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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

Porter,

Hoping all goes well with the surgery.  You are a strong lady and you will handle this just like you have everything in the past.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you.  You have your CC family on your side, so you can't lose.  smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

I wondered the same thing.  Saw he had liver cancer and immediate thought "was it CC?"

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(14 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Same Here!

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(11 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