Stopping by to Say Wow!

@DianneN (59691)
United States
October 31, 2017 3:58am CST
It's been a while since you last heard from me. I've been pretty down since the news about my friend's rare form of colon cancer. I've been in touch with her and her daughters. The surgery went well, she went home yesterday, and will need six months of chemotherapy. Yet, I'm so happy for her prognosis! She's a tough cookie, and I feel in my heart that she can beat this. Thank you for your prayers!!!! Saturday night my husband and I went out to dinner with two other couples. We discussed those we know who either lost or won this battle with colon cancer. Many have won, and for that I say, "Wow!" ~ Photo is the wedding party of our son and his bride. The proofs are in! ~
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@TRBRocks420 (62304)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Oct
Prayers going out to your friend and, it looks like it was a perfect wedding.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thank you for the prayers, TR. Yes, the wedding was perfect in every way!!!
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
31 Oct
Finally I get to see the photo of your son's wedding and what a nice gown you're wearing! I'm sorry about your friend though and I believe she can get through this. Praying for her progress.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thank you! The wedding was fabulous fun for all with perfect weather. Your prayers are appreciated.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
31 Oct
@DianneN Glad to know all went well with the wedding.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@toniganzon We were so relieved! Thank you!
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
31 Oct
@DianneN It's nice to hear from you again my friend and all our thoughts and pryaers for your friend Dianne.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thanks so much, Peter. MyLot was the furthest thing from my mind.
@LadyDuck (122302)
• Switzerland
31 Oct
I am sure she can won, my mother won, 25 years ago, she had surgery in their early 70's and she is now 96. Good luck to your friend.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
I'm so happy your mom won. I hope my friend wins, too. She is a fighter and has much for which to live. Thanks so much for sharing this, Anna.
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@LadyDuck (122302)
• Switzerland
31 Oct
@DianneN Mom surely is a fighter, but I admit I was scared the day she had surgery.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@LadyDuck Oh, Anna, I'm sure you were terrified for her. How is she doing? Have you seen her recently?
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
31 Oct
You do not have to spell it out. The stunning photo says it all.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thank you. My topic was about my friend who is very ill.
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@allknowing (55805)
• India
31 Oct
@DianneN I read that but thought of going past it as I did not know what to say
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@allknowing Aw, thanks okay. It's difficult. No problem.
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@Lizirazo (2480)
• United States
31 Oct
I hope your friend gets better soon.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thanks! So do I.
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@Lizirazo (2480)
• United States
31 Oct
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@Marty1 (26781)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
31 Oct
i am so sorry about your friend and hope she gets better and beats this cancer. i am sure she appreciates your concern and love for her. i have been praying for her since you posted about her I love the photo as everybody looks so good! You look great, i can't tell from the picture but what kind of flower were you carrying?It's white looks good with your dark green dress!
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thanks for your prayers, Jennifer. I believe in their power. We all had white roses. Many thanks!
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@Marty1 (26781)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
31 Oct
@DianneN Yes, i believe in their powers too. I know you are not Catholic, but do you mind if i say a Rosary for her? I say one nightly and am thinking of starting my day with one in the future. does the bride have white roses too?
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@Marty1 I don't mind. She's Christian and would appreciate it so much.
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@YrNemo (8656)
31 Oct
All the best to your friend.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thank you. I'm happy she made it this far.
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@YrNemo (8656)
31 Oct
@DianneN They say after 50, we are prone to colon problem. Sad isn't it!
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@YrNemo Wow! I'm speechless, Darcy.
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@Shavkat (47124)
• Philippines
31 Oct
It has been a long time, my friend. Congratulations!
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thank you! You caught me in the nick of time. I'm about to leave for my morning walk!!! lol
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@Shavkat (47124)
• Philippines
31 Oct
@DianneN That's a good exercise. I had mine this afternoon.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@Shavkat So happy to hear you walk, too. Some people say they do, but don't walk. Well, perhaps to the refrigerator.
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@paigea (21209)
• Canada
31 Oct
Gorgeous photo. I am glad you know of so many who have beat it.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
1 Nov
Thanks! I know more who haven't beat it, unfortunately. Are you still subbing?
@paigea (21209)
• Canada
1 Nov
@DianneN yes. Quite a bit. That new well took a good chunk of our savings. I was happy no one called today.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
1 Nov
@paigea Good to hear. Is the well completed, yet?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
31 Oct
Beautiful photo Dianne truly lovely thanks for sharing. Yes I thought you may be very upset by your friends sad news. Blessings on her.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thanks, OT. I was very upset, but feel hopeful now.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
1 Nov
@DianneN Hope reigns..I am happy to hear it xoxo
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
1 Nov
@TiarasOceanView Thank you! There is always hope.
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@just4him (92290)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Oct
I'm so glad the prognosis is good and the surgery went well. I won't stop praying for her or her daughter. Beautiful picture of the bridal party!
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
I appreciate your prayers for both mother and daughter. Thanks so much!
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@just4him (92290)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Oct
@DianneN You're welcome. You can tell them I'm praying. I know they will appreciate someone is praying for them.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@just4him They know. Thanks so much!
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@fishtiger58 (30716)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Oct
I hope and pray that she beats this. I have lost many loved ones from this insidious cancer.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thank you! It's a nasty killer.
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@fishtiger58 (30716)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Oct
@DianneN It sure is and it's past time for a cure. All the billions of dollars spent to cure I have to wonder why it hasn't happened yet, or has it??
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@fishtiger58 I agree, although they have made tremendous advances in recent years.
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@JustBhem (22514)
• Davao, Philippines
31 Oct
I hope she will be okay. God is good most of the time. And I do like your son's wedding photo.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thanks so much for saying that. We are all rooting for her. And thank you! It was such a beautiful day!
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@JustBhem (22514)
• Davao, Philippines
31 Oct
@DianneN Yes, I can see in the photo. I hope she will be okay soon.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Oct
That's a lovely photo. I'm pleased to hear about the prognosis for your friend. I truly hope she beats this.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Many that's, Judy. She seems determined to beat this, and that's always half the battle.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Oct
@DianneN It is indeed. I do hope she manages it.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
@JudyEv I just returned from my morning walk. I will text her in a few minutes when I'm certain she'll be awake. Thanks, again.
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov
I keep hearing and seeing more and more information about how the incidences of colon cancer are skyrocketing among the general public. I wonder if the increased rates of the disease are a result of all the garbage we consume, or is it just a matter of better medical testing now compared to in the past?
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Nov
@DianneN I think I read somewhere recently that cases of colon cancer are up more than 30% compared to 10 or 20 years ago. Some of that may be attributed to better screening, but some may be due to other root causes.
@Hannihar (12898)
1 Nov
Dianne, that is a very beautiful picture of the wedding party. Her dress was very interesting. I am so so glad that it went well with your friend and I truly hope she beats this disease that found its way inside her.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
1 Nov
Thanks, Hanni! Her dress was very different, just like her. One of a kind! My friend better beat this nasty disease!
@Hannihar (12898)
2 Nov
@DianneN You said she is strong. Hopefully she will I will continue to pray for her recovery. Then the dress fit here if she is one of a kind
@kobesbuddy (19465)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Nov
I'm sorry to hear your friend is going through chemotherapy, for colon cancer. We lost our friend Chuck, to that cancer, about ten years ago, it was a very sad time for our grand-kids. This was their grandpa on their dad's side of the family. A lot has changed in the past ten years though, through research. Methods keep changing and improving with time.
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@kobesbuddy (19465)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Nov
@DianneN Things have really taken a big, giant steps, with cancer treatments! Our friend in Seattle is doing well! She has pancreatic cancer.
@Happy2BeMe (69867)
• Canada
1 Nov
Keeping your friend in my prayers. I know a few people who had it and won. Nice picture of the wedding. Everybody looks so nice.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
1 Nov
Your prayers are so appreciated, and your news is welcome. I hope she's one of the winners. Thank you! I still have 500 photos to go through!!!!!
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@Happy2BeMe (69867)
• Canada
1 Nov
@DianneN You are welcome. Looking forward to seeing more photos!
@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct
Beautiful photo! I am so relieved the surgery went well and all the best to her with the chemo, Dianne. And I second your "Wow" for every victory story in the battle against cancer.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Thank you, Catherine. The battle is not over, but we're hoping for a victory.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov
@DianneN we'll keep hoping and praying.