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So I ended up with....wait for it....it's original and no one had it....yup...it's Randi G. Barrell, PLLC.
It was hurting my brain too much to try and think of an original name.  I guess I am my own brand.

When I get my brochure wording done I will post it here for critique from the people who may be my potential clients. 

coming soon...link to my website. smile 

thanx all.

Just saw this and along with everyone, I am so sad to hear about Duke's death.  What an eloquent man and what a great contributor to this site both in time and in words. We have too many of these moments when people we've come to cherish are gone...


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New pathways is taken sad
Anyone have any ideas what therapy private practice name they would be drawn to if they wanted to pursue counseling for this very challenging time of their lives??  I'll just throw it out there.


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so the problem is that there is a pathways business in the area sad

hip hip hooray!  Congrats on such a great milestone Lainy!  you know I wouldn't have had the good spirits and attitude toward my surgery and chemo and healing if I didn't have you and this board.  I am forever grateful to everyone here.

Hugs to all.


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Love them Lainy!  Thanx for the ideas.  I am now leaning toward "new pathways therapy"  What do you think?  I don't want to eliminate anyone who needs therapy for other things, but primary focus is on survivorship.


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Hi Lainy!  Trying to work full time and open a private practice. Trying to think of a name for my practice.  My target client  are people who are facing life changing circumstances (i.e. cancer, heart disease, divorce, death of a loved one).  Any ideas for a name for my practice?  I may just give up and call it Randi Barrell, PLLC.


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Congrats Lisa!  5 years is indeed a wonderful milestone and you have been through so much that it must feel extra specially good. 

So happy for you!

So glad when i stopped by I could read you wonderful news.  I have had 3 cancers and 5 years seems to be the tipping point, however, with CC it seems that they like to leave it in my hands.  I am 6 years out in December and the doc gave me the choice of whether to come back in 6 months, 1 year, or never again., since there had never been a sign of cancer since my surgery.  Kind of daunting and I think I'll choose the 6 months interval for at least one more time.

I have always gotten MRI with and without contrast. The CT requires a larger IV and you have to drink that chalky stuff which sets my intestines back for about 6 weeks.  The doc decided that we would do MRI's from about the first year and I think they are clearer images and easier to do for me.  I believe as long as they are comparing Mri to MRI or CT to CT you will see a change should one occur.

Hope you had a great celebration for your milestone!!



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Hope you had an easy fast Lainy!  Happy New Year.  L'shana tovah.


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So darn cute!!  Congrats!

Just saw the same thing and stopped by here to post it but you beat me to it.    Sure sounds like CC to me.  Sad.

That is awesome Cathy!!!


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Well, I am not sure I am a hero but I do feel incredibly lucky to have lived through these 3 cancers to tell the tale!

Cathy:  You captured it.  Cancer doesn't define me, but I know how fragile the world is and I think that's a blessing.

Hugs to all-


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Just watched it on Hulu and came to the CC site to see if you knew she was on his show and found this post!  She is quite a hoot!!


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Hello everyone,

Wanted to stop by and share my good news.  I had a scan last week and got the results this week. I have MRI's and this one was again clean, no cancer.  The doctor says it's up to me if I want to have a scan in a year or not.  He says that even through there are profusion differences in my scan, he has a no worry that it is suspicious at all.  I trust  my doctor, he is always honest and up front.  So it's been 5 and 1/2 years since my whilpple surgery and nearly 5 years since I finished chemo.  I am so blessed and my hope is that others on this site are similarly blessed with good health.

It's interesting that I only think about cancer on a daily basis (and not every minute or every hour).   There is hope.

Hugs to all,


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Glad to see posts that you are doing so well Lainy!!  You are truly amazing.  Hope things continue to sail smoothly for you!  Hugs!!


I am doing fine.  My husband had double bypass surgery in January and my wonderful Dad died in February .  It laid me pretty low but Kevin is doing well and I know my Dad had a great life, so I am starting feel a little more like myself.  I have a scan coming up in May and a GI, Oncologist, and GYN appointment at the end of May.  It's always a tough time of year, but my health has been good and my job is very rewarding.  I am looking to open a private practice to help those facing serious illness get through adjusting to their new normal.

It was a great 2014 and I am hoping that my 2015 just gets better and better. 

Take care Lainy and recovery quickly my friend.


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Hi everyone,

I thought I'd stop by to say hello.  Even though I am not on the site as often as I have been, I want you all to know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers.  The hope and support on this site are unparalleled and inspiring.

Hugs to all,

Oh Lainy, I am so keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.  tsu eyer gezunt


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I am not sure what "orange button" you are talking about sad


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That's great news Lisa!  Congratulations.



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Congrats Kris!! Yippee!


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Hey Chica!!  I know we talked already about your good news and your landmark 5 years but wanted to stop by here and say what a miracle you are and how much connecting with you on our journeys has meant to me!  You are a rockstar.
-your fellow chica!-

That's great news about your Mom!  I just passed my 5 year anniversary in December.  I can honestly say I NEVER forget that I had CC (or my other cancers).  They are there in my mind most days, however, the fear is mostly gone until I am heading for a scan, then it returns but is much less than it was years ago.

I too searched and searched for survivors. I remember stalking people on facebook to see if they were still with us.  We all do crazy things to find a nugget of hope.  My wish is that this post gives somebody or many somebodies hope for the future.

Hugs to all and you all are never far from my thoughts and prayers.