A difficult time

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Re: A difficult time

Post by JohnNguyen » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:59 pm

A very encouraging news, Michael! I keep her positive recovery in my prayer.

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Re: A difficult time

Post by kirolak » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:33 pm

I have only read this thread now, & can only assure you of my deepest concern & best wishes. . . my best friend has cancer, & is refusing mainstream treatment, opting for juicing & a natural approach. . .who knows what the best choice is? One can only offer support (& wring one's hands in secret) because there is so little we can do.

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Re: A difficult time

Post by edcat7 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:12 am

Michael, what's the latest with Jenny?
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Re: A difficult time

Post by mmapag » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:23 pm

Hi Folks,
Sorry that I haven't checked in for awhile. Life has been very full and busy and music has not been a priority. edcat7, so sorry I did not respond to your question. I never saw a notification.

Jenny's condition has stayed mostly stable. Her blood markers increased late in 2017 and in a scan late December there appeared to be some re-occurrence of tumors in liver bones and lungs. A biopsy on the liver came back negative. So, hard to say what is really going on. She feels fine and she and her muscial partner with Roses & Cigarettes are just releasing their 2nd album, all acoustic. Blood marker have dropped, although not yet to a normal level. Another scan should be coming up soon.

We remain very grateful for the fact that she is still alive more than 1 year after she was given only 6 more months to live. And grateful for all the support and help, morally and materially, that we have received through this journey.

The other parts of life that have been so demanding include, downsizing and selling the family farmhouse where we have lived for 15 years and preparing for an expat retirement in Oaxaca, Mexico. At least that is where we are going to start. Not positive that will be the final landing spot at this point. This will substantially reduce our expense load compared to the U.S. and put us in a position to provided more support to Jenny. In addition, it will be a fun adventure!
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Re: A difficult time

Post by Scott Phillips » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:55 pm

Wow, moving to Mexico. I am glad your expenses will be less, and I’m sure it will be fun. I was considering Puerto Rico, before it got leveled☹️

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Re: A difficult time

Post by chiral3 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:07 am

Best of luck to you and your family. Enjoy the adventure and continued health.
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Re: A difficult time

Post by riffmeister » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:39 am

Glad to hear that Jenny's condition is stable and her second album is released! And cheers to the big adventure coming up!!

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Re: A difficult time

Post by astro64 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:28 am

Thanks for the update, glad to hear the progress and good news. Mexico is beautiful, we go there frequently. I have only been to Oaxaca once, but it was memorable. Best of luck getting settled etc.

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Re: A difficult time

Post by mmapag » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:04 pm

Thanks for the good wishes! It is appreciated.
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Re: A difficult time

Post by mmapag » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:41 pm

A quick update. blood markers have risen again. Scans pending. Let's hope and pray that the medical team can keep finding answers. On the music side, they have been doing the studio work for album 3 of all new original material. They go to Nashville next week to perform at N.A.M.M. (this is the tech and equipment one as opposed to the one in CA in January) and have gigs lined up while there. Thanks to all those that follow this story and give support. It is appreciated more than you realize!
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Re: A difficult time

Post by dory » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:46 pm

Please have good luck.
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Re: A difficult time

Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:23 pm

I am following the story and I keep the case in my prayers. Good luck ! God bless !

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Re: A difficult time

Post by edcat7 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:36 pm

Michael, that doesn't sound good. Don't be afraid to pm us if you need any help.

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Re: A difficult time

Post by mmapag » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:06 am

It is not good Ed. This is the 2nd time in a year that the cancer has gotten active after being reduced. We are back in a similar situation again. Praying that the medical team can figure it out again. Personally, my heart breaks for my daughter that she has to go through this is what should be one of the most vital times of her life. And worry that she will survive it...
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Re: A difficult time

Post by mmapag » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:06 pm

Preliminary MRI results. Cancer in the hip. That is what is causing pain. A new location. Waiting on the PET Scan.
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