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Offline aztecan

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Sad news
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:29:52 PM »
My mother had not been feeling well for a while and finally had to be hospitalized.

Upon investigation, they found a mass in her pancreas, which is most likely malignant.

I am somewhat stressed out at this point, but she seems to be handling it in stride.

We are playing things by ear right now. But I found that my years of dealing with HIV had helped me help her, which is an odd turn of events.

I will catch you all up later when I have more time.


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Offline britchick

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 01:43:40 PM »

Hi.Im so sorry to hear your sad news.Im so glad that you have this board.
Please stay strong.

You and your mother are a great support for each other.
Thinking of you .


Offline harleymc

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 07:52:37 PM »
Our thoughts are with you and your mom.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 02:08:36 AM »
Thinking of you and your mother, Mark.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 02:39:15 PM »

I am so sorry to hear about your mom.  I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts.

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Offline mitch777

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 07:53:33 PM »
hi mark,
first of all, best wishes to your mother and YOU.
know you have given lots of hugs and want to give you a big hug back.
we are about the same age and i am struggling for the past several years with my mothers mental health.
i know how difficult it can be to deal with the added stress out of love.
i really hope that you have help with her.
please take care of yourself and know that you have many friends here.
hugs times a zillion!
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 12:56:43 AM »
very  sad to hear of  Mother's illness ... know  what a difficult issue it can be to  become the  caretaker in charge of helping an ill parent..... wishing both of you a successful  solution to the  problems.... be sure  to  take  care of yourself in the process....

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Offline BT65

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 07:23:33 AM »
Mark, I am so sorry to hear about this.  I will definitely be sending you and your mom good vibes. :-*
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Offline bear60

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 01:10:27 PM »
Its great that your Mom has you to help her thru this.
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Offline Buckmark

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 03:53:33 PM »

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother.  I know you'll be a great help for her, and I'll be thinking of both of you.


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Offline wolfter

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 09:17:42 PM »
So sorry to read this Mark.  Stay strong and take care of both of you.

Sending positive energy.

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Offline Theyer

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2012, 06:58:47 AM »
So sorry Mark take care love michael
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2012, 02:45:10 PM »
Mark, so sad to hear about your Mom.

Will be keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers, and sending well-wishes your way....keep us posted.

LOVE, Alan
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Offline LongTimeSurvivor

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 08:45:59 PM »
Been away in DC...sorry to hear the news about your mother. Kind of mutes the happiness you were feeling after your operation.

Hopefully you find some strength to deal with this from the people here who know and care about you.

Keep us in the loop as you know what's what...
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Offline OneTampa

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 08:00:08 PM »

So sorry to hear about your mother.

Sending my best wishes.

Take care.
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Offline Theyer

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2012, 03:19:31 PM »
Hope all is well Mark , thinking bout you and wishing you and your Mama all the best.
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Offline TimmyT

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2012, 07:47:06 AM »
My thoughts are with you and your Mom. Hang in there.


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