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(52 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Dear Samuel,

Your father  was all that and more.  He will be greatly missed by so many.  No words can take away the pain and sadness of your loss, but as you grieve,  try to take some comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering or in pain  and will be with you forever in your heart and memories.

Thinking of all of you at this sad and trying time.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Mary Beth,

So sorry to hear this news about Rob.  Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you and that you have the help and support of everyone here, too.  Please keep us posted when you can as to how Rob is doing.  We all truly care.

Lot's of love & hugs to you all,
Darla

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(171 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Tom,

Thanks for the update and all the positive news about Ben.  Glad he has improved and yes, stable is a good thing.    Good to hear you have some help & support in his brothers.   Hoping you can get him home soon.  He will be in good hands with all of you and hospice to keep him comfortable.  More good thoughts and positive vibes heading your way.  smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(4 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Helen,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your very dear friend Bonnie.  She was lucky to have had you as a friend.  You and her family were there for her and she was able to pass on knowing you were all there for her.   I know how hard all of this is, but please try to take some comfort in knowing  that she is no longer in pain or suffering and is now in a better place.  My thoughts are with all of you at this sad and trying time.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(171 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Tom, 

Thinking of you and Ben.  Hoping things improve.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(52 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Thanks for posting this Marion.  My thoughts have been and will continue to be with Carl and his family.  Lynn will be remember with love by all of us who knew her through this board.

Love & Hugs To All,
Darla

Thanks for this Marion.  It truly is BIG NEWS!  smile

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(171 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Tom,  I'm glad you made this decision.  I know it was a hard thing to do, but you do need and deserve a little time for you.  I'm sure that  Ben will be well taken care of in your absence.  Safe travels and  enjoy.   Both you & Ben are in my thoughts.

Hugs,
Darla

Dear Val,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father.  You and your family have my deepest sympathy.   Take comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain or suffering.  He is in a better place.  Keep him forever in your heart and memories.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(75 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Olga,

I'm glad you two are getting away for a few days.  Hoping for a calm and peaceful time for you with no issues.  Enjoy your time together.  You are dealing with so much right now that I think one moment at a time is in order.  Savor those moments.

Thinking of you both and wishing you all the best.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(6 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Hi Sandie,

Good to hear from you.  Thanks for the great update.  Hoping to hear more of the same from you in the future.  smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Nancy,

Good to hear from you and thanks for share that wonderful news with us.   Positive news is always welcome and much needed on this board.   I am so happy for you and hope for many more years of the same.    Yes, please do let us know how things are going for you when you can.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(8 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Markssis,

I am so sorry to hear that Mark has passed away.   You and your family have my deepest sympathy.   May knowing that his suffering is over give you some peace.  He will always be with you in your heart and memories.  My thoughts are with all of you at this sad and trying time.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Congratulation Juile!   Wishing you the best in the future.  Enjoy!

Hugs,
Darla

Hi Darlene,

Welcome to the board.  Glad you have found us but sorry you had to.    Can't add much to all the good advice you have already gotten, but I do agree you may want to get more opinions.    Hoping things are going OK and that the scan brings you some positive news.  Update us and let us know how things are progressing.

Darla

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(75 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Oh Dear Olga,

I can only imagine how hard this new news is for you and Norbert.    It is just not fair to have two people so close to you dealing with this terrible disease.    I too hope they will come aboard as although we can't make it better, we can be here to help and support.   Keeping posting and venting  all you want & need to.  We are all here for you.  Keep us updated as you can. Thinking of all of you.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Gavin,  Thanks for sharing.  Love it!  smile

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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Great post Duke.  Love your new attitude.    As for the canyon,  we were there and it is awesome to see, but Jim also was afraid of heights and I had all I could do the get him to even get out of the car for a look.  smile  Needless to say we did not do the trek to the bottom, but I have heard it is worth the trip.   I say go for it.  Keep doing what your doing,  living and loving your life.  Kudos to Aimee she sounds like a smart and caring lady.  smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Dear Kevin,

I am so sorry to read what your father, you and your family have gone through.  You have my deepest sympathy and understanding.  My husband died of this disease 6 years ago, much in the same way as your father., so I truly understand what you are feeling.    I am glad you reached out to Marion as you couldn't have found a better person for help and support.  She is an amazing lady.

My heart goes out to you and your family as you  go  through this sad and trying time.

Hugs,
Darla

Melinda,  I am so happy for you and John.  What wonderful news.  Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Gavin.  smile

Julie, 

I agree with Marion.  With all that is going on I wouldn't hesitate to go to the ER if you are feeling the need to.   Just wondering if the infection has anything to do with all of this.  Let us know how you are doing.

Hugs,
Darla

My husband had shingles a few years before the CC was diagnosed.  It was not  a real severe case.  Don't really  think there is a connection, but  anything is possible with CC.   I know at this point it doesn't really help to look back, but I too often think back to things that may have been possible signs that we over looked or rationalized.  This disease is so complex and so little is know about it that it is hard to put the pieces together.  Hopefully the day will come when that will change and we will conquer this beast.

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(52 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Percy, 

Thinking of you.   Hoping you are comfortable  and  feeling all the love and support coming from this site and all the wonderful people here who care about you.

Hugs,
Darla

Thanks for posting this Gavin.  I think it is important for family and caregivers to know what hospice is all about.  We are now dealing with hospice for my 88 year old mom who has Parkinson's along with Lewy Bodies, dementia and all it entails.  She is in a nursing home and has gotten to the point of palliative care and hospice is really doing a good job.   Can't say enough about using hospice when the time comes.