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  • in reply to: Babies, babies everywhere #34253
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    Kris, I couldn’t get you out of my mind last night, your spirit, your encouragement and saucy attitude. I know you have this huge radiant glow about you. I bet there isn’t one person you’re ever met that didn’t like Kris. To read your feelings on the child you might never have breaks my heart, but don’t think that Hans will have nothing left of you or the love you have between you. He’ll remember the softness of your hair and skin, the strength you impart to others, the encouragement and the way you can make people laugh with your posts. There isn’t one little thing he’s going to forget about you, Kris, he’ll remember “what a woman, she brought out the best in me.”

    And besides who knows what’s ahead? You’re still here, aren’t you?

    Love,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Jeff G Has Gone to A More Peaceful Place #28609
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    To the family of Jeff Gerrish,

    We all depended on Jeff so much, and he cheerfully and positively helped us even throughout his own anxiety and suffering. This site has lost a fine man with so much strength and character and grieves with you and for you Valerie and family. I am glad Jeff doesn’t have to suffer anymore, and he is at peace. He walks beside God now.

    My prayers for you,
    Sophie
    Maybe we can all carry on if we remember Jeff’s mantra from the Eagles, Take it to the limit one more time.”

    in reply to: Hello! #28295
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    Hello Karen, I had a portal vein embolization. What your surgeon intends is for the part of the liver that’s not shut down by the portal vein embolization to grow, and then he’ll remove the diseased part, and if there is any little thing on the good part, I believe he’ll do an RAF on that part during the surgery. Right? It didn’t work for me because after the wait, on the day the started a laparoscopy to make sure everything was a go, he surgeon was stunned to find I had cirrhosis of the liver. I’ve never drunk alcohol or beer in my life, and cat scans never gave any indication or blood tests either that my liver was compromised with cirrhosis. Mine is called NASH. So they closed back up and resection was out.

    But I digress because you want some questions answered. I had no side effects. There was a problem because my liver was a little higher than most, and it did take the radiologist about 4 hours, but he did a good job. It was done on an outpatient basis, and I went home that day. I did throw up twice on the way home from the stress, sedation, and the commuter traffic drive, but other than that, I didn’t really experience any pain or nausea from those days after. I would have to say no side effects from portal embolization procedure.

    All my best to your husband and you,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Charlie’s Memorial Video #28495
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    Dear Carol, I haven’t watched the tribute yet, but I plan to tomorrow. Now I have been reading your caringbridge site and copying some of the beautiful prayers from the site. I have them taped together so that I might use them to help me pray with the same courage as you and Charlie. Thank you so much for sharing the journal. I pray for you and your family.
    Love,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Song – Homesick by Mercy Me #28571
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    Dear Carol, it’s a beautiful song and easily made me cry. I wish God would give me a message to give me some strength.

    Sophie

    in reply to: Approved for Soc. Security disability #28578
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    Lisa, I’m so delighted for you that your retirement went through and the SSD came through immediately with no problems for you to handle. Daily miracles, Lisa, and so appreciative when they arrive. God Bless You and your family, Lisa.

    Love,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Tomorrow’s The Day #28551
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    Dear Irene, so glad that you are ecstatic and calmer and glad for that lazy tumor. You certainly are a courageous woman, Irene. Would you sprinkle a little of that courage on me?

    Love,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Tomorrow’s The Day #28539
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    Dear Irene,

    My hopes and wishes for a great scan are with you, Irene.

    Love,
    Sophie

    in reply to: My beautiful sister Caroline #28525
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    Dear Jane,
    I am so sorry about Caroline’s death. Only those of us who are fighting this disease truly know the anguish and anxiety of not being ready and leaving those we love so much. And loving family members like yourself know what it’s like to feel the grief and are sharing your pain right now because they have been or are now making this painful journey. It is my prayer that you will find some comfort that Caroline isn’t suffering any longer, and she is at peace.

    Sincerely,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Update on my Dad #28447
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    Dear Gavin,

    What a good son you are. You are your mom and dad’s hero, I know.

    All the best to you and your parents,
    Sophie

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    Dear Carol,

    As you say, Charlie is well and free in heaven, no more suffering and the peace of no more suffering. Reading your beautiful tribute about Charlie and your strength, I can only say how sorry I am, and it’s like losing an old friend to me because you have given me so much support through your messages. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Love,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Roberto D’Egidio is dancing with the angels #28326
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    Dear Barbara,

    I am so sorry for your loss, and my heart goes out to you as well as your family. The above condolences have beautifully expressed what we all want to say to you, Tess’s words that you have peace in your father’s peace I pray for you.

    I am also one who has felt encouragement and comfort from your messages and always from your closing The Lord is my shepherd.

    Sincerely,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Mary Passed #28246
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    Dear Lwilson,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. Although I know you are filled with grief, I hope that you will find peace and comfort during the time ahead knowing that your mother is now at peace.

    You are in my prayers,
    Sophie

    in reply to: Teddy Update #28273
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    Yay, hip hip hooray, da da dada daaaaaaaaaaa, zipideeee doooo dah, zipideeee ayeeee.. my oh my it’s a wonderful day. So pleased and happy for Teddy and you, Lainy. My prayers and support.

    Sophie

    in reply to: My mother is now free #28181
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    Lina, please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of your mother. I feel sad for you but I know you are comforted that she isn’t suffering any longer. The tribute written by your friend is beautifully heart-rendering, and I was very moved by it. I hope that you find comfort and peace, Lina. Losing one’s mom is a hard passage, I know.

    Sincerely,
    Sophie

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