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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:55 AM
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After we returned from dinner last night, I called my long-time friend and neighbor to see how she was doing with the chemo. I was devistated to learn that she is dying. I guess I always knew that but didn't want to face the reality of it. She has been given six months to a year to live. She is in her early 60's.

The cancer is now in her liver, plus her life-long kidney problem is very bad, so if the one thing doesn't get her, the other will. She must now decide whether to discontinue the chemo and have a little better quality of life for a short time, or continue the chemo indefinintely to (supposedly) keep the cancer in check. Even if that situation didn't exist, she would face kidney dialysis.

Yes, sometimes, life is really unfair.

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Old February 15th, 2005, 12:03 PM
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Hi Judy,
That is terrible news. I am so sorry about your friend. That is such a horrible illness. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend.

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Old February 15th, 2005, 01:22 PM
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Judy,

I'm so so sorry to hear of your friend. I lost my dad and many others in my family to cancer. It's never easy nor fair. I hope you know we have her and you in our prayers.

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Old February 15th, 2005, 03:28 PM
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Sorry to hear such sad news. How lucky she is to have a good friend in you. I know you will make her reamaining days special and meaningful. My prayers are with you all.

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Judy , so sorry to hear of your friends condition.Not an easy decision. I pray for all of them.

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Judy,
Sorry to hear the sad news. I will keep her in my prayers.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 03:50 PM
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Judy, I'm sorry to hear this news about your friend too. What a hard decision for her to make. Like Jen said, she is blessed to have you for a friend right now. I'm keeping her in my prayers.

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Warm thoughts and prayers on the way to you and your dear friend. I'm going through a tough time with my best friend and cancer right now too and it's a tough one.

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Old February 15th, 2005, 07:02 PM
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I'll keep you and your friend in my prayers, so tough to go through. I lost my best friend and cruisin' buddy in 1996 and it still seems like yesterday.

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Old February 16th, 2005, 05:50 PM
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Thinking of you and your friend----
Knowing some of what she's dealing with----what hard choices to make---dealing with this reguarding my father in law.
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Judy, Sad news about your friend/neighbour. I hope she is able to enjoy the time she has left.

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