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Alexandra
Posts: 1227
Joined: Jul 2012

Exactly 1 year and 500 posts ago I joined CSN.

2 months after OVCA diagnosis, 1 month after BRCA+ test result, in the middle of my second round of chemo; 2 months before debulking surgery. I was overwhelmed, emotionally broken and suicidal.

I was fortunate enough to find this board and meet all of you wonderful "teal sisters". I can't stress enough how grateful I am for all the support, advice, friendship and warm shoulders to cry on. Thank you for putting up with my morbid sense of humor, lack of social graces, posting boring scientific links no one cares about and my English as second language.

I love y'all. Stay strong. Stay well.

 

 

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zinaida
Posts: 220
Joined: Oct 2007

I'm so sorry you have to go through all of this. It is not ease road. You and me, and all teal sisters become more stronger. more knowledgeable and understanding life better. I read every post (500) of yours, it is always so great pleasure. I'm so proud of you and part of it -  because we have same roots. I wish you long, long... NED, and, if it is possible, cure, love you, Zina :).

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debrajo
Posts: 776
Joined: Sep 2011

All of that is why we love you!  You bring life into the boards with you black humor, whit, and your amazing detecting skills(remember the great Norma 11 caper)!  Here's hoping for 5,0000 more post and many more years here.  That's one reason I troll the OVC board...to see what Alexandria is up to!  Best, Debrajo

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JoWin615
Posts: 142
Joined: Feb 2011

To add to what Debrajo just said: I, for one, think that social graces are way down on the list of importance as to what goes on here on this board (!). I know it's been a rough year for you, but your energy and spirit have helped me a lot along the way. 

May the next trip around the sun bring NED for us all!

Cheers, Jo

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ConnieSW
Posts: 594
Joined: Jun 2012

Debrajo said it for me. I'm glad you visit on the uterine board too.  I keep wanting to put your detective skills to use finding out about other MIAs but fear Greta might kick us off the board.  Sigh....

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scatsm
Posts: 249
Joined: Apr 2013

Your "morbid sense of humor, lack of social graces, posting boring scientific links no one cares about and my English as second language." are what make you delightful! Your English is perfect, you are hilarious and often outrageous, just what is needed on this very serious discussion board, and definitely part of what keeps me coming back  (along with my dread of ovca). Looking forward to your next 500 posts.

Susan

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2timothy1 7
Posts: 336
Joined: Jan 2012

Glad you and all teal sistas are here lending an ear or providing an uplifting response when needed! We are stronger with each other:). 

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lovesanimals
Posts: 1257
Joined: Sep 2011

I have to admit that it feels like you've been on this board much longer due to the wealth of information, support and laughs that you've provided.  I treasure you and every other teal sister on this board.

Kelly

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Alexandra
Posts: 1227
Joined: Jul 2012

I would rather celebrate dates like that than "Cancerversaries"

Considering a small tasteful barely-there tattoo to commemorate. It's not too much, is it? Laughing

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debrajo
Posts: 776
Joined: Sep 2011

OMG Alexandra, WHERE in the world do you find these graphics???  This is the best yet...and I wouldn't put it passed you to do it either!  LMBO   THANK YOU, THANK YOu,THANK YOU  !!!!!!  Debra

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ConnieSW
Posts: 594
Joined: Jun 2012

It sure beats "X marks the spot".  You are too funny.  My daughter looked mock sadly at me when I woke up in the recovery room and wistfully said:"  My first home is gone.". I think you 2 share the same sense of humor.

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wholfmeister
Posts: 260
Joined: Dec 2012

....wait a second while I change my panties...damp from laughing so hard!

I hate to burst your bubble dear, but that tattoo is probably another thing that looks fabulous on the size 2 body, not so much on the size 12 or more.

but if it can hide some of your scars....I say go for it!

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Hearty Pioneer
Posts: 130
Joined: Apr 2013

Wow!! what a tattoo!! Love your sense of humor!!

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scatsm
Posts: 249
Joined: Apr 2013

hahahahahahahahaha

really, you are hysterical (which actually means 'wandering uterus')....kinda fits!

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wholfmeister
Posts: 260
Joined: Dec 2012

It was because of you that I joined this discussion board!  You really will never know how many women's lives you have touched nor how many spirits you have healed.

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Pamela B
Posts: 108
Joined: Jan 2013

I agree with all of the comments above!  Your wealth of information and humor keeps me coming back to this board! I can always count on you to make a comment appropriate or "otherwise."  But always well meaning with good intentions.  You are the glue that holds the board together so please don't ever leave!  You have all have touched so many and for that I thank all of you.

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lovesanimals
Posts: 1257
Joined: Sep 2011

Go for it, Alexandra! Smile

Kelly

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forme
Posts: 1158
Joined: Aug 2010

Hi Alexandra,

Thank you for your wonderful posts. I try to read them all.

Your knowledge and humor are such a strong positive pressence on this board.

I really apppreciate you!!!

 

Hugs,

Lisha

Rosamond M
Posts: 86
Joined: Apr 2013

Your useful information

And great communication

Gives us what we need

To follow up a lead.

Don't ever change your style

It always makes us smile.

      AND IF

We were to award

A prize on this board

It surely would be won

By your sense of fun!!!!

  

 

Rosamond M
Posts: 86
Joined: Apr 2013

Your sense of humour displaces

Any lack of social graces.

Your useful information

And great communication

Gives us lots of pleasure

YOU truly are a TREASURE!

Russian you can speak

This makes you even more unique.

Don't ever change your style

It always makes us smile.

           AND IF

We were ever to award

A special prize on this board

It surely would be won

By your SENSE OF FUN!

 

 

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Alexandra
Posts: 1227
Joined: Jul 2012

No one has ever written poetry for me. I am beyond humbled. Embarassed Rosamond you are so talented.

Rosamond M
Posts: 86
Joined: Apr 2013

Apology to all - I only meant to submit this once!

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Texas_wedge
Posts: 2807
Joined: Nov 2011

It was so good, it merited reading twice!

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123Miley
Posts: 94
Joined: Jan 2013

You are an inspiration to SO many women. And I belive laughter truely is the best medicine!  

So keep bringing it sister!

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Cafewoman53
Posts: 735
Joined: Jul 2010

This board is so much richer with you on it ! This sisterhood is one I wish no one had to join but I am proud to have you and everyone else here as my cyber- friends.

Colleen

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foxhd
Posts: 1935
Joined: Oct 2011

I love you alexandra! But you know that. By the way, one of my night nurses is an Alexandra. I'll be thinking of you all week. FLY. Fox loves you!

mopar
Posts: 1950
Joined: May 2003

You are quite a delight, a wonderful addition to this board.  Hard to believe it's been a year!

We appreciate you, Alexandra!

Monika

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poopergirl14052
Posts: 1161
Joined: Nov 2010

Thank you for your up lifting posts.You are a wealth of information ....love your humor...we ladies need to laugh.Stay strong..Val 

2013-07-29

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