I love you all...and to all newcomers.

rjjj
rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
My dear sisters, I have went through 9 months of chemo, rads, and surgery, now I am on Herceptin for a few more months. I want to let all of the new ones here know that it can and will be done!! it takes awhile to know how to answer the question of "how are You"? I now know what to say... I have survived" and so will you. This board of sisters in Pink is the most amazing and supportive group, they will help you through all with grace. dignity, humor, kindness and friendship... I truly don't know how I could have got through all of it without my dear sisters here. You are blessed just finding yourself here. Once you belong here you think you will never want to leave, but.............

Life goes on and you will learn to love your life again, and feel ready to move on and enjoy everything that God holds for you. That does not mean you will forget us or that we will ever forget you. It is just another passage, which is natural. It is very rewarding to help others.

I will never forget my dear friends or support here but I will go on to survive and live life to the fullest, and all of you just starting out you will also be survivors. I love each one of you, and wish you the very best always, I will be looking for ones who have my same kind of treatment to help, and look forward to comparing notes on hair growth, etc. with my old friends here, but I am moving on..something I hope we all can do, BC does not define who we are. You will get past this. All my love, Jackie
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  • aurora2009
    aurora2009 Member Posts: 544 Member
    Jackie
    I posted this on my post and yours so you would be sure to see it, love ya ........Aurora

    As I finished my post I read you're, and I think you hit the nail on the head, while I still have the rad's to do, and will still need support and answers, I do feel as if I need to move on some what, and I also know how you feel. Even though I haven't posted alot I have still been reading, and I wish you the best of luck in what you're going through with you're husband, you've also been through a huge battle and maybe the new you knows it's time to move on. It's your decission of course, but I too am realizing some changes need to made in my own relationship.

    Good luck and thank you for your keen insight.

    Lots of love and God bless, as always your in my prayers,

    Aurora
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    :-)
    It has been an honor to get to know you Jackie and I wish you all the best in your future. Now get out there and enjoy the life you fought so hard to keep!!!

    Hugs,

    RE
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    Jackie
    It has been nice to get to know you and I am happy that you are ready to move on!
    Please do come back and visit!
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Yes, You will Survive and Be Happy
    Dear Jackie, wherever you are, we will always be friends and companions. You are not getting rid of me and Aortus that easily!

    You are strong and smart. After these 9 months, you know that you can survive anything and find pleasure and joy. Thank you for the hope and comfort you have given me, Joe, and many, many of our sisters.
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    Moopy23 said:

    Yes, You will Survive and Be Happy
    Dear Jackie, wherever you are, we will always be friends and companions. You are not getting rid of me and Aortus that easily!

    You are strong and smart. After these 9 months, you know that you can survive anything and find pleasure and joy. Thank you for the hope and comfort you have given me, Joe, and many, many of our sisters.

    Jackie ♥ Tears on my keyboard
    I don't know why, but, I am crying over reading your post Jackie. Or, maybe I do know. You helped me so much when I was "new" on here. You became not only someone I looked to for advice and support, but, you quickly became my very good friend. I loved helping you thru your rads, giving you advice and telling you my experience. I wanted to help "my friend" as much as I could. I took comfort in knowing that I was making it easier on you as I only wanted the best and easiest treatment for you.

    You have been thru a lot my dear friend Jackie. I know that you will grow stronger with each day and you will once again be happy! It has been my pleasure to get to know you. You will always hold a special place in my ♥


    Love, Jeanne ♥
  • chickad52
    chickad52 Member Posts: 497
    Dearest Jackie
    Even though I've only been on the boards a few months, you have been an inspiration for me. I wish you a happy and healthy future and enjoy yourself! Hugs, Diane
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Jeanne D said:

    Jackie ♥ Tears on my keyboard
    I don't know why, but, I am crying over reading your post Jackie. Or, maybe I do know. You helped me so much when I was "new" on here. You became not only someone I looked to for advice and support, but, you quickly became my very good friend. I loved helping you thru your rads, giving you advice and telling you my experience. I wanted to help "my friend" as much as I could. I took comfort in knowing that I was making it easier on you as I only wanted the best and easiest treatment for you.

    You have been thru a lot my dear friend Jackie. I know that you will grow stronger with each day and you will once again be happy! It has been my pleasure to get to know you. You will always hold a special place in my ♥


    Love, Jeanne ♥

    Just can't stay away too long
    Aurora, Outdoor-girl, Re, Moopy and Jeanne, and Dianne,
    When I see your sweet pictures and read your kind words, I have tears on my keyboard too.I have come to know and love you all so much that I won't be able to stay away from you all for to long. You have helped me with the most difficult times of my life and there is a bond that just can't be broken.

    I have been busy, getting back to work, canning my vegetables from my garden, enjoying time with my son, planning a trip to Colorado to be with my daughter...I got the tickets yesterday. I will be re-evaluating my life and trying to make decisions. I may not be here as much but I want you to know I will never leave you (I can't, I love you too much) I will keep in touch often.
    big huge hugs,
    Jackie
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    rjjj said:

    Just can't stay away too long
    Aurora, Outdoor-girl, Re, Moopy and Jeanne, and Dianne,
    When I see your sweet pictures and read your kind words, I have tears on my keyboard too.I have come to know and love you all so much that I won't be able to stay away from you all for to long. You have helped me with the most difficult times of my life and there is a bond that just can't be broken.

    I have been busy, getting back to work, canning my vegetables from my garden, enjoying time with my son, planning a trip to Colorado to be with my daughter...I got the tickets yesterday. I will be re-evaluating my life and trying to make decisions. I may not be here as much but I want you to know I will never leave you (I can't, I love you too much) I will keep in touch often.
    big huge hugs,
    Jackie

    Jackie
    It definately sounds like you are getting on with life-good for you!
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    chickad52 said:

    Dearest Jackie
    Even though I've only been on the boards a few months, you have been an inspiration for me. I wish you a happy and healthy future and enjoy yourself! Hugs, Diane

    Wishing you good luck
    Wishing you good luck Jackie!

    Hugs, Diane ♥
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Jackie,
    What an absolutley

    Jackie,

    What an absolutley beautiful post! You, as many of us, have had to deal not just with the Beast, but the ups and downs of Life Itself during your journey. Thank you so much for taking the time to touch our hearts, and to encourage those who are new to this amazing board.

    I love that you are moving on; this bump in your road will always be part of "something that happened", and the friends you have met here will always be an addition to your life's tapestry. The Beast absolutley does not define you, but the courage and strength and honesty you have shown to all of us does, and makes us honored to know you.

    Hugs and Love,
    Chen♥
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    chenheart said:

    Jackie,
    What an absolutley

    Jackie,

    What an absolutley beautiful post! You, as many of us, have had to deal not just with the Beast, but the ups and downs of Life Itself during your journey. Thank you so much for taking the time to touch our hearts, and to encourage those who are new to this amazing board.

    I love that you are moving on; this bump in your road will always be part of "something that happened", and the friends you have met here will always be an addition to your life's tapestry. The Beast absolutley does not define you, but the courage and strength and honesty you have shown to all of us does, and makes us honored to know you.

    Hugs and Love,
    Chen♥

    AHHH Chen..........
    More tears on my keyboard! You have been the best 50 ft. sister EVER!! I will never forget all of the encouragement, support and good advice I have recieved from you and all with your special knack of finding the right words to make me smile, laugh and warm my heart! love ya lots, Jackie
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Moopy23 said:

    Yes, You will Survive and Be Happy
    Dear Jackie, wherever you are, we will always be friends and companions. You are not getting rid of me and Aortus that easily!

    You are strong and smart. After these 9 months, you know that you can survive anything and find pleasure and joy. Thank you for the hope and comfort you have given me, Joe, and many, many of our sisters.

    Moopy and Aortus
    I wouldn't even consider giving you two up! There aren't even words to tell you how much you both mean to me, You and Joe are my shining example of what I wish all of humanity should be like. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone could be such great people as you. The love you have and show for each other is also to be admired. I am truley blessed with your friendship.
    love always, Jackie
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    DianeBC said:

    Wishing you good luck
    Wishing you good luck Jackie!

    Hugs, Diane ♥

    Dianne
    luck right back atcha. and I love your pic! lol
    hugs, jackie
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    Jackie
    your post makes me happy and sad at the same time, yes there is an ebb and flow to our lives, and everyone on this board has enriched this part of mine to such a great extent it can never be forgotten. I will always remember you and thank you for all your input and kindness. I also know you will be back, just to say hi. So have a great trip, and have wonderful life, and know you are loved by everyone here.
    =^..^=
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763
    rjjj said:

    Moopy and Aortus
    I wouldn't even consider giving you two up! There aren't even words to tell you how much you both mean to me, You and Joe are my shining example of what I wish all of humanity should be like. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone could be such great people as you. The love you have and show for each other is also to be admired. I am truley blessed with your friendship.
    love always, Jackie

    Jackie.....
    I will miss you. I know its time for me to move on also, this month celebrates the one year mark since my diagnosis and I have finished all my treatments. No more chemo, no more rads, and no pills. I'm not ready to let go yet though, so I will still be here welcoming newbies, joking with the Daft Sods, and asking for help and guidance when I need it. Please come back and visit us. God Bless You and your wonderful family!
    Pat
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    cats_toy said:

    Jackie
    your post makes me happy and sad at the same time, yes there is an ebb and flow to our lives, and everyone on this board has enriched this part of mine to such a great extent it can never be forgotten. I will always remember you and thank you for all your input and kindness. I also know you will be back, just to say hi. So have a great trip, and have wonderful life, and know you are loved by everyone here.
    =^..^=

    :(
    I guess like Cat, in reading your post, I feel sad/happy all at once. Happy that I met you, a very incredible, wonderful woman, and sad, that I won't see you on the site much anymore. But, it is good to know that you are moving ahead with your life. It is good to see that you feel strong enough to do what is best for you. And, for that reason, I am smiling, knowing that Jackie has taken back control of her life. And, a good life you will have!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lex♥
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    padee6339 said:

    Jackie.....
    I will miss you. I know its time for me to move on also, this month celebrates the one year mark since my diagnosis and I have finished all my treatments. No more chemo, no more rads, and no pills. I'm not ready to let go yet though, so I will still be here welcoming newbies, joking with the Daft Sods, and asking for help and guidance when I need it. Please come back and visit us. God Bless You and your wonderful family!
    Pat

    Pat
    I will still be here, just not as often, There really is no certain time to move on I wlll a be taking baby steps and I'm not going to let any of you go, You will always be in my heart and prayers...and I AM ADDICTED to the boards, so be sure that I will be stopping when I need my pink sisters fix!
    I am so Happy you have finished all your treatments Pat. Congratulations!
    Love, Jackie
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    padee6339 said:

    Jackie.....
    I will miss you. I know its time for me to move on also, this month celebrates the one year mark since my diagnosis and I have finished all my treatments. No more chemo, no more rads, and no pills. I'm not ready to let go yet though, so I will still be here welcoming newbies, joking with the Daft Sods, and asking for help and guidance when I need it. Please come back and visit us. God Bless You and your wonderful family!
    Pat

    Pat
    Whoops see.. Chen I double post too! but I pushed the button twice because I thought my computer was being to slow! LOL!
    Love, Jackie
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Alexis F said:

    :(
    I guess like Cat, in reading your post, I feel sad/happy all at once. Happy that I met you, a very incredible, wonderful woman, and sad, that I won't see you on the site much anymore. But, it is good to know that you are moving ahead with your life. It is good to see that you feel strong enough to do what is best for you. And, for that reason, I am smiling, knowing that Jackie has taken back control of her life. And, a good life you will have!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lex♥

    Cat and Lex
    I'm Happy and sad too....I Don't know quite yet where my path will lead, I just know I'm going to be doing alot of soul-searching and God willing I hope my Husband does too. I do just want to be happy and enjoy life, and I wish you all the happiness life holds as well. I will keep up with you because I care about you so much.
    Hugs, Jackie
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    rjjj said:

    Cat and Lex
    I'm Happy and sad too....I Don't know quite yet where my path will lead, I just know I'm going to be doing alot of soul-searching and God willing I hope my Husband does too. I do just want to be happy and enjoy life, and I wish you all the happiness life holds as well. I will keep up with you because I care about you so much.
    Hugs, Jackie

    To tell you the truth...
    You will never leave me Jackie. You are embedded in my mind, heart and soul forever!

    ♥ Noel