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(9 replies, posted in Good News / What's Working)

Such great news Kris.  Thanks for sharing it as good news is the best news on this board.  You two keep doing that happy dance and enjoy!

Happy Passover Lainy and everyone else.  Enjoy!

Lisa,  You are now on your way.  Wishing you luck on this part of your journey.  At least you can eat anything and everything you want for now.  smile Wishing the best for you on all of the results.  Take care.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(22 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Judith,

You and your family have my deepest sympathy.  Try to take comfort in knowing that John is no longer suffering or in pain.  Know that he will always be with you in your heart and memories.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Not saying that there is not a connection, but wanted to add this to the mix.  My husband was thin and healthy all his life until CC.  A study will be interesting.  Wonder what the percentage of thin versus obese that get cancer is.

Nancy,

I'm so glad you and Frank had a nice day today and that the weather made it possible for Frank to be outside and also to visit with his beloved "friends" Rocky & Foster along with others.   Weather is nasty up here in Plymouth.
Thinking of you as you continue on this journey.  One day at a time.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Nancy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Frank. 

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(30 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Good luck Mary.  Hope you get this sorted out and can get some relief.  Thoughts & prayers heading your way.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Kris,

The pictures are great.  Really enjoyed looking at them.  Yes, she was a beautiful bride.   smile

Darla

Dear Adam,

So sorry to hear that your father has passed away.   Try to take some comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering or in pain.  Keep him with you forever in your heart and memories.   I totally agree that losing someone to this disease changes you in ways that most can not even imagine.

Take care and know that we are all here for you and that we truly do care. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Kris,  I checked it out and sent you a friend request.  All I could see was the profile picture which is lovely.  smile

Darla

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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Kris,

I am so happy to hear that Mark and you had such a lovely day and that all went well.  Mark being able to walk her down the aisle and have that dance are priceless memories.  I too would love to see pictures.  Facebook would be good. 

Love & Hugs,
Darla

I too will keep her in my thoughts & prayers.

Darla

Julie,

Such good news.  I am so happy for you.  No matter what you decide, enjoy your birthday and Easter celebrations.  Take care.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

David, 

Thanks for posting this.   I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.  Looking forward to the positive updates to follow.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Lisa,

I am so impressed.  You have more strength and stamina than most people who aren't being treated or fighting this disease.  Would love to see a picture if you can figure it out.  I finally did but have no idea how I did it.  If I can do it I think almost anyone can figure it out eventually.   Good luck to you.  Hoping everything looks good after  your scans.  You go girl!  smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(23 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Dear Percy,

Your posts are always welcome here and are of much benefit to all who have come for help and support.  You definitely still have a purpose in life.  I totally understand what you are saying, but for me and I am sure many others here,  the insight into how you are feeling and your wants & needs as a patient are very important.   If you are feeling up to it, your posts are always welcome.  It's also good to hear from you even if it is just an update on how you are doing.   We all care and want to be here for you as you have been for so many others.   

I am so sorry for what you are going through both physically and mentally.  Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Take care and do what is best for you. 

Lots of Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(12 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Wow! You do have a lot on your plate.   Being the caregiver and decision maker is a full time job on its own, but add in a toddler & 2 infants is more than most could deal with.  I so admire your strength and fortitude.  I know platitudes don't help or change things, but I'm hoping this will help a little.   

We never know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have.

As for the second opinion, I know others who had to deal with insurance issues and some have discussed it with the place in question and they have worked with them.  I'm hoping others who have had some experience with this and have more knowledge of the doctors & hospitals in your area will chime in as I really do feel he needs to be seen by someone with more knowledge of this disease as soon as possible. 

Sending you the strength of everyone on this site and hoping you can work this out for the best for your dad and also you and your family.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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(12 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Mom3, 

I too am sorry to hear what you and your dad are all dealing with.  Glad you have found us, but sorry you needed to.  You have already been given some good information.  I too feel that a second opinion is needed as soon as possible. Hopefully with someone more familiar with CC.   It sounds like you are a good advocate for your dad and that he trusts you to make the right choices for him.  Good luck to you.  Give us an update when you can.  You have found the right place for help, support and information regarding this disease.   Take care.

Darla

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(7 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Happy tartan day to you and your mum as well Gavin.  smile

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(5 replies, posted in Good News / What's Working)

This is wonderful news.   Enjoy the vacation. 

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Great news.   Hoping all goes smoothly with the surgery and his recovery.

Darla

Lisa,   

I am so sorry you had to put up with that ignorant neighbor's insensitive comments.  People need to learn to think before they open their mouth.  Good luck with the scans.  Fingers crossed.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Welcome Donna and thank you for joining us.  Darla

Dear Stella,

I totally understand how you are feeling.  I went through much the same thing as you.  My husband died less than 2 months from the first time I had to take him into emergency and only 10 days after getting a definitive diagnosis. 
I found this site a few days after he passed and it was a life saver for me, although I do understand how you are feeling as some times it is still hard to read and respond to some posts.  Every one grieves in their own way at their own pace.  Please just remember that if and when you are ready, we are all here for you.  For now you need to do what you have to do to take care of yourself. 

Love & Hugs,
Darla