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(6 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Happy Birthday Marion.  Have a wonderful day!

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(17 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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(29 replies, posted in Introductions!)

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

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(29 replies, posted in Introductions!)

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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(357 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Matt,

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

Hugs,
Darla

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(4 replies, posted in Websites)

We're on Twitter?  Wow!  I am impressed!    smile

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(29 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Tony,

I am so sorry for your loss.  You and your family have my heartfelt sympathy.  In time I am hoping you and your daughters will be able to fill the hole she has left in your lives with the happy memories of the past. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(11 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Dear  Faisal,

You and your family have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father .   May your past memories of him give you comfort and help you to heal. 

Hugs,
Darla

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(29 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Tony,

I am so sorry to hear this.  You are all doing what you can at this point.  Keeping her comfortable and as free of pain as possible is most important.   Glad to hear she has her loved ones at her side and I am sure she is aware of this. 

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Dear Lorraine,

I was saddened to hear that Donnie has passed away.  You and your family have my deepest sympathy.  Take comfort in memories of the past and keep him with you forever in your heart and those memories.    My thoughts are with you all at this sad & trying time.

Hugs,
Darla

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(29 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Tony, no need to apologize for how you are feeling.  It is  normal & understandable..  Many of us, myself included have been there too.  It seems like one day life is normal and you are planning the future and the next we are dealing with things we couldn't even imagine. 

I too am hoping you get some better news on Monday or at least an idea of what direction to go in.  Let us know how things are going when you can.

Take Care.

Darla

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(5 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Sandie,

I know there is no way to understand completely how you are feeling not having been there myself as it was my husband who lost his short battle with this disease, but I do know that you have gotten this far with grace & dignity and wherever this road leads you I am sure you will do the same with whatever you are given.

Know that we are all here to help and support you in any way that we can.   You are in my thoughts and prayers.  I too wish for you comfort and peace.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

Dear Jim,

You and your family have my deepest sympathy.   Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad & trying time.

Take care and just try to  take things one day at a time. 

Hugs,
Darla

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for the update, but sorry it isn't a better one.  Not what we wanted to hear and I'm sure not what you and Tom had in mind either.  Hoping for a quick turn around so he can stay on the trial or if not that something else will be available.  Will definitely be thinking of you both and hoping for the best.  Let us know how things are going when you can.

Hugs,
Darla

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(7 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Have fun!  smile

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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