Derin,

You definitely made me smile & made my day.  What great news.  So happy for you.   Thanks for sharing this positive post with us.

Hugs,
Darla

Dear Julie,

So glad you have found us, but sorry you had to.  This is just my opinion but if it were my dad I would  definitely choose Mayo or MD Anderson over CTCA.   Hoping others who have had more experience with these institutions will chime in shortly.  Wishing both you and you dad the best on this journey you never expected or wanted to travel. 

Hugs,
Darla

Hoping you can get this all sorted out and feel better soon.  Take care Lainy.

Hugs,
Darla

Dear Nate,

So glad that you have found us, but sorry that you had a need to.   It sounds like you two are doing everything right.  A second opinion is important and also going to those who have dealt with this disease.  So many have not heard of it or have any idea of how to treat it.   Also going ahead with your plans to get married.   Keeping your life as normal as possible in the face of these challenges.   Congrats on your upcoming wedding and honeymoon.  Enjoy . 

Your great outlook and attitude will help you get through this along with all of the wonderful people here.  You have found the kindest, most knowledgeable and understanding people when it comes to dealing with this disease.  Please keep in touch and let us know how things are going.  We truly do care.

Hugs,
Darla

Julie,

Thanks for sharing your experience.     Just knowing how good it made you both feel makes me smile.  It has made my day a bit better.  smile  Take care.

Hugs,
Darla

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(6 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Sharon,

I am so sorry to hear that Phil has passed away.  You have my deepest sympathy.    In time your sadness and sorrow will slowly ease and you will be able to take comfort in all the wonderful memories you have.    Take some comfort in knowing that he is now at peace.  Keep his memory alive in your heart and those memories.   I am glad you have decided to stay with us.  I find that helping others helps me to heal and I am sure you will too.    I would also like to thank you and your son-in-law in advance for your thoughtfulness concerning the memorial run in his honor and how your donation will benefit the foundation.  Know that my thoughts are with you at this sad & trying time.  Take care.

Hugs,
Darla

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(6 replies, posted in Announcements)

Back up and running.  Thanks Rick!  smile

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(10 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Rangani,

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear mum.    I know how hard it is to deal  with when it happens so quickly, but try to take some comfort in the fact that she did not have to suffer for a very long time and died peacefully.   Thinking of you.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(8 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Rebecca,

I am so sorry for your loss.  You have my deepest sympathy.  Having gone through a very similar situation with my husband, I feel your pain.  It never truly goes away, but does get better in time. Keep your mum with you forever in your heart and memories.  Take care dear "Daisy". 

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(27 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Janet,

I am so sorry for your loss.  You have my deepest sympathy.   You can take some comfort in knowing that she was not in pain in the end.   Keep her with you forever in your heart and memories.  Take care.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(13 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Steven,

I am so sorry for your loss.  I know that nothing can easy the pain and sorrow you are feeling right now, but in time I am hoping you can take some comfort in all the good memories you have of her.   She will always be with you in your heart and those memories.  Take care.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(364 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Thanks for the update Matt.  Good to hear and love the picture of you and  Dylan.
Hope to keep getting  good reports from you.  Keep smiling.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

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(38 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Dear Rebecca,

I agree with you that you have exceeded her expectations and have done everything you can for your mum.  Yes, you will have all these memories of the tender moments you share and knowing that you have done all you could do and then some in a most difficult and trying situation.  Dealing with someone with CC has got to be the hardest thing any of us have had to do and know that you are doing a stellar job for and with your mum.   We are all right there with you in spirit, by your side to give you the strength to persevere.   Keep us updated when you can.  We all know & understand what you are going through and truly do care.

Hugs,
Darla

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(38 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Daisy my heart and thoughts are with you and your mom.

Hugs,
Darla

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(6 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Happy Birthday Marion.  Have a wonderful day!

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(24 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Daisy,

Sorry to hear this.  Thinking of you and mum.

Hugs,
Darla

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(11 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Nicola,

I'm glad that you and Tiah have connected, both living in  Adelaide.   I too hope your dad can be kept pain free.    He is dealing with so many health issues at this point that keeping his pain under control is important.   Interesting that your dad has many issues, but does not suffer from dementia.  Mine is physically relatively healthy but does have memory  issues.  He is almost 90 and currently in a memory care unit.  I must commend you and all those who work  in and for those in need of this kind of care.  You are all angels in my book.   

Take care and update us on how your dad is doing when you can.

Darla

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(11 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hi Nicola,

Welcome to our group.  I am glad you found us, but sorry you had to.   On the positive side, it is good that your dad is not in pain and hopefully that will be controlled with his palliative care.   It's hard to predicted when & how things will progress.  The palliative team should be able to give you some help with that.  We also have a member who has a list of things to watch for and I'm hoping she will  be in contact with you soon and can send that on to you or you could contact her by searching the user list for Lainy and send her a message asking for it. 

Hang in there and know that we are all here to help and support you in any way that we can.   

Hugs,
Darla

Beatriz,

Glad to hear things have improved and dad is in a better frame of mind.  Can't answer you question regarding lowering the bilirubin, but hopefully others who have had to deal with this will be along soon to make some suggestions.  Definitely keep us posted. We care.

Hugs,
Darla

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(49 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Small world indeed.    I'm not positive, but think he will be teaching Poly Sci.

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Rachael,

Thanks for joining us and for your positive post.  So happy to hear of your husbands success with his treatment.   It gives hope to others here.

Just an interesting coincidence.  My nephew and his family just completed their move from Silver Spring. MD to Austin.  Arrived there a few hours ago.   He was offered a job as a professor at UT Austin.  I'm sure he and his family will be very happy there.

Hoping to hear more positive news from you in the future. 

Take care.  My best wishes to you and your husband.

Darla

Dear Joe,
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I am so sorry to learn that your mom passed away. You have my deepest sympathy.   Know that I am thinking of you and your family.

Darla

Cathie,

You can also click on ctwong81 and then on view all posts.  It looks like her last posts were in March of this year.  You may find your answer there.

Darla

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(4 replies, posted in Websites)

Yes we are and that is fantastic.   smile  Hugs

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(364 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Matt,

Hope you enjoyed your vacation.  Glad to hear that things are going well for you.

Hugs,
Darla