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100 posted 11-02-2004 10:41 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

Karilea? The absolute best to you. If I had any luck I'd offer it to you... but then, I don't think you need any luck.

Dreamers always win. Not that I fall anywhere within the bounds of optimism... but I know the facts when I see their smiles, your smile...

If you'd like, though, I'll cross my fingers for you.

Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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101 posted 11-03-2004 08:59 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Alyssa.  I pushed all the keys last night, wrapped things up as best I could, and submitted the package around 5:41 a.m. Central time this morning.

I'm emotionally wiped.  This was as big a deal to me, dear, as seeing my children having their babies...

Now, keep pinching me and reminding me to BREATHE...

For now is the PREGNANT time...
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102 posted 11-03-2004 06:54 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Karilea,
Could I have a picture of that? I like pregnant!

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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103 posted 11-03-2004 10:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Larry, for you, I'll dig through my photos, scan a picture, and post it here.  It will take a while, but I know I have one...

~*~

Update.

My brother is doing BETTER!  What a scare!  If he can get through the pneunomia phenomena, they will send him home.  IF...

A great big IF that I am placing in HIS hands...

because HE has answered SO MANY prayers for me lately...even my girlfriend whose son went through an emergency brain surgery for a meningioma [as my spouse experienced] came through it like a champ...and IT was the size of a tennis ball...

anyway, my friend believes I have a pipeline.  I don't.  But it DOES help. And if those of you whom I have spoken to recently about just this thing are reading tonight, tomorrow, down the road...

tell me...what can it HURT?

Because, you see...it's not just MY prayer...it is all of the prayers that we ask for ANOTHER....

and we won't always have the response WE want, this, I know...BUT...

sometimes we do.

And sometimes it's just smart medicine.  So who prayed that the docs would do the right thing?  I know, I do....

ok, I'm preaching to some who are already in the choir, and I'm also jabbering...because...

the manuscript is officially under review.  My brother is JAZZED...

and we ROCK ON!

[the "imp" side of me who wears pragmatic like polyester wants to downplay my enthusiasm over chance, and hope...but I'm putting up a fair fight, I tell ya!]

[P.S.  To those of you who have sent me e-mails, have I said lately, how much I love y'all?]

[P.P.S.  Doesn't that sound like a serenity statement?]

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104 posted 11-03-2004 10:29 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Karilea?

C'mere...

And it's great news about your brother..
The prayers have not stopped.

Love ya lady~
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105 posted 11-04-2004 06:31 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



Thanks, honey...
it's always fun being
attached at the hip!
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106 posted 11-04-2004 02:10 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Well Karilea you have had and still have my prayers. Your example is an excellent example for others to live by. Thanks sweetie.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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107 posted 11-04-2004 03:59 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ah Larry...you're nothing but a wonderful
big brother...you know that, right?  
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108 posted 11-04-2004 06:40 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Now I can't complain about never having had a sister! You're the best dear girl, just the best. I've very excited about the improvements your brother is making!
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109 posted 11-05-2004 08:49 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

First, our good news...my brother is doing So Very Much Better...he is still trying to get over the pneumonia that set in, but we are interchanging bits and pieces daily via IM [thank GOD for computers] and he is slowly improving.  He thanks everyone for their prayers and well wishes.

Secondly, a good number of you know that my former boss, Lawton Nuss, went on to the Supreme Court two years ago.  Yesterday, he was inducted into the Salina Central High School's "Hall of Fame".  I found his speech to be truly "Lawtonesque", given the week that we have gone through.  I have provided a link for those of you who would be interested to see what he had to say.

It's nice to see the "not-so-popular" kids do good, y'know?

http://www.saljournal.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/3598 /format/html/displaystory.html  

Now, to borrow from our Mysterious one...

Carpe Diem!
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110 posted 11-09-2004 05:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Well, the prayers continue to be answered, and I thank all of you who have been so kind as to send individual notes and have been keeping both me and my brother in your thoughts.  Robert has been moved from ICU into a regular room - once this pneumonia has been kicked, he will be going home again.  About time, too - he's starting to get feisty!

As for me, a few of you know that six months ago my yearly mammogram showed a small, very small, spot.  Well, that follow-up came today, and there was no way I was leaving the office until I saw both slides.  Oh there was a definite, spring-pea sized spot six months ago.  Today's film showed absolutely nothing in the way of a spot, shadow, zip, nada!

"Out, out, damn spot!" could've worked.  Prayer could've worked.  A change in diet could've worked...and I learned something today.  I understand there is a study going on where they are researching how caffeinated products such as soft drinks are linked to small spots, tumors and the like.  Well, isn't it strange that I did NOT know that six months ago, but had voluntarily gone to a reduction of soft drinks and increasing water consumption...[still need a cup or two of coffee each day for that kick start - but have cut back on that, as well...]

I urge all of my PiP sisters, and my PiP brothers, to encourage YOUR family members [and you gals] to PLEASE get your yearly mammograms.  We don't need to wait for the once a year "month-a-thon" to get us there...and our lives are much too precious to us to not have a baseline to give the doctors a good idea of our normal selves...

If you ever give a present to me...give me your promise to take care of yourself and yours.

Love, Sunshine

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (11-10-2004 06:21 AM).]

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111 posted 11-09-2004 05:55 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress



Thank you Karilea..for the reminder...
AND for taking care of YOU!
It's up to each and every one of us to
do all we can to stay healthy.

Love ya lady~
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112 posted 11-09-2004 06:24 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

So how do they flatten a mans breast?

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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113 posted 11-09-2004 06:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you, NancyLee...

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, it was one of those that was inoperable.  Knowing my mother as I did, I know exactly what she said to the doctors - "give me something that will keep me pain free, rush me towards my end, and let me go with dignity."

My mother was just 61 years old.

My mother smoked.  My father smoked.  My siblings smoked.  I was the only black sheep in the family.  And I remember distinctly, why.

Back in the days pre-dishwasher [heck, Mom had raised six hands that could wipe a plate and scour a pot - laziness could be expensive...and she would still have to feed us - hence, we were here dishwashers... ] but I digress.

I believe sincerely there is nothing MORE disgusting [well, yes, maybe a few things, but this one is in the top ten] when one doesn't thoroughly wipe out a dirty ashtray before dumping it in hot soapy water.

EEEEEWWWWWWW.....

THAT one time act alone when I was young turned me off and away from cigarettes on its own.

Back in the day of my childhood, when one was known at the grocery stores, and all of their little ones, too...it was nothing for my mother to write a note to the lady at the checkout stand to allow me, a minor of 12, to bring home for her a pack of cigarettes.

I hated that walk to and from the store.  I never minded the walk if I were picking up some groceries that my 12 year old arms could carry - even if the bags got heavy - but just to go for that cellophane wrapped, lightweight box made for the heaviest weight of all.

You see, it was 1964.  My world had recently undergone a change of Presidents by assassination...things were moving rapidly in my young mind on how quickly things could change, and the newest term I had picked up for cigarettes was the term, "coffin nails".

And now there were ads, not many, but now and then, commercials proclaiming the dangers of smoking.

I hated those single pack trips.
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114 posted 11-09-2004 06:27 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

LOL...you know, Larry, a friend and I were talking about what tests the men go through...

I'm not sure YOUR test is a whole lot more fun than ours!

Send your sister, female cousins, girlfriends, whomever...

you know the drill, Mr!  
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115 posted 11-09-2004 07:04 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Well dear lady my wife has had a radical mastectomy. I know the drill too well. Cancer free for seventeen years! But it got her sister at 51. Indeed I know the drill.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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116 posted 11-09-2004 07:23 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Took my mom Larry...at 46.


And your Nancy Lee cancer free for 17 years...that's great!!
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117 posted 11-09-2004 07:45 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Larry, I didn't know, and I apologize for coming across in the wrong light.  It is that just so many of my female friends of various ages still have the attitude that they are immortal...

Please accept my apologies, dear.  
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118 posted 11-10-2004 10:10 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Karilea,
Oh lighten up! Even our family still has a sense of humor. Love ya' babe.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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119 posted 11-10-2004 10:23 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

LOL...oh, I am much lighter, absolutely!  Didn't realize the weight had been so heavy!  I truly did not know of your family's history, Larry - I have a feeling you are pushing more and more females into taking care of themselves by making sure they get their tests...

So many men could care less.

You're my CHAMP!  
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120 posted 11-10-2004 10:28 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Karilea,
Not only should breast cancer be cured. Women should be keeping their anatomy!
And my wife reminded me it's been nineteen years. Woohoo!!!

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

GG
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121 posted 11-10-2004 05:02 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

I hate cancer, not matter the kind. I really hope everyone here keeps themselves healthy.

My sister noticed a lump on her breast a few weeks ago. She went in to a free clinic and they discovered not only a lump there, but one in her cervyx as well. She couldn't have a biopsy scheduled because of no health coverage but she finally got that. She'll have a biopsy done on the 18th. She's 21 and relatively healthy, so she should be fine. But yeah, I'm remembering again why I hate cancer so much...

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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122 posted 11-11-2004 08:42 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

just hugging you all~~

M
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Hey M I'm in for a group hug any time! Thanks. Allysa sorry about your sis I pray everything turns out okay. And a hug for you too.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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124 posted 11-11-2004 05:17 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


As I had feared yesterday when things went awry, my brother is back in ICU.  His heart rate is continuing to give him fits and starts.  That he is not on his computer tells me a lot...because I know he would not give up that connection with me if he had anything to say or do about it.

From here, I do not know if he will ever leave the hospital or not.  All I can hope, is that he is being kept from pain, and that he knows my love is there with him.

I never thought this particular journal would see any notations such as this.

But then, I've seen more in PiP in a short five years than I would have ever have thought to see in a lifetime of experiences.

God bless you all.
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