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  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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/


  4. 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.

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    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.


  5. (((Patti)))

    You had to know I would resurface to say CONGRATS on this news again! lol. That my dear was one of THE BEST phone calls ever, eh??! Still smiling and so happy for you. Cannot wait to celebrate in person!

    I STILL say you should file a complaint about the quack. He should not get away with treating ANYONE like that. It's unprofessional, it's immoral and it's just plain wrong all the way around!

    Many hugs as always.

    Chris xxx


  6. 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


  7. Hi Randy

    I read posts and reply where I feel I can/should but have made the difficult decision (and yes this time it is for real) to venture forth into my own things and projects.

    Past incidents have played into my decisions and I am feeling better off not making myself a target here any longer. I tend to tell it as I see it and that is not always what some people here need or want to hear and I know that's not conducive to my being much help these days.

    I do keep up with those people who have made a difference in my life and I continue to try and do the same for them, just on a different level now.

    Thank you for posting this thread though as it has been so quiet here for a very, very long time. I hope it will pick up soon

    Christine


  8. (((Amie)))

    I don't post here much any more but I do stop in and read now and then. You know I have been following your updates on Facebook so you know you and Suki have been and remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    I am so sorry that you are all going through this but I am so glad that Calvary has been such a wonderful experience. I completely understand how you feel and I am sure that your post here will be greatly appreciated.

    Much love and many continued prayers for you all

    Christine


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. ((((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

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