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April 8, 2013 at 4:17 am in reply to: Lauren’s Surgery #70201
I haven’t been on the board for a while. I wish the best for Lauren. You’re a magnificent mother. We know that. She knows that.
Wishing blessings to you and Lauren.
DianeDecember 6, 2012 at 6:31 am in reply to: Wedding ring? #66149
I had my husband’s wedding ring made into a pendant which I wear always on a chain around my neck. He passed in 2008 from cholangiocarcinoma.
Love, DianeMarch 24, 2012 at 6:52 am in reply to: Final Goodbye to My Sister-In -Law, A Christian Example for my Kids #59287
My dearest Percy,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear Helen.
Diane C.March 5, 2012 at 3:41 am in reply to: Daughter not ready to lose her mother #58427
Dear Lorraine — I live in the Northwest (Redmond). You are in good hands with SCCA. One of the best comprehensive cancer centers around. I’m sorry you are having to go through this ordeal.
DianeJanuary 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm in reply to: Recap of My Dad’s Journey #56614
Dear Laura Gail — our hearts are with you.
DianeJanuary 13, 2012 at 1:58 am in reply to: Update on my story…… #54915
Dearest Byron — your wife is a gem. She knows what’s best for her precious husband. Go and enjoy yourself. Please keep us posted on all the details of this upcoming spring vacation.
DianeJanuary 5, 2012 at 2:25 am in reply to: Tumor shrinking #56177
Kris – Such great news. Tumor shrinking is just wonderful. Am anxious for your updates.
DianeJanuary 5, 2012 at 2:21 am in reply to: Asking for prayers #56150
I’m praying this very minute, Pam. And I will continue.
DianeDecember 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm in reply to: First Post #55740
Hi Janet – glad you’ve made your way to us. This is an outstanding group.
In 2006 we were in the hopes that my husband Brad would be a candidate for a liver transplant at Mayo. He was under the care of Dr. Gores. One of the first visits we received was from the financial dept. at Mayo, who informed us that we were responsible for the cost of transplant. My husband had Medicare and Aetna insurance. They would not pay as the transplant for CC was considered experimental. Things may have changed since then, so it may be best if you contact Mayo. They will have the complete information.
Unfortunately, Brad’s CC had metastasized to the lymph nodes, which excluded him from transplant.
I’m thinking of you and your husband, Janet.
DianeDecember 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm in reply to: Latest scan #55638
Dear Byron – Agree completely with Marion’s comment that not everyone responds to a particular chemo.
You’re one tough (and sensitive ) guy. I’m rooting for you!
DianeDecember 16, 2011 at 6:25 am in reply to: New around these parts #55692
Dear Janine — I wish I’d read your personal blog before I responded to your post. It’s clear you know what you’re up against and how to proceed. Sounds like you have a great team supporting you.
There will be more forum members checking in here soon.
DianeDecember 16, 2011 at 5:47 am in reply to: New around these parts #55689
Welcome, Janine. You’ll find a friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable family here.
Will your oncologist or primary contact your insurance company for an off-label approval? My husband had a similar dilemma, and ultimately insurance ok’d the off-label use of a particular drug.
I’m wishing only the best for you,
DianeDecember 16, 2011 at 4:14 am in reply to: Grammer school to honor my Dad #55431
Dearest Kathy, words cannot express how I feel about the loss of your sweet and precious father.
You were an extraordinary daughter. Why wouldn’t you be? You had an extraordinary dad who loved you and taught you well.
My sympathy, Kathy.
Love, DianeDecember 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm in reply to: Update on Ben #53444
Dear Tom — you’re the best. It’s not easy being a caregiver. You and Ben are fortunate to have each other.
Please let us know what the docs say today.
(P.S. I love Ft. Lauderdale)December 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm in reply to: My wife’s extrahepatic CC #55068
Eli, you really made me laugh about the docs comments.
I’m happy about the good news. Not so happy about the hernias. You must both be on Cloud 9 today. Keep the good news comin’.