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(56 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Lynn,

I am glad that Greg was able to have a great day with those he loved and also that he did not linger on and was relatively pain free.   You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Dear Lynn,

I am so sorry for your loss.  You and your family have my deepest sympathy.    Greg sounds like an amazing man who handled this all with strength and dignity.   Try to take some comfort in knowing that he is  no longer suffering.  Take care.

Hugs,
Darla

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(6 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Happy New Year Gavin and everyone else, too!  smile

Stephanie,

I am so sorry for your loss.  You and your family have my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom.  Thank you for sharing the picture of you two beautiful ladies..

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Merry  Christmas to you and your family as well Gavin.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Julie,

You had quite the day.  Hopefully you will be able to rest and get some sleep tonight. 

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Julie,

I will be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping all goes well.   Also that the weather is in your favor.  Weather here has been much the same.   Lot's of snow & cold.  sad   Many thoughts & prayers headed your way.

Hugs,
Darla

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(7 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Thinking of you today Gavin.  Hugs & Love, Darla

Julie,

You continue to amaze me with your strength and courage.   You have made a decision and I know that you will do your best to follow through.   I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.  Enjoy all that it entails and especially spoiling those little ones.  Have a very Merry Christmas and the best to all of you in the New Year.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

(Brought tears to my eyes too.)

Julie,

I'm so sorry that doctor said what he did, but that seems to be the case more often than not.  I had  several similar incidents when dealing with my husbands doctors.  Maybe they need some classes in sensitivity.    I think you are right.  They are trying, but just don't get it.   I'm sure that dealing with this on a daily basis desensitizes them, but that is still no excuse.  Just keep coming here and venting and know that we all understand and care.   No one said this would be easy, but does it have to be so challenging?  Take care.

Hugs,
Darla

Julie, 

It's no wonder your head is spinning.   Try to take some deep breaths and clear your mind.  If that doesn't work.  Throw something!   wink   I think seeking more opinions is a good idea and talking to the therapist too.  Even in your confusion, you are still thinking and make the right choices.  Keep coming here and venting, too.  It does help and we are all here for you.  Please keep us updated as you can.

Hugs,
Darla

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(56 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Lynn,

I am sorry to hear this.   Please let us know how things are going after you see the oncologist tomorrow.   Know that you and Greg are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Darla

Dear Julie,

You go girl!  With that great attitude you can't lose.   I know how hard all of this must be for you both mentally and physically, but you are strong and I truly believe you can do this.  Keep fighting.  You are worth it. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(19 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

I agree with Lainy.  You did all that you could.  We all did the best with the situation we were given and I'm sure most of us have questioned what we could have done different.   I know it's hard to believe right now, but with time things will get better and you will be able to take comfort in all of the good memories you have.  It never really goes away, but it does got better.  Grief is a very personal thing and everyone deals with it in their own way & time.  I am also a believer that although our loved ones are no longer with us physically, they are  always near to us.   Take care Nancy.

Hugs,
Darla

Bridgette,  I'm not real  knowledgeable on  this subject, but think it is called  neuropathy.  Definitely mention this to the oncologist.  There are things you can do and take to help relieve these symptoms.  I'm hoping others will be able to give you suggestions.   You might also search on here for chemo induced neuropathy and see how others have dealt with it.   Wishing you the best.  Take care.  Darla

Dear Julie,

I have been following this and had hoped for a better prognosis.  You are so strong and have dealt with everything so well and now to be hit with this is so unfair.   I am still hoping for the best for you.  Just keep dealing with it one day at a time and enjoy each day as best you can.   My thoughts are with you and lots of prayers, too.    Please up date us on how you are doing when you can.  We are all here for you and truly do care.

Hugs,
Darla

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(19 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Nancy,

I am so sorry for your loss.  You have my deepest sympathy.  Yes, at least for mom it is a blessing that she is no longer suffering or in pain.    Thinking of you at this sad & trying time.

Hugs,
Darla

Barbara,

This is awesome!  Once again, well done.  smile   Thanks also for sharing the pictures. and also for all that you do in memory of your dear Jacques.

Hugs,
Darla

I agree with Gavin.  This is not acceptable and hopefully will not happen again!

I'm pretty sure that's a good thing Gavin.  wink    Had a nice meal with family and no I did not make it.  We went out this year.   Worked out well and no clean up.  smile  Hope you have had a good day too. 

Hugs,
Darla

But you have something we don't.  Haggis!  wink

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  smile

Dear Bonnie,

No advice to add to all that has already been said, but want you to know I am thinking of you and Gary and hoping for the best.  As Marion said, we are in this together.

Hugs,
Darla

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(4 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Dear Theresa,

I  also would like to thank you for you positive and informational post.  Michael's story will bring hope and encouragement to others dealing with this disease.   Take care and keep in touch.  Hoping to hear more positive things from the two of you in the future.

Darla

Hi Teresa,

I too want to welcome you and thank you for sharing  Steve's journey with CC.   It gives hope and encouragement to others dealing with this illness.  I am happy and amazed at how things have progressed and improved in the past 8 years since my husband passed away.   There is so much more awareness of CC and how to treat it then there was back then.  I want to believe that this site and all those who contribute to it have had a small part in making this happen.   We can only hope that this continues and that some day all who face this disease will be able to manage it as a chronic illness.   Your attitude and how you dealt with this will definitely help others. 

Please update us when you can and let us know how both Steve and you are doing.

Darla