415684 tn?1257329318

Sharon (Bohan 54) .. Prayers and Positive Thoughts are needed.

Sharon's husband, Barry, asked me to post the following:

Sad to report that Sharon is not doing well at all - she was admitted to the hospital over here in Windsor quickly after an exam by her oncologist on Monday morning.
We went to see him because she was vomiting every morning for three days straight and had not pooped for several days.
They did CAT scans and other tests and a surgeon told her that her belly is "full of tumors"
We thought her bloating was due to fluid build-up (she had been on I.V. at home for about 2 weeks) but yesterday when they went in with a probe they said there is not enough fluid to drain...so all the extra mass around her belly is tumors..the surgeon also said the constipation is caused by tumors strangling her colon and constricting it... even a colostomy would not help...he says no more chemo (she had one infusion of Doxil last week)
So, needless to say we are all quite bummed out - her oncologist said yesterday she is not well enough to be at home for the foreseeable future...she is scheduled to speak to a social worker this morning regarding the possibility of living at the hospice.

That's about it for now - maybe you could pass along the gist of this email to her friends on the Medhelp forum if it seems appropriate...I don't know how to navigate those sites very well.
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135691 tn?1271097123
Sharon...if you get a chance to read this please know that we are all thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way.
I'm so sorry things aren't going well...I don't know what else to say. These are the moments when I wish I could just give you a big hug...
I hope and pray your pain is being well managed.
Thinking of you,
Love Becky
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564735 tn?1263943526
Sharon ,
you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry things are not going well. I pray you find some respite soon. I am at a loss for words...my heart aches. You have always been a source of strength for me. Take care and god bless you and your family. Julie
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107366 tn?1305680375
Same goes for me, Sharon.  I'm thinking about you and hoping and praying for the best.  I'm keeping you in my heart.  

Thanks to Barry and Judy, too, for keeping us informed.  

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483733 tn?1326798446
Sharon, you have been such a dear friend and I am so pleased that we have had a chance to meet and exchange hugs.  I am in shock.  I'm going to try very hard to get down and see you very soon.  You were a topic of conversation when we were in Chicago.  I meant to have us all do the 'Sharon pose' for the camera but we never got there.  Take care, my friend, and I hope you are not suffering too much.

Love, Trudie
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Sharon has been one of the brightest, funniest people on this site, and we'd rather smile with her than get this news.  This is such an awful, devastating disease.  I'll be praying for Sharon and her family -- for respite from pain, peace, and time to deal with this.  
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187666 tn?1331173345
Dearest Sharon: I know you discreetly mentioned that things weren't going well and you were going to "check into" hospice. I did my best to ignore that bit and just focus on your happy picture. I kept hoping that things weren't that bad after all. I'm so sorry you feel so terrible now. If there was only some way to make it all go away like magic spray for monsters under the bed. Sending you love and hugs, irene
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I'm sending you my best wishes for feelings of peace and tranquility,  for you and your family.

gentle hugs,
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447161 tn?1262923084
Sending you all the positive energy from over the sea.  
My thoughts are with your family as well.
Peace and Love, Kim
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196469 tn?1365387975
I will pray for you and hope you find peace.  Thank you for all the encouragement you give everyone...........

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356929 tn?1246389756

Sharon, not much to add except I , too, am sorry to hear this and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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1046985 tn?1305117048
Just praying that you are getting the relief you deserve. Stay tough, and love to you and your family,
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792410 tn?1270315500
Words can't express the sadness I am feeling.  Godspeed my sister.
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378425 tn?1305628294
I too am thinking of you and sending positive thoughts, you are in my prayers I am hoping for the best.  Sending you a big but gentle ((((hug)))))

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788616 tn?1247409642
I hope that you are able to get into the hospice soon  and be in an environment that is tranquil and inviting for your  family to be with you.
Hugs, Karen
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438514 tn?1305734140
I am shocked and saddened to read this news.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

May you find comfort and relief during this time.


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454026 tn?1236881142
I'm so sad reading this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Sending you a big hug. May you be pain free.
Love, Terry
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I'm so sorry to hear this dreadful news. God is with you even in terrible times. Peace to you.
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Sharon I'm also thinking about you and hoping and praying for the best.

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Sharon, you are in my heart......I will forever hold you there.  You will not be forgotten.  My love I send to you and your family.
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146692 tn?1314331773
I hope they are able to make you as comfortable as possible, and get you into the hospice environment as soon as you are able. I am so sad for what you and your family are now having to deal with..I know you are a fighter Sharon, I will pray for you and yours, in the hopes of pain free days ahead, and peace in your lovely heart. I hope you know already how much you are loved.
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329994 tn?1301663248
Thank you Judy for posting on here.  Sharon, I hope that you will be pain free and with your family and all those that love you. If there was anyway we could all be with you in person, we would. Just think of us surrounding you with love and big hugs. My prayers are with you and your family. Love you! Colleen
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Thank you for keeping us updated, especially when it is so difficult to tell about.  Sharon, you are in my prayers and so are your family and friends.  I hope you find comfort and love surrounding you, you've given so much of that here.  Sending love, Angie
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110491 tn?1274481937
I will keep you in my thoughts - I have "known" you since my dx in 2005 and am devastated and saddened by this news. I pray that you and your family find the strength to cope.
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155056 tn?1333638688
My thoughts are with you....I wish you no pain and peace, my friend.

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