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Thread: I'm from Texas!

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    I've been lurking here for several weeks, and really like the fact that the board is very active with a lot of participation. I've been quilting for about 25 years (OMG) and I love it still.

    Earlier this year I was concerned that I had was losing my love of quilting because every time I picked up something to quilt...it became a "job" not a "joy." Ultimately in May I had to have "emergency" surgery when they finally discovered I had a mass that covered my abdoment. During surgery they removed 3 ovarian tumors (one with encapsulated stage 1a cancer), lymphnodes, ovaries and 10 liters of fluid. Within 3 weeks of leaving the hospital I lost 47 pounds! Woohoo! I've gained back some but working on it.

    The biopsies ultimate showed that the cancer, although beginning, was high-grade malignancy and it was recommended that I take chemotherapy. I had 3 treatments (actually their was 4-in-1...so I really had 12) 7 weeks apart.

    I'm on the mend and getting my hair back...and my love of quilting! So what better place to chat than with others who love quilting as much as I do. I look forward to "meeting" y'all!

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    Welcome. I need to lose the weight but that's a hard way to do it! Sounds like you're on the mend...Happy quilting!

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    I'm sorry about the cancer and chemo. My sister went through Uterian/Overian cancer about 7 years ago. She is cancer free now and actually was feeling much better after the surgury than she had in years! I hope you do as well too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tolelady53
    I've been lurking here for several weeks, and really like the fact that the board is very active with a lot of participation. I've been quilting for about 25 years (OMG) and I love it still.

    Earlier this year I was concerned that I had was losing my love of quilting because every time I picked up something to quilt...it became a "job" not a "joy." Ultimately in May I had to have "emergency" surgery when they finally discovered I had a mass that covered my abdoment. During surgery they removed 3 ovarian tumors (one with encapsulated stage 1a cancer), lymphnodes, ovaries and 10 liters of fluid. Within 3 weeks of leaving the hospital I lost 47 pounds! Woohoo! I've gained back some but working on it.

    The biopsies ultimate showed that the cancer, although beginning, was high-grade malignancy and it was recommended that I take chemotherapy. I had 3 treatments (actually their was 4-in-1...so I really had 12) 7 weeks apart.

    I'm on the mend and getting my hair back...and my love of quilting! So what better place to chat than with others who love quilting as much as I do. I look forward to "meeting" y'all!
    :cry:

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. Glad you are feeling better again.

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    Greetings and welcome from New York state!Glad you are on the mend, and especially glad you got your enjoyment of quilting back!

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    Hello and welcome from Fort Worth. Get well. If this quilting board doesn't spark your desire to quilt, nothing will. You will want to make everything you see on this forum.

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    Y'all are great! Thanks so much for the welcoming...woohoo! BTW...I live north of Fort Worth.

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    Welcome from Kansas!

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    Welcome from Texarkana! This board is WONDERFUL! I'm sorry for what you have been through, but am glad you are feeling better and getting the desire to quilt back.

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    Hello and Welcome from Germany! I'm glad that you feel better now - have a quick recovery!

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    I;m sorry you had to go thru that .Iknow it;s awful,my mom went thru it too,shes been cancer free for 5 yrs.

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    Hello from WV and Welcome to the group
    So glad you are on the mend.
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    Hi and welcome from another Texan. Glad to have you with us!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. You have been though a lot and I'm glad you are on the mend. Come and visit with us often.

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    Hi! :) Welcome from Minnesota!
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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Welcome from southeast PA! Glad to hear they found your cancer in time to do something about it. God Bless!

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    Thank you all so much for your welcome...I really like the friendly atmosphere here. BTW, bj...I grew up in Lubbock!

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    Welcome, I'm from Texas too.

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    Welcome from North Carolina!

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    Welcome from "on the road", originally Houston, Tx. Am so glad to hear that you are on the mend and the chemo appears to be working. Went thru breast cancer with my Mom (17 year survivor!) and leukemia with my Dad who passed last month 5 years and 8 months after diagnosis. I will keep you in my prayers, and praise God that you still have the gift of joy in quilting. You are truly blessed.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma!

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    Sorry to hear about your cancer. welcome from Pennsylvania.

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