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Marynb
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I am so deeply saddened that the place that I consider home,Boston, has been attacked. Seeing the hospital that has become my second home, Mass. General, with armed guards out in front fills me with sorrow.Terrorism is a cancer on this world! God Bless the victims and God bless Boston!

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sandysp
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Did Martha run this marathon? I have been thinking of her all afternoon. Does anyone know if she was planning to run it?

I am praying she did not have to go through this in real time.

Also praying for everyone affected.

How awful and sad.

Thanks for your post. I was hoping to see something from Martha but was concerned about being so off topic too.

Fondly,

Sandy

Marynb
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Sandy, gee I hope not. There are over 100 people fighting for their lives tonight. I know the doctors and nurses at Mass. General will do their very best. I can't say enough about that wonderful hospital! The best of the best.

7243
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Life changes in an instant.  Praying for all those injured and their family members.   Traumatic and sad. 

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mp327
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Sandy, bless you for worrying about me, but I was not at the marathon.  I do not run fast enough to qualify for that event and probably wouldn't run it even if I did.  However, my heart goes out to everyone who has been injured and their families.  What a terrible act of terrorism.  I hope they catch whoever has done this.

Your concern for me is very touching.  As I have always said, cancer does not give us many gifts, but friendships like yours is definitely a gift beyond measure!  God Bless You, my friend!

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sephie
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so glad you were not there....God bless all those affected by this horrible horrible event.... our world is crazy....  my mom and dad lived in a better world .... hugs   sephie

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mp327
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Thanks.  This is one time I am very happy to be a slow runner--too slow to qualify for Boston.

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sandysp
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 . . . to all of us here. You never fail.

Fondly

Sandy

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mp327
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Thank you for your kind words.  I was so touched that you were worried about me.  I did run yesterday, but on my treadmill in my basement.  While I long to do another marathon someday, I'm not sure the legs can do it again.  I will be attempting my first 15k on May 4th., which is more doable.  Terrorists be damned--I'm racing.

NaturaMouseRepellent
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I am very sad about this tragedy...Noone agree of any killing. 

pializ
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From the other side of the pond, words just fail me to describe how horrified I am that this could happen. My thoughts are with the people involved & those taking care of them. Also the wider  community for the lack of trust it creates. This is pure terror. 

Liz x

Marynb
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It is pure terror. You just never think terrorists will hit home. It will never be the same. The world has gotten more and more dangerous the last 5 years. Very sad.

How are you??

pializ
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When those boundaries have been breached, it takes a long time, if ever, for that confidence to trust. For many years, for that reason, due to the IRA I avoided London. In recent years we have had other terrorists to contend with, but the trust has gone. For me at least. I really feel for you and your community. I am ok thanks. 1st follow up examination under anaesthetic yesterday, & the man from delmonte, he say that there is still some scarring & and inflammation as is expected at this stage. Another to follow in 2 to 3 months. Got another mri scan in june too when I guess they will review that pesky node that they thought was involved, but has not changed in size. They can't access the node to biopsy it, so a waiting game but they say it is behaving as if it were benign. Take care lovely lady x

Marynb
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Glad to hear that theynare following you closely. Praying that node is nothing to worry about! Have they done an octreotride scan?

pializ
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Not at the moment. They don't even do pet scans for anal cancer here. But I will discuss aftet my next mri. 

pializ
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Hi there! Just thinking about you and recent developments in Boston.  A sad and sorry state of affairs. Hope you and your family are well x

Marynb
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I am not in the city today, but have family safely locked down. The whole city is standing still and holding its breath. What a horrible, crazy world. I have appointments in town on Monday. I hope everything is resolved by then, or I may reschedule! It is so sad to see my hospital with armed guards out front! What a nightmare!

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