Dear CS, I pray that you find relief from the Afatinib and am happy that you and your husband found the afternoon peaceful. My wife is going thru a similar decline, suffering multiple symptoms of LMD and I have found hope and courage from your previous correspondence. We wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Bob
I'm echoing the previous posters comments in how you are loved here at Grace. You are so valuable here with info and comfort for each of us. When one hurts we all feel it. With cancer we learn to take "one day at a time". Hope you and your husband share many more.
One of the things I have always loved about Debra is her abiltiy to say what everyone else is thinking and doing it so eloquently. I can't begin to say anything better than she did, but know that I feel the same way. I know I tend to be silent on the boards these days, but I am always here checking in. I have followed you closely and very much hope that the afatinib helps and that you receive continued comfort. Wishing you well. --mikem
CS: Thinking of you. You've always been one of my great online inspirations.--Neil
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I now have written and edited and rewritten and re-edited my post here a few dozen times. I am at a loss for words - - weeping openly at work. All I can say to you is that I LOVE YOU (yes...so American of me to be saying these things out loud) and that I am so very sorry about this mess! I hope that you know how very important...how very essential... you are. You have helped so many. You will continue to help so many. I wish it could have been 180 degrees different - - and that none of us here knew you because cancer didn't know you. I wish...
And, like Jazz, I curse your growing belly and am clamping onto the hope that Afatinib will do something worthwhile for you. I LOVE YOU, cs...I LOVE YOU!
Dear CS, I am one of your many cyberfans too. You have been so helpful and so inspirational. You are in our thoughts.
Certain Spring - It seems many of us have reacted in the same way to your latest post. Crying was big with me and then a complete loss of words to form a reply followed by signing out....Thank goodness we have people like Debra who state so well the feelings that are in many of our minds. My thoughts are with you and your husband.
The weird thing about this cyber-world is that everyone cares so deeply about each other yet have often never hugged, never met, often don't even know what each other look like. I love it and I hate it, honestly. I tell my daughter that the only things that truly matter in life are family and friends, and the other people around us. I know other things are important too, but if I have learned anything it is that real happiness comes from love.
Here we have met so many like people, and really feel for them and have a kinship. But we can only cry from a distance and not be there for our friends, which for ME, is really really hard. I wish, CS, that we could all meet. That we all could hug at least once, it feels like it would complete a circle.
I wish you well, and having been a caregiver, I wish your husband well. There is an element of shock as you go through this, watching your friend or spouse (or...) go though what they are going through, knowing that right now, you live and breathe them. Nothing else matters.
We love you CS. I hold your hand in my mind, and I won't let go.
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CS. . .
Just want you to know that you've been on my mind all day and all night. . .I am holding you close. . .and I hope you are comfortable. . .
Its Michelle from deep fried mars bar country, you probably don't remember me but i came on line with grace with a lung nodule and you sent me some encouraging messages while i waited on the ct scan. I have logged on periodically to see how you all are doing, I think about you in particular and i am deeply saddened by your progression. I pray you get some relief from the new drug and just wanted to let you know im thinking of you, you have helped so many people out there and i am one of them. You and your husband will be in my prayers. xxx
Michelle and everyone else said it better than I ever could! I came to Grace by recommendation of Judy! Have been addicted to it and you're one of the reasons! Always with good advise or just a good Cheering up! I hope and pray whatever treatment they have chosen gives you yet again an extension on your Glorious life! Lorrie
I love you CS, I hold your hand in my mind and I won't let go.
My thoughts are with you daily.
As are mine. . .
And mine as well....
I wanted to share with those here the thread that our Janine started yesterday, upon hearing sad news. So sorry to hear but I think everyone would want to know.