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    Today I called to see how my VBFF was doing after her surgery to remove her gallbladder.
    She replied by telling me that they diagnosed her with a rare cancer- gallbladder cancer. Very hard to detect until it is quite advanced. She lives alone and the closest of her children lives in BC.

    I've been crying on and off all day.

    She is the "Healthy" friend who never even takes an aspirin! She has hiked every week since she retired in all kinds of weather!

    She volunteers at a hospice, gives away most of her money to worthy causes! How can this be happening?

    I don't know what to do. I offered to go visit but she wants to "Get her head around it!" She asked if I might come next week some time.

    She wouldn't ask, but can you send good wishes wherever you send them, in her honour?

    Thank-you, my friends!
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    I'm so sorry to read that Unfortunately, cancer doesn't discriminate between good and bad people I have a question though: since they removed her gallbladder, aren't most of the cancerous cells gone, In which case, she would do chemo at this point? Or when you say it's advanced, do you mean it spread beyond her gallbladder/ into lymp nodes and such?

    I would wait until next week when she's ready and take her something then. Since you seem to leave within driving distance, maybe send her a "thinking of you" type card until then?

    All the best to her and to you!

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    Jesus, I ask you to please watch over the healthy friend.. She has found out she has a rare cancer, and she needs you to hold her, and comfort her Jesus.. I ask you Jesus to please watch over Healthy and avoncallingu.. Please Jesus..Amen

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    I kept her and you, your hubby, in my prayers last night, my Friend, and will continue to do so. I pray the cancer was localized to just the gallbladder and hasn't spread beyond. But even so, radiation and chemo can still be indicated as treatment. I also sent you those clinical trials in Ontario for gallbladder cancer. I hope her oncologist can investigate them for her...hugs, Sweetheart, you've been through so much lately.....

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    So very sorry to hear about your friend, hoping treatment will help her get through this well.
    I'll include her in my prayers, along with you and your husband as always.

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    Sorry to hear about your friend. I will pray for her. Please take care of yourself too. Big hugs to you Avon.

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    Sorry to hear that, but trust that however it's meant to turn out, you and she CAN handle it together. Sending positive vibes your way

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    Thinking of your friend at this difficult time...but for her, just knowing that she has such an awesome and caring friend as you will help her get through this.




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    Keeping your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

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    I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's news.
    I'm thinking about her, and your hubby during this time!
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    So sorry about your friend Avon. Will keep you both in my prayers.

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    Thank-you very much for your help, everyone! You are so very kind! I plan to send her a "message a day" if I can. She had mentioned that she enjoyed the "Valentine" and "Get Well" cards I had sent to her. One of our friends makes absolutely beautiful felted artpieces and she gave me 4 pictures of her art made into cards. I sent one of her with, hopefully, a cheery message. Thanks again!
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    My prayers are with your friend and you. Yes, sometimes just a Thinking of You card can brighten someone`s day. Never lose faith.

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    Mine prayers are also with you both..
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    Dear Avon,

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you , your DH and your dear friend.

    xoxo


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