All those present, say "Here"

May 15, 2007 5:38am CST
I have been gone for while and just decided to give this another chance. So I decided to go through my friends lists and give every one a reply. It didn't take me long to see a number of people who hasn't posted for a few months. So, being time is still short for me to be here each day, I've decided to take an attendance. I can create a list to go by from this to keep up with everyone every day. So, if you are present say "Here" and tell me how have you been doing. As for me, my mother is now over her cancer. 63 years old and beat Uterine cancer like it wasn't anything only to find out she has Lupus now. We almost lost her not knowing what was wrong. She got really weak one day and lost her appetite. When I finally got her into the doctors we found out she had close to half of the blood she needed and her organs were near shutting down! This is when we learned she had lupus and the lupus was attacking her ability to make blood! Now she is on steroids and is doing great. Sadly Lupus isn't curable so she will have to watch for signs of flare-ups for the rest of her life. For those unfamiliar with lupus it is a condition where your immune system attacks the body and it can attack anything at any given time. So we just take things day by day for now.
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20 responses
• United States
15 May 07
Sunshinecup!!!! I've missed you and was worried about you. I'm very sorry to hear that your mother has been ill, glad to hear she is doing better!!! I've been doing well, posting on Mylot at least once a day but not able to spend a ton of time on here either. But I'm still here and looking forward to chatting with you again. Welcome back!
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
21 May 07
Hi Sunshine and welcome back! I'm still here, crazier than ever! It sounds like you have had a very rough road, I'm glad your mother is stable. I had an uncle who had lupus, it is a very weird disorder to say the least! Another school year is behind me, we graduated another class of nurses last weekend. I am so glad to have the summer off now to play a bit. Of course I also have to get things ready for next semester (August). This year that will entail more work that usual due to a planned program expansion, new books etc. My daughter graduates high school this coming weekend, lots of out of town guests on their way! Again, welcome back!
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
19 May 07
Hi sunshinecup, I am really glad to see you here again. I am still here, but not as active as I used to be. Hope we will see you here now and then. I am sorry to hear about your mother. But also glad that she is getting well.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
19 May 07
Hey Sunshinecup, I'm still here too, but also not here as often as I use to. Been busy with a few writing projects, and volunteering at my daughter's old Italian preschool, where I teach English. I am glad to hear that your mom is doing better, and that they've pinpointed what was wrong.
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• United States
16 May 07
I am still here! I'm ... well my boyfriend of 6.5 years and I are splitting up... and I'm moving back in with my parents... so not so great, but I will be ok. My mom has lupus to, so I know how you must feel. My thoughts are with you.
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@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
16 May 07
Hello Sunshinecup :) It's really a pleasant surprise, I almost gave up on seeing you here again, you should have kept in touch one way or the other despite all.. anyway i hope you will not disappear again :) I'm very sorry to hear about your mother, it's good that she is better now, I hope that everything else in your life is going right. As for me I'm away too but I login once every few days, I don't start new discussions but I try to stay in touch with my friends discussions.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
15 May 07
HERE! LOL and managing...Went to California for a week to visit "family"...had a great time came home to 3 bomb threats at the kids school while i was away as well as p0rn pics of my daughters music teacher apparently in the hands of a student and possibly circulating the school etc....THEN the second week I was home which was last week, on Friday my neice back in Canada ran away :-( she's still not been found either and her mother is a mess....So yea, thats whats new with me.. Wow your mom is one tough cookie! I think I would ahve completely snapped if I'd gone from beating cancer just to find out I've now got something else that there isnt even a cure for! Oh hell no! theres no way I'd manage to keep it together.....Glad she is doing so well thats fabulous!
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
15 May 07
Wow, I have really missed u and your posts =) I am still here and alot has happened lately, good and bad =( I am sorry about your mom, but still glad that she will be ok if u keep your eyes on her. I had never heard of lupus, but if i dont remember wrong there was a girl on americans next top model who suffered from this at one point. I am glad to be back and i am looking forward to seeing you post again =)
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
15 May 07
Hello Sunshinecup!! I was wondering where you have been. Sadly, my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer and passed away in April. She also was 63 years old. As for attendance....Here! Been here for about 4 months, had 10 days of problems with my account but I think I have that situation resolved. To help you catch up, go to my profile and check the discussions I have started about the lawn mowing, gardening, my Girl Scout troop, my son in the military and life in general. Yes, I know it might mean a lot of reading for you so please do not feel that you have to respond to everything. I just think that might be the fastest way to catch up on my activities. I have been reading your discussions and rating them. I do not always respond because I don't have all the answers. LOL Also, you might look at the discussion that I did respond to that was about what I look like. In that discussion, you might be able to form a visual image of me. When it rains it pours, so I agree that we need to just take things one day at a time. I am glad you are back if even only for a short time.
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• United States
20 May 07
What's up? J
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
16 May 07
hi sunshinecup... i am here and it's glad to hear from you again after such a long time... i'm terribly sorry to hear that she had lupus now but i am glad that she had managed to fight her uterine cancer... i hope she will get better soon and it's nice to have you back here on mylot again...
• Philippines
16 May 07
hi! we're not actually friends here in mylot but im PRESENT!HEHE!:)
@RedRaven (39)
• India
16 May 07
Sorry to hear about your mom....Give her the best thats all i can say .Here's a short say for you when you feel u cannot fight anymore... 'No one will be on your side when you really have to fight a tough war.Its a real world and its not romantic when it becomes real but give it your best shot! atleast you will know that you did your best, wether you win or lost. it does not matter.You wont need people to convince you that it's not worth it or you deserve it cos you know what you have done and how much you are worth in her eyes cos you gave the best shot!'
• United States
16 May 07
Yeha I'm here for the first time in 5 months lol Anyways good to be back and earn money :)
@ainpat (280)
16 May 07
I'm here, but I hope your mom will live for a long time so you can be happy.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
16 May 07
It's nice to see you. I'm so glad your mother is did so well in her fight against cancer, but it's too bad to hear about the Lupus. I took a break from myLot too, and came back to find a lot of the people I used to see all the time had disappeared. It's starting to get interesting here again though. I like your new avatar by the way.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
16 May 07
Hey Sunshinecup! I have not run across you before but you seem like a neat person. It is great to have you back again. I am glad to hear your mother is doing well. Cancer is hard to deal with. My mother fought cancer 3 years ago and did the best she could. I admire her for hanging in there and fighting with what she could. I miss her everyday. I am sorry to hear about the Lupus though. Hang in there.
16 May 07
Its good to see you back sunshinecup, you have been missed. I am sorry to hear about your mum, but glad to hear she is doing well and they have diagnosed her illness. I have a friend with lupus and she gets by on a day to day basis. I have been here nearly everyday, I thinks its an excuse to avoid my studies.LOL
@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
15 May 07
hi there sunshinecup. i dont know you but i hope i am allowed to post here. fist i am sorry to hear that your mum has to go through such bad health. but its great to hear she won the fight against the cancer. she must be a strong woman. i enclose you and your family in my prayers and i hope your mum has many years left to be with you
@ukchriss (2103)
15 May 07
I'm here - not very often as I have been in hospital but I am ok and getting better. Sorry to hear about your mum please give her a big hug from me, :)