Happy Holidays from Flight62

 
Old Dec 14, 12, 8:05 am
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Happy Holidays from Flight62

I would like to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a very happy Holiday Season. No matter what your affiliation, much love and happiness now and for 2013.

For those that don't know, I am off work until February 2 (est.) I was diagnosed with lymphoma in October and am being treated. When we were wearing our pink ties, I noticed my lymph nodes were swelling and doing so quickly. Enough that I couldn't bare wearing the tie or buttoning my shirt. Eventually I went to a specialist who, after a biopsy (butch lil scar now), discovered it was large B cell lymphoma and it was spreading fast. The one mass was the size of my fist.

Good news is the faster cancer cells divide, the better it reacts to chemo. The mass began to shrink quickly and the pain caused by the tumor seized. I have had 2 treatments and have 2 more..next one Dec 20...ugh! But with no radiation, it hasn't been bad. Many days I actually feel pretty good, but the job of a F/A is not good when you have a compromised immune system, so work isn't an option. Imagine those that get on the airplane sick? And that's just the other f/a's. lol

This is my second bout of cancer in two years. I'm keeping the faith and hoping for a return to work in February, but my health comes first and I'm not going to rush or go full on.

I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family who have been supportive. I am truly bless this holiday season.

My wish for all of you. Be a bit kinder to one another. And be more thankful for what you have.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah to all of you and a Happy New Year.

Much love,
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Old Dec 14, 12, 8:14 am
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Wishing you best of luck on a full recovery and a merry Christmas.
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Old Dec 14, 12, 8:16 am
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Flight62, your strength of character is quite evident! You have my best wishes as you go through your treatments during your time off. My family is no stranger to cancer so I am glad to hear you are surrounded by supportive friends and family!

And thank you for this perspective. You are very wise.

My wish for all of you. Be a bit kinder to one another. And be more thankful for what you have.
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Old Dec 14, 12, 10:32 am
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Flight 62 Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for sharing & I will keep you in my prayers for a full recovery.
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Old Dec 14, 12, 10:48 am
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Give yourself whatever gifts of time and rest you need to feel better - and know that you're surrounded by caring thoughts and prayers and heartfelt wishes from the flyertalk community as well. Rest easy, get well, and have a wonderful Christmas!

And safe travels & happy holidays to everyone!
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Old Dec 14, 12, 12:03 pm
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Flight62, happy holidays to you, and best thoughts and wishes as you continue your healing!!
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Old Dec 14, 12, 12:06 pm
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so sorry to hear about it but glad you made the connection and got to a diagnosis.

I do not know who you are, but I feel so very connected to you through years of reading your posts and thoughtful commentary. Thus, I had a pang when I read this as if a close personal friend.

I wish for you the best of responses to treatment, the speediest of recoveries and, permanent remission. My thoughts are with you 62!
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Old Dec 14, 12, 2:34 pm
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Happy holidays Flight62! Sorry to hear about your illness, but I'm sure everything will be back to normal before you know it
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Old Dec 14, 12, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by coachrowsey View Post
Flight 62 Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for sharing & I will keep you in my prayers for a full recovery.
+1. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, and a clean bill of health in 2013.
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Old Dec 14, 12, 8:04 pm
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I'm sorry to hear. I hope the coming weeks are okay, and I wish you a very happy and healthy 2013!
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Old Dec 14, 12, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by geo1005 View Post
Flight62, your strength of character is quite evident! You have my best wishes as you go through your treatments during your time off. My family is no stranger to cancer so I am glad to hear you are surrounded by supportive friends and family!
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I couldn't say this any better myself, so +1. I wish you Happy Holidays and a much healthier 2013!
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Old Dec 15, 12, 12:03 am
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Best of luck my friend.
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Old Dec 15, 12, 5:52 am
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The kindness of your message for others, in spite of your own situation, brought tears to my eyes. You are in my prayers.
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Old Dec 15, 12, 8:49 am
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Merry Christmas to you and yours, and prayers for a quick and complete recovery.
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Old Dec 15, 12, 9:04 am
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flight62 - warm holiday wishes, and Godspeed ...
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