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2bhealed
2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
NOT!

April Fools!

Now that I have your attention....wow, a bit of a religious bruhaha going on. How refreshing that I am not in the middle of it! HA!

After being on these boards for over 7 years I have witnessed my share of them.

I think we all "go to hell" when we hear the words, "You have cancer". I heard a wonderful quote on the Today show the other morning:

"When you're going through hell, just keep on driving".

Isn't that just so true.

So when you join this Semi-Colon Family there's bound to be some fussing and fuming every so often. But things settle down, we lick our wounds, kiss and make up and go on being that wonderful cancer-kickin' family that we come to love so much. Eventually you either learn to tolerate your kooky cousin who has wheat grass coming out of her ears or loving you in the name of Jeeee-sus, or you stop coming to the party.

I especially love it when you stay at the party and get juiced up! WooHoo!

cheers!

peace, emily the juice chick who has weathered her share of maelstroms on here. :-)

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  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
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    Love ya Em:) Ron

    Love ya Em:) Ron
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565 Member
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    EARTHMOTHER!
    Ahoy, Em!

    Wonderful to hear from you! How goes life on the lake in the Hinterlands? Hopefully you're well and warm and your wheat grass plantation survived the winter. Let's see... it's April now so only about 4 or 5 more months until summer arrives in your neck of the woods, eh?

    Missed hearing from you.

    Be well and keep in touch!

    Lovea ya!

    - Bob
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876 Member
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    GOT ME!
    Okay, Emily. I bit and you reeled me in! I resisted every April Fool's joke yesterday, but you are the only one who got me. Tee hee!!!! Good to hear from you. Hope you are thriving!

    Hugs,
    Kirsten
  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942 Member
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    You tricked me, too!
    Good one!

    Emily, from your profile, it looks like you're coming up on 8 years of being CURED! That's wonderful news!

    I'm changing my diet to a Mediterranean diet and am drinking several fresh juices a day (taking baby steps here), eating fresh fruits and veggies at every meal and searching for anything and everything that I can do to help me be well and stay well. I gleaned a bit of information and a whole lot of hope from your profile / story.

    God bless (Yep, I'm one of those Jesus loving gals)

    Diane
    Stage III with a 'few cancer cells in 5 out of 17 lymph nodes'.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
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    Amen
    This forum puts the "fun" in dysfunctional!
    The NRA is the next topic
    :-)

    There is truth in what you say. I've always felt that cancer gave me a wake up call. We are ALL going to die at some point, like it or not, and to get a sneak preview has been a good thing for me. I find I appreciate life, my kids and family, Mother Nature, and other things even more than before. So it's not all bad.
    Glad you are doing well. I remember you from when I used to post a few years ago.
    -phil (the Devil worshiper)

    So, after 7 years you've learned not to rock the ark. Smart move. No comment may become my mantra.

    save us from the christian fanatics
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Spoofing us!
    I like the "keep on driving" quote! Thank you for the uplifting humor, dear.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117 Member
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    tootsie1 said:

    Spoofing us!
    I like the "keep on driving" quote! Thank you for the uplifting humor, dear.

    *hugs*
    Gail

    wow
    got my#2 treatment been pretty sick and off the board for a few days and it looks like some things went to hell{ha ha}glad to be back here.this is my cyber family and they are the ones who get me thru most days.thanks everyone Godbless......johnnybegood
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375 Member
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    Hahahaha Em!!
    Ok... you get extra Brownie points!! I thought, "Oh oh... what is Em up to now?" when I read the subject line of this topic and laughed out loud when I saw that YOU got to rope everyone in with your April Fool's joke! Good going, girlfriend!

    Hey, you and I have a friend in common... Lisa Rose, a fellow Canuck :) Go figure, eh?? <--- a little taste of Canadian English LOL!!

    Hugggggs,

    Cheryl
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member
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    ron50 said:

    Love ya Em:) Ron

    Love ya Em:) Ron

    Right Back at Ya!
    Ron, what the heck. Can you believe we still come here, bud?

    peace, emily
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member
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    PhillieG said:

    Amen
    This forum puts the "fun" in dysfunctional!
    The NRA is the next topic
    :-)

    There is truth in what you say. I've always felt that cancer gave me a wake up call. We are ALL going to die at some point, like it or not, and to get a sneak preview has been a good thing for me. I find I appreciate life, my kids and family, Mother Nature, and other things even more than before. So it's not all bad.
    Glad you are doing well. I remember you from when I used to post a few years ago.
    -phil (the Devil worshiper)

    So, after 7 years you've learned not to rock the ark. Smart move. No comment may become my mantra.

    save us from the christian fanatics

    OMG
    Do you know how many buttons I have pushed on here? Too many to count! HA!

    I put any TV Evangelist worth his polyester suit and slicked back hair to shame. I can claim a few converted carrot juice souls though. :-)

    ROCK ON Phil!

    peace, emily
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member
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    spongebob said:

    EARTHMOTHER!
    Ahoy, Em!

    Wonderful to hear from you! How goes life on the lake in the Hinterlands? Hopefully you're well and warm and your wheat grass plantation survived the winter. Let's see... it's April now so only about 4 or 5 more months until summer arrives in your neck of the woods, eh?

    Missed hearing from you.

    Be well and keep in touch!

    Lovea ya!

    - Bob

    Ahoy my old matey!
    Life is full of transition up here in the Hinterland of the Great GitcheeGummee. (are you humming to Gordon Lightfoot yet?). I'll eventually be moving from the Northwoods to another Great Lake, but we're keeping the cabin. It's time to engage in our family's business so off I go to an new adventure in my old home town. As much as I LOVE dogsledding, skiing, snowshoeing etc, I AM looking forward to NOT having to wait until July for summer to kick in. :-)

    You must be off somewhere in the wide blue yonder keeping us safe and sound. Thank you!

    Love ya back!

    peace, emily the reformed Birkenstock-wearing hippie juice chick who will be trading her mukluks in for pumps and purses. (yikes!)
  • 2bhealed
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    kmygil said:

    GOT ME!
    Okay, Emily. I bit and you reeled me in! I resisted every April Fool's joke yesterday, but you are the only one who got me. Tee hee!!!! Good to hear from you. Hope you are thriving!

    Hugs,
    Kirsten

    YEA!
    It was the ONLY April Fools joke I got to pull off all day and I was just under the wire. Phwew!

    peace, emily
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member
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    You tricked me, too!
    Good one!

    Emily, from your profile, it looks like you're coming up on 8 years of being CURED! That's wonderful news!

    I'm changing my diet to a Mediterranean diet and am drinking several fresh juices a day (taking baby steps here), eating fresh fruits and veggies at every meal and searching for anything and everything that I can do to help me be well and stay well. I gleaned a bit of information and a whole lot of hope from your profile / story.

    God bless (Yep, I'm one of those Jesus loving gals)

    Diane
    Stage III with a 'few cancer cells in 5 out of 17 lymph nodes'.

    CURED! Sounds so fine!
    Hi Diane,

    Nice to meet you. Yes, it will be 8 years in August and I am blessed to be healthy and alive.

    I am so glad to have helped. Truly. Sounds like you're on your way to your own cure! WOOHOO!

    peace, emily who clung to Jesus and this verse Jeremiah 30:17. (I wrote it on my wall)
  • 2bhealed
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    tootsie1 said:

    Spoofing us!
    I like the "keep on driving" quote! Thank you for the uplifting humor, dear.

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Driving Miss Emmy
    Put the pedal to the metal!

    :-)

    peace, emily
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965 Member
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    2bhealed said:

    OMG
    Do you know how many buttons I have pushed on here? Too many to count! HA!

    I put any TV Evangelist worth his polyester suit and slicked back hair to shame. I can claim a few converted carrot juice souls though. :-)

    ROCK ON Phil!

    peace, emily

    NOT YOU!!!
    What do you mean pushed buttons!!!!!!!!!

    Been there done that and I have the cyber scars to show for it. I am proud and honored to be one of your converted carrot juice souls!!!!

    Not to mention currently 4 1/2 years NED and just finished my 3rd 5K in the last few months.

    My thanks again to you sweetie for helping me save my life!!

    Much love to you, Lisa P.
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965 Member
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    2bhealed said:

    Ahoy my old matey!
    Life is full of transition up here in the Hinterland of the Great GitcheeGummee. (are you humming to Gordon Lightfoot yet?). I'll eventually be moving from the Northwoods to another Great Lake, but we're keeping the cabin. It's time to engage in our family's business so off I go to an new adventure in my old home town. As much as I LOVE dogsledding, skiing, snowshoeing etc, I AM looking forward to NOT having to wait until July for summer to kick in. :-)

    You must be off somewhere in the wide blue yonder keeping us safe and sound. Thank you!

    Love ya back!

    peace, emily the reformed Birkenstock-wearing hippie juice chick who will be trading her mukluks in for pumps and purses. (yikes!)

    Pictures please!!!
    I will not believe pumps and purses until I see it!!!!

    Did you get my email asking about a good time to call and catch up?

    Love you, Lisa P.
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member
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    Hahahaha Em!!
    Ok... you get extra Brownie points!! I thought, "Oh oh... what is Em up to now?" when I read the subject line of this topic and laughed out loud when I saw that YOU got to rope everyone in with your April Fool's joke! Good going, girlfriend!

    Hey, you and I have a friend in common... Lisa Rose, a fellow Canuck :) Go figure, eh?? <--- a little taste of Canadian English LOL!!

    Hugggggs,

    Cheryl</p>

    Brownies?? Yum!
    hey girl, Lisa Rose was my first BFF on these boards--we're such old timers. HA!

    I wish you could have been at The Full Monty. I am one proud mama. They got great reviews and every performance is sold out. I'll be ushering so I can see it again.

    See ya on FB!


    peace, emily who married a Canadian-American, eh!
  • 2bhealed
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    scouty said:

    NOT YOU!!!
    What do you mean pushed buttons!!!!!!!!!

    Been there done that and I have the cyber scars to show for it. I am proud and honored to be one of your converted carrot juice souls!!!!

    Not to mention currently 4 1/2 years NED and just finished my 3rd 5K in the last few months.

    My thanks again to you sweetie for helping me save my life!!

    Much love to you, Lisa P.

    Who ME? Couldn't be!
    Hey girlfriend!

    Have I ever thanked you for sticking by me through thick and thin on here? You have helped pluck the tar and feathers off me when I have been blasphemous (what???! NO CHEMO???!).

    :-)

    That is AWESOME about your 3rd 5K! Now get going on signing up for a Triathlon. The competitive swimmer in you will come forth. They are so fun and you get the finest feeling of accomplishment. How's your knee doing?

    They have camps and workshops for women who want to get into Triathlons and they host women-only races around the country. (wink wink)

    You are most welcome for my conversion on you, but honey, YOU did all the work!!! You are my star!

    peace, emily
  • 2bhealed
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    scouty said:

    Pictures please!!!
    I will not believe pumps and purses until I see it!!!!

    Did you get my email asking about a good time to call and catch up?

    Love you, Lisa P.

    Talk about conversion....
    If you'd join Facebook, you'd actually see a picture of me with *gasp* lipstick!

    I wish you would join--it's a blast and you can see all sorts of photos.

    Dang, did you email me? It probably was in my deepest darkest hour with my guy being so far away and me hardly crawling out of bed......I had a most wicked flu this winter that really knocked me down hard.

    Let's try to connect.

    peace, emily who is in a chatty mood!
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965 Member
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    2bhealed said:

    Talk about conversion....
    If you'd join Facebook, you'd actually see a picture of me with *gasp* lipstick!

    I wish you would join--it's a blast and you can see all sorts of photos.

    Dang, did you email me? It probably was in my deepest darkest hour with my guy being so far away and me hardly crawling out of bed......I had a most wicked flu this winter that really knocked me down hard.

    Let's try to connect.

    peace, emily who is in a chatty mood!

    Found you
    And sent you a friend thingy.............

    I got the wink wink from above. I laughed so loud, it scared the dog and the cat ran off.