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(35 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I am at a loss for words here.  Percy, My thoughts and prayers are with you, for quality of life, for freedom from pain, for renewed motivation and hope.

Hugs,
-Randi-

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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

I concur...both sides are good ideas to be represented.  So very glad to see you Percy.

-Randi-

Chag Sameach to you too Lainy!  We are doing sedar on the weekend with my dad and family about 4 hours from here.  Can't wait to eat and read and be with family, after all that's what it's all about (wait is that the hokey pokey?)  smile

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(35 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Percy.  So glad to hear from you.  This may be the time that YOU need this site and you should not worry about impacting other peoples' hope.  You are an inspiration.  The way you approach your illness is so admirable no one would ever deny you the right to post your journey or feelings.

My thoughts are with you Percy...hoping for relief from pain and hope.

Hugs,
-Randi-

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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Mazel Tov!!  Congratulations Kris!

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(6 replies, posted in General Discussion)

My thoughts are with you as you wait for your father's scan results.  Hopefully I will see you post in the good news section.

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(7 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

I saw that it was tartan day on the news and thought of you!  Happy Tartan Day Gavin!!

So sorry to hear about your Mom.  Sounds like you have many lovely memories to hang on to.

Hugs,
-Randi-

That's wonderful news!  congrats.

Best wishes
-Randi-

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(7 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Oh thanks Clare, very sweet April fools joke smile

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(7 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Happy Mum's Day to all of you over the pond!!  My daughter got married last week and I am a happy Mum for sure.

Clare: your words are so poignant and true.

Love to all,
-Randi-

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(8 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

So sorry to hear about your Aunt Lori. Sounds like you were a loving niece and focusing on the great memories you have will help you get through this sad time.

Hugs,
-Randi-

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

Great news Suzy!!  Thanks for coming back and posting.  Here's to more great scans in the future and more postings in the What's Working section.

-Randi-

Great news!!

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(26 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Glad to hear that Mark is happy and comfortable.  Time for a rest for sure.

Take care,
-Randi-

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(23 replies, posted in Introductions!)

I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt. You and your family must have been a great joy to her.  My sincere condolences to you and your family.

-Randi-

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(17 replies, posted in General Discussion)

So sorry to hear of your loss.  Please accept my sincere condolences.  There are no words.

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(9 replies, posted in General Discussion)

So very sorry to hear about your husband Stella.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Please come back here for support.  Unfortunately many have been through what you are currently experiencing and will have some wonderful supportive and helpful words for you.

Hugs-
-Randi-

Thinking of you Percy.

Lola,

Let me add my welcome to all the others.  Sorry you had a reason to come here but you will find lots of information and much support.  Second opinions are strongly recommended on this site. Please keep us updated on your Mom.

-Randi-

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(14 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

There is a reason why doctors aren't statisticians! You showed them for sure Kris and you will continue to show them.

Hugs
-Randi-

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(10 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Kristin,

Your story is so touching.  I am so very sorry for all you and your husband are going through.  I wanted to welcome you to this site but I am so very sorry you had a reason to be here.

-Randi-

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(10 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hi Lorna,

I had ECC and had surgery.  My surgeon was also able to get clean margins and I had no lymph node involvement.  I was offered the opportunity to have chemo (Gemzar) and my doctor said that because of the clean margins and no lymph nodes, he felt it was an "option" and not a requirement.  However, he said that had I had any lymph node involvement he would have strongly suggested doing the chemo.

I ended up doing 6 months of Gemzar, 1x a week for 3 weeks, with one week off.  He did not recommend Zeloda and I did not do radiation (my choice).

This is not a recommendation for or against chemo (it's a very personal decision), however, I feel like I did everything I could and have no regrets.

Good luck whatever you do and just know what ever you do, it is right for you.

Best wishes,
-Randi-

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(8 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Meghan,

I got many opinions after my diagnosis.  I asked my doctor for the names of other docs at other cancer centers to see where to go.  No hurt feelings there. You can bet that my doctor would get a second and third opinion for his loved one for sure!

Good luck and please post updates.

-Randi-

this is great news Shari!!  Congrats!

Hugs,
-Randi-