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Old 07-25-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Wearing Yellow Again

Dear Rally Friends,

First off, although the tree limb incident was reported to Dutch Wonderland and was supposedly in process, we have never heard back, and it is low on my priority list right now.

Two weeks ago I underwent emergent appendectomy for a ruptured appendix. A tumor was found during pathological exam. It is a rare cancer, but my surgeon is hopeful we have caught it early. Appendicitis was a good thing; it found the tumor! The tumor and appendicitis were not related.

We need lymph nodes for staging, to see if there is metastasis - if cancer has spread. I will be undergoing surgery for this on August 6, back at St. Luke's Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ, about 10 minutes from here. The hospital provided superb care when I was in for the appendectomy, so I'm good with going back there. Dave and I both really like my surgeon and have the utmost confidence in him. How can you not when he says "I'm going for a cure." He rocks!

I should be in hospital 4-5 days and we are hopeful that this additional surgery is all that will be needed. We are taking one day, one hour at a time.

You all know this is not my first rodeo, so it's been easier on me than on Dave. We're in waiting mode but enjoying this peaceful interlude of time together while I heal from the previous surgery and gear up for the next.

So I'm wearing Yellow again and getting ready to kick some butt.

Should you wish to do so, feel free to friend me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betty.barnes.1614 and/or follow my blog at http://phoenixonceagain.blogspot.com I'm finding social media a relatively effortless way to update a widespread community of friends and loved ones.

Many full-timers out there do not carry health insurance, but we do. Something like this can occur so unexpectedly, so I'm glad we're covered.

We are so fortunate to be well situated with our environment for the rig, work and proximity to good health facilities!

Tailwinds and safe travels,
Betty
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are with you.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Wow! prayers sent for a complete recovery. We will friend you on face book as we are leaving 8/6 for a 2 month west trip.

Betty and Steve
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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Betty,
We are sorry to learn of your problem but so happy to hear it apparently was discovered early enough to completely control. Best wishes. Dennis and Mary Kay
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
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Good Luck, many prayers and Godspeed!!!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:36 PM   #6
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You will be in our prayers.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #7
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:25 AM   #8
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Wishing you a complete recovery. I know what you are going through! We were all set to leave for our winter trip last year when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, 9 months later I am done with chemo and radiation and hoping for good reports in October so we can start out again. Hang in there! You have a great attitude and I know you will beat this!! Keeping you in my prayers.

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Old 07-26-2012, 04:02 AM   #9
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You both will be in our prayers.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:27 AM   #10
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Betty - please keep us posted as to how you are doing. You are a tough cookie!! We will be thinking about you.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:35 AM   #11
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Betty and Dave-- Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our hopes for a speedy recovery! Hang in there and keep us informed on how things are going!

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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Sorry to hear about your medical issues. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep that attitude and spunk you have! Keep us posted how you are doing.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Dave..
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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So glad you are situated well. Good luck with all future treatments.
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