Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » November 12th, 2017, 3:44 pm

I have come home and lit one for my lovely Danish friend who has lived with breast cancer for 25 years and is now suffering a relapse and further invasions. She is so amazingly positive but this is now tending towards total denial and we are all very concerned. I just hope that at least we can get her through Christmas in a way she would appreciate and face whatever comes next with her determination :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Margerethe
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » November 13th, 2017, 7:58 am

More news on baby George. He will be in hospital until Christmas at least. He can't feed normally from what O can gather the food is going into his lungs so he is back in Intensive care with tubes again bless him. :hug: :hug: Mum called at home to collect some more things, as you can imagine she looks shocking. So poor little soul needs yet another operation. At least his spine is going o be OK now. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » November 13th, 2017, 9:39 am

Ratatouille, if you need any Danish supplies such as a marzipan pig, I'm sure I can source them more easily in London than you can in Provence, we have German and Scandinavian suppliers

Sorry to hear about George icey. The new grandson of one of my walking group was born by emergency c-section on Wednesday and has similar but I suspect milder lung problems as the meconium from his GI tract had already got into his lungs

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » November 13th, 2017, 10:26 am

:hug: :hug: :hug: as ever to all going through sad and difficult times. My heart goes out to anyone who has to watch their baby bear so much.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » November 13th, 2017, 10:30 am

My thoughts and hopes are with them.

In my work this was something I came across quite a bit ... outcomes vary widely depending on the reason for the problem which can be several ... bless him and bless his parents and fingers very crossed.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » November 19th, 2017, 11:36 am

Lighting a candle today for my dearest, loveliest, friend who, sadly, has been told her cancer is no longer treatable. Prognosis is no more than a month or two. Will be flying up to Scotland to say my goodbyes to her so probably won't be posting much for a bit. Thinking of her poor husband, son and family. :(
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Gruney » November 19th, 2017, 11:40 am

That's a tough one, Seatallan. I'm certain your friend will draw a great deal of comfort from having you there.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » November 19th, 2017, 11:41 am

Seatallen :hug: :hug: :hug: for you and all who love and care for her.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby smitch » November 19th, 2017, 11:46 am

So sorry to hear such sad news. One of my closest friends has just been given similar news about her dad. It's awful, especially at this time of year :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » November 19th, 2017, 11:52 am

Sea, so sorry to hear your sad news, sending love to her family and friends :hug: :hug: And to Smitch's friend too. So very sad.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » November 19th, 2017, 12:00 pm

Such sad news Sea and Smitch, love to you both.

Sea, I hope your friend can draw comfort that her last days are being spent where she wanted to be, I’m so pleased that she got to make the move.

My mum isn’t having a good day, I think we are at the point for dialysis - she has had all the ‘plumbing’ completed in readiness for this eventuality. I want her to go to the renal unit today to see what they think, she is adamant about waiting for tomorrow.........actually maybe it’s me that isn’t having the good day, I’m so very anxious about her at the moment.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » November 19th, 2017, 1:43 pm

:hug: :hug: for you Sea and BB, difficult times ahead for you both...... :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » November 19th, 2017, 3:16 pm

:hug: :hug: so very sorry to read of such sad times. I hope that those going through them can find comfort in the faith, love and kindness around them and remember to smile and treasure time with dear loved ones as well as shed a few tears. xx
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » November 19th, 2017, 3:27 pm

Sorry to hear people's sad news. Strength to all involved.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » November 19th, 2017, 3:30 pm

Sea, Smitch and BB, I am so sorry that you have such news to bear. Prayers and hugs to you all.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » November 19th, 2017, 4:16 pm

I know just how you feel and my love goes out to you and your dear dear friends. our friend seems to be hanging on though it is not at all certain. Today we have entertained a friend with advanced ms and who has also been given a very uncertain prognosis. I find it so hard to understand why it always seem to be the loviest people who are struck down like this.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » November 19th, 2017, 4:32 pm

So sorry to hear all this news :hug: :hug: :hug:
My friend with the galloping MND is marrying her partner of 14 years just before Christmas, I expect not a dry eye in the house. I think the plan was to buy a retirement home in Somerset then get married there, but no house move of course now.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Luca » November 19th, 2017, 6:16 pm

Very sorry to read such sad news from people. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » November 19th, 2017, 6:49 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: to all :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 19th, 2017, 7:20 pm

So sad to hear bad news between such lovely people here. Here's a few of these for today :hug: :hug: and my thoughts are with you going forward as you continue to cope with these difficulties. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Amber » November 19th, 2017, 11:00 pm

Lots of :hug: :hug: :hug: for those in need.

I’ve just seen an advert on tv for a future programme about an experimental treatment for MS. Sorry I didn’t see when it’s on.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » November 20th, 2017, 8:30 am

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby smitch » November 27th, 2017, 12:22 pm

I'd like to light a candle for my friend, whose dad died yesterday, just 2 and a bit weeks after being given a terminal diagnosis. His decline was much quicker than anyone expected :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » November 27th, 2017, 1:14 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » November 27th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Oh Smitch, that is sad for those left behind with so little warning but probably a blessing that he didn't have prolonged suffering. My condolences. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 27th, 2017, 4:42 pm

I agree with EM. Very sad though. Sorry to hear of your friend's loss. :hug:

More for those needing them right now. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » November 27th, 2017, 5:18 pm

:hug: :hug: from me too, Smitch
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » November 27th, 2017, 5:21 pm

:hug: :hug: to your friend and all who loved him Smitch

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » November 27th, 2017, 5:45 pm

So sorry to hear your news Smitch :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Luca » November 27th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Very sad news snitch. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » November 27th, 2017, 9:10 pm

Smitch - :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » November 27th, 2017, 9:32 pm

So sorry smitch :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » November 28th, 2017, 6:36 am

Smitch.... So sorry to hear, but no suffering :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » November 28th, 2017, 7:46 am

My sympathy to all who will miss him :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby mogatogs » December 4th, 2017, 5:01 pm

Afternoon,

Sorry I don't visit as often as I should, but, please could you think of my best friend who found her elderly father battered to death by some burglars/chancers, she is in shock and asking all the questions she shouldn't, blaming herself etc the police have been amazing but have little clues so far, until Coroner makes a decision which won't be till tomorrow :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » December 4th, 2017, 5:08 pm

:hug: what a terrible thing to have to go through. May your friend find some peace during this difficult experience.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby nursemimi » December 4th, 2017, 5:20 pm

Oh Mogs what a horrible thing to happen. :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » December 4th, 2017, 5:37 pm

Mogs :hug: I can imagine few things more awful to go through ... I hope she and all who loved him can find some peace
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » December 4th, 2017, 5:53 pm

What they all said Mogs. That is truly dreadful. Hope they catch the buggers and string them up.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » December 4th, 2017, 6:00 pm

Oh Mogs.... that really is an appalling thing.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » December 4th, 2017, 6:03 pm

Mogs, for you and your friend :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » December 4th, 2017, 7:00 pm

Oh mogatogs, so sorry how awful :hug: :hug: :hug: for your friend and you
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » December 4th, 2017, 7:25 pm

How utterly dreadful Mogs. I do hope she gets the support she will surely need and all you, and us, in a very far-off way do is send just loads of :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: . Stay strong for her and do the same for yourself :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby smitch » December 4th, 2017, 7:39 pm

So sorry, what an awful thing to happen :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » December 4th, 2017, 8:40 pm

How shockingly terrible! How cold heartedly callous! I won't type some of the words that are rolling in my head right now, they would do no good to anybody, just that I trust your friend has a loving network of support to help her through this terrible event. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Amber » December 4th, 2017, 11:15 pm

Horrible. Horrible. How do you ever get over something like that? Hope she has plenty of long term support.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » December 5th, 2017, 9:42 am

Mogs :hug: That is horrific.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » December 5th, 2017, 10:21 am

Oh Mogs that is horrific :hug: :hug: :hug: I hope they catch the bas***ds that did it. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » December 5th, 2017, 2:13 pm

Sending light and love into what is sometimes a horrible world. There are no words. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby cyprusmoira » December 5th, 2017, 2:28 pm

Mogs: how horrifying , I hope that they catch bas**** soon

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