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Old 02-04-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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Dear DC Friends,
I love my time here at DC and all the friends I have made. I recently stepped down from my moderator position because there was a lot going on in my life and I was having new health issues. I thought I would just mention why you many not see me posting much in the next while.

Many of you know about my leg and knee problems and have been there when things have been rough. I now find myself with a new and possibly greater challenge. I have been having symptoms which include numbness of my right side, headaches, problems with sight, speech, typing, etc. They have ruled out a stroke; however my doctor believes I may have Lupus or Multiple Sclerosis. She is sending me to a specialist to get and MRI, but the waiting lists here are up to a year.

I am very tired most of the time and sleep is not relieving it. I hope to be around DC when I can, and while I won't be posting as much, I will definitely be reading so I can connect with all of you. Nothing can keep me away from my friends...scratch that...my DC FAMILY!

I have another issue to deal with and that is the fact I have been looking after my elderly father and now with both of our health deteriorating new arrangements may have to be made and that will not be easy on anyone.

Thanks for listening. I will pop back here, or will be in contact with someone who can let you know how I am doing.

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Old 02-04-2010, 04:44 PM   #2
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oh Laurie, I am so sorry to read of this..that is a lot to deal with..will be thinking of you lots!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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Laurie,
I know I don't need to tell you how much you mean to me and to all of us here at DC. Know you are loved and prayers and good thoughts are coming your way. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. In the mean time,rest and and God willing this to will pass.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:07 PM   #4
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Laurie,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do we're all here for you on DC. You can catch me on fb also. Be well!
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #5
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You know how to find me Laurie, take care my dear friend.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:46 PM   #6
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Thank you everyone. Your thoughtfulness, prayers, offers of help are moving me to tears. I know I will get through this no matter which way it goes, but it is so nice to know I have such a caring family here.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:08 PM   #7
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Laurie, I am saddened to hear of your difficulties. You already had plenty on your plate. Here's hoping for the best possible outcome. You and your family will be on out thoughts.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:51 PM   #8
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Oh Laurie, I am SO sorry to hear things are not getting better for you.

I finally make it back here with everyone and now you have to leave for a while. Life is not fair. I will miss you.

Know I am sending good thoughts and wishes your way. Visit us when you can!!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:13 PM   #9
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my dear friend, i am so sorry to hear this news. i know you will meet this head on and with courage. be well

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:40 AM   #10
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Wow sweetie, things are coming at you faster all the time. You know you are in my prayers, and you will continue to be. All I know is that SC and BC are way too far apart right now. You know all the ways you can reach me. Even during the day when I am at work, it is ok. If it weren't I wouldn't bring my computer with me. Our school time is generally from 8:30 to 9:30 our time, but after that I am often available. If not, I will let you know.

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