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(3 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Mary,
I am sorry to hear about your husband but it sounds like you are doing a good job being strong and taking care of him.  I will definitely say some prayers for you.  I have recently found out that my dad (who just turned 65) has CC as well.  We have all been on a roller coaster for the past two months trying to find out the real story and just got confirmation from results of his laproscopic surgery on Monday.  My parents live in the Akron, Ohio area and are going to the Cleveland Clinic.  I just spoke to my mom this evening and we all think that the most difficult obstacle is the mental challenge of this disease.  It is so easy to get down in the dumps, especially for my dad. Ironically, my dad has always been the strong one and the "cheerleader" for the family. Your message of "staying positive" really spoke to me.  I know that this is not how the web site works but I am wondering if you would mind e-mailing me at rmenza@hotmail.com if you have the time.  I would like to talk to others who are going through a similar scenario (maybe even in the Ohio area or vicinity).  I just think this will be critical for my mom and dad to pull through.  By the way, my mom is also doing a great job taking care of my dad.  She is being very strong and making him her outstanding pizzas and Italian cooking.  Hang in there. 
- Regina