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At 3:25pm on August 7, 2010, Yoga Bear said…
Hi Traci! Just checking in. Hope all is well with you. Come back and talk to us soon!
At 12:44pm on February 2, 2010, Elizabeth Respess said…
Hi. Traci,
Happy New Year. It has been a while, so I am checking up on you. How are you feeling and what are you doing now?

I made it through my six chemo treatments and it was worth all the agony. My 5cm tumor virtually disappeared. A lumpectomy was performed rather than the mastectomy that I had been promised. No compaints here! A few weeks of radiation and I should be good to go.

I finally have the energy to haul my art stuff downstairs and get to work. Are you able to paint or create at this time?

Take care,
At 6:33am on October 5, 2009, Holly said…
Thanks Traci! I hope you are feeling stronger every day! I look forward to keeping in touch ;)
At 7:26pm on October 1, 2009, Elizabeth Respess said…
I have already begun sharing the YogaBear info with the people I met at chemo today.

You have probably visited the website. If you haven't, you should check out their Confronting Cancer Through Art page.
At 10:51am on September 29, 2009, Elizabeth Respess said…
Hi Traci,
Thanks for adding me. Even with family and friends standing by, loneliness can still creep in. Children and grandchildren are a great incentive for moving forward, though. When I am able, I try to create memories. Last Sunday I danced my 2 1/2 month old grandson around the floor at my daughter's wedding. He may dance with many girls in the future, but he will always know that he had his first dance with Nanna.

How old are your children? If I can help with their education, let me know. I taught art in an elementary school for four years and loved it.

I am at the beginning of my journey with breast cancer. Chemo is a drag, but I am keeping on top of things. I will need your encouragement after surgery. I am left handed and my tumor is in the left breast, so it will put a cramp in my style as far as painting and writing go. My right hand is going to feel so special with all the attention it is going to get.

Most importantly, pray with conviction and keep a sense of humor. Prayer has kept me strong and humor has kept me sane.

At 1:27pm on September 28, 2009, ShelbyR said…
I wish you had let me know earlier. We can help with whatever you need - dogs, children, driving, whatever.
At 10:18pm on September 24, 2009, Sylvia G said…
Hi Traci,
Nice to meet you!
At 9:48pm on September 24, 2009, Whole_Body_Healer said…
Hi there Traci. Thanks for the add. Hope you are starting to feel stronger every day!
At 1:00pm on September 24, 2009, Anita Urvina Davis said…
Hi Traci,
Just got back home from seeng my surgeon. She say I'm doign great. I think so lumps...yea. Only thing, I need to stretch my arm more so it doesn't remain so stiff. Good to know, I thought I was getting good arm strength excercise by lifting the grandkids, ages 3, 1 &1/2 and 5 mos. Maybe I should start trying to lift my husband! LOL. Hair is coming in good, thick and curly. I had wavy hair, this I knew but didn't know it was so curly...of course I am going by my baby pics because I can't remember that far back. I am thinking of leaving it's so much easier than the straigtening I did every morning. Now, I dry, fluff and go. Hope all is well with you.
At 8:02am on September 24, 2009, Linda B. Antignani said…
Hello, Traci ~ Thank you for your note and for sending through your friending request. . I wish that I was closer to you too! I think the important thing here is to get the word out and YogaBear is a good start. Over time, there will be options everywhere.. but we have to start somewhere. I wish you good health and peace, friend! Linda
At 5:21pm on September 23, 2009, Nick J Denning said…
You never cease to amaze me...Your strength, your caring, determination and drive continue to push me to reach higher and grab more out of life! You are my muse and my inspiration in this crazy life we lead....
At 6:02pm on September 22, 2009, Evelyn Suyen said…
Thank G-D you're doing great! Do keep me posted and feel free to contact me anytime:) You can tell me NYC secrets that I don't know. I moved from Miami, FL in 2007 and loving it here:)
At 5:05pm on September 22, 2009, Evelyn Suyen said…
Welcome to Yogabear Traci from the NYC Chapter! I hope you have a speedy recovery to get back into a routine and stay strong! Do keep us posted on your progress and feel free to make yourself at home in our online community:)


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