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    Patti B

    This is a message from Patti's son.. Hi everybody, this is Nick. Patti fought for 4 and a half years, roughly 1,680 days exactly. Her only wish was to see me graduate and she was there, I felt like the luckiest kid on stage and I think she felt like the luckiest mom. But around 3a.m. this morning she finally stopped fighting. She won her battle with lung cancer. She accomplished so much and helped so many people. She is truely an inspiration. I have lost one of the best friends. My heart is broken. Christine
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    My thoughts and prayers and sincere condolences to Sandra's family and friends. I am just so sorry . Christine
  3. Although I have not been on this site in some time, I wanted to just add one thing.... Eileen, sometimes it is not WHAT we are saying it is how it is presented. I do believe that nothing you said was said maliciously, but yet it was probably perceived that way. This is why I am not here anymore. I love the people here very much and I think of them and pray for them each and every day. I never ever meant to hurt anyone on this site but through my desire to help offer support and hope, my words were taken out of context by many here and therefore I have all but left this site. On the main subject of this thread.. I fully believe, and this is through my own experiences as a caregiver and family member, positive attitude and outlook make the journey itself more bearable. Warmly Christine
  4. Will Thank you for your appreciation. I sincerely appreciate it Christine
  5. Patti I did find that I had to register in order to post a comment but it is a very simple thing and to me, it was worth the few moments it took to do so. Thank you so much for always being such a great source of support. C
  6. As many of you know, Red Sox commentator Jerry Remy has recently made public his battle with lung cancer. This letter to the editor appears in today's Boston Globe and is written by a young woman who lost her Mom to LC recently. I hope you will all take a moment to read the letter and post a comment to it. It's a great way to be heard and show some support for the fight against this disease. Remy's diagnosis brings lung cancer into the open May 9, 2009 Email| Print| Reprints| Yahoo! Buzz| ShareThisText size – + I WANT to commend Jerry Remy for coming forward with his lung cancer diagnosis. It's rare for public figures to admit that they have lung cancer because it's a disease that's thought to be "self-inflicted." Famous patients open themselves up to harsh criticism for "bad habits" (i.e., smoking), and I applaud Remy for being brave enough to share his diagnosis with the world. What people don't know is that most lung cancer patients have either quit smoking, as in Remy's case, or never smoked in the first place. In fact, one of the fastest-growing groups of lung cancer sufferers is women who have never smoked. But does it matter if someone smoked or not? Cancer is never caused by one thing, and whatever the "cause," lung cancer patients deserve only our compassion and support for a terrible illness. I lost my mother to lung cancer 17 months ago, and with Mother's Day approaching, I miss her terribly. Reading Remy's story brings her closer to me because she shared his courage and strength. She would have been proud to see him telling his story to the world. Julia Gaynor Charlestown http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/edito ... _the_open/
  7. Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:44 pm Post subject: Food for Thought - As Posted on JFF by MsC1210 Please don't move this.. I feel it deserves to be noticed and this is the only forum that gets that kind of traffic. Christine. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.' One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off,she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him. Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.' This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations. Life Is a Gift. Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion. Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet. And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.
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    ((((Amie)))) I am just so sorry. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and many, many hugs Christine
  9. Thank you Randy, Sue, Sandra and Nick.. The day passed gently. I knew that there were a few people on here that knew the significance of the day for me which is why I posted. I so appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I will be off the site now, again. Hugs to you Chris
  10. He would have been 35 today.
  11. ((((Beth)))) It's good to hear from you. I hope your little girl is doing well now. Many hugs Christine
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    Roger C

    Oh No.. Roger reached out to me when I first joined this site and we had kept in touch on and off through the years. He last emailed me regarding one of the projects I had done through my web site to tell me how much he appreciated it. I am so sad... Christine
  13. Johnny I am so very sorry to read this. My condolences in the loss of your dear Mom.. Christine
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    Nancy Bellemeur

    My heart just breaks from this news. Nancy was always such an inspiration to so many. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family and friends at this time. Christine
  15. Teardrop, I am so very sorry to read this . Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Christine
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    My mom

    (((Kelly))) I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences Warmly Christine
  17. Patti There is ALWAYS someone here to listen and offer you support and hugs! My only thought on the esophageal reflux would be "magic mouthwash" which is a prescription your Dr can give you. It's a simple mixture of lidocaine, benadryl and maaloxx that coats the throat etc and numbs the pain. We had this for my step dad and it DID help.... Sending hugs and prayers to you Christine
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    The 17th

    ((((Alyssa)))) I am so glad to see you post. I am so sorry it is so painful but we do "get it" and we are here for you. I love the cardinal sign and yes, I do believe it is a sign from your Mom. How touching that your sister also had that experience. Keep posting and lean on us as much as you need to. We are here and we will be here for you. Will PM you later... Love and Hugs Chris
  19. ((((Ann)))) Thinking of you today and sending lots and lots of hugs Christine
  20. Patti I am so sorry to read this update but have to agree with Ned and Patti.. it is only in the chest and that's a plus. Sending lots of postive thoughts and prayers your way and hoping the radiation and chemo will do its job! Keep posting and lean on us. We are here for you!! Christine
  21. Jill I am so sorry to read this.. My sincere condolences to the family. Christine
  22. I am so very sorry... Many prayers to you and the family Christine
  23. Hello Anya and welcome Your post touched my heart as I was in a very, very similar situation just over 3 yrs ago. I know what you are going through and I am so glad you found this site now! Please know we are here for you and we will do our best to help you understand things and answer all your questions and offer you our best advice. There are a lot of very, very good people on here and they are always willing to help in any way they can. One thing I would like to say now is to take a notebook or small tape recorder with you to all of the appointments and write everything down. Keep track of tests, results, treatments, dr visits, EVERYTHING. Get copies of all the test results so you have everything in one place when/if you need a 2nd opinion (We all highly recommend 2nd opinions and even 3rd or 4th!!!) Keep the hope and let us know how we can be of help Many hugs and prayers to you and your friend, Christine
  24. Thank you, all, for your kind words and understanding. It really amazes me at times how the little things can just bring it ALL back, ya know? I haven't been on this site much lately, just been working on my own projects and living life I guess. Tonight marks another milestone that Brad would have LOVED.. Tonight will be the first LIVE hockey game for my 10 yr old son. It will be an adventure for sure and I am so excited about it. I know Brad would have been, too and I am sure he will be "there".... Although I am not as active here as I used to be, I still read and I still continue to hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Many hugs and thanks Chris
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    Marcia Greer

    I am sorry to hear about Marcia. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Warmly Christine
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