Dear Kate-

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Registered: 10-01-2009
Dear Kate-
Mon, 11-28-2011 - 10:26pm

I've been thinking and praying for your mom....I am so sorry that you are all going through this.

Cancer is terrible and one in two of us will get it at least once.

Keep close to your family and I hope things turn around soon for you and the rest of your family.

Hugs and well wishes....


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 11:19am
I have been thinking about you and missing you too. I know you have things to take care of so of course go do that just know you are missed! Hope your family is managing to their best ability.
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Registered: 08-24-2007
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 11:55am

Duke, thank you so much for the kind note.


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Registered: 10-02-2011
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 12:27pm

Sorry to hear you and your people are having such a hard time. It really seems like one disaster after another. I can't help but wonder whether the medieval attitude that we each have a role to play in life is perhaps the most reasonable one. We are put through this machinery called life that does not seem to have any particular regard for our wants or well-being. There is sometimes little we can do to alter the course, like rafters racing down a raging river, buffetted from all sides by waves and currents. We can only care for our soul.

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Registered: 10-01-2008
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 1:54pm

Missing you TOO!


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 2:15pm
Oh...and your friend Frank, too? What a bummer for everyone.

Well, for what it is worth, what helps me is to remember that none of this is happening TO me. Yes, it is sad and can be discouraging, especially when it is your mom, but again, it is really their drama, not ours.

I know it is easier said than done, and I don't mean to make light of the unfortunate events, I just throw it out there because it is something that helps me.

What a smart lady taking 3 weeks off at Christmas!

((((Hugs)))) My parents are not in the best of health and I do not look forward to the day they start to more rapidly decline.

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Registered: 08-24-2007
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 7:19pm
Norma, thanks for the kind note! I appreciate it.

Poorboy2011, yes, sometimes life can be very random. We do what we can to take some control over our lives, and we try to cope with those things we cannot control. It's a rocky ride, life, and sometimes the rapids are scary ... but sometimes, they can be exciting....we just have to hang in there and see where we go.

Serenity -- ah serenity, I have been saying the serenity prayer to myself at home so you've been on my mind!! I agree, what is happening is all to other people. DD and I have been telling ourselves of that lately. Unlike Mom, Frank and X-DH, DD and I can return home to our sanctuary, escape the problems and rejuvenate ourselves. For that, we are grateful.

Yes, Frank too. It's quite heartbreaking but he seeems to be recovering well from his surgery. If bad luck come in three's, then I've met my quota.


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