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(7 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

MMMMM!!!!!! You two are making me hungry!  smile

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(5 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Julie,

Good for you!  Hair therapy always makes me feel better.    A new outfit sound like a great addition too, no matter how  much your closets are bulging.   Go for it and enjoy!  smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(12 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Lainy,  That doesn't sound good.  Cut back and see if that helps and take a lot of naps today.  You need to rest and heal.  smile

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(12 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Thanks Lainy!  Glad to see you back so soon.  Hope this means you are healing quickly and feeling well.   No lights yet but did find a picture I had misplaced and all of a sudden, there it was in a place I had looked several times.  And a feather!   Do still have the electrical signs from time to time.   Yes, our new normal.  We just learn to adjust.

Take care. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(12 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I'm doing OK.  Thanks for asking.  I just try to keep taking my own advice and take things one day at a time.  Although it's  been almost 7 1/2 years,  some days that is still harder to do the others.  Today was one of them.  It would have been our 49th anniversary .   I try not to dwell on that and remember that we did have a lot of good years together.  We were very fortunate and had a good life together.  So I try to remember all the good times and there were many. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(12 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Porter,

Thanks for the details.  Glad to hear things are going relatively well and that your great attitude is still in place.   I'm sure you will get some replies to your questions about pain management soon.  Keep on living your life and enjoying your children.   Take care and pop in whenever you can to let us know how you are doing. 

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(12 replies, posted in General Discussion)

HI Porter, 

Good to hear from you.   Think of you often and hope all is well in your world.

Hugs,
Darla

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(12 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Thanks for this Robin.  Good to know she is doing well.   Looking forward to more positive updates. smile

Hugs,
Darla

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(4 replies, posted in Chemotherapy)

Wow!  You've had a couple of rough days, but glad things have settled down and you are beginning to get back to normal, what ever that is.   wink  What ever kind of immune system you have, at least it is working for you.    Guess this was just a wake up call to be a little more careful.   Hope things go back to uneventful.  smile

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(23 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Good news.  Thanks for this Marion.  Hope to see her back here soon. 

Hugs,
Darla

Hi Annabel,

I too would like to welcome you to the best place you can be for coping with this disease.  Sorry
that you had a need to find us tho'.  I agree with Lainy that something just does not sound right and would go for a 2nd and maybe even 3rd opinion on this.    Definitely use the search engine to see what pops up.  I'm sure others who live over there and have more knowledge of what to do or where to go will be coming on soon to welcome you and give you some suggestions.  Everyone here is very helpful and supportive and will do what they can to help you out.   Take care and keep us updated as to how  your dad is doing.

Hugs,
Darla

Scott,  Those of us who have lost loved ones experience the same thing.   People seem to avoid you as they are uncomfortable not knowing what to say or do.  Yes it's hard for them too, but it is harder for those dealing with cancer or the loss of a loved one.  All they really need to do is be there for us.

Pat,  I totally agree with you.  I hate seeing those commercials.  They generally only take cases that make their statistics look good.  Also they make sure you either have a very good insurance that they accept or the means to self pay.    They are for profit.  If you have a rare cancer, one that does not have a very good cure rate or do not have the means to pay it seems they can not help you.   They also spend a whole lot on advertising.  As you said, if you are that good, people know.

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(45 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Catherine,

Don't apologize for not being here as often as you'd like to be.   It sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now.  Thanks for taking the time to update us on what is going on in your  life and with your family.  Ramble on all you want and need to.  You know that we care.     

I agree with you, Jamaican politics would have been my choice over Russia, too.  smile  Glad she is surviving.  My nephew spent his time in Hungary when working on his Political Science degree.    That too would not have been my first choice.  smile

Take care and know that we are just as thankful for you as you are  for us.  smile   Update us when you can.

Hugs,
Darla

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(13 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Good luck with that Gavin. wink

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(13 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Lainy, at least for you it was a win/win situation.  For us back here in Wisconsin, it was a hard loss to take.  Although it was an amazing game and our Packers played well.  Those last minutes were something else.   I was exhausted and it took me a long time to settle back down enough to relax and go to bed.   A very good game, indeed!   I will support you and root for  the Cardinals, but my heart still says I wish it were the Packers moving on.    Oh well, there's always next year.  wink

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(45 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Catherine,

Glad to hear things worked out for your husband, but sorry to hear of your dad's diagnosis.   Yes, just take things one day at a time.    Hoping for the best outcome for him too.

Hugs,
Darla

Julie,

I am so happy for you.  Thanks for sharing and yes, I feel it will give hope to others.  Good news is always welcome.   Go out there and enjoy this good life you have been given.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

Victor,  Thanks for letting us know how you are doing.  Sounds like all went well.  Now the healing begins.  Take it slow & easy.   The worst is over.  And yes, take Marions advice on the pillow when coughing. 

Gentle Hugs,
Darla

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(9 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hi Sherry,

Glad you found this site and were able to post, but sorry you had a reason to.  You have come to the right place for help, support and information.  Yes, a diagnosis of CC is very life changing for all.

It sounds like everything is going well at this point except for the side effects which hopefully will be taken care of soon.   There have been so many advances in treatment of this disease in the past several years and the fact that his was diagnosed Stage 1 is very positive.

I'm located in Plymouth, WI which is not all that far from you. 

Look forward to hearing how he is doing. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(45 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Oh Catherine, what next!    Hope all went well this morning and that your hubby is doing good or at least you have some idea of what's going on. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(23 replies, posted in General Discussion)

You know you will have lots of good thoughts and prayers heading your way Lainy.  I know all will go well as we need you back here.  wink    Will look forward to Robin's post to let us know how you are doing.

Hugs,
Darla

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(27 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Kris,

Thanks for sharing that.  My mom passed away almost a year and a half ago.  She had Parkinsons.  They were married over  67 years..  They were already in an assisted living facility.   My dad misses her so much and we really didn't think he would be with us long as he so wanted to be with her, but he is still here and doing OK everything considered.  He is 89 and has mild dementia so has been moved to an area with more care and doesn't participate in a lot of things, but he eats, sleeps and watchs TV.  Has mom's picture right at his bedside where he can see it.  smile 

Just want you to know that they sometimes do better than we expect.  Hoping for the same for your dad. 

Good luck on Tuesday.  Hope all goes well.  We will be waiting for an update.

Hugs,
Darla

Victor,

Good luck on the surgery on Monday. We will all be thinking of you.  Hope all goes well.    Up date us on how you are doing when you are up to it.

Hugs,
Darla

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(309 replies, posted in Introductions!)

This is great news!  Keep it coming!   smile