Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Hello SPT Readers, I've been off-line for several months. To readers who are interested, the following is an update on what has happened in the past few months concerning me. Electrical power in part of the house went out, which blew the internet box in the computer room and also blew the cable box in the livingroom. After the internet was connected again I had to learn to set the options again. In March, I threw up for weeks. I had no sppetite during this time but I made myself eat. I couldn't keep anything down. I fell several times due to the swelling in my head. I had 15 days of radiation on my head. Two of my cousins took me to my Cancer doctor where I was given fluid and a steroid through my port. The brain nodules made me nauseous and unbalanced. Still no pain - thank goodness. My doctor took me off some of prescription pills. I don't like taking pills. My last report after the radiation -- I'm stable -- no new lesions - no new growth. I lost about 30 pounds from all the upchucking but I've put on several pounds since then. My brother cooks for me. I'm able to drive out with him in the car with me. I'm enjoying the nice weather. I can't do much since I get factigued but hopefully my energy will improve now that I can eat without throwing everything up and get to walk to my garden bed which has new growth (me smiling). It's finally Spring!!! I've been waiting for the warm weather. The chemo every week kept me cold and I was so looking forward to the warm weather but I think now that the radiation threatment is over I'm ready for the chemo again. I want to go back on the chemo fluid and not start the pills -- at least for right now. Other News: Item 1: I have 2 nieces. One of their aunts was murdered in March by an ex-boyfriend. He went on a killing spree before he hit a tree and was killed. Item 2: In April, a first cousin passed. I was not able to attend either funeral but I did send flowers. Neither lived in town. My cousin was cremated. Her sister brought her ashes home. Thanks to any and all who sent up a good thought for me. I'm back on-line and feeling okay except for getting tired and I having to rest. The best to you all. Take care. -- Love Salty S


  1. Dear Salty, My heart goes out to you wishing somehow that I could make all well in your body. I know your heart is big and even when we disagreed on LL forum, I always knew you spoke with true conviction of your heart.
    Best of all wishes for you to regain your health.

    Sarah....from LL forum....

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Thank you for your good thoughts for my health. How are you? Disagreeing just mean we have different opinions which gives us something to comment on. If we always agreed there would be no back and forth dialog except to say - "that's right" or not respond. I like talking to people and hearing what they are dealing with. Take care - see you at LL.

  2. Salty, I'm speechless...

    It saddens me incredibly to hear that you've had to go through so many hardships lately. How horrible. I just hope that you can put the worst of it behind you somehow and that you'll never have to endure anything like it again.

    It so good to hear you're feeling ok and that you have the company and support of your brother. I will be thinking of you and I wish you all the best.

    Have a wonderful summer and stay strong.


    1. Hi Jiselie,
      Thank you. The body is a bit weak but the mind is always strong. I take one day at a time and be thankful for every day that I am not in physical pain. It's mental pain to know that some people in the world can be so cruel and uncaring But do know that there are kind and caring people all over the world -- my family, friends, care givers, web-buddies, makes life about more than bad news and demonic acts.
      You have a very nice summer. Will you be going on vacation? I want to take a train ride and my brother keeps telling me I should. I've never been on a train.
      Take care. See you at LL.



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