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(48 replies, posted in Introductions!)

So happy to hear he made it through surgery and is doing well. Praying for his recovery to go smooth and for much time for you and your family to have with him!
Melinda

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Matt,
You got this! That Gem/Cis got to me too! I believe that 5 treatments was the right number to do what needed to be done. Sending you tons of prayers that next week shows shrinkage and surgery is next! Will be thinking of you.
Melinda

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Liz,
I will be sending prayers your way for a completely successful surgery and a speedy recovery! Looking forward to hearing your progress real soon....take care.....and happy surgery day!
Melinda

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Oh Kris.....thinking of you and Mark. Sending tons of hugs, good thoughts and prayers your way!
Melinda

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(16 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Sending prayer for peace and strength for your family.....Melinda

Mauricio,
I am sending healing thoughts and lots of prayers your way for your father. Love the picture. Take care and God Bless!
Melinda

Dear AnneS,
Thank you for your encouragement! I am happy to share my story in order to give hope to others!
Melinda

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Aiste,

Welcome to this site, I am so glad you found it, and I am so glad it is helpful to you! There are some amazing people here. I just wanted you to know that I am sending good thoughts and prayers your way for a successful surgery today for your father, and a speedy recovery. Keep up the good attitude, stay positive and just take it all day by day. You sound like an amazing daughter and I am sure your father is very grateful to have you by his side. Sending hugs your way!
Melinda

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Fred,
Sending congratulations on your son's successful surgery! Praying that his recovery goes extremely well. Please keep us posted to his progress and next steps. Take Care and sending hugs and prayers your way.
Melinda

Dear Anne,
I want to welcome you also, and extend my best wishes to your husband and his treatment! As a person who has had no treatment for the past 18 months, with my immune system also doing all the work, I am so thrilled and excited to see that your husband is seeming to have great results! I truly feel like a miracle myself, and am so happy to see other miracle stories. Please keep us posted on the upcoming scan results. Take care and sending good thoughts and prayers your way!
Melinda

Interesting read Marion, thank you. I received IL-2 with my treatment, only made it to four doses out of fifteen before the fluid started building up in my lungs.......but I also had several tumors in my lungs and that may be the reason the cells and IL-2 were there!

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Dear Sandy,
What an incredible ride you and your husband have been on! I would just suggest checking the clinical trials link http://cholangiocarcinoma.org/professio … al-trials/ to see if other trials come available. Please keep us updated on your husband's progress. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!
Melinda

Hi Adam,
How did your mother's CT turn out? Praying for good news!
Melinda

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Sally,
Glad to get the update on your sister. I just wanted to wish you and your sisters great joy the next few months. Please keep us updated on her progress. Take care, sending good thoughts and prayers your way!
Melinda

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Dear Karen,
I am happy to welcome you to this very supportive site. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and sister, and then your diagnosis. What a lot for anyone to handle. Please keep seeking other opinions, until you find the one that is as aggressive and as positive as you are. Never give up hope! Please keep us updated on your progress and know that we are here to help and support in any way we can. Take care, sending good thoughts and prayers your way.
Melinda

HI Dennis,
Welcome and congratulations on your successes! I love to hear good news and good reports! Please keep us updated on your progress, we truly care! I am a 5+ year survivor/fighter and love to hear positive news. Take care!
Melinda

I also wanted to extend my welcome to this site, sorry to hear of your mother's diagnosis, but very happy to hear of the upcoming surgery!!!! Please keep us posted....sending good thoughts and prayers your way!
Melinda

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Matt,
I am so glad that you were able to get a handle on the pain! I hope your vacation brought some great family time and great memories for you to cherish!
Melinda

Hi Elaine,
So happy to hear of your upcoming surgery!! Thank you for keeping us posted and I am looking forward to hearing more great updates! Enjoy the time with your twins, and I know how it feels to be there that last week of school, so important to the kids. Take care!
Melinda

Dear Andy,

I want to commend you for reaching out to help others. You first reached out to me in February, and I remember so vividly how scared, overwhelmed and desperate you were for answers and help in this situation, as so many of us are. I remember telling you that I was happy to talk and help in anyway I can because I remember how hard and overwhelming it was for me and my  family in the beginning. I wanted to pay it forward, and I see that you want to help others as well.

I have seen first hand the benefits of this discussion board, benefits of making connections with other survivors, patients and care givers. There is such strength in numbers. We are  a part of a family that is connected in ways only we can understand.

Andy, I am so proud of you for reaching out to others both to receive help and now to give help! There is healing in helping others. Thank you so much for wanting to share your knowledge. All my best to you and Sarah, you are always in my prayers!
Melinda

Dear Only One,
I am hoping your visit to Mayo in AZ will open more doors for your father. I can see you are leaving no stone unturned, and that you are an amazing daughter! Please know that I will be keeping you and your father in my thoughts and prayers.
Melinda

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Dear Judith,

I just wanted to extend my welcome to you, and I am so sorry to hear of Mary's diagnosis. I do hope that you were able to get some clear answers from Prof Valle. Please share with us what you were able to find out. We are all here to support you and help in any way we can! Please take care of yourself as you need to stay strong and healthy as well. Please know we are thinking of Mary and I will add her to my prayers!
Melinda

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Hi Randi!
Great to hear from you! You are and have been such an inspiration to me, it is so great to hear from you. I hope all is well and life is good!! Take care!
Melinda

Catherine,
So happy for you and your mom!! That is such great news! Enjoy this time with her and please give her a big hug for me!
Melinda

Dear Lainy,

I want to send my prayers and positive thoughts to you!! You have done so many cartwheels for me over the years....I promise I will do many for you when you come out of surgery feeling great!! I will miss your posts while you are gone, but I am glad you let us know so we don't wonder where you are....will be thinking and praying for you!! Hugs to you.
Melinda