Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Hello Blog Angels
I do hope you and yours are all doing well.
I did okay yesterday but this time it was harder on me then the last time. My throat and mouth really hurt after-wards, getting better. Not feeling great ATM but I am breathing easier so can't complain to much and I know tomorrow will be even better. Just hope to God this is the last time I need this done.
Dr. Matus did the surgery again. He asked me how far I was into my treatments. When I told him his jaw dropped and his face went a little pale. He said there was no call for this taking so long and explained why I was back. He is a good looking young guy and every time I've seen him he was always smiling but he was not at all happy yesterday. He said he was going to talk to Dr. Manache (my lung doc) and walked over to the phone. Couldn't hear what was said but he came back and said he was going to have a talk with my radiologist and oncologist and get things moving on starting my treatments, he sounded like he meant business too. 
I really like my team at the Lung and Asthma Center. Everyone there is on the ball. If Dr. Manache or Matus have any questions as to my care they talk to one another and always have my best interest at heart. Jim and I never feel like just another set of bad lungs there. Fingers crossed they will be putting their foot where the sun don't shine on my behalf and get things moving with my treatments.
The staff at Regional Hospital are fantastic. They made me feel like I was the only patient in that hospital. We had to wait quite a while for the results of my lab work and while we did everyone kept coming by to see if there was anything I needed or just sit and visit with me for a minuet or two. One person would leave and another would come by. Doctor's, nurses, IV techs and more. I especially enjoyed the surgical tech. Normally she would not have come to the pre-op area but when she heard I was a retired surgical tech she came by for a lovely chat. Only wish I could like the folks at the cancer treatment center as much as like my lung team and the folks at Regional.
Hugging you all in my heart and sending much love and many blessings.

Edit To Add:  Wow someone did something, I go in for my first treatment at 12:20 this afternoon.  I'm a little apprehensive but glad I am now really on my way to the end of this journey.  So grateful Our Heavenly Father sent me my lung team they really and truly are on my side and pulling for me.



  1. Hi Bernie---the sooner the better and the sooner for you the better you will be!! Best wishes and hoping it is all behind you soon!! Thanks to Dr. Matus and his seeing this through for you! Stay strong spiritually to get you through the physically part --- Candee P

  2. Thank God for Dr Matus and the application of the boot to the rear end! My thoughts and prayers will be with you today. God bless you!

    love Mags B x

  3. It's great to hear that the team have got things moving for you. Praying for you x

  4. Good to know your treatment has started. Bulldog begins with a B!! Sounds like someone got their teeth in and got the ball rolling for you.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  5. So, so pleased the ball is at last rolling in the right direction Bernie. Glad things went ok yesterday. Take care. Hugs Carol x

  6. Oh, thank God, Bernie. What a huge relief (although scary) it must be for you to finally start your treat! I'm glad yesterday went well and that should be the last of that. (You must KISS that wonderful young doctor for me!!)

    Now we can concentrate on praying that the treatment cocktail is just right for your needs in fighting this shizzy disease! Be a good patient, hon, and have patience. Blessings and love, Darnell

  7. Hi Bernie, That's amazing news to start your treatment and good on that Dr goes to show its not what you know it's who you know and him getting your treatment date so quickly is brilliant for you now you can start the treatment and be on the road to recovery my blessing are with you and thank you for sharing your information and keeping us informed your a true trooper god bless xx

  8. Fabulous news Berni, To hear your treatment has started.. so glad all went well yesterday... Hugs May x x x

  9. Oh sweet Bernie - this did my heart the world of good. Things are moving finally!! Stay in there girl - just remember, we all truly are waving and blowing to be the air under your wings - every little flutter along your journey. Bless you, love and hugs, Di xx

  10. Thanks so much for taking time to post this awesome update, when you must be feeling so not like posting. I echo Darnell (& everyone else too),that you must give this handsome young & caring dr. a big hug & tell him it's from all your blog buddies, for him getting the ball rolling as it should. I'm glad you have him in your life at this moment. You take care, and remember that lots of prayers are going under your wings to uplift you. Once again, thanks for the update. Hugs & Prayers.

  11. My prayers are with you as you now start on your treatment...... someone did well to get the ball rolling,
    good luck and hugs


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