anything. Hugs ..... Pat and Mike

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  4. Praying for LoraLee! Awesome picture!

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  5. Having the right attitude will sure help. As a 10 year cancer survivor, I know that attitude is important.

    We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Positivity is one of the main factors in beating this terrible disease....your family is in our thoughts and prayers Janna and Mike...

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  7. Please give LoraLee our best wishes and let her know we're rooting for her!

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  8. here is hoping the treatment goes well..sending get well wishes to Loralee!

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  9. My veteran friend uses this term: "Stand Tall"

    Many prayers and wishes for a full recovery!

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  10. We're sending positive West Coast wishes to LoraLee, family and friends, during this most taxing time.

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  11. butterbean carpenterMarch 28, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Howdy J&M,
    SHE IS STILL ON OUR PRAYER LIST, and
    we're spreading the word!! Just tell the 'old sot' she's agonna beat it because we're ALL pulling for her!!
    And Lonn and family and you and Michael too, also!!!
    Hoping alls well in the Big Timber Montana mountains!!! Have you gotten over the 'Sprint' back from Florida?

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  12. Our thoughts and prayers coming your way from both Dogpounds, South and North.

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  13. Wishing the best possible outcome for LoraLee...

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  14. Aaahhh......now we know why you left Cedar Key early!! Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this treatment because it is stressful on the family as well as the patient. Tell her to keep up her positive outlook because that also is good therapy!!

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