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Everyone here on the boards knows that there is great comfort in being able to share our journeys with others who are going through the same or very similar journeys. But at the end of the day, we still have those times when we wonder... "Do I really know what I'm going through here??" At those times, what do you do to ground yourself? In this "exercise", share with all of us something tangible that you touch, hug, look at that grounds you when you need grounding. It might be only one thing... then again, you might find you have multiple things that keep you going. The only rule to this exercise (rules, bloody rules! ) is that the thing you mention has to be tangible... something that if any of us were to come to your house, you would be able to show it to us :)

Ok... I'll start! For me, there's no doubt about it... it is my little diva dog, Bridget. She is a miniature schnauzer who turned 11 years old on November 11, 2008 and she is the apple of my eye. She knows when I just need snuggle time and other times she is super mischievious (loves to play "Chase ME!" in the apartment ;)

I have shed many tears over my DX and even more laughter... but through tears or laughter, my little Bridget has been with me all the way. She also has this way about her where, she will look at me with great understanding , give me 5 minutes of "It's all about YOU" time and then turn on a dime and insist "It's all about BRIDGET"... which cracks me up and brings me back to reality ;)

With Phil's help... he has shown me how I can insert a picture into this post... here's my darling Bridget who is the best emotional support a girl could wish for...

Huggggggggggs,

Cheryl

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What a good post! For me, it's my mother, my grand daughter and many angels. On top of my television cabinet is this collection of reminders of the love that sustains me. The statue is one I gave my mother many years ago, the rest is self explanatory! And look! It's 71 degrees in here! :)
What Gets me Through the Day

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Of course my family and friends get me through, but my Shih-tzu Zelda is my buddy and companion when everyone else is gone during the day. Love the pictures you two posted- I'm out the door soon, so didn't take the time but wanted to post anyway.
I got Zelda as a pup a year ago when I was feeling pretty low. I have another dog, Ralphy, but he isn't quite the comfort that Zelda is!

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Hey Cheryl, What a fantastic photo of Bridget....you can just see the fun in her eyes....
guess my dog Kelsie helps ground me as well......she gives me motivation to get up every
morning and feed her breakfast, especially when she won't go away and leave me alone.....
she lifts my spirits when she brings one of her stuffed toys to play fetch with this
impish look in her eyes.....guess another item that grounds me is my bag from Kanort which
contains several stones, some I included was a stone from an Ireland trip and a stone
the teacher for my guided imagery group gave us......I take it with me on the anxious
trips to medical tests and when I can't sleep at night.....sometimes a cup of coffee or
an ice cream cone is comfort food.....there is a special frozen custard place that is
only open from Spring to Fall and I excitedly wait for them to open (which is next week)
so I can get my comfort cone. Thanks for suggesting such an interesting topic.

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Music soothes my soul. All kinds - jazz, blues, pop, rock, metal, folk bluegrass, classical, Inuit throat singing.. I love it all. Whether I am playing or listening, I can't imagine life without it.

Cheers, Lance

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My cat, Betty. She was hubby's cat before, and merely tolerated me as I fed her. But since I was DX'd, and especially when I had such a rough time with radiation, she has moved to my side of the bed, and follows me everywhere. Sometimes she just climbs up and pats my face, as if to say "I am here for you."

Also, even though they aren't here every day, my grandsons keep me going!

Vicki

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The one thing that helped me the most all during treatment was the backrubs that my husband would give me each day. This is the one thing that totally relaxes me. He usually gives me one each day and always has for as long as we've been married, which is 19 years. My other comforts are my big cat Kitty, my spoiled dog Radar. My favorite blanket. And my house. I'd count my car but I can't take it inside the house. In the morning it's my coffee. God bless.

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My first dog was our girl Ginger. She was a miniature schnauzer. She passed away at only 4 years of age. Next was Charlie a miniature schnauzer, we lost him sadly last year at age 11. Then Kramer another Schnauzer we lost him at 1 year. We have our dog Radar. He's about 6. He's a salt and pepper schnauzer. They are special fur kids.

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Spending time with Dana, Griffin, Dylan, and playing my guitars...

all give me comfort.
Great exercise Cheryl.
(that Phil character is a pretty smart cookie)

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What a sweet family you have!

*hugs*
Gail

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Love those pixs! So, DO give it up! How DO we add pictures or hot links?

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For me it is fishing. I can think of nothing better than being alone in my boat fifty miles out at sea with not another boat in sight. The ocean is like an earth wire for my soul. All the bad stuff just gets drawn away and absorbed by the power of nature. It got me thru my cancer , my chemo ,my marriage break up and most of the illness. sadly my recent health problems have kept me from getting out there . I miss it so much.
Ron.

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This little exercise in comfort is turning into some fabulous things!! Hahaha... I want to comment on everyone's... they are all so great!!

Phil... your family is gorgeous!! Is it any wonder you don't let a little old chemo keep you down?? And now, having heard some of your music... uh, ya, I'm thinkin' those guitars are pretty darn important in your life :) Ok, maybe I'll give you that little "that Phil's a pretty smart guy"... but don't let it go to your head! I'm might snatch it away at any time

Tiny One... another schnauzer lover!! I think we could be kindred spirits :)

Mary... I'm a bit of an angel collector, myself. Angels and pixies :)

Lisa, Dixchi and Vicki... no matter how you look at it, our fur-children have a way of telling us that they will be there for us, but snap out of it... you have to look after ME! LOL!

Lance... I hear you on the music. Music really is the food of the Gods. I love music, but I have to admit, I think theatre is my passion... then again, it's Musical Theatre, so we are back to music again :)

Keep them coming, folk! And you know that when you get right down to it, you find you have more than just one thing that becomes important for your comfort zone... so keep adding to the list :)

Hugggggs,

Cheryl

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...My family is my life, I don't know how to post pics of them, but I have 4 children, well 5 counting my hubby, and my life revolves around them, and also God and Jesus I feel have come into my life strongly, and will keep serving him, they all make me so happy, and I hope to have many more years with them, they are my comforts.

Huggssss!
~Donna

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I take care of my 2 young grandsons every day, and their hugs and kisses are what keep me going. The younger one is 22 months old, and when he cuddles up with me in the rocking chair, life is pretty daggone good. Our first granddaughter is coming in May, so there will be more love to share.

*hugs*
Gail

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My Faith is the main thing that brings me comfort. If I am feeling down, I try to talk to God and it is hard to stay depressed when I think of all the blessings in my life. The biggest blessing(after my salvation) is my family. I have a wonderful husband, 3 great children(2 boys 1 girl) My mother is 89 years old and is living with us, and she is,and always has been, my best friend. Then of course there are the GRANDCHILDREN. Those of you that are grandparents, know what I'm talking about. There is nothing like those prescious little ones. I have 4-2 boys ages 13 and 9 and 2 girls ages 8 and 9 1/2 months.They are all precious to me but the baby espescially, because my daughter considered not having her. I'm sure you know from my posts that I would be against abortion, so that was really hard when she talked about it. I know God was in control there, because at the time my daughter was living in San Diego, and had a drug problem, our relationship was very strained, to say the least. She only contacted us if she needed money. I would pray every night and ask God to put something in her life that would turn her around. Well, with my stubborn daughter it would have to be something major. It was, and her name is Zoe (which means life). My daughter actually went to the clinic 3 times to have the procedure, but she said something stopped her each time from actually going in. I know what that something was. It was God. She was still debating on having the abortion when she failed a drug test at the probation office, and since she was pregnant they immediately put her in jail. Well, she got the drugs out of her system, and cleaned up her act. She is now living with us, and taking excellent care of the baby, and once again, God in His great mercy, gave us a HEALTHY, beautiful baby. If I ever figure out how to insert pictures, I will post one of her.
Boy did I get carried away or what?
Anyway, my comfort comes from these things mostly, but if you read my birthday post then you know that diamonds are pretty good for comfort too. lol
God Bless You,
Carletta

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My Wife and kids…surfing… skiing...our two twin dogs (Quiggly and Pepper). The good things about them is that no matter what bad or dumb thing I do…the dogs or kids will eventually outshine me.
chip

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Faith is my first comfort. I pray when I am happy and upset. Next, my family. I only need to be around my husband, or anyone of my children to be uplifted. Then my music, I love, romantic, soft pop and can just chill. Kim

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Sitting down by the water front is very calming for me, going to live theatre totally keeps my mind off problems. Yo Yo Ma will be performing at TUTS theatre in Houston May 3 and I'm going to try and go. A fireplace also calms me and I really enjoy that too. I've always felt good about helping others, even if it was something small to help them out, not that I can do much of that now. I hoping once the chemo is over I can be a volunteer at MD Anderson for children fighting cancer. I would enjoy just going in and reading to them and hopefully take their mind of the cancer. Learning anything about India. When I had my brain tumors my doctor was very young and from India. I have never met anyone in the medical field with such excellent bedside manner. When I had to go in for "check ups" we would talk about all kinds of things, books, movies, things we enjoy. If I was upset and cried he would be understanding. He cares about people, not just making the "big bucks". I think I was fortunate to have such a brilliant doctor with such caring for the patient.

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Hey Phil and Cheryl! I love everybody's photos...I want to to share too. How do you add a photo to a post?

Cheryl...the dog is so cute. And Phil...nice collection of guitars! I love the sound of a hollow body guitar - one of my favorite guitar sounds, especially in the hands of a master player. It all sounds good....jazz, rock, country, etc. Very cool. I have an Ovation (my favorite...it's easy to play for a lousy player like me) and an Ibanez. Good stuff!

So give it up! How do we post pictures?

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OK... here goes. The html tag for inserting images is very easy... it's getting the concept across that is a little harder to do ;)

< img src="URL of image" >

Above is the HTML tag that you must use, minus the spaces after and before the brackets < >. But if I didn't put the spaces there, it wouldn't show up in this post ;)

The next thing is you will have to have uploaded your photos to one of the online photo storage areas, like Flickr or if you have your own website, then you can upload your photos to your server, which would create an individual "URL". To put one of your own pictures, then it would have to be the URL to where your picture is on the internet ;)

< img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/224/495188067_1c5f57537a.jpg" >

The above is the coding for my picture of Bridget... you would replace the URL with the URL to your own picture, as well, take out the spaces between < and img and then at the end between .jpg" and >. Hopefully this makes some kind of sense :)

Huggggggs,

Cheryl

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♥ Thanks Cheryl! Easy as PIE! ♥


This is me at 35 years old. 23 years ago!

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What a great picture, Diane! Of course, I see the American flag in the picture now, but at first glance the photo gave me the feeling you were "An American in Paris" :) Look how long your hair was!!

Hugggggs,

Cheryl

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[IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn61/maglets/002.jpg[/IMG]this is where I can get grounded . a little shack that I created out of a garage steps from my backdoor

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Mags... here, I switched the coding to the standard of displaying an image:

OMG! That is the most comfortable, adorable little escape! I love it!! Was that really a backyard garage before you got your magical hands on it?? And is that a fireplace at the left of the picture that isn't quite in the picture? I would LOVE a place like this to escape to!!

Huggggs,

Cheryl

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I don't know how you did that but thanks. Yes there is a little woodstove so even on a cool day you can sit here. I have done three sets of chemo over the years and this has been my little grounding haven. It is nice to have a little separate place...it's a little bit like playing house and being safe somehow.

Great thread Cheryl
and Hugs right back at you

~Mags~

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I see from the code you tried to insert you are using photobucket's IMG code. I have a picture to use as an example: [IMG]http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr264/maryscknits/MarchVisit004.jpg[/IMG] However, this can only be used if the board you are posting to actually converts this code for you. To use HTML code to insert into this board, copy the direct link instead ie: http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr264/maryscknits/MarchVisit004.jpg then you have to add something to it. In the beginning add < img (no spaces between the bracket and the word img then add a space and src=", then add " > to the end of it, again with no space between the quote and the bracket. So, with out spaces < img src= "http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr264/maryscknits/MarchVisit004.jpg" would give you this

ETA: If understanding what you are doing helps, here's an explanation of the "code" you are putting in. The brackets '< >' are encasing the "code" you want html to interpret. img stands for image, src stands for source, and what is contained between the quotes is the location of the image you want to include. Since the "code" you are including needs to be a single sentence, the only spaces that can be included are ones that separate the different parts of the sentence, like when we speak. You have to include the location of the image itself in quotes because it contains special characters and you have to make sure the interpreter understands that this entire piece is what is considered the source. Now, hopefully I haven't confused you even more!
mary

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Many things... There's my daughters... X3 Any time with them any of them is a delight. Time with ALL of them is AWESOME!

------------------ Morgan ----------------- Kelly ------------------ Robyn-------------

And the best thing... time with their Mom. Which is everyday in Vancouver's beautiful West End.

Thanks for starting this great thread Cheryl. And thanks for the tip on inserting pictures!! Too cool!

Rob; in Vancouver

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No wonder your time with all three of them would be awesome, Robin!! Talk about 3 good-looking, fun-loving young ladies!! How could you not have fun with them???

And, what can I say? When Vancouver's beautiful West End has weather like we had today, I can see why we would have a hard time trying to convince visitors they can't stay here forever :) When friends of mine come to Vancouver for the very first time, I love showing them around. It always shocks me with their reaction. I mean, sure, I expect them to think Vancouver is beautiful, because it is. It's a clean city surrounded by mountains and water and smack dab in the middle of a rainforest, so of course trees and greenery are a given. But when they cry and say they don't want to leave, I'm always surprised that they could form that much of an attachment, having only been here for a vacation ;)

Anywho... glad you could put a picture up... and what a lovely picture it is!!

Huggggggs,

Cheryl

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Great post, Cheryl!

I don't have my photos on a website so I couldn't post pictures, but I walked around my house and found the following words on various vases, candles, plaques, stones, etc. While going through treatment, I surrounded myself with inspirational words. Here are just a few...

* Believe in Miracles
* Miracles happen to those who believe in them
* Endless Faith, everlasting joy, enduring peace, and eternal hope
* Joy and laughter never end with a circle of family and friends
* Life is a Balance
* Live like heaven begins tomorrow, Love like you've never been hurt before, Sing like no one is listening, Dance like no one is watching
* Inspire

Hugs,

Kay

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My husband's fight against colon cancer has challenged ever fibre of my being. That said, Cheryl, I find your question very interesting. What has sustained me?

First, my love for my husband has sustained me, big time.

Secondly, my belief in our team of doctors has sustained us. We had a rough time finding that team, but we now have doctors whose judgement we trust implicitly.

And, on a really personal note, we are sustained (like many of you) by the unqualified love we receive from our 5-pound silky terrier.

Hatshepsut

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Look at that absolutely adorable little face!! Silkies are soooo adorable and soooo trusting!! Hahaha... ok, I can see just by this one picture, who runs THIS household :D :D I can see it now... when this little darling says JUMP, I bet you and your hubby say, "How high??" :D

Lovely picture, Hatsheput!!

Hugggggs,

Cheryl

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The things that give me comfort, are my husband, my children, my 86 yr old father, and my two beautiful grandchildren. My Faith in God to believe that everyday is a gift from Him, He will sustain us and NEVER abandon us, and loves each and everyone of us. And also like most of you, I have a beautiful 5 yr old bichon named Louie. He just looks at me with those sparkling brown eyes, and it brightens each day.

Gail

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as comforting as it gets.......wanna hear the type of music I sing...there is a new song out by Brad Paisley and Sarah Evans called "New Again"......find it on Youtube and listen to it.....that is what comforts me....music......it takes me away from it all.......

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As most of you know, one of my passions is working in the theatre world. Ever since being DX'd in December 2006 and then going through the surgery, etc., once I healed from that and started my chemo/radiation, I emerged myself more and more in the theatre. Granted, that was a bit of an escapism, but it worked great! Not only do I get enormous support from my theatre buddies, the theatre is really a great escape from the medical world. When you are involved at the theatre, you are not surrounded by doctors, hospitals, scan machines, needles and reports. You are surrounded by friends, fun, laughter and everyone working together to put on a great production.

I have worked/volunteered for many theatre companies over the years (all of them wonderful, I might add), but Theatre Under The Stars, Vancouver's outdoor theatre is definitely the one that has stolen my heart... and in turn, has been there for me every step of my journey.

I now volunteer year round, even though we only do the productions (two Broadway Musicals) in July/August every year. There is still tons of work for two of us to maintain the office year round.

Here is a picture I took early this month... in March, no less!! And yes, look, there is snow on the ground ;) This is where my dog and I go to when we go to the office a couple or more days/week. Our office is downsairs at sidewalk level... so right underneath the front windows:

Now... fast forward (or in this case, go back) to the summer. Here is the same building where we have our office, but now you can see the summer greenery and colour... not to mention, you can't see our office because of all the greenery!! LOL!!

Needless to say, it's paradise going into the office, where I can take my dog to work with me, whether it's winter or summer :)

Hugggggs,

Cheryl

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Wow- what a beautiful place! Fun seeing the difference between the seasons there, too- thanks for posting this topic, Cheryl!!

Lisa

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What a great subject! I have to admit that George, our mutt whom we adopted right when I started chemo, saw me through the daily tribulations. My younger sister factored really high in supporting me, as well. My husband--not so much. George was so sweet; when I had pity parties while feeling really bad, he would bring a toy and drop it in my lap as if to say, "Come on, Mom. Nothing's that bad if you have toys! Here, I'll share mine." It was just too cute.

It is only recently that I have truly found faith in Jesus; I wish my eyes had been opened before everything came down, but better late than never. If I don't stay NED, I will have Jesus with me on that journey.

Hugs to Everyone,
Kirsten

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I must be HTML challenged...when I tried to post a photo I used the img instruction and added the URL for my photo but it shows up on the post as one of those photo box icons - a small box with a red X in it, but no photo and no way to open or show the photo. Any tips?

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Did you remove the spaces after the first < and before the last >? Also, my big goof when I first tried it was I forgot one of the " marks. If that doesn't work for you, send me the link to your picture, starting with the http:// and ending with the .jpg or .gif (whatever the three character extension is of your picture... and I'll see if I can get it up and then send you the code I used :)

Huggggggs,

Cheryl

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Thanks, Cheryl...I was not using the correct URL...but I got it working now...check out my peeps...

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If I had to sum up what gives me comfort in one word it would be GRATITUDE.

I'm most grateful for and receive the most comfort from my husband and my family. I love them all and I know I am a much better person for having them in my life.

My husband, Bob AKA Spongebob, whom I met here at CSN, is my best friend and love of my life. If both of us had not been diagnosed with cancer we may not have ever met.

My mom is my other best friend. She knows me better than any other person (and still loves me!), she has always been there for me and I enjoy her company - she is fun, funny, adventurous and one of the most brave people I know. I love her more than I could ever find words to describe.

My brothers....then and still now...

My dad...then...and since cancer...now...

Dad at work in 1969 at a
waterpolo game with me
and mom watching

And my kitties, gifts from Bob, Little Bit (because she is so tiny) and Baby

I am immensely blessed and very grateful.

"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven." Johannes A. Gaertner

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this is the little cabin for chemo;;;thanks to everyone for the help on adding an image . Mary did you make those hats? they are gorgeous winter cabin>

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Yes, and thank you very much. I try to make at least a hat a week to take to the onc's office. I go this week and I only have 2 right now, so I will have to get one done pronto! Luckily I can get a simple one done in no time! I can crochet and knit, but i prefer to knit even though they take longer to make!
mary

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Oh Mags... this is the most beautiful little garage-cabin picture I have ever seen!! If you can't get a sense of peace and joy in this little space that is all your own, then there is nowhere on earth that you could! Other than the trek to it through all that snow , once you are inside it would be absolutely wonderful to be there all curled up on your pretty pink bed with a good book and the wood stove giving off good heat... and watching the snow come down.

I am soooo envious of you and so happy at the same time that you have this ideal little escapism!! Hahaha... I'm almost tempted to pack up the dog, head across the country and show up on your doorstep, asking if the dog and I could move into the little cabin :) :)

Hugggggs,

Cheryl

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These little places are perfect. I relax am at peace when I'm not around a busy, congested area with so many people, or dealing with everyday stuff. I happpy for you.

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Katie... you just blow me away! I did not know your and Bob's story and I am suitably impressed to say the least :) Not to give cancer any more power than it thinks it has over us... the fact it was because of BOTH of your DX's of cancer meant you were able to meet, fall in love, get married and now... look at the two of you!!! Gorgeous... both of you... and your little fur-babies are positively scrumptious!! I have to admit, I've always been a dog person... it's not that I don't like cats (and love kittens) but I guess I've just let dogs run my life. But... seeing the picture of Little Bit and Baby... I can see where I could turn into a cat lover pretty easily :)

Thank you for sharing a part of your life (and love) in photos! It really is true when they say a picture is worth a thousand words!!

Hugggggs,

Cheryl

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This has been such a fun post! Good job getting it started and keeping it going.

Yes, Bob and I share a love story that is somewhat unique. Who knew that one of the services that ACS and CSN offer is matchmaking?!?!!! Since the average age for people being diagnosed with CRC is much older than my then 42 years at diagnosis, I like to tease Bob that it was obvious he was cruising CSN for...um...more mature chicks, but instead he got a young gal like me. Lucky Bob for getting such a spring chicken!

Last month we had a television production crew follow us around for a day - we were interviewed for a segment for Everwell TV, a medical video services company. The video is going to profile our stories and promote cancer support groups with a focus on online support. It will be posted on the internet and once editing is complete I'll send you the link.

Thanks, again...and yes, Baby and Bit are soooooo loveable and cuddly.

Hugs ((((Cheryl)))
Katie

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The one thing that made me feel good during treatment and allowed me to forget for a couple of hours were the music shows at Branson. I have always loved music, the strong vibrations from music really did make me feel good.

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Dearest Bridget: please consider this your invitation from your Auntie Maggie for your spring vacation in the east. The snow is gone now.....I promise and your little house is all ready for you.

Hi Cheryl....think I have spring fever. Yesterday I honestly thought I was going to croak with the nausea. It was sooooo bad.....today I am making Easter egg wreaths.....go figure....one day at a time I GUESS.

hugs, mags

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"Woof woof...yodel yodel... wooffffff"

In doggie speak, she is thanking you profusely and I just know she will be bugging me constantly with a "Let's go for a car ride... to Ontario!!" :D

I'm so sorry you had a rough nausea day yesterday, Mags :( Like you say... one day at a time and you just have to do what you've got to do to get through each one. The weird thing about chemo... you'll have a day where you just think you can't go on and then boom... the next day is just fine! I think we are used to, pre DX, when you got sick with the flu or a cold, it would last forever... but with chemo, it doesn't act like that.

I hope all your days are better now!! And...uh... are we going to get to see pictures of your Easter Egg wreaths??? :)

Huggggggs,

Cheryl

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