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(18 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

I can't keep track of all the bills!!! It is like trying to figure out a mystery sometimes.
Hugs
Lisa

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(7 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Hi Lainey
Happy New Year...love the glamorous picture!!!!
Lisa

Welcome Elaine,
I was diagnosed in 2010 stage IV icc. I always suggest a second or third opinion from a multidisciplinary team at a medical facility that has treated cc before. I have read so many articles about radiation not being effective for cc but I had SBRT three times and the treatment killed four tumors.
Lisa

I had a resection in 2010 and again in 2011. I still experience some pain and tightness. My doctor said it is probably scar tissue and nerve damage from surgery.
Lisa

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(36 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Porter, praying this is nothing!
Hugs
Lisa

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(12 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Praying for you and that your pain will turn to beautiful memories.
Lisa

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(8 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Kris..congrats on your new cutie pie!
Love
Lisa

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(9 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Happy New Year...don't forget to eat your pork and sauerkraut!
Lisa

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(10 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Welcome to this wonderful group of supportive and informative friends. Your family has been through so much with your Dad and your Mom sounds like an angel. Cholangiocarcinoma is so different in all of us. I was diagnosed in 2010 stage IV icc and I am doing well so never give up Hope.
Hugs
Lisa

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(10 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Judy,
I am so sorry for your pain. I am glad to read that hospice in coming soon, they are so wonderful. Praying for peace and comfort.
Hugs
Lisa

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(9 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Happy New Year to my CC Family. May 2015 be blessed with health, love, laughter and joy.  I am so thankful for all of your love, support and great information. This is a place of comfort and friendship.
Hugs and peace
Lisa

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(25 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Golden Girl,
Love your new name and he show! Every cancer patient needs an advocate and it sounds like your Mom has a good one.  Hope they are giving her something for her swollen legs, it is so uncomfortable.
Hugs
Lisa

Duke, I had a love hate relationship with my pump..a stylish bag helped the relationship! 
Cilllie, I second Dukes post. Hang in there.
Peace
Lisa

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(2 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

There is so much good information and treatment plans here. I am so thankful for this site and my CC family.
Lisa

Love this news and your family!!!!
Lisa

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(36 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Porter,
Please call me if you want to talk. I think  Duke has outlined a great plan. I know when I had new tumors after liver resections we used SBRT successfully, maybe ask about this type of radiation.
Hugs
Lisa

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(13 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Lainy,
I love sloppy joes!  Sounds like a nice visit.
Love
Lisa

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(19 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Bra,
Welcome to this wonderful group of caring friends. There is so much good information and support here. I am glad to read you are tolerating chemo well and also had the genomic testing done. I will be praying for you.
Hugs
Lisa

Melinda
You are an Inspiration  and give so much hope to all of us. Thank you for sharing your journey and  being a trailblazer ! May God continue to bless you.
Love,
Lisa

Christopher,
Congrats on marriage and twins, I bet your household is busy!  You have a great attitude and I will be praying you can have a resection. I was diagnosed stage IV in 2010 and have had two resections. Sending hugs to Canada.
Lisa

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(6 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Sammi,
I agree with your daughter, celebrate early . The experts on this board are right, we don't have an expiration date so live and love. I will be praying for your Dad and family.
Lisa

Derin,
Sorry you have been battling infection but I love reading no recurrence. Praying for better times for you. happy Holidays.
Hugs
Lisa

Rod,
What about SBRT?  my team has successfully killed four tumors with this type of radiation.  Have you read about Melinda Bachinnis clinical trial at NIH, she is doing really well. Sending hugs and prayers.
Lisa

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(5 replies, posted in Grief Management)

Mary, my Mom and Dad have been gone for years and I still have relapses of grief and anything can bring hem on from a song or a recipe to a commercial.  Maybe talking to someone would be helpful.. I will be praying for you.
Hugs
Lisa

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(13 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Heather,
Thank you for sharing your true emotions, you can always vent with this supportive group. Cholangiocarcinoma is so scary because it takes turns with highs and lows so fast!  Maybe another opinion is in order. Cherish your time together. Sending continued prayers of hope and healing. Hugs, Lisa