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gma
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   Posted 8/14/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Our family doctor and the oncologist talked after input from the Home Health Nurse and decided it was time.  The onc called the morning while the nurse was here and we all talked that he had not improved any with chemo and last week's Taxol about did him in, so no more treatment.  He is very confused this morning and back in the Navy.  The Navy owns our house is what he is saying now.  Oh dear.
 
Chris is on her way back.  Carolyn and Chuck took the news hard when I told them.  It is very sad, but it is part of life. 
 
Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers.  Love MK


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   Posted 8/14/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry, gma. May you and your family be at peace, and know that his suffering is coming to an end.
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   Posted 8/14/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   

MK, I am so sorry to read you latest post.  My heart breaks for all that you are dealing with.  I'm sending gentle hugs and lots of prayers in your direction.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I have missed my sisters here, even though I am not posting much, I check in from time to time and will never forget all the friendships I have made here. 

Love and Hugs

Sara


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   Posted 8/14/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
MK, my heart and prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry to hear this and it hurts my heart to know you are going through this. My hand is holding yours and please feel the hugs.
Love,
Gail
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   Posted 8/14/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm very sorry to read this. I don't post much but I do read the posts. Please know that you're both in my thoughts and prayers.


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   Posted 8/14/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hugs and prayers are going out through this to you and your family. I am very sorry.
Janice

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   Posted 8/14/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, MK, I am so sorry to hear this. It is so hard to see someone you love go downhill so fast, and to have cancer strike so many of your loved ones... well, I know how hard that is. Please know that you are being held close in my thoughts.

Love and hugs...
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   Posted 8/14/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Mary Kay
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beck2000
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   Posted 8/15/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Mary K., you and Chuck continue to be on my prayer list. May the Lord comfort you during this most difficult time.
Sending hugs and love,
Becky


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   Posted 8/15/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
MK, I am at a loss...I feel so terrible that you are dealing with all this but thankful you have some needed support and respite. Remember to take care of you too and feel our hugs and prayers. I hope that he can become comfortable very quickly.
L&H,
Lori


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   Posted 8/15/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
MK,
 
I am so sorry to hear the news about Chuck.  Both of you and your families are in my prayers and thoughts.
 
Blessings and the Lord's Peace be with you,
 
Candy
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   Posted 8/16/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Mk, I am so sorry to read this. I came here to post news of Cathi and then I see this. My heart goes out to you. I am so glad you have such a wonderful family to standby your side. I hope you know my heart goes out to you and know my thoughts and prayers go out to you and everyone else dealing with this vicious disease. Hugs, Joyce
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   Posted 8/16/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, MK, I am so sorry that things have taken this turn. I can't imagine how difficult the decisions must be at this time. I remember my Dad as his life ebbed and it was so sad to see him failing knowing there was nothing we could do. Know that the love and support of many surrounds you now and in the coming days and weeks. Sending big hugs, Lauri

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   Posted 8/17/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
MK, you've been on my mind this week, but I never thought to come here to read the board. I am so very sorry to read this news about Chuck.

You've been so strong for all of us, always here when we needed you. I'm hoping that the extra help from Hospice will make this journey for you and for Chuck a bit easier.

You are in my thoughts and always in my prayers.

As ever, Luci
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jaaustin
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   Posted 8/18/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
MK,
I've been off the board for so long and I got an e=mail from Kitty today to let me know about Cathi, so needed to check in.

I'm so sorry for what you & your family are going through. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Julie
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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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undefeated
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   Posted 8/24/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Mary K, wish I were close enough to lend you a hand.  You and your will be in my prayers.
 
Big Hugs, Glenda

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   Posted 8/28/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
To comfort you, Chuck and family. God is with you.

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want;
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for His name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the
Lord forever.

Psalm 23

gma
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   Posted 8/29/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you mcjane! I have always found comfort in the 23rd Psalm.We got a good night's sleep last night and I am ready to start the day. First stop a cup of coffee. I really appreciate hearing from you. Hugs MK

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