Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Peter Tork Has Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

I was saddened this evening when my husband Bob showed me an article on Pop Eater.The article was from today reporting that the former Monkee, Peter Tork had been diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. It was found on the lower region of his tongue. According to Peter's website, he was to undergo extensive surgery today, followed by radiation afterwards.

If you would like to read the original article, click this link; Former Monkee Peter Tork Fights Cancer.

As a kid I remember Peter Tork best as the Monkee with the cute dimples when he smiled. Often casted as the "dummy" in the TV show "The Monkees."

My prayers go out to Peter Tork as he goes through his treatment for his cancer. (An update on Facebook says that he's out of surgery and things have gone well.) May you meet your goal of being well for your concert dates starting in June 2009

Yeah, Peter for putting a link on your website to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Alliance!
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Returning to Work Monday

Yes, tomorrow I am suppose to be able to return to work. I've got some catching up to do. I'm hoping I can get back into the swing of things quickly. I was working from home a bit this past week, answering emails and returning phone calls. Now I've got to jump in and start going to meetings, visiting my properties and getting paperwork done.

This past Thursday, I had my last drain removed. I wasn't sure if Dr. PS would do that seeing as I was still putting out 25- 30ccs a day. Wow did that spell R E L I E F when it was pulled. How nice to not have a bulge on my side taking up space or to have to worry about dropping it when taking a shower, changing clothes or putting up with the itching pain when the stitches are pulled. I also received another 50ccs in my expander. I didn't feel discomfort that day, Friday or even Saturday Morning when I got up.

So here it is Sunday and I woke up early this morning with a piercing pain near my breast bone when I moved to get out of bed. (I've been able to lay down and sleep in my own bed for the last week without a problem.) Even as I sit on the couch typing on my lap top, I feel pressure across my right rib cage. When I got into the truck this morning, that movement caused piercing pain. Even opening the slider to let the dog in the backyard hurts. So now I'm wondering and trying to figure out what is causing this discomfort. I guess I will have to call first thing tomorrow morning to let Doc know what's going on.

Well I guess I will return to working on my daughter's Memory Book. Again, thanks for listening.