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Blog entry by mcoyfrog posted 10-05-2008 01:04 AM 1809 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all

My wife just got diagnosed with breast cancer. As i’m sure you can guess its very scary. We have attacked the situation head on. The doctors all say that its 95% curable because its small and we caught it early. The type is DCIS hers is very small and still contained within the milk ducts (as far as they can tell). Debbi and I have both decided that she shouldn’t have to deal with the stress of every year going back for a mammogram and wondering if its going to come back, so the plan is double mastectomy. Some say this is drastic measures, but in our case Debbi is a worry wart and she admits this freely. She shouldn’t have to be scared every year whether its going to be ok or not. With this decision she will not need any chemo or radiation as long as the cancer hasn’t spread anywhere else, (they will know this on Friday when they do the surgery) So I’m begging all of you out there to send us your positive thoughts and prayers. My wife is young (46) and has a full life ahead of her, we want her here to share all there is out there.

Now more begging for help, I feel bad having to ask for help but i don’t want any hand outs. We are putting all the things we have made up on our web site, etsy, and ebay over the next couple of weeks. Debbi is a massage therapist and works for herself so when she isn’t working she isn’t making any money, but yet the bills don’t stop coming. The insurance we have is for small business’s and its not really the best. She will be out of work after the surgery for 2 to 5 weeks (dr says realistically around 3 weeks she will be able to do minor work). So if you know anyone looking for some nice glass or wood art (maybe xmas presents) please check out our sites and let your friends now. Most of all send your positive thoughts and prayers our way.

my web site check out my capabilities if you want something custom or hit the buy it button to go to my etsy store.

my etsy shop

Debbi’s site


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you have some words of wisdom about our situation. Peace to all Doug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 01:31 AM

My thoughts are with you. May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you.



-- Greg, CT

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#2 posted 10-05-2008 01:35 AM

mcoyfrog, all my best thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.Keeps us up to date on how she is doing. BEST WISHES.

-- F.Little

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 01:46 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please keep us informed.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 10-05-2008 03:17 AM

best wishes to you and your family. keep those positive thoughts!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 04:35 AM

Mimi and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 05:04 AM

I will add you both to my prayer list. I know the stress of being away from work after surgery. I will pass along your links as the opportunity presents itself. God Bless.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#7 posted 10-05-2008 05:37 AM

My mom was diagnosed with two different types of cancer (breast cancer being one of them) and she has bounced back from both. I believe that mental aggression towards the disease has a lot to do with the body’s ability to fight these diseases. In 2003 I was diagnosed with MS and decided I did not want to just accept it. I look at my disease as “I have MS, it doesn’t have me.”

Good luck to your wife, you, and the rest of your family as you begin the fight. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 10-05-2008 10:38 AM

Prayers up for you and your wife.

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#9 posted 10-05-2008 02:06 PM

I wish you of any heart good luck and a good re-establishment for your wife breast cancer is looked after well now with L advances medicine there is much progress. it east is true that for you but should be kept hope must itself be one difficult moment.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 10-05-2008 04:36 PM

I wish you good luck

-- A. Molloy

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#11 posted 10-05-2008 05:20 PM

Thank you all, i agree that positive attitude is the way to fix this, we are trying our hardest to keep up the spirits i know in my heart we will win, especially with all you folks helping out also. thanks again…


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 10-05-2008 10:24 PM

  • ”Hope is like a Gift to Give, & Receive”

Hi Debbi, & Doug!

I’m writing to you, because I too had Breast Cancer – like yours – DCIS – contained in the milk duct.

I had a mastectomy of my left breast, & Thankfully didn’t need Chemo, or Radiation

I am a Breast Cancer Survivor of 8 years now.

I am sharing this with you hoping it will comfort, & encourage you both.

Your personal choice about your surgery, is, I believe the right one for you.

That’s all that counts. I still need a mammogram every year.

It is always a concern until I know the results.

The “Hope” quote was taken from my little Hope book, I got at a Book Store, after I found out I had Breast Cancer.

It’s full of Hope, & Encouragement for Women like you, & I, Debbi.

We Pray for a Successful Surgery, & Complete recovery.


Your LOVE for each other will take you both through all of this,

& back to HAPPIER TIMES*.


( With hope all things are possible.)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 10-05-2008 10:32 PM

May God bless you and get you through this difficult time in your lives . My prayers are with you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 10-06-2008 12:52 AM

My thoughts are with you and I hope both of you will come through this with good health. My Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and although it was only a small spot, she opted to have her entire breast removed as preventive measure. She went through a short term of chemo and that was the worst part. She did not lose her hair and only had some weakness and nausea from the treatments. She is alive and healthy today and has not had any problems since.

Your courageous journey is ahead of you and with the proper treatments you will share your lives together and grow old together for many more years. Do your research, ask questions and listen to your options to make your decisions. Be brave and conquer this demon. Your love and wisdom will pull you through. I will be thinking of both of you.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 10-06-2008 02:18 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God provide wisdom to the surgeons and comfort to your family.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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