Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Our Summer 's Going......

  I feel our summer is going , as this fading butterfly seems to be trying to hang on a while longer.  Even though he may be weary he is still pretty to see flitting about.
  The news here has been good for Ted and I. The Cancer doctor's office finally called yesterday . The report is , No more chemo. I was sitting on the porch when Ted got that call. He came out to tell me. We were standing on the porch hugging and crying, for a few minutes.  It's been a long journey, not yet over, but not so scary now. We are looking forward to Ted getting his strength back. We are praying for that.
   I told you all about the "Go in the box, screening  " I had to save time. Missy from 'This and That " blog , told me I might have to still be scoped for polyps....So I had that done on the 13th of this month. I got the results of the biopsy from polyps that were removed . It came in the mail from the surgeon. The polyps were not cancer, but I should be scoped again in a few years.  Thank you Missy for that advise.
  So for now, Ted and I are happy. He goes tomorrow for a final check up with the cancer N.P. , at Riverview Hospital  . His next bone marrow clinic visit in in a couple months.  It feels nice to relax .
  Thank you everyone for your prayers and good wishes. We are so grateful. XO

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  1. I imagine that was an incredible moment on the porch. I don't know what else Ted (and you) still have to go through on this journey, but I'm so happy to hear he can cross one big thing off his list now! As well, good news for you, Susie. It must be nice to bask in some positive news right now! -Jenn

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    1. Jenn, It does feel almost relaxing for us. It always seemed that when Ted's energy was back it was time for chemo and he would be weak again, till the next chemo...like a bad cycle. So no chemo is so good for now. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  2. What happy news to read here today! Continued prayers. Have a cozy afternoon.

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    1. Thank you Billie Jo. We did our yard chores. Ted can mow with his special mask and I did the weed whacking. We like working together. Now with the chemo done his energy will return and we can get more done. We just do a bit each day. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Good news for both of you! This summer will have a happy ending !

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    1. We do feel pretty blessed. It was not easy and may still have some tough spots but we have stuck together on getting him thru this . The chemo zaps his energy. He will be getting stronger. Blessings, xoxo, thanks for the prayers. Susie

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  4. We all wish we were there and could have a group hug...if that was possible again. One of these days! But I am so happy for you both and will continue to keep you in my prayers. What a long hard road it's been. Take care...both of you! I'm glad you have each other to HUG!

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    1. Diane, We hug each other all the time. But oh boy it will be great to hug all our family and friends again. :) Thank you for the prayers and good wishes. We are grateful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Such good news! I'm so happy for you. It has been a long time but now the end is in sight. Summer isn't over yet. Lots of pretty and warm days for you two to enjoy together.

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    1. Kathy, We certainly will do more drives around town and the park. Ted will be able to gain his strength again. The chemo just knocks him down every time. But thank God he can still fight. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. What wonderful news!!!! I am so happy to hear this news on Ted and so glad all is well with you Susie. You both have surely been on a journey. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I know that everyone's kind prayers and wishes helped us get here. Oh it seemed such a long stressful trip to this day. Thank you for the prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. What wonderful news!! You both sure deserve to relax and enjoy life. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. It will be fun to sit and relax on the porch and not worry about dr appts. for a while . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. That is GREAT news, now you can concentrate on good things and getting Ted stronger. Are you getting fall color in your leaves? So many I hear are and so far our trees are not turning.

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    1. Nonie, No fall color in the trees but I have seen the corn starting to turn at the base. The so beans on the corner are turning but I do recall that field was planted early. We are having high 80 in temperatures. So hot. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Such wonderful news for you and Ted. I have been watching from "afar", and praying for you both. You are blessed to have come through this so well. Praise God!!

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    1. Praise God for sure. After we cried we thank God together. With all the kind words and prayers and God mercy we are here now. It was long and so scary at times. God is good. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. Excellent and happy news! Prayers will continue. Relax and enjoy each other!! Do keep us posted!!

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    1. Thank you Terri. It was alot of prayer and holding of our breath at times. It was hard to relax....now we can. God has answered the prayers of many for us. Thank you. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. I am so happy for both of you, HURRAH!! The best news ever.

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    1. Ginny, I still find myself crying on and off. I think I was stressed to the max. LOL Thank you for the good wishes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Louise God is indeed good. All the wonderful prayers and well wishes for us from all of you out in our blog family has truly helped. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. So happy to hear such good news for both of you! Hugs and tears! Both good! Nellie xoxo

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    1. Thank you Nellie. Oh today I thought of all the little prayers I wrote down on bits of papers all over the drs. offices and hospitals during this time. It helped me to breath and I thought it could help others if they found the prayers. I am so grateful to you and all the others who have prayed for us. We are blessed . Thank you for all your kindness. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  14. Praise the Lord for such wonderful news, Susie. I can only imagine the weight that has been lifted from your shoulders.
    Summer may be fading but the brightness of your future outshines everything.
    Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue. You are so right. We did smile after crying as we thanked God for his loving mercy. It was a lifted weight too. Many times I have felt so very low and forgotten...But that was me not my friends, family or our Lord. Everyone was always there. Hard to really explain it....just stress I guess. Thank you for your kind words. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. you are a little torn and tethered, like the butterfly who has been on a long journey. now you will be able to breathe deep and relax, i am so happy!!

    i hope ted regains his strength, at his own pace and starts to enjoy life again...both of you!!!

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    1. and i never said "what awesome news"!!!!

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    2. Thank you Debbie, my butterfly queen. You said it just right. :) It was a wearisome journey. I am so very grateful for all the prayers and good wishes from so many in my blog family. I know it has all helped us. Gave us courage and strength when we thought we were totally spent. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  16. What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you both!! God is so good!!

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    1. Yes, God is good and so are so many in our blog family. We are blessed. I am forever thankful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Great entry, makes one SMILE. It is EASY to visualize the hugging and crying! What JOY!
    From DEath VAlley and climbing to Nevada.
    Love, and prayers of thanks,
    Sherry, jack & JJ on the road.

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    1. Thank you Jack, Sherry and JJ. Everyone has been so very kind whenever I asked for prayers. So good to send well wishes. All of those kindnesses have helped us to this day. We are so grateful . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you both. :)

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    1. Thank you so much honey. We are thankful for our blog family as well as our family and friends. All of the good prayers and wishes helped us. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Oh that is great news. I too am so happy for you both!!

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    1. Thank you so much. We have the best blog family, so ready to send good thoughts and prayers. I am grateful to all. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Thrilled for that news! It is a blessing to take a deep breath. Good health news for you as well. Yay!

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    1. Thank you Vee. I hope you know you have been in my prayers, even as I prayed for Ted and myself. We all need God's love and mercy. I pray he remembers all of us. Ted and I are truly blessed. It was not an easy trip to this day. At times I wondered if I could do what I had to do to help Ted ...I am so glad he's a fighter. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    2. Oh you were able to do what was needed without a doubt. Just ask Ted. ☺️ My spirit senses every prayer prayed for me. Thank you! Ongoing prayers because we walk as best we can, yet God strengthens us and does the healing. My trust is in Him. He loves us so.

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  21. Let’s celebrate this great news and thank God for answered prayers. Have a blessed day dear friend. Hugs

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    1. Thank you Theresa, We did thank God together after we hugged and cried. I have to thank all of you in my blog family too. All those sweet prayers and well wishes, truly helped us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  22. oh, this is just the post I love to read! Much joy from Michigan for you both! Three cheers and onward!

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    1. Jeanie, I am thrilled to have written this post too. All the glorious prayers and well wishes have paid off big time. Thank God for answering them. Also thanks to all who sent them. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  23. This is the best news Susie. I am so happy for you and Ted. This has been a long journey but you stayed the course and kept faith in God he would see you through. Power of prayer is wonderful. Have a great rest of this week. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Kris. I am so very grateful to all who sent prayers and well wishes for us. We thank God together once we finished crying. LOL. I still keep those in need in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

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  24. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I read this post and felt so happy for your good news! It is so good to get that "all clear" and no more treatments!

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    1. Gayla, Thank you . We were almost weak from just being stressed from the waiting. Ted was diagnosed with cancer in Nov. 2018. He had major chemo that just about killed him. Then In May 2019 had a bone marrow transplant. He had to have maintenance chemo every month after that. So we are so thankful for God's mercy and everyone's kind words and prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Oh it is such a happy feeling to get good news. It's as though the sun is shining just for your family member.I am glad for that wonderful news. Chemo has made my family member very tired as well. May your husband regain his strength soon! XO

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    1. Thank you. I pray for your family. It's good to get lots of prayers, so much power in our prayers. Chemo saves lives but takes a toll. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  26. This is Ramblingon...forgot to log out. :-) Katie Isabella is my pet.

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    1. Oh I know who you are now. LOL. Prayers for you honey. Wish I had a smart cat that could blog...or just help me with mine. :):) Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  27. Glad things are good for the two of you..You must be so relieved..It's been a long haul..
    Just to clarify what I said about the box test...It's only good if you have cancer and then you have to be scoped anyway..If you have benign polys like you did, it doesn't show anything ....until those polyps become cancerous..Better to get rid of them while they are benign..The only way to detect benign polys is via scope....Good girl..Hugs

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    1. Thank you Missy. Just by you saying that, I went ahead and had it done. Glad I did now. Still wasn't pleasant. LOL. Oh yes, Ted and I feel a weight has lifted from having him go for chemo nd so many appts. We needed good news and break. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  28. That's wonderful news Susie! I'm so happy for both Ted and you! Be blessed and have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Pilar. We do feel blessed. It was everyone's good prayers and well wishes that helped us get here. Of course God's Loving mercy. We thanked God as soon as we stopped crying. LOL. This just seemed so far away at times. 84 days shy of two full years. Thank you for your kindness. Hello to your mom. Blessings to you both, xoxo,love, Susie

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  29. Yippee!! What fantastic news Susie. I am so happy for you both. I will continue to pray for health and safety.
    Enjoy this good news!! God is Good!
    Carla

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    1. Carla, God is good. We are so very thankful for his love and mercy Thankful to all who gave us their kind prayers and well wishes. The power of prayer is amazing. So I keep you and your family in my prayers. Blessings, xoxo, love, Susie

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  30. WoW, Great News on both of you, Glad no more Chemo, Glad the Polyps were negative, this procedure is important to have, not pleasant but needed, Prayers for Continued Blessings and Health, I know Ted will regain his strength, Love and Prayers, Gary an Anna Mae

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    1. Gary and Anna, Thank you for the prayers. We are so grateful. Blessings to you both and praying for your health too. xoxo, Susie

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  31. Oh Susie, I got tears as I read this!! I am so happy for both of you. God bless you both! ♥♥

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    1. Oh Doris, thank you honey. All the kind prayers have helped us thru. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  32. How wonderful for you both Susie....such a blessing....love hearing his cancer bout may finally come to an end....warm hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Betsy. It's been tough at times. Everyone's kind hearts have come thru with prayers and well wishes. It has given us the strength we need . God's love has been good to us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  33. Oh Praise God for the good news. I've been praying really hard for you both. Tears are running down my cheeks. God Bless and much love. xoxo

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    1. Oh my sweet friend. I love you Susie, you have been so kind to me from the start. Your prayers are so appreciated. All our blog family has good kind hearts and they share they power of prayer for us. Blesings and prayers for you Susie. Love you, xoxo, Susie

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  34. Praise God! What a relief this has to be. I’m just sorry that we’re in the middle of a pandemic still. But I know you have weathered your biggest storm and came out on the other side feeling Gods love and hope for a brighter future.

    Also so happy about your sister.

    Blessings
    Gert

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    1. Gert, Thank you so much. I am forever thankful for your prayers, cards, and good wishes. Hopefully Ted will start to regain his strength. It seems to take 5 to 6 weeks to make a small gain.
      I am heart broken about my sister...she has been back in the ER a few times and the hospital once again. Her kidneys are starting to show signs of failure and her heart still need a major stint . Her daughter put on FB that she even has blockages in her groin and Carotid artery. I am scared . My sister is home at this time...but with so many things happening with her health, for how long. Thank you for any prayers. Blessings
      , xoxo,love you, Susie

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    1. Thank you Peggy. It's been tough but kind prayers and God's all powerful love Has helped us. Hope all is well there at your house. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  36. Oh Susie, I'm so happy to hear this good news. God heard all the prayers that were being said for you and Ted. I'm so glad that your tests came out Ok too. The butterfly photo is so pretty, and it reminds me that Summer is almost over. I'm looking forward to Autumn, aren't you?

    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri. Thank you for your prayers as we went thru Ted's toughest moments in his life. We continue to pray for God to keep us healthy and safe. I pray for all of you in our blog family . I pray all are safe . Yes, we are ready for a cool down....just not wanting summer to go just yet. It's been so hot, it's been hard to enjoy being outside. Blessings to you and yours, enjoy your little ones. xoxo,love you, Susie

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  37. oh my gosh what wonderful news for you both, I could just picture you two embracing on your porch over come by the emotion and sheer exhaustion from the battle you have been on. you deserve some joy, I am so happy for you, I have kept you both in my prayers, good times ahead,, some time to enjoy life without that heavy worry weighing you down. such good news, for you both! I have missed you,,

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    1. Thank you so much Laurie. You were so right in the way you worded Ted and I 's emotion while holding each other and crying. Today, Ted seemed a bit more alert, as in happy. I think he may be getting some strength back. Blessings to you, Garry and your family. xoxo,love, Susie

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  38. Oh, Susie, what great news. Celebrating all around. Now, just a matter of time and Ted will have all his strength back. I am so happy for you and your family..Stay well..xxoJudy

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    1. Thank you Judy. It was good to write some happy for a change . LOL Now if we could just get a vaccine for the Covid , we could start to visit and hug our loved ones. Stay safe there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  39. Dear Susie, Thank you for stopping by my place~seems like it has been hard to blog.
    Such a praise report for your hubby! Before you know it your man will be chasing you around the house again. Enjoy the changing season.
    Hugs, Noreen

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    1. Thank you Noreen. It will be good to have Ted wanting to work in his shop. I will help when I can. We always make fire starters for the family that has fireplaces. It's an easy fun thing to do ...plus all the men seem to love having them . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  40. Wonderful news for both of you, I'm praying Ted will regain his strength and continue on his path of healing.
    I've had polyps removed some fifteen years ago, it's a scary time waiting for the results, I'm thankful for negative outcomes. Be sure to follow up when the doctors advised you of your next check up.
    Good news shines through in today's post, I can't help but smile.
    Hugs,
    Jo

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    1. Thank you so much Jo. All the kind prayers and words that people sent and said for us, has blessed us with this moment. Oh to see Ted wanting to cut wood and stack it will be so great . We are good about working together...his brother said he will cut the wood and let Ted run the log spliter. LOL. Oh yes Jo waiting for word from tests is stressful...no matter how much we pray. I have faith and I know I need to work on that..to pray to let go and have God do his will. Blessings to you dear friend, xoxo, Susie

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  41. I finally came to visit you here. I am so sorry to hear of the cancer trials. We went through that with my dad eleven years ago. Stage four lung cancer and he chose not to seek treatment. It was a life changing experience. I miss him every day. I am so glad to hear your news was good. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Martha, So sorry to hear that about your dad. I guess he thought the treatments would not help or make what time he had left miserable. I can even begin to tell you how many doctors have been involved in Ted's cancer fight and the bone marrow transplant. Honey, I don't think you will ever stop missing your dad. My parents have been gone 14 and 16 years and I still long for one more hug and I love you. Blessings, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  42. That is wonderful news for your husband, Chemo is a curse and a blessing when its effective. Your husband is obviously a strong man and I'm happy things are looking up. Glad you had your polyps checked and that they weren't cancerous. How stressful this must have been for you both, now time for some relaxation, whatever that may be, hopefully you can have peace of mind . Take care and know I'm thinking about you.

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    1. Thank you Saimi. We are so grateful. Just knowing that Ted doesn't have to have chemo is a weight lifted from us. Health is a thing to be treasured. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  43. stopped in to see how y'all are doing....and SO GLAD GLAD GLAD to hear no more chemo!! Happy news and hope y'all will be enjoying this holiday weekend!! Take care and stay safe!

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    1. Hi Debbi, We wear out mask when not in the house or our car. Ted just doesn't go in the grocery. I don't go in to his drs' offices with him. Less risks. Praying people don't get all crazy this weekend. The last two holidays made Covid rise. Yes honey, no more chemo and things seem promising. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  44. So glad that you and Ted are not having endless health worries, and wish for him to regain strength very soon!

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    1. Jenny, I just saw your comment...I was going thru my older posts to clean up any unwanted comments....usually ads. I thank you for your sweet words. Blessings to you honey, xoxo, Susie

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