I want a like button, too, Randi!!!! So often I can't think of anything to add except "Yes!! I agree" and a like button would encompass this for me.
I'd love to see the Faces of Cholangiocarcinoma page back.
Love you, Pam. You and your family are amazing and so inspirational.
It's a really, really tough one, Clare. All I can say is that when my dad died I didn't know what to do on my parents' anniversary either. It was a very long time ago now, but I still remember mum saying, "He may no longer be here but I am, and this is still the anniversary of the day I married him". I acknowledged their anniversary for many years after that, I was just careful about the cards I bought. To be honest, I made it more about making a "fuss" of mum, rather than about mum-and-dad, which you may not wish to do with your brother-in-law, but I hope my memories help a little.
My sister died last May (2012) and this April was the first time I had to go through her birthday without her. Several of her friends sent ME cards on HER birthday, because they couldn't send them to her. I was immensely touched.
I really hope this helps.
Love and hugs
Re: Goodbye Mommy...Enjoy heaven with Daddy. We'll miss you. (8 replies, posted in In Remembrance)
Dear Lorraine, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss of your mum. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Love and hugs
My heart has broken again. Losing another loved one to cc is devastating. We WILL beat this. We WILL.
Thinking of you and your sister-in-law, dear Tyler.
I check regularly. My heart is with you xx
Thanks, Gavin I'm in Scotland with a friend this weekend. I wish we were staying longer so I could come to Dundee to see you. We're off to the Highland Games in Pitlochry. It was a really easy journey, so I hope I can visit again and say hello and see all the wonderful sights of your stamping-ground.
Marion, it's been such a hard winter, hasn't it. I hope the wind drops and your allergies can settle down.
Hailstorms in London today, too
Love, love, love, love, love winging its way to you xxx
Dearest Pam xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I wish you a successful outcome at the hospital today. Please let us know how you get on.
Sending you love and hugs
Thank you, Eli. I hadn't realised that and I appreciate your post. It really shook me when I heard Iain's diagnosis and I think it was, at least partly, due to the fact I thought they were essentially the same thing. I've been having flashbacks and dreams about Sue's illness and they've intensified since Iain's announcement.
I'm starting to settle down again now. Thank you.
I agree, Lainy. I'm really confused. I always believed if the cancer originated in the bile ducts or gallbladder then it was cc. But no one has mentioned cc at all. I'm starting to doubt myself (mind you, I often do ). Have I got it wrong??
I'm in London. My sister was treated at Kings and had chemo at Guys. Would you like to talk? Please feel free to contact me via the email link next to my name if you wish to.
My very best to you and your dad.
Dear Mags, I'm so, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My love to you and your family.
I'm so sad to read today that Iain Banks, who also writes as Iain M. Banks, has been diagnosed with Advanced Gallbladder Cancer.
I visited him and his then wife, many years ago, and found him to be a really lovely man. I have spoken to a mutual friend, who is still in touch with him, and am sending him details of this wonderful family, in case he or his family wish to link to our supportive network.
Love to you all
Dear Clare, I'm so sad for the loss of your sister. It's coming up to a year since I lost mine and I miss her so much. I love the quotation. Thank you for posting it. My heartfelt best wishes to you and yours.