Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #61 (permalink)  
Old July 12th, 2010, 11:36 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

I was never into prayer until 8 years ago when a very close friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only months to live .I began to pray as did others and she is doing very well now
Reply With Quote
  #62 (permalink)  
Old July 12th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

Thank you Henry and Venice, I strongly believe (and always have) that prayer definitely makes a difference.

Venice, I have it on good account that some guy bought up all the "King James" posters that were left in Cleveland, mounted them on homasote boards to be used as small arms targets and is charging shooters a ten spot per pop!

Todd
Reply With Quote
  #63 (permalink)  
Old July 12th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default

would not doubt it..

let's see, mid January, would you rather be in downtown Cleveland or South Beach Miami

I've lived in both places and to me that was a no brainer,.... for a 25 year old professional athlete worth millions, who is not married..if I were his long time hometown, mother of his 2 children, i would be alittle nervous about these latest developments
Reply With Quote
  #64 (permalink)  
Old July 12th, 2010, 08:47 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

I just happened to pass a local church today that had a sign on the lawn :

"God forgives everyone even Lebron James ."
Reply With Quote
  #65 (permalink)  
Old July 12th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Fern's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,107
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry43 View Post
I just happened to pass a local church today that had a sign on the lawn :

"God forgives everyone even Lebron James ."
Interesting !
__________________
Fern

"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."

Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014
Sea Princess 2014
Reply With Quote
  #66 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

There is certainly good news in Greeneville today!

I wanted to await until Fran was up to make sure she is still okay (yeah, I'm a worry wart).

Fran had her appointment yesterday and her oncologist was amazed at the, "Dramatic reduction!" in size of the lymph node in her neck in less than a week. While of course still there, it is only a fraction of the size it was last week. We equate it with when Fran first noticed it was starting to swell. She also feels pretty well albeit she tires extremely easily.

Her blood work yesterday was simultaneously improved as well.

Of course with this insidious disease, you're never "out of the woods" during any recurrence but we are so very thankful for your prayers because the two of us at least, know that such is the reason for Fran's "dramatic" improvement.

We will be attending the weekly Thursday Healing Service today at Noon at our Episcopal Church, you can book on that!

We are also preparing to go to Cleveland next month so I can now get my "issues" addressed.

As I said on the daily thread, "There is happiness in Bean Town today!"

Thank you everyone for your unmitigated support! Hopefully we continue in such a vein.

Love to all,

TDH (and his faithful companion, Fran)
Reply With Quote
  #67 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Great news ,Todd
Reply With Quote
  #68 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,341
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

That is great news to hear. I will continue to send prayers and good wishes your way.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #69 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 11:33 AM
David West's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pearl Mississippi
Posts: 915
Send a message via AIM to David West Send a message via Yahoo to David West
Smile

Thats great news !

David
__________________
Dream - Sept. 22 2012
Truimph - Nov. 2010
Truimph - Aug. 2010
Legend May 2009
Liberty - Aug.23 2008
Fantasy - Sept.22 2007
Fantasy - Sept.27 2007 (B 2 B )
Holiday- Sept.- 2006
Valor- May - 2006
Conquest- August- 2003
Inspiration-Sept.-2001
Enchanted Isle- Sept.- 1999
Reply With Quote
  #70 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 11:40 AM
beenie weenie's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,436
Default

Wow Great news!!!! Todd keep those good reports coming! I think August is going to be good for both of us! Give Fran a big hug from me!
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
Reply With Quote
  #71 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 12:00 PM
CruisinK n J's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,372
Default Fran

That is magnificent news, Todd! I will thank the Lord and keep praying.

Judy
Reply With Quote
  #72 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 12:10 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 77
Default

That's wonderful news Todd! Due to my job, I seldom get a chance to post, but do try to glance at the threads almost daily. Todd, you seem like such a wonderful and compassionate man. Both you and Fran are in my prayers.

Bill & Leslie(DW)
__________________
Constellation.............Nov. 2003
Millennium.................Jan. 2005
Sovereign.................Aug. 2005
Caribbean Princess....Jan. 2007
Crown Princess.........Jan. 2008
Caribbean Princess....May 2008
Emerald Princess.......Jan. 2009
Emerald Princess.......Jan. 2010
Emerald Princess.......Jan. 2011
Reply With Quote
  #73 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 124
Default

That is GREAT news!!! God is Good!!!
Reply With Quote
  #74 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 10:11 PM
travelgalSue's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 870
Default

Todd what wonderful news! I have not been able to check the threads out for a few days and this was sure a great way to catch up. Prayers are answered so we will all continue to do just that. Thanks for keeping us updated.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
Reply With Quote
  #75 (permalink)  
Old July 14th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Fern's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,107
Default

I'm so happy to hear this great news! Please do go to Cleveland and get your "stuff" taken care of . We and Fran need you around!

Prayers still coming,
__________________
Fern

"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."

Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014
Sea Princess 2014
Reply With Quote
  #76 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 06:05 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,741
Default

It's nice to hear the good news. Our prayers will contnue and hopefully the good news will keep on coming.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013
Booked Allure of the Seas....12/27/2015
Reply With Quote
  #77 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 09:27 AM
katlady's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: On the lido deck with drink of the day
Posts: 13,003
Default

Todd that is great news I hope it continues this way. How is the celulitis on her cheek? I have had celulitis twice once on my leg and once on my arm. It never caused to much of a problem for me it just looked horrible. I will keep you and Fran in my thoughts and prayers.
__________________
One part age; three parts liquor!

Freedom of the Seas 2012
Carnival Splendor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2008
Carnival Elation 2007
Celebrity Infinity 2006
Carnival Ecstasy 2005
Carnival Paradise 2004
Star Princess 2002
Viking Serenade 1994
Reply With Quote
  #78 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default

glad to hear the good news..the weather in Cleveland is still nice in August
Reply With Quote
  #79 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 10:03 PM
CruzNut's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 2,011
Default

That's great news for Fran ... and good to hear that you'll be going to Cleveland. Prayers continue. God bless both of you.

Jane
__________________

I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #80 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 10:13 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

I think everyone should know that Fran and I both are absolutely blown away by your support and concern.

Probably one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly used words in the English language is "love."

If the wonderful outpouring by our beloved Cruise Mates for both Fran and me is not an outstanding example of "Love," there isn't one.

Love,

TDH (and his faithful companion, Fran)
Reply With Quote
  #81 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Love is the most beautiful word in the english language .If you are fortunate to have true love there isn't anything you cannot accomplish .
Reply With Quote
  #82 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Phyllbo's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,502
Default

Todd, I am so happy to read your recent post. I've had my sister visiting this week, and we've been busy, but I have kept you both in my prayers. I can't tell you how glad I am to hear your good news.

Phyll
Reply With Quote
  #83 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 11:21 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,518
Send a message via Yahoo to Luanne Russo
Default

That is wonderful news Todd. Looks like the prayers and good thoughts are working.
__________________
Ecstasy 2005
Conquest 2005
Elation 2005
Conquest 2006
Conquest 2007
Ecstasy 2008
Valor B2B 2008

Conquest Virtual Cruise Topic Link
Reply With Quote
  #84 (permalink)  
Old July 15th, 2010, 11:36 PM
CruisinK n J's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,372
Default Fran

Todd, please keep us informed if her progress. When does she have treatment again?

Judy
Reply With Quote
  #85 (permalink)  
Old July 16th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

Judy,

Fran starts her next set Tuesday, August 3rd. On that day she gets her Retuxan and Treanda and if it's like last week, that will be a very long day indeed, possibly over ten hours. The following day she'll get around four hours of just the Treanda and on the third day, she goes in only for an injection. She must, of course, have blood work every week.

Todd
Reply With Quote
  #86 (permalink)  
Old July 19th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Mean Dean's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,281
Default

Todd,

Don't get on as much as I used to, but I wanted to add my elation at your good news!

I hope this is the first of many more good reports!

Take care!
__________________
Dean


Reply With Quote
  #87 (permalink)  
Old July 19th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: virginia beach
Posts: 1,298
Default

Todd our thoughts and prayers go out to Fran. May she have a speedy recovery.
Reply With Quote
  #88 (permalink)  
Old July 24th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

Just to let everyone know that your prayers are definitely bearing fruit.

The swollen lymphnode in Fran's neck that was as big as a large lemon/tangerine is now almost undetectable! We feel that the others throughout her body have reacted similarly.

Her bloodwork this past Tuesday revealed her Platet count, while critically low, is still not dangerous. Her White cell count is extremely low at 5. While 5-10 is normal for the average person, one has to remember that most of Fran's white count is made up of cancerous white cells which means her "good" white cells (that fight infection, etc.) are extremely few and far between.

As a result of all this she is extremely tired most of the time. However, every couple of days or so she has long spurts of vitality and we'll go shopping, etc.

Thankfully she continues not to suffer from nausea. While Fran has to have blood work done weekly throughout her chemotherapy regimen, she only has to have chemo two days out of every 28 which is far more convenient than one week per month for six months as occurred last time.

Of course we'll be holding our breath that she doesn't catch a "bug."

Again, thank you all so very much for your often needed not to mention greatly appreciated, prayers and comments.

God Bless you all!

TDH (and his faithful companion, Fran)
Reply With Quote
  #89 (permalink)  
Old July 24th, 2010, 05:05 PM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,525
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

Thanks for the update....will continue to have you both in thoughts, nice to get some good news....take care,
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #90 (permalink)  
Old July 24th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Good news!!!!! Fran is a trooper, and,I send smooches south!
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
birthday, florida, fox, fran, lakeland

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Thank you and a Remembrance of Fran ToddDH Chit - Chat for Cruisers 20 November 17th, 2010 09:45 PM
Fran 6 October 2010 No. 2 ToddDH Chit - Chat for Cruisers 17 November 7th, 2010 09:25 PM
Good News about Fran ToddDH Chit - Chat for Cruisers 30 October 15th, 2010 09:05 PM
Fran ToddDH Chit - Chat for Cruisers 31 May 15th, 2010 10:20 AM
To Fran and Bop! SharB Princess Cruise Lines 1 February 1st, 2003 12:28 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:42 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1