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jacksmom09
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Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Many prayers and hugs to you and your family! Sending you lots of wishes for peace-you are so strong!! Chat Icon

Posted 10/12/15 11:37 AM
 
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Ellsey10
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Member since 1/15

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Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

You are an incredible woman. Sending many prayers and love to you and your family!

Posted 10/12/15 12:43 PM
 

BunnyWife
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Posted 10/12/15 1:04 PM
 

MarathonKnitter
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Posted 10/12/15 1:55 PM
 

MrsD121011
LIF Adult

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Elicia

Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May this time be filled with love, happiness, reflection and peace. You are so strong!

Posted 10/12/15 2:06 PM
 

sunnyflies
LIF Adult

Member since 9/09

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Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. They mean a lot to me.

As for getting this awful disease that cannot be cured's not being fair, as we all know, life isn't fair. Nobody should ever get it. There is no why, at least right now. No one knows why some of us get Pancreatic Cancer and others, Thank God, do not. There is no test for it yet. You just simply get told you have it. And, your life changes course.

I tell myself sometimes, if I can take all the shots for my family, then maybe my kids and DH will not get hit. But, I know that is not realistic either, but how I wish it were. I wish I could protect them. I have three cancers really, breast, indolent lymphoma and pancreatic. Doctors at both Memorial Sloan Kettering and NY Hospital were confounded and asked me to undergo genetic counseling and testing as they siad it was unusual for anyone to have three primary (unrelated) cancers. I did do it at NY Hospital about a month ago. I haven't been told the results yet, but they should be back soon.

All I can think of, with a touch of black humor, is that I must have done something spectacularly bad during a past life to have had this happen in this one. I do know that I have spent this life doing my best to help everyone. I have run more campaigns to raise money, collect goods or support a wide range of organizations than I can remember. I keep finding old clippings, fliers and notes about them as I clean through my older files, and the memories they bring back make me happy. I brought my kids up helping me, and drew in many of their friends, just as my mother got me and my friends involved in things she believed in. She got that from her mother. So, what we teach our children does get passed on down.

I'll try to come back occassionally to see how everyone is doing as reading about people's everyday lives is always interesting, sometimes funny and many times heartwarming. I do not think I will post again. I am deeply gratetful to all who have posted such kind messages. They have brought me much comfort and also sweet tears, to know that so many people can care about someone they have never met. Thank you.

I do not know exactly what is ahead for me, though I have to say I am curious. It will be life's last great adventure. I have gotten a lot weaker since I first posted. I have to sleep twice each day. No one is predicting anything. Doctors and Hospice tell us that every individual is different. I just hope to be kept pain free and have been promised that will be so. I am grateful.

Posted 10/12/15 4:12 PM
 

CallaLily
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Member since 10/07

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Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Dear Sarah,
I just want to say how awe-inspiring you are. May God bless you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers and pray that you enjoy every moment this life has to give. Thank you for sharing your story with us and may God grant you and your family peace .

Posted 10/12/15 9:10 PM
 

cj7305
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Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

I really am at such a loss for words. Although I don't know you, you are in my daily thoughts. Just know how many lives you have touched with your words. You are one of the most inspiring, strong, selfless person I have ever come across. Love and peace to you and your family.

Posted 10/12/15 9:18 PM
 

MrsG823
Just call me Mommy.

Member since 1/11

5534 total posts

Name:
S

Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

You are inspiring. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Posted 10/12/15 9:40 PM
 

Poppyseed79
LIF Adult

Member since 10/14

935 total posts

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"Reg"

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Posted by cj7305

I really am at such a loss for words. Although I don't know you, you are in my daily thoughts. Just know how many lives you have touched with your words. You are one of the most inspiring, strong, selfless person I have ever come across. Love and peace to you and your family.

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Posted 10/12/15 9:49 PM
 

JennP
LIF Adult

Member since 10/06

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Jenn

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

I can't do any more than echo what others have said. You are incredible, and I hope you feel the love and prayers from this thread. Thank you for sharing your story and please let us know what we can do for you.

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Posted 10/12/15 9:50 PM
 

june262004
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Member since 5/05

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Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way!

Posted 10/12/15 10:13 PM
 

FDNYWife31
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Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

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Posted 10/12/15 10:34 PM
 

kahlua716
3 Girls for Me!

Member since 8/07

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Keri

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

I amazed at the grace with which you are handling this. God bless you and your family.

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Posted 10/12/15 10:49 PM
 

BigB
C & J are 10!

Member since 6/05

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Stacey

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Dear Sarah,

You amaze me! I wish you peace and joy!

Posted 10/12/15 11:23 PM
 

Mtk1605
LIF Toddler

Member since 12/11

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Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

You are the strongest woman I know (and I only know you from your posts) I think about you and your family often, you all inspire me. Thank you for the update. Prayers and hugs to you all

Posted 10/13/15 12:18 AM
 

ineedababynow
LIF Infant

Member since 9/15

328 total posts

Name:
ap

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Sarah,
I think by everyones responses here that you have touched all of us in a way you never thought possible. You know when they say you can meet someone who can change your life, you might be that person. I have been reading and watching for your updates everyday. Thinking of you the same. Enjoy your time with your family. You are such an inspiration. Like someone else said, this has affected me in a way I could never explain. I will continue to think about you and pray for you and your family. I think it takes such a strong person to handle all of the things you're handling.

This quote describes you perfectly:
The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.

I hope to have the heart you have one day.

Thank you for sharing your story with us. Know you have a sea of love coming your way from complete strangers... strangers who you can call friends.

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Posted 10/13/15 9:29 AM
 

dianadrw
LIF Adult

Member since 5/06

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Me

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

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Posted 10/13/15 9:40 AM
 

Ian&EmmesMommy23
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Member since 11/08

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Diana

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

i can't get over how put together you are. you are an inspiration and i'm sure your kids know that and will always hold you close to their hearts.

Posted 10/13/15 9:54 AM
 

Lola0703
LIF Adolescent

Member since 4/07

677 total posts

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Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Robin, you truly are an inspiration and a woman with courage and strength. I wish you peace and love. You are in my prayers everyday.

Posted 10/13/15 9:56 AM
 

Jonsgirl04
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Member since 9/08

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Stephanie

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

May God Bless you! You are an Amazing and courageous woman! I do not know you but have a family member with stage 3 pancreatic cancer and my mom also has what they call Stage 0. I cry every time I read your posts as I know I could be facing the news one day in the future. I pray for you and your family and think about you every day! Enjoy your family as much as you can. Much love to you and a great big hug! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/13/15 9:59 AM
 

Hofstra26
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Thinking of you and your family. You have such incredible strength, your DH and children are lucky to have such an inspirational and strong woman in their life. Many prayers to you and your family.Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/13/15 10:18 AM
 

DaniJude
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Member since 11/06

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Danielle

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

Thoughts and prayers continue to go out to you and your entire family for hope, strength, and perseverance during this very difficult time. You are so graceful throughout this and I'm really in awe of that. May God watch over you and your loved ones.

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Posted 10/13/15 10:35 AM
 

MrsO
Big Brothers to Be

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Maureen

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

I commend you for your strength and courage. It is great you are able to do things on your terms. I will keep you and your family in our prayers. May God Bless you in this journey.

Enjoy what you want and hang in there.

Posted 10/13/15 3:11 PM
 

gina409
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g

Re: Update - how to tell grown kids about terminal illness

You are nothing short of a inspiration

I wish you so much peace

Posted 10/13/15 8:58 PM
 
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