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(12 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Meriza,

I too am so sorry to hear that your father has passed away.  You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

Hugs,
Darla

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(54 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Dear Meghan,

So sorry to hear that your mom has passed away.   You have my deepest sympathy.   I am glad you were able to spend a lot of time with her.   Yes Duke has also passed on and is greatly missed here on the site.  I too enjoyed his posts.

Take care and come back and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs,
Darla

Dear Amy,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband to this disease.  Way too young and also so quickly.  I know how hard it is to even try to understand what and how this could happen, but am hoping that through your pain and confusion you can be consoled by knowing that at least he did not have to suffer for long.  I know at this point it is hard to see any good in all of this, but just know that in time you will begin to heal and be able to take comfort in all the good memories you have of him.  Keep him with you forever in your heart and those memories.

Unfortunately I don't have any of the answers you are seeking, but want you to know that we care and are here to help and support you in any way that we can.  I'm sure you will be hearing from others soon.  We are a very kind, knowledgeable and supportive group.

Hugs,
Darla

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(8 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

So sorry to hear that Ron is not doing well.  I don't think anyone is ever ready to face something like this.  As I have been where you are now, I know exactly how it feels, but know that no matter what, you will be OK.  You can do this.  It isn't easy to watch your loved one decline and  to lose someone to this disease.  Know that we are here to help and support you in any and every way that we possibly can.   My heart goes out to both of you.  Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you travel this difficult path.

Hugs,
Darla

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(9 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Dear Frank,

I am so sorry to learn that Heidi has passed away.   You have my sincere sympathy.   My husband was 62 when he passed and I thought I lost him too soon, but Heidi was definitely way to young.  I too keep hoping that some day there will be an end to all of this.   Although there does seem to be more awareness, we are still losing way too many good people to this disease.

Take care.   Keep her  with you, close to your heart and  in your memories of all the good times.

Hugs,
Darla

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(9 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Great article Scott.  Good job.  smile

Great news.  Hope to hear more of the same in the future .

Hugs,
Darla

Jim,

Thanks for updating us.  Glad to hear that you have help and support and that Mary's pain is being managed.  I think you are dealing with things as best you can under the circumstances.   I know what it feels like to just want to fix things and know that you no longer are in control.  It's hard,  but you seem to have a good attitude through all of this.   We can still be cautiously optimistic about Mary's latest  treatment option.   Know that I am thinking of you and Mary and hoping for the best.   Please let us know how things are going.  We care and are here for you.

Hugs,
Darla

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(17 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Thanks for  the update Marion & Robin.   smile

Brigitte,

From posts I have seen of others I think a port would be a good choice.  I'm sure others will be along shortly who have experience with this.  Sounds like things are progress well.  Hope this continues.

Hugs,
Darla

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(17 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Happy Birthday Lainy.  Hope it was enjoyable.  Good luck with the surgery.  Hope all goes well.

Hugs,
Darla

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(349 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Great news Matt.  So happy for you.

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(6 replies, posted in Grief Management)

Dear Georgia,

Grief is a very personal thing.  Everyone has to grieve at their own pace and in their own way and time.  There are no rules and there is no right or wrong.   Everything you are feeling is normal for you.  Just take things as they come.  One day at a time.   

Hugs,
Darla

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(6 replies, posted in Grief Management)

Dear Georgia,

I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your  mother so quickly.   For her it is a blessing that she did not have to suffer or  be in pain from this awful disease.  Unfortunately, for those of us left behind to deal with the loss, it takes time.    Although it never really goes away,  in time you will be able to take comfort in the fond memories you have of her.   She will always be with you  in your heart and those memories.

Hugs,
Darla

Oh My!  Scott, I am so glad you got this sorted out and all is under control now.  Hope you are feeling much better.  Enjoy that pizza.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

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(17 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Yes Jack, just take one day at a time and make the most of each and every one.  I also am hoping that the good days will out weigh the bad.   Ultimately Diane's comfort is of the utmost importance at this time.  Know that we are all right there with you to help and support you all in any way that we can.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

David,  Sorry you had to  deal with such negative experiences.  As if dealing with CC isn't hard enough.  Glad you at least got a good meal out of it.  smile  Hoping for more positive results for you in the future.

Apparently not.  I never even got past the beginning of the first question and gave up!  wink

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(349 replies, posted in Introductions!)

AWESOME!!!!!!!  So happy for you.  smile

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(349 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Matt,

Normal is good.  Glad to hear this.  Nice picture.  smile

Hugs,
Darla

Catherine,

What great news for your mom & all of you.  So happy for you all.

Hugs,
Darla

Carl,

Thanks for sharing this.   What a wonderful way to honor and remember Lynn and to help others. 
You have a lot to be proud of and thanks to Kristin for taking the initiative to do this in honor of her mom.

Hope you are doing OK.  Take care.

Hugs,
Darla

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(9 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Dear Nancy,

I too was shocked by this.  Ron was doing so well for so long  and he did put up a good fight.  At least he did not suffer for long and was at peace in the end.   I'm hoping that brings you some comfort and peace of mind.  There are no words to make this better, but I hope in time your sadness will ease and you will be able to remember the good times.  Know that he will always be with you in your heart and those memories.  Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad & trying time.

Hugs,
Darla

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(349 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Matt,

Awesome news!  Keep it coming.

Darla

Dear Lise,

I am so sorry to hear that you have lost you daughter to this disease.   I'm  glad you have joined us as it is definitely a step in the right direction.  I joined shortly after my husband passed away from CC  7 1/2 years ago and have been here ever since.   The help and support you will get from others who have been there and know what you are going through is phenomenal.   

Although the pain and loss never go away, it does ease with time and one day you will be able to remember more of the good times and less of the bad.

Take care of yourself now and know that we are here to help and support you in any way that we can.

Hugs,
Darla