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Posted 2016-09-12T22:36:34Z

Update 9/12/16

Hi Everyone
Wanted to bring you up to speed regarding the status of my health
I did receive my initial chemo treatment on Friday August the 19 th;
Things seemed to go relatively well....however I crashed the following Monday and began having some issues related to maintaining my blood pressure and heart rate. There were several harrowing days of these episodes where my bp and heart rate were out of control.
Unfortunately this necessitated another trip to Jersey Shore Medical Center where I was readmitted through the er on the 28th of August for AFib.
I remained hospitalized until Sat the 10th of September/During my stay I received pacemaker which now managed the "downward spirial" of my heart
During this time I also received a port which will make administration on chemo easier. Unfortunately, these procedures necessitated that I "miss"my scheduled chemo treatment.
So I have been home since Sat/. Today is Monday and I really had a good day.
I do have a scheduled consult with my oncologist and will most likely resume chemo this week
Fingers crossed.......
Just want to add that I have. been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support that I have received from all of you
I realize that I am only going to be able to do this journey with all of your help
Thanks in advance....
Love Marianne

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Comments (5)

  • Mary Lou Alter
    Mary Lou Alter

    You have to cherish the good days - glad you had one today. Sounds like a pretty trying past few weeks. Ours fingers are crossed and knees bent, praying for more good days, and a very successful treatment. Love you!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Joanne Adams
    Joanne Adams

    Hopefully just a bump in the road on your journey. Glad you're back on track and feeling stronger. We're holding you up in our prayers and are here if we can do anything for you or the family. All the best...Joanne & John

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Kathy Bellias
    Kathy Bellias

    I am awed by your strength and stamina! Just the fact that you were able to compose this post after such a crazy few weeks is amazing. You are, and always have been, one strong lady. Love and prayers to you and Joe and the girls.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Barbara Fisher-Polychronis
    Barbara Fisher-Polychronis

    Marianne, Sorry to hear that you have had these hurdles in addition to everything else. It is good to hear you are out of the hospital and feeling better. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Cousin Barbara (Fisher)

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Barbara DiGiovanni
    Barbara DiGiovanni

    Hi Marianne, I am so glad I found this page!! I have been thinking of you endlessly since we talked in July, and now I understand. My prayer is that God lifts this burden from you so you can get back to loving life! A silent prayer is offered every day…and multiple times to boot because that's how often I pass your office. Be well, my friend. The sky is a beautiful blue today! With warmest regards, Barbara DiGiovanni

    4 years ago · Reply