Dear Sara,

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear sister Nicole .  Take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering or in pain and has moved on to a better place.  Know that she will always be with you in your heart and fond memories.  My thoughts are with all who loved her and will miss her.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

YEAH1   Great news.  I'm sure that future ones will be just as good.

Hi Jane,   

Another warm welcome to the club, but sorry you needed to find us.  I can't add much to what has already been said, but want to add my agreement that she needs to get a 2nd and maybe 3rd opinion as something just doesn't ring true about what she is being told.  Wishing you and your mom the best.  Please let us know how things are progressing.  We care and are here to help and support you in any way that we can.

Darla

Dear Sara,

It saddens me to read this.  Your strength, love and support for Nicole can be felt in your words. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.   

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Kathy,

Love hearing such great news.  So happy for you.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

Stable is good.  Always glad to hear good news.

Already caught this on Facebook this morning, but want to extend another happy birthday wish to you.   Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Darla

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And so true.  Thanks Julie for this.

So now I  just logged in and it does seem slower again.  I'm thinking they are still working on it and eventually it will be back to normal.

OK, so now that we have said this, I have been trying it.  Jumping from one place to another and I am finding it is a lot better.  Only 5 seconds or so, sometimes even quicker.   HMMM

Julie

Glad that everything turned out OK and no one was hurt.  I had a similar experience not long ago and think the young woman next to me was texting.  I too had to go on the center median but .  could have hit many things near by.  Just got lucky I guess.  She continued on her way and as she was ahead of me, it appeared she was still doing it.  Oblivious of the near miss or those she may be creating.   Tried to get her attention, but she just kept on going.  I guess we just need to be extra alert to what is going on around us these days to make up for those who don't.   Yes, you just never know.   Enjoy every moment.  smile

Darla

About the same for me, too Gav.

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Vent away and come here when ever you need to.  We all understand and truly do care.    This cancer is the worst thing that I have ever had to deal with and only those of us who have had to know how it feels.  Take care and know I am thinking of you.  We are all here for you to help and support you in any way that we can.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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Dear Olga,

I am so sorry for what you and Norbert are going through.  Having to deal with the strokes along with the CC just multiples everything.  I too think getting the help of hospice may be the answer for the moment.   You need all the help and support you can get right now. 

As for how you are feeling, I totally understand.  I too, although glad that some are getting treatment and doing well, am sad, angry and probably at one time had  some feelings of jealousy that Jim was not one of those lucky ones.  He was too weak for any treatment and died before even coming home to hospice.   What you are feeling is normal for what you are having to all deal with right now.

I have seen a lot of things change in the 6 years since I lost Jim to CC and I have seen a lot of changes in treatment and  more awareness of this disease.  Everyone is different and you have to believe that there is help & hope out there.  Try not to worry about the future.  I am proof that you will be OK  no matter what happens.   Just try to stay strong and deal with things as they come, one day at a time.  I know it is somewhat of a cliché, but God truly does not give us more than we are strong enough to handle.  Some days it just seems that he has more faith in us than we do.  You will get through this and you will be OK.   Know that we are all here to help and support you in any way that we can.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Helen,

I too am sorry to hear about your dear friend Bonnie and what she is going through.  You are a wonderful, supportive friend and she is lucky to have you on her side.

Darla

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Thanks for posting this wonderful news.  So happy for you.  Hope to see  more of this in the future.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

Great news Kris.  Enjoy your time off, your trip and your family.  You deserve this break.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

Thanks for that Gavin.  smile

Hugs to you too Marion.  smile

Actually Margaret (OKANSAS) gets the credit for finding this and emailing it to me.   Thanks Marg.  smile

Go ahead and do it Lainy.  As long as we get the word out there.  Works for me.  smile

Lainy,  I think that is a great idea!  smile

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Carl and Lynn,

Thinking of you both.  As Marion said,  you are not alone.  We are all here for you.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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Dear Joanna,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  You have my deepest sympathy.  Try to take some comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering or in pain.  Keep her with you forever in your heart and fond memories.   My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad and trying time.

Love & Hugs,
Darla