Well, it was another awesome time. Lauren and I drove to Lisa's house since it was about halfway to our destination. I must tell you, Lisa has a gorgeous house and a kitchen you could only dream of. Lisa then drove us to the restaurant. I don't even remember the drive up because we were too busy talking. We ended up in a suburb of Cleveland and went to eat at an Italian restaurant called Bravo. When we got there Betsy was already seated and waiting for us. What a dear, sweet lady. She was so kind and such a gentle soul. Lauren and I absolutely loved her. With her and Lisa (the bright, shining life of the party) we couldn't have asked for a better time. It is so weird, but when you meet someone else with CC it feels like they are an old friend. You don't have any of the awkwardness you might have when you meet someone for the first time. I think our poor waiter had to come back three times before we were ready to order because we had so much to talk about and questions to ask. If all the people in the world were half as nice as these two lovely ladies, the world would be a much better place. We feel so blessed to have them both in our lives. Thank you CC Foundation for starting this discussion board. We probably would have never met Lisa and Betsy without you.
Lainy- I hope your plans for meeting Margaret and Darla work out. I will then be jealous because I would love to meet all of you.
Susie- I wish you could have been with us so much. It is the best feeling to meet people from this site.
Betsy- I think you were just tired because you had to chew twice as much as we did with that "raw food". Haha Just kidding. I wasn't tired at all and neither was Lauren. We were too pumped up from an awesome time!!
Can't wait until we meet again Cholangiocarcinoma Cuties!! (This name was coined by Lisa.)
Love, -Pam and Lauren
My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.