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  1. Deanna M.

    NYC-er's

    It's been forever since I have posted but I wanted to be a part of this. I emailed the person in charge. I just wanted to say hi and that I read from time to time. I am so sorry to hear about your mom Katie. My heart aches for you. It was just my mom's 3 year anniversary on the 15th, and I tell you I miss her like crazy still. We were so close . I just miss her so much lately, more so than usual. I will definitely attend this walk and try to advertise at my gym in long island. Last November I ran the NYC marathon in honor of my mom. I ran for Sloane Kettering hospital specifically for lung cancer research. I raised $12,000 for it. It was an amazing day. I know my mom was with me that day. Katie, my sympathy is with you. I think of you all often.
  2. Deanna M.

    In a peace now

    Berissa, I am so sorry for your loss I know it is so difficult. I am glad he went peacefully, sounds very similar to the way my Mom went. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hugs to you.
  3. Peg, my heart and prayers go out to you. I am so very sorry for your loss.
  4. KC, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how difficult it is. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
  5. Deanna M.

    Judy B has passed

    I am so sorry. I remember you mom so fondly when I first came to this board. I am just so sorry. I just lost my mom on 3/15 to the beast of a disease, I know how it feels. My heart is broken right now too. Big hugs to you.
  6. Deanna M.

    apologies

    Oh my gosh Katie, you poor thing, I didn't know you were so sick. I am praying for you that you are feeling better very soon.
  7. David, I can totally understand how things just catch up with you. You and your family have been through alot. I am praying for you and karen that you both start feeling better.
  8. Deanna M.

    It's me again

    Oh Lynn, I am so sorry. Your poor family. You've been through so much. I will keep you FIL in my prayers.
  9. Bess, I am praying for you and your husband. I can't imagine how much you all are going through. I am glad they were able to make you feel better. I pray that both you and your husband continue to get better.
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    TRIBUTE

    Oh my Gosh, Rick that is beautiful. I will send you my mom's picture. Thank you for doing that.
  11. Wow Hope, that's a tough week you all had. I hope she continues to feel better. I will keep her in my prayers.
  12. I am praying for you Cindy. I hope this doctor can help you get some relief. I am so glad your daughters are helping you. Is the pericardial effusion cancer related? Sorry if I missed this posting some where. Praying extra hard for you.
  13. Berissa, although I haven't been posting I've been following your Dad's story and praying for you. You are in my prayers now, with all the difficulties your father is facing. I know how hard it is to watch them go through these things. Big hugs to you.
  14. last night. She had been getting CPT-11 for the past 2 months and we found out 2 weeks ago that it was helping, but the cancer had spread to her brain. She was so tired from all the chemo she's received over the past year we had to stop teh chemo. Her body was so weak and frail. Her breathing had gotten increasingly worse the past month and she was so uncomfortable. It seemed no matter how much meds they gave her it didn't relieve her. I brought her to the hospital last Monday to try and get her breathing straightenend out and it seemed to help. She went home on her request on Wednesday. She had a great day on Wednesday, but unfortunately by Thursday the breathing was getting bad again. Friday night she told me she was ready to go, she didn't want to be on this earth anymore and suffering like this. On Saturday she woke up from a nap and her color was horrible. She was blueish. I spoke to the doctor and we decided it would be best to go to the hospital. Unfortunately we didn't have hospice at home yet because she had started brain radiation. We took her to the hospital by ambulance, her breathing got worse and worse. At the ER the only way they said could completely help her was a ventilator which she did not want. So they sedated her with morphine and got her into a room on the oncology floor. She held on while her 2 sisters and brother flew in from Canada. We were all there when she took her final breaths holding her hands. I am going to miss her so much. THanks to all you, you all got me through that horrible beginning time when everything is so new and scary. I pray for all of you. And still come here every couple of days to read. I pray for a cure for this awful beast of a disease.
  15. Hi guys, thanks so much for thinking of me. I hope you all know you've always remained in my prayers. I've lurked alot but always felt bad posting about us when I haven't posted to anyone else's stuff. My mom is still hanging in there. Starting back in September, she had 4 rounds of topetecan that didn't show any improvement. Then they switched her to CPT-11. She's taking that now. She will have scans in around 3 weeks that will tell if it's doing any good. The topetecan really knocked her out, it made her very sick and she lost a lot of weight. She's so thin now (98 pounds, 5'9"). The CPT-11 seems to be better on her body but it still takes a lot out of her. I guess a year's worth of treatments will do that to you. I rented her a wheelchair recently so she can get out more often. She wasn't leaving the house at all the past few months and I think it was bad on her emotionally and physcially. So the chair has been a great help. Just last week we got out to the movies and to Target. It made a big difference in her mood last week. It's so hard to watch her deteoriate though. You can really see such a difference in her from the summer to now. She's really gone downhill. I will try and not be so MIA in the future. Please forgive me guys. My heart has been breaking for all of you who've had losses recently. And some so young. It's just so unfair. Thanks again for thinking of us. ((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))
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