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Celeste Update: Merry Celeste-mas!

Happy Celeste-masHey Everyone!

It’s been a while since my last Celeste update, and I’m happy to report that Celeste is less than $20,000 away from her goal!   I had hoped that she would have reached it by now, but I know it will be reached soon with our help!

Celeste will be taking part in a special Cancer treatment vaccine program in the Grand Cayman Islands next week (She leaves on Thursday 12/10).  She is one of only 15 women selected for this clinical trial, and I wish her good health and a safe journey on this next chapter of her treatments.

Let’s make this Celeste’s HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS EVER and help her reach her final goal!  You can contribute here.  Celeste explains it all below in her latest update —

Here is some information on the therapy that I am embarking on and the first step for this particular treatment was to harvest my own cancer tissue and store them at StoreMyTumor for this treatment.

This is a Cancer Treatment Vaccine which is Developed With Immunotherapy
and Immunotherapy unlike chemo therapy has minimal side effects.

“Finding out that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is overwhelming.

Typical cancer treatments have a devastating impact on our bodies. This personalized immunotherapy uses the patient’s own tissues and cells, not putting anything foreign into the patient. Medicine will never produce anything near as effective as our immune system for disease eradication. The patient’s unique molecular profile is used to activate their immune system against the tumor to make this treatment much more powerful.

This facility offers a treatment for solid-tumor cancers with little-to-no side effects unlike other treatments available. The therapy teaches the body’s natural immune system to identify cancer cells and eliminate them. It is easily administered by injection once a month for four months. This technology’s safety and effectiveness has been proven in U.S. FDA sanctioned trials, and while the U.S. approval process is ongoing, the Health Practice Commission of the Cayman Islands has been approved for “Clinical Research” only and each participant will be carefully screened before admission to the research and full disclosure given prior to any potential participant.

The personalized cancer immunotherapeutics deployed at this clinic are licensed by and principally based on a particular doctor and scientists research breakthroughs, which helped launch gene-based medicine and other aspects of the biotech industry. And he is a world-renowned biomedical scientist, innovator and entrepreneur who has pioneered some of the past half-century’s most significant biomedical technologies used today in the study and elimination of cancer.”

So this gives you an idea of what I am taking part in as one of 15 women accepted for this treatment. And we leave for the Grand Cayman’s this upcoming Thursday 12-10-15 for 7 days. I so look forward to seeing the 7 mile beach as I understand we will very close to it!

Here in the photo below is an image of the beautiful Grand Cayman..can’t wait to see it!


If you can help in anyway with even a tiny donation we would so appreciate it!
https://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

 

Happy Celeste-mas

 

Taking a Hiatus. See you in the Fall!

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Therese (self-portrait)  on  July 11, 2015

Hey Everyone,

I’m going to be taking some time off for a little while. Hours are building up at work, but more importantly, I have a lot of projects to do at home, as well as needing to get sufficient rest and exercise to get myself in better shape.   I need to lose @ 12 lbs. by the end of September, and my health is paramount. I’m down four already!   😀    It’s a start.

I don’t get as much traffic in the summer anyway, and that’s the way it should be!   I urge you all to get out there and have some fun!  Throw a Frisbee, play badminton, bike, hike, swim,  and do all the glorious things this season blesses is with. It’s almost 1/2 over!

See You in September

If you’re missing your Trek fix there’s over 900 posts on this site! Dig around!

And if you look to the left column here, you’ll see a countdown for when I come back!

I wish you a refreshing and restful summer, and I’ll see you in (late) September! Love to all and LLAP

And please don’t forget Celeste’s cancer fund — Wouldn’t it be wonderful if she reached her $50K goal by the time I come back???   Please help it become a reality;  you can donate here.  ❤

See you in September! – Therese  🙂

Celeste Update – Cancer Free at Last!

Cancer FreeFriends, I am so very happy to relay to you Celeste’s latest update.  She is FREE at LAST of CANCER!   She still has the blood clots, and will have to be on blood thinners for 6 months, but the fact that she is free of the stage 3 ovarian cancer is nothing but miraculous.

Celeste, I’m so happy for you, for you have worked so hard through a lot of hell to come out the other side of this.   YOU MADE IT!!!!  And being home with family and friends will surely improve you recovery and the love from all of us is a great hug of support and joy!  (Jumping with joy here!)

Of course, one has to be tested to be sure the cancer will not return, but I’m sure with love and support, it won’t have a chance.  And Friends, PLEASE remember to CONTINUE to SUPPORT Celeste’s cancer fund. Although the big battle of the physical cancer is mostly finished, the financial battle with seemingly endless bills is barely through.   I suspect that the medical bills for all the procedures so far are still trickling in, and there seems to always be yet another treatment or surgical detail to pay for.  Our support will help Celeste and Nazim meet the $50,000 goal.    At this writing, the fund is currently at  $28,41521,585 to go!  Every little bit, even $5 will help. You can donate here.

Thanks so much, and Celeste, Good Luck and God bless you on your continued recovery, and may it never come back.  I know you will truly Love Long and Prosper! -love, Therese xo

Here’s her update from Sunday:

  I’m back home! My huge abdominal surgery was/is 100% successful. My week in hospital following surgery was a rough and painful one HOWEVER the pathology from the exploratory portion came back mid week and confirmed that I am now cancer free!!!!! From stage 3 ovarian cancer last November, then 6 rounds of chemo, to this happy news. This was the best birthday present ever. I still have the blood clots (DVTs) and must take the daily Lovinox injections which is a blood thinner for the next 6 months at least but no other meds are needed except to finish up the antibiotics which I will do tonight. They sent me home with some other meds that are ok to use as needed during the healing process. The healing period will be 3 months.

I will be continuing my entire alternative cancer regime which is extensive, including daily use of the amazing BEMER device ( http://www.bemeramerica.com/artofwellness) which along with my other protocols and supplements such as MOXXOR ( http://www.Moxxart.com) have worked so beautifully along with mainstream 6 rounds of chemotherapy which I finished up in May.

All of your blessings and generosity have been so appreciated. Nazim and I are not only grateful.. we know this wonderful result couldn’t have happened without all of your help.

To keep the cancer away we simply must carry on with all that we are doing which as you know is costly and financially this is so hard on us however I know you will do the very best you can for me by sharing this page …. please know straight from my heart that even a $5 donation is so very helpful that words cannot express adequately what it means to us.

When I got the news of the biopsies all being negative I got up out of the hospital bed after hugging and thanking my beautiful doctor, did a victory lap in the hospital corridor on my walker. I high-fived the nurses as we passed them as I was virtually sobbing from joy. It was an amazing occasion and one not often seen with Ovarian cancer! That is my oh so happy update for now and the best birthday present I could have ever received!

All my love and gratitude to each and everyone of you,

Celeste
xxoo

You GO GIRL!

Happy Birthday Celeste Yarnall!!

Today (July 26) is Celeste Yarnall’s Birthday!   Happy Birthday Celeste! And as you  recover from your hernia surgery, remember that LOVE is stronger than pain!  Hope you’ll be home soon, and enjoy this little poster!  (I colorized the famous black and white still of you and Walter from ‘The Apple”!)

And readers, let’s make Celeste’s birthday extra special and please contribute what you can to her cancer fund!   http://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

Celeste 71

Celeste Update: Successful Hernia Surgery.

Hi Everyone,

Here’s a quick update on Celeste Yarnall — She had successful surgery yesterday to remove the awful hernia she had.  She s resting, but in a lot of pain, so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers.  Hell of a way to celebrate a birthday, but I’m sure she’s so glad to be rid of the hernia!

Her beloved  husband Nazim posted this message today:

Celeste’s Surgery was a 100% successful. …..Although she is in TREMENDOUS PAIN. post op, they are continuously trying to manage it, to get it under control. She sends you all Love, Blessings & Appreciation this her Birthday Weekend. …..Love & Light Nazim

And please remember to contribute to her cancer fund as it slowly but surely reaches its $50,000 goal (currently at 28, 090)  Let’s make this her happiest birthday ever donate whatever you can!

http://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

celeste and nazim before surgery

Celeste and Nazim a few days before the surgery.

Celeste Update: Successful Surgery!

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Celeste today in recovery from her filter insertion. LLAP!!

We just got an update from Celeste that her surgery today went perfectly! So happy to hear this!  Here’s her summary:

I’m in recovery now following the surgery to place the IVC filter in the vena cava vein. They went into the vein via my vein in my neck. The anesthesia gave me a wonderful sleep and I woke up happy with Nazim right by me side. Docs said it went perfectly and they will go on to take it out in October.

We’re having fun with the wonderful nurses as they keep me a little while longer for observation.

I finally got to eat a sandwich and have my Orgain shake.

So one down and the big surgery is next on July 24th. We got this!!!!

Please don’t forget to contribute to Celeste’s cancer fund  for every little bit will help!  You can contribute here.

I’m so glad that this went well, and I know when this month is over and all the surgery is done, you’ll be back on the trail to full recovery!  Love and Prayers Always! -Therese

Celeste Update: Filter Surgery Tomorrow! (July 7th)

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Dear Friends,

Celeste has just left an update about the implantation of the IVC filter to her leg vein to prevent the two clots from possibly traveling to her heart or brain. She will be having the hernia surgery later this month. Please keep Celeste in your prayers and please help to increase her cancer fund to help pay for the bills that her insurance won’t cover.   http://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

Every bit helps!  And our love, prayers and healing thoughts are with you, Celeste.  ❤ ❤

I just got word that I will be having the out patient procedure tomorrow, July 7th and this is where they will surgically implant an IVC filter in my vein to prevent the two DVTs (blood clots) from possibly migrating to my heart or lungs. I will be “out” for the procedure but will return home to rest afterwards.

I saw on line that there have been some law suits regarding this type of filter and have been assured what I am getting is safe.

This procedure is very important for me to have done because there will be a few days before my big repair surgery where I will not be able to take the blood thinning injections called Lovinox, which I now must have every day and this would be a risky time also for the clots to migrate. The injections keep this from happening.

I feel with this procedure having been done that I will be very well protected. I found an image of what the IVC filter should look something like, on line.

The repair surgery is a complicated one with 3 different surgeons involved and the date is now set for July 24th.

Nazim’s birthday is July 19th and mine is July 26th so hopefully we can celebrate them at the same time on his birthday as I won’t be able to do anything fun for quite some time after the surgery.

It pains me to remind you that we so need your help with regard to this fund and appreciate any and all donations more than words can express.

I thank you for all you have done to help me thus far and send you all my love and blessings for your perfect health.

Celeste
xxoo