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    Default making some very difficult decisions

    I debated on if I should even post this or not. Another hard decision. I think the only reason I chose to was Michelle's Post just to show her things could be worse (I love ya Shell) On February 7th I took my son to school and had a heart attack on the way home. I was able to drive myself to the hospital although to this day I don't remember how. I was given Nitro pills and Paste and the pain went away but my breathing was real bad. I had x-rays and a CT. They found I have Pulmonary Emboli in my right lung. Long story short, it seems I have cancer that had caused clots to break off and get to my lungs. The cancer had spread into my Lymph nodes. I consider myself lucky because the clots will probably kill me before the cancer can. I have made most of my arrangements, the hardest being the ones involving the younger children. We have moved my oldest daughter back from NC to help me and my older sons will be arriving soon. I do not know how long I have. I asked not to know. I am ok and I have made my peace. I feel good some days and hard to breathe others but I have decided to live what is left of my life talking about a future and I wake up each day only asking for just one more. So Michelle, it can be worse. Live your life like there is no tomorrow. I pray for you each and every day and hope you get your kidneys. I know you will, good people like you deserve them.
    I have been working on scrap books for the kids and I hope I can get them done but I am also writing journals for all the girls to read on special days in their lives. So much to do and time? Who knows. I want to be here in the fall when Emily starts pre-school. That is my last goal. I don't plan on leaving SBM until I can't sit at my computer anymore
    My husband is having a hard time with this and we haven't explained the extent of my illness to the children. Hard to do when you have FaceBook and ppl asking you all the time so I lie . This is by no means Goodbye. Not yet. I will decide when I am ready!


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    I don't know how to respond Liz! Just sitting here stunned! I am soooo sorry and just don't know what to say! I will be praying for you and yours. If you need help with your scrapbook, I can help. You can email me some of your pix and I will turn them into pages.
    Your buddy, Marion

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    I'll be giving my kids an extra kiss tonight for sure. You'll be in my thoughts even though I don't think we have ever really interacted. I hope you fill your days with happy thoughts and make some great memories for your children. They will remember your strength and grace with which you seem to be handling this.



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    Oh wow Liz, I pop in here once in a while and sure didn't expect to find this thread. I can't imagine what you are going through. Making the scrapbooks and journals for the kids is a great idea. But, please make sure you take care of yourself too, the best that you can.
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    I am so sad... just can't put my thoughts & emotions into words.
    My heart is breaking.
    Love & prayers coming your way for you and your family.
    xxx

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    My dear friend Liz....I cried reading this and signed off...then I had to come back and say something...But what do I say? I am so sad over this...You are a wonderful person and something like this should not be happening to you...You have done so much in your life for you family..especially your children and I admire you for that....I would never listen to doctors pin pointing your last day anyways....No one can predict that...It's all in spirit and attitude, something you have both of...So please, don't ever give up or lose the faith...Your kids need you...
    I will be praying for you....everyday.....Please keep me informed...and if you EVER need to talk, I'm here for you hun...May God be with you....((HUGS)) I love ya gf!
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    So very sorry to hear this, you have had so many perils to face. Prayers are with you and all of your family. Keep looking up and believing in God, we will all pray for you. I too will make pages for you if you send in photos.

    My Buddies - pkdoll, Marion and CraftyScraps

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    Liz if you want any of my store templates set just say xxx



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    You ladies are making me weep! Thank you all for the prayers, I may need them. Donna, Thank you for the heads up on alternative treatment..I am looking into it. Thank ALL of you for the offers to help me with my Pages and I may need the help in the very near future, we shall see but at the moment, it is my therapy lol. Fiona, you are a doll for offering your templates! I can't tell you how much you ladies have meant to me theses last few years. I have made some of what I consider very good friends. We may never meet face to face but please know that I think very highly of each and every one of you! Like I said, I am not giving up and I am not going to fill my body with poison like radiation and Chemo. I will keep you informed on what is happening with me. Thank you all again!!!!!


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    Love is not blind. It sees more not less and because it sees more, it's willing to see less.

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    I shall mirror what Fiona said (and kick myself for not thinking of it on my own!)... if you want anything from my store also, just let me know. ♥
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