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  • in reply to: Geezerjock #35802
    daddysgirl-2
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    Hi Gail, Happy to hear positive stories on this site. It offers so much hope! Best wishes to you and your family from sunny, but cold Minnesota.

    Peace,
    Jolene

    in reply to: Date set for surgery #35847
    daddysgirl-2
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    Lots of good thoughts and prayers, for you and Hans, your family and the doctors, Kris.

    Jolene

    in reply to: Just in Shock!!! #35685
    daddysgirl-2
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    Jeff and Marc, just wanted to chime in with a warm welcome from chilly northern minnesota. Sorry you have to be here, but so thankful you found this panel. My dad was diagnosed with CC at the very end stage. I wanted to comment about your frustration on why this couldn’t be found with early detection. This was always my frustration, as well. Dad also had diabetes which meant he was getting his blood tested every other month, not to mention liver and kidneys tested. Still, nothing was ever detected.

    Jeff, you sound so very strong and positive. This will serve you, and Marc, well as you begin this journey. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Peace be with you,
    Jolene

    in reply to: Why did my Dad die so fast? #35739
    daddysgirl-2
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    Susanne,

    Sending you deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. I lost my dad 18 months ago, and my mom is in the end stage of lung cancer. This site has been such a healing grace for me, and others, who have lost loved ones to CC. Please visit often, to receive the love and prayers that are offered to you. Wishing you good memories of your beloved dad, and until you are able to smile again, we walk beside you holding you up.

    Peace be with you and your family,
    Jolene

    in reply to: Plan set #35381
    daddysgirl-2
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    Kris, is there a date set yet? Wishing you so very many good thoughts and wishes. You certainly deserve it. You are quite a gal with an amazing attitude.

    Jolene

    PS~ how’s that precious Godson of yours?

    in reply to: Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month #31993
    daddysgirl-2
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    I like the idea of February as CC awareness month.
    Last week when I brought mom in to see the onc at our local cancer center, they remembered my dad was a patient there. They thought pancreatic cancer, but I reminded them it was cholangiocarcinoma. They replied, “that’s right. should’ve remembered, we don’t get many of that cancer.” I told them about this foundation, and left a few brochures with them. I hope that if/when they check in, they notice we have an awareness month, and read all the amazing stories left here.

    It only takes a spark to get a fire going…

    Jolene

    in reply to: LET’S CELEBRATE #35325
    daddysgirl-2
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    Hi Lainy, just checking in to see how everyone is doing. So very happy to hear good news for both you and Teddy!

    Take care,
    Jolene

    in reply to: Managing Grief #34735
    daddysgirl-2
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    Bazel,

    Thanks loads for this info. I’ve just passed the year-and-a-half anniversary of dad’s passing from CC, and my mom is sitting 5 feet from me, end stage adenocarcinoma of the lungs coupled with Parkinson’s disease. My head is splitting, and as I watch over mom, I seem to relive dad’s last days over and over.

    I prefer holistic approaches for relief~and do so appreciate your thoughtfulness in sharing this info. I’ve wanted to try Tai Chi for years, but I am such a klutz I trip myself.

    Peace…Nameste.
    Jolene

    in reply to: Ronald John Strachan – Goodbye Dad #33641
    daddysgirl-2
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    Gavin,

    I can’t even come up with words to tell you how very sorry I am to hear of your dad’s passing. You were magnificent; such a devoted, loving son to both of your parents. It has been my privilege to read your journal entries and to have received peace through your writings. May you and your mom find comfort in your memories, and may your dad’s spirit shine brightly in Heaven.

    Peace be with you,
    Jolene

    in reply to: The journey ends #34052
    daddysgirl-2
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    Kay, so very sorry about the loss of your mom. May you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories of your mom. Until you are able to smile again, we walk beside you.

    Hugs,
    Jolene

    in reply to: Max :) #33145
    daddysgirl-2
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    Cogratulations on your new blessing! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy your family, and rest up!

    Jolene

    in reply to: Newly diagnosed…what next??? #32918
    daddysgirl-2
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    savinggrace and fightforlj, sending you prayers for strength and endurance as you advocate for your loved ones. It truly is a frustrating time to deal with such a wicked diagnosis, only to have to fight with hospitals, insurance, etc. I remember all to well, and it doesn’t help that this cancer is so unknown to many in the medical profession…of course, that may depend on where people are geographically located.

    As you will note from many on this panel, attitude is everything! Take a deep breath, stabilize and go to it.

    As for a second, third opinion…as many as it takes to get the job done.
    When attempting to get my dad a second opinion, he was too weak to travel out of the area…the only other opinions we could get were from doctors in the same office!!! Not really an unbiased situation. Mayo-Rochester looked at the files that were sent to them, and replied they concurred with original findings. Dad always hoped he could’ve had tests retaken for an actual second look…everything was based on original tests, that we had to FIGHT to get in the first place. If you are in a position to, advocate as hard as you can for your loved one.

    Courage,
    Jolene

    I noticed that in our clinics, we can now access our med files online??? I haven’t tried it yet; is this a possibility, fightforlj?

    in reply to: Our Sister #32656
    daddysgirl-2
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    huffdog,

    Wanted to send along a welcome and best wishes for your sister’s treatments. At a time like this, it’s so very important that family/friends unite along this journey. Praying for only good things for you and your sister.

    Peace,
    Jolene

    in reply to: The journey starts #33023
    daddysgirl-2
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    Welcome, Tom, and I’m glad to hear that your treatments are going well. Good to see your chemo nurses have a great sense of humor…my dad’s nurses did too, and he so enjoyed visiting with them. (They even baked goodies for him on his chemo days!)

    This techno world does allow for flexibility. As dad’s fulltime caregiver, I was able to work from whereever we were via portable internet/laptop and iphone…I remember once thinking…who needs to be so available? I will never question this again! I even conducted a business mtg via iphone during an intermission at a show mom and I were recently at…much to her chagrin…I reminded her that because of this, I am able to be available to her. LOL

    Seriously, I wish you the very best of luck, Tom.

    Jolene

    As a Minnesota girl, I’m all for the purple hat…our Vikes are doing pretty well this season!

    in reply to: Update on my Dad #31840
    daddysgirl-2
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    Gavin,

    I’ve tried 3x to send you a note…but I don’t know where they are going…

    in a nutshell, I was sorry to hear that your dad was not feeling well; how are he and your mom doing these days?

    And are you taking some time for you to rejuvinate?

    A shout out to your parents: Well done, Gavin’s mom and dad, for raising such a fine, compassionate and devoted person.

    Take care, friend, and peace be with you and your family,
    Jolene

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