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This in From Cindy and Michael May 9, 2013
Good News Dearhearts,
Cindy's recent CT scan showed positive happenings and promise.
The colon tumor has shrunk by a third, and the liver lesions are similar sized but becoming much more internally liquified. We've come to consider Cindy's boo-boo multi-causal and now consider her improvement and eventual cure to be a multi-healing-approach, of chemo, prayers, laughter and supplements. We think everything is working synergistically together! Cindy has more energy and is doing more.
We, Thank you All So Very Much for your prayers and support. They are helping greatly. We All Share the Light.
Cindy had her fifth Mayo chemo yesterday, Wednesday, the 8th, and after was hooked into her additional slow drip fanny pack pump, which will be taken off tomorrow, after its 46 hour drip is complete. We get this unhooked in Prescott and then Fed-Ex the pump back down to the Valley.
Thank you for your continuing, shinning, praying and sharing of you love!
Cindy and Michael
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Hi Everyone. This just in from Cindy and Michael...
Hi Dear Fam,
It has been over six weeks since we last wrote. Cindy has had Chemo twice in that time.
Cindy is feeling much better these days. She has been adjusting her food and supplements, taking less pain pills and has started taking a low dose anti-depressant. And it is warmer, with flowers and birds. There also has been two successful fund raisers, with family, friends and the local art community stepping in very sweetly- Thank you Patti.
She has a blood test on the Monday before her every other Wednesday Chemo. She had one tough Chemo. She had low white blood cell counts that delayed the next Chemo two times, for two more weeks. Mayo gives her a little less chemo now. Her last chemo went well without a whole lot of stand out issues--Thank you Gale and Angus.
Cindy says, "Chemo tomorrow (3/27) in Phx. Back late. Don't know how I'll feel. I would like to compose a Thank You to all involved in my situation and how overwhelming the support, love and generosity has moved Michael and me."
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Cindy Lou's Health Care Benefit Art Show
The show opens tonight in the main floor of the 'Tis Art Center and Gallery
Reception 5 -7
Cindy Lou's Health Care Benefit Party is tomorrow night in the 'Tis Art Center 3rd Floor Banquet Hall from 4 - 6
fine food and libations
Silent auction featuring fine glass work fom Antonius Glass Studio
a raffle for $25. gift certificates to some of Prescott's finer eateries
$20. suggested donation at the door
Cindy had her third chemotherapy treatment a week ago last Wednesday. The side effects were not near as harsh and we are all thankful. Join her tonight at the 'Tis Art Center and Gallery. It is the opening night for her health care benefit art show featuring her beautiful glasswork and weavings.Share This Update!
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This in from Cindy....
Dear 'Tis Artists and Friends,
Sorry I have been so out of touch. My life and emotions have been overwhelming to say the least. I want to express mine and Michaels extreme gratitude for all of your generosity and healing thoughts and prayers.
My second chemo was very rough for a week after. I will be having my third chemo treatment on February 27 and I'm scared. I will be staying with friends in Phoenix for several days after while Michael delivers the sculpture he has been working on to La Crosse, WI. I will be looking forward to Michaels return. He has been my rock.
Love to you all,
Due to some internal accounting issues, The Tis Art Center and Gallery will no longer be able to accept donations through this site. Please send check and money orders written to Cynthia Myers to Cynthia Myers c/o The Tis Art Center and Gallery 105 S. Cortez St. Prescott, AZ 86303. Cash contributions to Cindy's health care fund can also be dropped off at the 'Tis Art Center. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.Share This Update!
This just in from Cindy and Michael
Hi Family and Friends, Dear Hearts,
Have not emailed for a while.
Cindy is resting on the couch watching NCIS, one of her favs. The two girl pugs are quietly playing, along with alternate sleeping at her feet. Last night was rough for her with a cold's chest congestion.
She had her first Chemo at Mayo last week and will have it again on the thirteenth. Every two weeks for a while. She has a SuperPort, under her skin, in her upper right front shoulder. They tell her she will not lose her hair. No radiation or surgery for now. This has gone to her liver though, very unfortunately.
We are getting this email list together better, if you want off, please let Michael know. It is hard. Cindy prefers no calls after Six PM unless necessary. She does not have very many early mornings before 10 AM.
Her birthday is this 18th. She hopes we can have a weekend day trip to Flagstaff to see our friends the Garrity's, or if they want a day visit in Prescott. We will see how she feels after second chemo.
She knows you all love her. She does not want any food made for her, other than maybe a piece of Gunillia's Swedish cake for her birthday. We do a lot of protein shakes and juicings now.
We have a new normal. Learning a bunch about Love & Pain & Search & Peace & Hopefulness & Being.
We Love you All,
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In addition to the "Tis Art Center & Gallery Show in March, the folks at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery are also hosting a fundraising art show for Cindy. Cindy was one of the founding members across the way on Montezuma before she left to join the 'Tis Art Gang on Cortez. And yes. it had nothing to do with that old war that took place in the kingdoms down south. THANKS FOR DOING THIS ARTS P!!!!!!!!!
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery
134 S. Montezuma St. Prescott, AZ 86303
"A Fundraiser Show for Cindy Myers"
February 21 - March 20, 2013
featuring donated works by Cindy, her husband Michael and more....
Friday, February 22nd
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Cindy said that she had 4 bags to receive for her chemo treatment and was told it would take 4-5 hours. The staff realized she could take them both simultaneously . Now her treatment will only last 2-3 hours, including a drug infusion of anti-nausea medication. Cindy commented on being able to watch TV, has a private room, and how wonderful the staff was. She said she actually felt good afterwards, no pain or nausea, and actually had an appetite. She is staying at Gayle's in a little casita and loves the quiet "sanctuary" for a couple of days. They sent her to Gayle's with a portable dose of chemo that is a 72 hr drip.
The plan now is to go to Mayo every other Wed for the initial dose, next appointment is 2/13, then the 72 hr portable dose, she can travel with. Lynn Sams(?) works with some kind of nursing company and may be able to assisted Cindy with the portable dose here in Prescott. That would make it possible for the visits to Mayo to be a one day trip, coming home that same day.
As of yesterday making phone calls seemed to be an effort, so she will call one of us at 'Tis and asks that we pass the info on to everyone else. That may change, maybe after a couple of days she will talk to everyone individually. I just happened to be at the gallery.
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Cindy and Michael would also like to thank Cynthia Nyers, Patricia Tyser Carberry, Donna Carver, Jody Miller, Michael Dummeyer, Tory Bowan and Joan Maloney for their thoughts and contributions which were made through the 'Tis Art Center web pages!Share This Update!
Cindy and Michael wish to thank the following supporters for the thoughts and monetary contributions made through the gallery:
Mary Kaye O'Neill
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Cindy had a positive visit at the Mayo Clinic yesterday even though her tests confirmed she has stage 4 colorectal cancer. The treatment plan includes mild chemothrapy,no radiation and no surgery. It is designed to slow down the cancer growth so she can make it another two years.
She will no longer be working at 'Tis but plans to stay on with the 'Tis Gang as a volunteer. As she would put it, "That's my story and I'm sticking to it."Share This Update!
We have a Fundraiser Open House night set for Cindy on Saturday March 23rd from 4 - 6 pm in the beautiful 'Tis Art Center Third Floor Banquet Hall. Everyone is invited to come share fine food, beverages, music, stories (some of which can be true) and laughter. The minimum donation door fee is $20. per person. More posts about this are forthcoming :)Share This Update!
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We got back late last night from Mayo.
What a magnificent place and people, truly. Cindy feels much more hopeful.
Her surgeon is a female professor of surgery.
They did not like the quality of the Prescott CT and made a new CT to study.
Cindy will return to Mayo and meet with her Oncologist and Radiologist on the 23rd of this month.
Cindy will write more soon, probably. She says to share with anyone left out.
Thank you All so much, Love, thoughts and prayers,
Cindy and Michael