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post #1 of 8 Old 07-25-2008, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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tradjedy has hit...

Hi to everyone! I felt the need to stop in and to make sure everyone knows I can still be reached via pm and email. I have not been able to spend time on the forum much over the past month, and I'm not sure how often now I'll be able to hang out here like I am so fond of doing, over the next 6 months.

My family has been hit with a lot of death over just the past 6 wks, with 2 cousins and my grandmother dying within 2 wks of each other at the beginning of July. At present, grandma's sister will probably not last this weekend, and my dad was just diagnosed this past week with an extreme case of cancer. Dad has about 3 - 6 months left, at most.

Most of my siblings live a great distance from dad, so a large part of his care is now falling and going to further fall on me over the next 3 - 6 months.

For the above reasons, I am not going to be spending much time on the computer, but I will be checking email at least once each day. Please allow me 24 hrs to respond, and know that pm notices go straight to my email, so I can respond as those come in.

To the mods, please email me if you need assistance with anything.

This is going to be a very long rest of the year. Please don't avoid sending your questions my way to spare me the intrusion. I need this distraction in my life, and the questions that come in, providing they aren't a constant flow, will actually do me some good. I just won't have the ability to sit and scroll the boards to answer and help with posts.

Thanks in advance!

Dawn Moneyhan
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Juneau, WI
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-25-2008, 04:26 PM
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Sorry to hear about all the losses you're having :( Keep in mind that sometimes the odds can get beaten, even if there seems to be no hope. I've learned mindset has a lot of impact on how things progress in life.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-25-2008, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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I appreciate the support, thank you very much. As for the odds where my dad is concerned... there is no chance of any kind of hope. The cancer is a small cell carcinoma, which is the most aggressive and fastest to spread. He already has cancer in his liver, lungs, and bones. The Dr's are saying he has about 2 wks of being able to do much of anything, and 3 - 6 months to live, with treatment. Without treatment they give him about 12 weeks. The next place they are expecting it to turn up is in the brain.
My hope now resides with the least amount of suffering for him as possible.

Thanks again!

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-25-2008, 07:53 PM
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sorry to hear that

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-25-2008, 09:36 PM
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Oh Dawn, so sorry to hear about all your going through. Tragedy seems to come in waves, doesn't it? My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong.

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-26-2008, 04:36 PM
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And here I am feeling sorry for myself and my swollen lymph nodes :(

I'm so sorry to hear this. Your so brave, best wishes to you and your family.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-27-2008, 12:28 AM
Im very to hear what you and your family are having to go through. This is something no one should go through and it is saddining that the most helpful person has had to. Sorry to hear that
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-31-2008, 05:30 PM
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oh Dawn
i'm so very sorry to see you are having a very hard time.
my thoughts are with you and your family.
you all will be in my prayers.
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