Oct 20, 2005 - 10:36 pm
My dear friends,
I just read the board for the first time in a while (very busy lately) and cried, laughed, and then cried some more. Y'all are amazing people and I do not think I would be alive today without you all.
To the "newbies". Bless you and I am so sorry you have to even be here with us but now that you are, you are amongst some of the finest folks I will ever know. Learn and fight with us all. FIGHT the bastard cells. I now can smile when I say that. I thought it was going to get me with my stage iv situation and my liver and lung involvement but I beat the sucker. SO CAN YOU!!!!!!!!!! Research and learn. Load your guns so you can better "manage" your situation. Do NOT ever let a doctor's damn statistic define you. You have the control, take it and trust your gut.
Jana, Tara, Nettie, and Andrea,
Just typing your names warms my heart. I hope each of you know that I am with you every step of your journey. Your support on this board means so much to me. KICK ASS, I respect you so!!!!!!!!!!
Kanga, Stacy, and Emily,
You all make me so proud, but tearful at the same time. Your words about me made me tear up and I think it is because it is from heart felt friends. Thank you for being one to me.
We (Lisa Rose, Stacy, Spongebob, Bud, Kerry, Kanort, Mike, Julie, and I am sure I have forgotten someone) meet in Vegas next week for Colon Palooza II. This will be the first time most of us have met. There were some others that tried to come but just couldn't, but that is not the message I want to send. Our getting together is for us all as we fight like hell for our lives. Enjoy every day and fight for it.
Look for messages about Vegas from us. Photos and other bribe materials will be included. But know each and every one of you will be there in spirit with us as well as some that can't. I for one will be carrying Bob, Fitlisa, Judy, and Scott on my shoulders. I am proud to.
Stay strong and more from Vegas next week,