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This is the time of year I do a lot of reflecting back. I know many of you are just starting the tough fight and many have finished the hard treatment that this disease brings us to. My heart goes out to those going through the treatments this time of year, I know how hard it is physically and mentally since my treatments started on December 1, 2008. We had to stay 45 miles away from home, trying to travel home on the weekends. The week before Christmas we got hit with a bad snow storm and got snowed in and couldn't get home for Christmas. That saddened me since all our granddaughter's presents were at home and we didn't even get a tree or a single decoration up that year.

As I reflect back though there was so much I learned about "ME" during that time. Today I might have my aches and pains and things I have had to learn to live with from the treatments, but I learned just how tough I really am. I learned that having my family near me, with me, and their love surrounding me is truly the best gift we can give anyone anytime of year.

My prayers and thoughts go out to each and everyone of you on the board here, to those just starting the treatments that you will find your inner strength, the bond, and love that family and friends can bring and that no matter how hard the road may seem, that you know with all your heart that you will beat this. For those of you who have finished the tough road of treatments, that you continue to recover, the side affects continue to get better with each passing day, you continue the road of good health, and you never lose sight of the inner strength it took, the bond and love that family and friends gave you and continue to surround you with.



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Well said. Merry Christmas to you and to all in this Forum. Hugs, Marilyne

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Merry Christmas to you, too, Debbie, and to all our other friends on this site!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, enjoy and be merry.
Love to All,

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Thank you, Debbie, you said it so well. Dealing with this has changed my life, it made me stronger among other things. I also learned to appeciate family and friends even more and became more compasionate and understanding with people suffering from this, or any kind of illness.

I wish you and all in this forum a Merry Christmas, happiness, peace, and love, lots of love!

lil lady
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Hoping everyone has a joyous Holiday This forum has been so valueable to me I only wish I had found it before my treatment, but it has helped me get through all my new norms. Those of you just starting your treatment stay strong it does get better. I wish everyone good health and happiness.

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Dang, you beat me to the Merry Christmas Post :)!!
I was just signing on to say a quick Merry Christmas to all my anal warriors!!!
I wish you all the best and hope for so many blessings in the New Year!
This is the first Christmas in 3 years cancer hasn't been looming over me. I am so thankful to be here this year and to experience such a beautiful year in our new Winter Wonderland in Central Oregon. I have NEVER seen so much snow, and I LOVE IT!!!!
All of you going through it, there IS light at the end of this tunnel!
Be strong all and NEVER EVER EVER give up HOPE!!!!

HUGS and LOVE to all of you!!!

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so happy for you sue, have the best holidays of them all. miss you

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As always, Love to see your smiling face!!!
Hope you are doing well. Have a Merry Merry Christmas!!!

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Merry Christmas! Your friendship is one of the best gifts I have received this year! I'm so happy that you are doing well and may this Christmas be extra special for you! Have a happy and healthy new year! Love you!

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So happy that you are doing so well. Celebrate all the good things life has to offer my friend!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Merry Christmas! I love your new pic and you look absolutely wonderful! I hope you are doing well and that your holidays are the best! May 2011 be full of good health and happiness for you!

Love and Hugs--

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Joanne, you look FANTASTIC!!! Hope you are feeling as great as you look!!!

We are all so thankful to you for starting this site!!!!

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Back at ya Martha!!!

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To All,
Thank you for being there for me and never making me feel alone throughout this journey. My wish is that all of us will have a blessed year with great scans, emotional and physical healing and continued strength.

Whatever your reason for the season, may it be joyful and filled with the love of family and friends, may your hearts be content and your bodies healthy.

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Amen, Liz!

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Merry Christmas to one and all!!

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Hi everyone:
I wish to thank you all for the sharing you have done; I feel so blessed to have you all. You have given me so much support and strength.When we are going through all the treatments and post treatment syndrome, it's nice to know that we aren't the only ones with all the experiences.

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Merry Christmas Everybody, and a Happy New Year to us all. Lori

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That was very inspiring Debbie. Thank you.

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