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(179 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Sherri and Matt,

So glad you two were able to meet and spend some time together.   It's such a good feeling to be able to talk to someone who knows  and shares all you are going through.  It's comforting and helps make you both stronger knowing you are not alone. 

Hugs,
Darla

Liz,  This is such good news.  Good for you to push forward.   Good luck on the 9th.  Looking forward to hearing how it all goes.  Wishing you the best.

Hugs,
Darla

Lorraine,   Sorry to hear about this.  How frustrating it must be.   Maybe Gavin can suggest something you can do to move this along.

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(19 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Great news!

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(19 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Sherri,

First off, another warm welcome to you.  You seem to be moving forward in the right direction.  Everything you are doing sounds very positive.    You have a great attitude and I'm sure that will keep you  fighting strong. 

I'm glad you are going to meet with Matt.  Although I have never met him except on this board, he sounds like a great person and I'm sure you two will get along and be of much help and support to each other.

Looking forward to hearing more about your journey and how things are going and also about your meeting with Matt.  Good luck to you and know that you have a whole lot of great people here to help and support you in any way that we can. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(179 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Matt,

Nice picture of you and your family.  Looks like it was a very happy birthday and the way things are going I'm sure there will be many more.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

Definitely one of the good ones.  smile

Darla

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(179 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Good news Matt.  Hope it keeps going in that direction.   

Darla

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(15 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Duke,

One more wish for good luck on Monday.  Hope it all works out for you.  Take care.

Hugs,
Darla

Thanks for those Gavin.  Couldn't see anything here.

Both work for me.  smile

Dear Ruali,

I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your dear mother and also your brother in such a short time.    You and your family have my deepest sympathy.    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad and trying time.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Thanks Melinda, this one worked for me.  No need for you to apologize or be embarrassed.  You did a great job.

Hugs,
Darla

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(4 replies, posted in Grief Management)

Thanks for this Mary.  Very well said and yes anyone touched by this disease is changed forever.

Hugs,
Darla

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(2 replies, posted in Announcements)

Thanks for this Gavin  smile

Thanks Marion.  I will keep checking.    smile

Wow! can't believe the attitude.  Most welcome 2nd opinions and in this case where she is  in Florida it makes even more sense.   Can't help with your questions but I'm sure others will be chiming in soon to help you out on this.    Wishing the best for your mom.

Hugs,
Darla

Tried to view it and all I get is that it has been removed by the user.  What's up with that?

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(9 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Beautiful Melinda.  Thanks for sharing this.

Gavin, 

Love them.   Your photos are always so beautiful.  You have got to stop tempting and teasing us with these.  smile  Just kidding.  Love looking at them.    We've had a few nicer days here (above freezing) and some sun so the snow is melting but there is still a little left.  Can't wait for it to be gone and spring to arrive.   

Hugs,
Darla

Julie,

What great news.  So happy for you.

Hugs,
Darla

Hi Alison,

Not sure why you haven't gotten any responses yet, but would like to welcome you and let you know that you did come to the right place and are posted in the right section.   I don't have a whole lot of answers for you, but I'm sure others will agree that a second opinion is always a good idea.  Sometimes even more.   Don't worry about offending the doctors.  A good doctor will welcome another opinion.    This is a rare cancer and  you need to  do what's in her best interests, so you want doctors that are familiar with CC.

There are several members from Australia, so I am hoping for some of them to chime in to help answer some of your concerns.    There are a lot of good people on this board who are willing to help and support you in any way that we can.  Hopefully you will be hearing from some of them soon.

Sorry that you and your family have to be here, but glad that you have found us.

Hugs,
Darla

Catherine,

Have experienced those deicing situations both in Detroit and Denver a few times.  Makes for a long, stressful trip.  Sounds like they did get some more snow  out east  and it is windy and frigid cold.   Enjoy the weather out there while you can and safe travels heading back to Maryland.   

Hugs,
Darla

Thanks for this Marion and also thank you to Gavin for getting it out there.  A job well done by both of you.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

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(8 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Lainy, You pretty much have it covered.    Especially bubbler and for me "down by Prange's" or "metcha down by the lake" and we spent a lot of time in the summers "up nort".   Interesting that many people we met through out the country thought we had to be Canadian or Norwegian due to what they called out "accent".  What accent?  smile  Also it is kooler not popsicle.   Oh boy!  I could go on & on, but enough already.  smile