Prayers For My Dearest Friend Breast cancer
Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:34 AM
We have two other officers who are dealing with cancer now too so on the 23rd of this month there will be a big benefit for all three of them. Law enforcement always comes together in support of things like this and I'm hoping the turnout will be spectacular and that we can raise a lot of money to help these friends out. And, as usual, Bobbie says she will be there to help with the benefit - because of the other two! Her heart is so big and she's more concerned about them than she is herself. What a gal she is!
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:57 PM
Thank yoiu for all of the thoughts and prayers - they mean the world to me and to my dearest friend Npnnl.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:15 PM
I really appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers - they mean a lot to me to know that many prayers are going out for Bobbie.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:19 AM
It's just so heart warming to see a community come together! Our rescue helicopter, MAMA, flew over the event and landed in the parking lot - there were fire trucks, ambulances, and lots of police cars parked throughout the parking lot - all with their emergency lights flashing - there were hugs and tears, but mostly lots of smiles as we embraced the fact that we were all together! It's an amazing feeling to have EMS, State Troopers, Deputies, Police Officers and all of the families together at one time. The support is just phenomenal and the love is just huge.
Some of the "contributions" come in the form of the "giving up of one's sick day" to allow one of our cancer-stricken friends to have yet another day of sick leave without losing pay. It's a huge gift in that usually one just does not have enough sick days with pay to cover all of the days they will miss from work and I am so proud of our law enforcement officers for their kindness in giving of themselves.
Just walking around the event, one could see shades of pink anywhere one looked - I think everyone wore a pink shirt dedicated to the cancer cure, so it was a sea of pink mixed in with all of the uniforms and just a wonderful sight to see.
Bobbie is doing fine - getting ready for her next treatment and then she has only one more chemo session to go before she starts radiation. Yes, she's lost her hair, her eyelashes and her eyebrows, her skin is broken out, the inside of her mouth burns, she throws up a lot, but she still comes right back with that wonderful, funny sense of humor for which we all love in Bobbie! She looks absolutely precious with her bandanna covering her now shaven head and is cute as a button! She's never without a smile or a funny story to tell about her treatments and she keeps the chemo staff in laughter all the time.
Thank you all again so much for your many thoughts and prayers, your emails and pms - they mean the world to me and to Bobbie
Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:08 PM
She has experienced everything - every side effect that you've all been kind enough to share with me that some of you have been through and I have to tell you what a huge help it's been for me to know what's coming. Knowing what to expect beforehand has helped me know what to do on those bad days........and on the good days too. And i'm hoping that it won't be long before they will all be good days.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:10 PM
Thank you all so much for praying for my friend - it means a lot to me and to Bobbie with whom I do share all of these prayers. She's overwhelmed by all of the goodness here!
Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:43 AM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:07 AM
Thank you, Belle. And thank you for telling me that about your friend because for some reason no one told Bobbie about the numbness until AFTER she began experiencing it. I don't know if they don't tell you all of the side effects upfront because they may or may not happen, or why, but they didn't tell Bobbie about it. I'm amazed at the things I learn on here from others who have either experienced these effects themselves or have friends who have, so I really do appreciate you telling me about it. I'll be sure and tell Bobbie. You're a sweetheart!
Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:25 PM
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:33 AM
Hi Laura, and thank you for your prayers for Bobbie. Bobbie is having a lot of issues with some of the side effects from her treatments and hasn't been feeling well at all. She's experiencing a lot of numbness in her hands and feet which has really caused some difficulties for her. Just walking, she topples over because she just can't feel her feet, so right now things aren't going so well. We're just waiting for the side effects to run their course and go away!
Thank you for your prayers and for thinking of her -
Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:21 AM
Bobbie was on Main Street last night with me at Apple Festival and the good news is that her blood count is now normal! She still has more radiation treatments to go, and her hands and feet (well, fingers and toes) are still numb, but she's pushing on. She has to qualify with her gun before December 31 or she will lose her qualification so we are praying, praying, praying that the numbness in her fingers at least goes away so she can qualify. If she can't qualify then she'll have to take a medical retirement (at her young age) and she would be devastated if that happened. She's still trying to go into work a few hours a day and she's still got this amazing attitude about it all.
She's my hero!