Checking in and Merry Christmas UPDATE

jim and i
jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
edited December 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

Haven't been on the board since the beginning of the month. Back then I noticed how few post there were compared to last year at this time. I guess as treatment finishes and NEDs are given people tend to focus elsewhere. I am happy for that but hope they check in at least once a year to give those just starting the fight or still fighting the battle encouragement.

December has been a rough month as chest colds have run rampant in my family and I am dreading my first Christmas alone. I am going to Ohio for several weeks to distract me from the reminders of traditions Jim and I shared. I will be staying with my sister Rita who lost her husband to the beast 4 years ago. Please remember us in your prayers on Christmas Eve. Light a candle for us if you are Catholic.

I will be helping Rita drive to Florida to spend a few months with me. She suffered a stroke a year ago and wants someone to accompany her so she doesn't get lost. She spent the last month of Jim's life helping me with Jim and comforting me.  I am so grateful to have her walk with me during my grief.

I also want to thank all of you who have helped me get through these last 3 years. Without your prayers and encouragement I would not have survived this ordeal. I pray that everyone on this board will recieve NEDs now and for years to come. God bless you and keep you.

Merry Christmas, Debbie

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  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
    Hello Debbie !

    I want to let you know I'll remember you this Christmas Eve, and also light a candle.  Haven't been to mass in too long.  But this yr., I'm thinking for me it's time also.  Sister's are awesome.  I have one, and 4 brother's.  I'm wishing you and the family, peace of heart and much love.  Hugs sent lady !  Katie

  • hawk711
    hawk711 Member Posts: 566

    Hello Debbie !

    I want to let you know I'll remember you this Christmas Eve, and also light a candle.  Haven't been to mass in too long.  But this yr., I'm thinking for me it's time also.  Sister's are awesome.  I have one, and 4 brother's.  I'm wishing you and the family, peace of heart and much love.  Hugs sent lady !  Katie

    Debbie

    I am an "oldie" who came back to CSN to wish you and all those still in the battle to have a Merry Christmas.  Your loved ones would want you to enjoy the holidays I'm sure.

     

    All the best,

    Steve

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    Best wishes

    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for checking in. I'll always remember the fish stories and Jim's passion never waning to hook one more. It's wonderful you have your sister to be with during the holidays. Bye for now, Don

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
    donfoo said:

    Best wishes

    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for checking in. I'll always remember the fish stories and Jim's passion never waning to hook one more. It's wonderful you have your sister to be with during the holidays. Bye for now, Don

    Debbie

    Thinking of you and wishing you well. This will be my first Christmas without my younger sister and my Mother and my husband is in acute rehab following a stroke. It's been a difficult year. Try to reflect on happy times and memories of times shared with Jim.

    God blessyou and safe travels

    Candi 

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
    Thanks for all the well

    Thanks for all the well wishes. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN PLANS. I will not be going to Ohio as several things have happened to change those plans. The major one is my mother is coughing up blood again and the CT  doesn't bode well. She goes for a PET scan next week. I am scared and depressed. Please keep her in your prayers.

    Debbie

  • Duggie88
    Duggie88 Member Posts: 760 Member
    jim and i said:

    Thanks for all the well

    Thanks for all the well wishes. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN PLANS. I will not be going to Ohio as several things have happened to change those plans. The major one is my mother is coughing up blood again and the CT  doesn't bode well. She goes for a PET scan next week. I am scared and depressed. Please keep her in your prayers.

    Debbie

    Debbie

    Sorry you had to change your plans. Sorry about you Mom.

    Prayers your way

          Jeff

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member
    tis the season

    Debbie,

    Or should I say caretaker, nurse and friend to all. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, whatever state you are in.

    Matt

  • TracyLynn72
    TracyLynn72 Member Posts: 839
    Merry Christmas

    to you as well.  I'm not Catholic, but will light a candle and keep you in my prayers always.  Enjoy  your visit with your sister.  ((HUGS))

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Merry Christmas Debbie

    Wishing everyone a peacefull and safe with no complacations. Just a joyful time.

  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
    jim and i said:

    Thanks for all the well

    Thanks for all the well wishes. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN PLANS. I will not be going to Ohio as several things have happened to change those plans. The major one is my mother is coughing up blood again and the CT  doesn't bode well. She goes for a PET scan next week. I am scared and depressed. Please keep her in your prayers.

    Debbie

    Life has a way

    of flipping us all over at times. Even though I don't post as often, I think about you all every day , I will never forget the encouragement and knowledge I found on this board. Merry Christmas, pray your Mom is having just a set-back and you'll be able to bring your sis to Florida soon