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Apologies for the non-update here. In brief, my mom, who has been receiving treatment lately for her second recurrence (third incidence) of breast cancer had what is described as a "massive" stroke last night. We're off to see her in the hospital, but her prognosis has been described as grim.

I just wanted to fill you in, as I'm not sure when I'll be back at this point. Thanks for your understanding, and for any good thoughts or prayers that anyone can muster on the occasion.

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220. Condolences & Reason for Hope, I hope. Sep 18, 2003, 13:27 unaloony
 
When my mom was about 55, a blood test revealed cancer in her lymph nodes. She went in for testing and doctors discovered she had breast cancer. Doctors advised that she could have minor surgery, or, go through full radiation treatment in the hope of erradicating all cancer in her body. She went through chemotherapy and radiation treatment, her hair fell out, and she had a masectomy.
Apparently, the hair loss and fatigue accompanying treatment has a debilitating mental effect. Our support helped buoy her spirits. She fought it with dogged determination not to let it get her down. She continued to run, play tennis, and continued her post graduate theological training as much as she could. She spoke with other breast cancer survivors.
For about six months, we didn't know if she'd be able to overcome the cancer. She kept her spirits up, thinking positively that she would survive.
She's 61 now, her hair has grown back (kinky, not straight/wavy like it used to be), and her tits looked ok last time I saw her at the beach. Since the cancer, she's become an internationally recognized environmental episcopalean minister and businesswoman .. who has many productive years ahead of her. No one would guess that she's a breast cancer survivor.
Things may look grim now, but, help keep her hopes high and she will overcome it.

Loonybomber
- no I don't have an edipus(sp)- yuck! - complex.

 
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219. Dang! Sep 18, 2003, 13:26 Ant
 
Sorry to hear that, Blue! I am amazed Blue handling life issues (grandmother and now his mother). Yikes. You will be in my prayers, Blue.

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218. Best wishes and prayers Sep 18, 2003, 13:25 Mournblade
 
I've been surfing this site for about 5 years. First time poster.

My prayers and wishes are with you. Losing a parent to a disease is a rough thing. I know from first hand experience. I hope everything turns out well for you.


 
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217. No subject Sep 18, 2003, 13:23 Thingfish
 
My oldest bookmark, never posted til now. My thoughts are with you.

 
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216. Best Wishes... Sep 18, 2003, 13:19 Kohai
 
Long time lurker ('96) first time poster...

Best wishes at this difficult time blue, I hope you see this site as a source of strength during it.

Kohai
-UK-

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215. No subject Sep 18, 2003, 13:19 darpa
 
You da man Blue! Lord lift you up...

 
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214. so sorry Sep 18, 2003, 13:18 z0mbi
 
Been lurking on a daily basis for the past 4-5 years now....first post ever....I am so sorry to hear the bad news about mother Blue. I hope the cry of support from this community, and all the lurkers like me who never had any intention of posting on the forums until now, helps you if even just a little bit in this, your time of need.

I hope your Mom knows so many thousands of people are praying for her well-being at this very moment.

 
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213. Peace be unto you... Sep 18, 2003, 13:18 Halsy
 
You're never alone, Blue. Stay strong. The Tao says 'Heaven's net is coarse and wide, yet nothing escapes it.'


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212. Best Wishes Sep 18, 2003, 13:17 Wintermute
 
All I can do is echo the sentiments of everyone else here. Best wishes, Blue.

 
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211. :-( Sep 18, 2003, 13:15 Ajax
 
Prayers and wishes for you Blue

 
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210. Re: Best Wishes Sep 18, 2003, 13:14 AJ
 
Prayers enroute. Best wishes to you and your mom.

 
"Egon, your mucus."
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209. Blue, Sep 18, 2003, 13:14 Shadow
 


 
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208. Re: sorry Sep 18, 2003, 13:10 Jamrasta
 
i've looked at your site everyday since you started it, sorry to hear about your mom, hope she gets better soon.

JamRasta (UK)

 
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207. Best Wishes Sep 18, 2003, 13:07 zero
 
Well, I have been a long time reader (can't even rememeber the years now). I felt that I needed to finally create an account and post something.

Best wishes to you and all of your family, Blue. We'll be here when you return.

 
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206. Best Wishes Sep 18, 2003, 13:06 SouL_DragooN
 
Our prayers are with you and your mother.

Ryan.

 
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205. My condolences Sep 18, 2003, 13:06 Caelistis
 
Blue, I too am a long time reader of Blue's News and I deeply appreciate all the hardwork, information and notices you put together on a daily basis as well as the humor you bring to us all.

I well understand how difficult it is for you right now as my mother has breast cancer that, after the 3rd incident of it in her body, she has decided not to treat as well as having a father who recently had a severe heart attack.

While I gave up my Catholic faith long ago, I'll send off what could be loosely described as a "prayer" for you and yours.

Come back to us Blue when you're ready, we'll be here.

 
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204. Best Wishes Sep 18, 2003, 13:03 Mark
 
I just wanted to say I hope the best for you, your mom, and your family.

I check bluesnews everyday. If fact it is my homepage.
Take care of the family.

Mark

 
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203. We're sorry Blue Sep 18, 2003, 13:02 JAGUART
 
The site can wait. Thoughts are with you and yours.

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202. No subject Sep 18, 2003, 13:00 HoSpanky
 
Regular visitor (start my day here), rare poster.

I hope everything works out well. Whether this is her time to go or not, she can be content in knowing she raised her son right.

Best wishes, and we will all be here when you return.

 
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201. stay strong Sep 18, 2003, 13:00 greydog
 
stay strong, blue.

your old rangers 2040 clannie,

greydog


 
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