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26 Feb 2019, 4:00 pm

Lots of hugs, Goldfish. :heart:


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26 Feb 2019, 4:13 pm

That’s not a tear in my eye. Nope.
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26 Feb 2019, 5:54 pm

Update: Everything went better than expected! Tumour was removed, they didn’t have to remove part of her spine like they thought they might, and no nerves were touched or damaged so she should have full use of her arms. Recovery time, then the next steps.


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26 Feb 2019, 5:55 pm

Excellent news, thanks for letting us know!


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26 Feb 2019, 6:21 pm

Hallelujah! And I mean that sincerely! :heart:

Thank you so much for the update!!



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26 Feb 2019, 6:24 pm

That is excellent news!

I had a sense that things would go well....



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26 Feb 2019, 7:19 pm

Great news, indeed.


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27 Feb 2019, 6:01 pm

People are tough. Kids are considerably tougher.

I was raised by an oncologist. I'd be happy to pass any of your family's questions along to her.


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14 Mar 2019, 10:41 pm

Cliffs update:

Evelyn recovered from the surgery quickly & has spent some time as a normal toddler, even playing outside at a park!

She’s been fitted for her “nest,” at The Mayo Clinic that will keep her in position during radiation treatments. She’s also got her first 4 tattoos! (Mom and Dad have tats) These are medical tatts, though. They mark the exact spots she’s to be irradiated. (Just an FYI if you didn’t know that was a thing. My father has a couple of these dots from his cancer treatments, too.)

Yesterday we received The BEST possible news! At first they thought they could remove 80% of the tumour and might do some nerve damage that would cause her to lose the use of one arm. They removed 95%+ with no nerve damage. We knew this the day of the surgery. Yesterday’s news? All of the tumour cells they removed were dead, And, None of the most recent scans show any sign of any remaining cancer or regrowth!! ! :D It is possible that the treatments so far have beaten this thing, but just to be as sure and safe as possible they are following through with radiation and chemo as planned - just in case there’s even one cell left.

Baby girl Evelyn is on track to be the 2nd baby to beat this of 34 ever diagnosed. The other survivor has been cancer free for 2 years now.

I literally shed tears of joy when I read yesterday’s update at the beach. And then again on the stairs. And again last night at my Winter home. This is all so amazing. I’ve been thinking of her daily and got into some deep connecting thoughts while on a mushroom trip at the beach a couple weeks or so ago and felt such a magical connection to her.. I just felt that she was going to heal and my own thoughts & prayers were assisting - and all of yours, too. Thank you for that. I do appreciate that we can disagree on some things and have some personality clashes, but when it comes right down to the Real Life stuff - y’all are good people. 8) You should smile at the fact that your social skills are goodbye enough to enable this. :)


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14 Mar 2019, 10:53 pm

my social skills are definitely goodbye :lol:

Good news fish :)


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15 Mar 2019, 12:01 am

You just made me cry, too. :heart: Thank you for the beautiful and incredible update!

(Do tell though ... are these medical tattoos permanent? I've never heard of that before!)

Hugs and kisses to Baby Evelyn!



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15 Mar 2019, 1:23 am

Yep. Evelyn will beat this thing.



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15 Mar 2019, 2:34 am

Not the praying type, but you have my best wishes.


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15 Mar 2019, 6:58 am

SaveFerris wrote:
my social skills are definitely goodbye :lol:

Good news fish :)


:lol: Autocorrect on my iPhone. :lol:


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15 Mar 2019, 7:02 am

IsabellaLinton wrote:
You just made me cry, too. :heart: Thank you for the beautiful and incredible update!

(Do tell though ... are these medical tattoos permanent? I've never heard of that before!)

Hugs and kisses to Baby Evelyn!


Yes, they're permanent.. they're tattoos. They're just little dots about the size you might see from poking a pen or pencil straight down onto a piece of paper. Their purpose is to show the radiation tech exactly where to aim the radiation so it's in the same spot for each treatment. Not sure if they do this for every radiation patient or not - maybe only when it's critical they hit the exact same spot every time.


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