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Is there hope? was posted 02/28/2003 04:33 pm by SAM
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I don't know much these days but I do know that I have come to this conclusion. Hope has many, many faces. At first I hoped for a mistake. In diagnosis that is. Then I hoped for a cure. Then I hoped for and extention and quality of life. Now I hope for a dignified ending to a short but brutal battle with this disease. If you are lucky enough to live close to a major cancer treatment center then go for it. Ask a million questions then if you don't understand, forget about hurting feelings or appearing dumb. Ask again. Then write down questions and write the answers as well. My mother in law keeps a journal of everything. Every medication, every bowel movement(or lack of them) and all incoming fluids. My personal belief is that I'm a fairly unemotional person but I've been completely reborn in my belief in the kindness of humans through this board. Don't know where Ray is today..he's our guru and will have many good ideas and a perspective that usually hits right on the mark. Breath deeply and be ready for just about any scenario, this seems to be an unpredictible disease and everyone's situation is different. Welcome..

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