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(211 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hi Matt,

Thanks for documenting your progress so well. Your experiences are so beneficial to so many. Glad you have your wound healing under control, and am even happier that you are making plans for blasting that tumor. Keep us posted with the results of your trip to Mayo....as always  you and your family are in my prayers. Sending hugs.
Melinda

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(15 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Krassi,

I am so very sorry to hear about your sister. I am sending prayers for strength to get through this tough time. We are all here to support and help in anyway we can. Please know that we are here for you always. Hugs to you.
Melinda

Louie,

What amazing news!! I am so happy for you and your husband!! I believe in miracles......Everyday holds a possibility of a miracle.....and you just showed proof of that!!
Melinda

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(4 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Dear Mootnje,

Love to hear that you are kicking some cancer *$#!!!! Sending great thoughts and lots of prayers for great scan results. Keep us posted and thanks for sharing!
Melinda

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

Susie,

Such wonderful news on your scan! Congratulations on your 4 year milestone!!! So sorry about your miscarriage. I am happy to hear that you have such a positive attitude and continue to look forward to a wonderful future! Hugs to you!
Melinda

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(6 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Aiste,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. I want you to know that I am saying prayers for you and your family for strength, peace and comfort. Hugs coming your way.
Melinda

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(91 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Aiste,

Sending prayers your way for peace, comfort and strength. Big hugs to you. I am so sorry.

Melinda

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(5 replies, posted in Introductions!)

I would like to welcome you to this site as well. Glad you are here but sorry you have to be. We are all here to support each other however we can. Please keep us updated on all your progress and let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Sending prayers your way!
Melinda

Dear Christian,
I too, am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I am glad that she did not have much pain in the end, and I am happy you were able to spend this time with her. Thanks for the information about dehydration and the knowledge you shared to help others. Sending prayers your way for peace, strength, and  comfort for you and your family.
Melinda

Kris,
Awesome news!!! Stable is so good! Thank you so much for contributing to this research and being involved in this trial so we can have more options for our futures! Keep up the good work.

I still have swelling in my feet as well.....I think it is due to the neuropathy from all the chemo. I love my sandals as well but by the end of the day I have sausages for toes!!

Hugs to you,
Melinda

bgeo 234,

Thanks for being in this trial and providing hope for others. Please keep us posted of your progress and information on the trial. Sending prayers to all of you! Hugs,
Melinda

Patty,
Thanks for updating on the boards, and thanks for being such an inspiration to so many! This trial sounds so promising for so many.....thanks for paving the way. I love following your progress and I love that so many of you in the trial are connecting and supporting one another! There is such strength in numbers and the hope this trial brings is awesome to those with the FGFR mutation.
Love and hugs,
Melinda

Dear Maggie,

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. What an emotional roller coaster, and not a lot of time to process anything. There are such differences in all of us who bear the burden of this crazy and insane cancer. There is more and more research being done to try and find out more information that may cause Cholangiocarcinoma. I would strongly encourage you and your family to participate in the study GWAS action alert found on the homepage.....for some reason I am unable to copy the link for you.

Please accept my condolences and know that I am sending prayers for peace, comfort and strength for you and your family.

Sincerely,
Melinda Bachini

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(11 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Sandy,
I am very sorry for the loss of your husband. Sending prayers for peace, strength and comfort for you and your family.
Melinda

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(10 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Well said Duke....well said! Amen!

Awesome Pics!!! I love them! As always Lisa....you are truly amazing....thanks for all the work you do! Love and hugs to you!
Melinda

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(17 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Great news Lainy!! Tell Orville to settle down a bit! Glad you were able to get a walk in. I expected nothing but amazing results from such an amazing person! Hugs to you!!
Melinda

Congratulations Judy! Awesome, wonderful, amazing news! Celebrate!!

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(3 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Hesquivez,

I am sorry to hear the diagnosis of your father In law. I agree with Marion in seeking another opinion! Welcome to this group and we are glad you are here. I hope you find support here as we are all in this together. Please keep us posted with your progress and please take care and give your FIL a big hug for me.
Melinda

I am happy to hear your mom has turned a corner and is improving. Sorry that she had to go through a bit of a setback. I am not able to give you much help, it seems that it was a sudden digression with little time to adjust. I hope that others can chime in and be of more help. Sending good thoughts for your mother, hugs and prayers for a quick recovery. Please keep us posted as to her progress.
Melinda

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(211 replies, posted in Introductions!)

So happy for you Matt! Sending good thoughts and lots of prayers for your surgery tomorrow! Keep us posted on your results, I know it will be a piece of cake!
Melinda

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(19 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Liz,
Awesome news! So happy to hear the surgery went well! Take it easy and heal, it is a day by day process. Please keep us updated as to your progress! So happy for you!!
Melinda

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(7 replies, posted in Introductions!)

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers for peace, comfort and strength to get through such a hard time. I am glad you found us and hope you will lean on us all for support. Hugs and prayers to you.
Melinda

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(11 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Duke,

I have lost my hair three times now, eyebrows and eyelashes as well. The eyelashes were the hardest for me....felt like I had no definition to my face.

I just wanted to point out some positive aspects of being bald. Remember this is the female perspective.....  No need for shampoo or conditioner, shower time is much faster, no need to shave your legs, getting ready for the day is way faster,  and those Brazilian wax job thingies, well let's just say I have never purposely purchased one!! smile

Bald is beautiful....male or female! Hang in there and keep up the fight, you are amazing and very encouraging to so many people on here!

Melinda
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