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BarbieGirl's picture
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Last reply 9/9/2014 - 4:56pm
Replies by: KyCyn

I don't come here anymore, but wanted to let all of Gia's friends know of her passing.  It was posted today on Facebook.  Heartbreaking....

~Lisa~

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=170815594

Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in an attractive & well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body totally used up & worn out, & screaming WOOHOOO, WHAT A RIDE!!

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Last reply 9/9/2014 - 4:54pm
Replies by: KyCyn, Jocelyn

It's been years since I've been around. Not even sure if there would be anyone who'd remember me. For anyone who might remember. Just a note to say I'm still kicking. And will always be grateful for the late night darkside chats and wicked humour that helped me through an incredibly tough time.

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Hello,

Last Thursday my father was taking to the ER for an ALOC (altered level of consciousness) a CT scan was done of his head and a tumor was found on his brain. The tumor was removed last Friday and was determined to be a metastatic melanoma tumor (stage IV). He came home from the hospital yesterday  6 days after brain surgery, and will be undergoing the cyberknife within the next 4 weeks. My mother just found out that his health insurance from his employer only covers $25,000.00 per year for medical care.My family is floored, how can an insurance policy be so minimal?

 My question is, are there any sources or foundations or organizations that help with cancer treatments? We live in California and at this point fear that the hospital will not do the cyberknife surgery.

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Last reply 8/18/2014 - 4:41am

There are some photos in my iphone and I have to transfer them to my pc for editing. So I synced my iphone to computer and open itunes. Normally the pictures will appear on itunes but this time the folder was empty! I really don't know what's going wrong! Could u pls help me...

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Last reply 8/4/2014 - 2:49am

I've bought a pdf format ebook and would like to quote some sections to make a word or PPT presentation for my teaching class, buy somehow I can only copy text but not the charts and photos which are the most important things. So how can I convert the pdf ebook to word or PPT document without changing the original layouts? Can Adobe do that? Or any other software?

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Camila Navarro's picture
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Last reply 7/15/2014 - 11:54am
Replies by: Julie in SoCal

My mom have been diagnosed with a stage III melanoma in march.

Also, I have a grandma with senil dementia, and take a lot of me to take care of her (help with higiene, change diapers, medicines...).

My father e mother have not a good relationship, so sometimes they fight.

I think I may be on depression and always ask my boyfriend (that happens to be in USA, and I'm in brazil) for help.. and my friends too..

Yesterday I fought with my boyfriend because he said I'm always complaining and doing nothing and also my friends said that.

I am very happy for finding this forum, cause here there are people that have the same problem and can understand me...

Mother have a stage III melanoma

 

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Is there a way to edit or delete a post you have already published? 

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jag's picture
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Last reply 5/15/2014 - 12:01am

Hope you feel better!

Sorry I couldn't figure out the image thing either.

This one is called "Pumpkin doing what he does best.

 

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Last reply 5/5/2014 - 4:28am
Replies by: Eehgads

Hi all

 

Wonder if anyone here remembers me.Would be nice to catch up with old friends.Michelle..Barbiegirl..Stan N

Becky H.Adreienne...and any one else still around.Im on facebook.Ian Mutch...dressed in my firekit next to my truck

 

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Shaggy 's picture
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Last reply 4/15/2014 - 6:10pm

Its been a while since ive been on here.Times have changed and a lot more people onhere I dont know.ive been on here as a poster and chatter on the odd occasion for the past 10 years or so.Some of my friends are sadly no longer here.I was stage 3 MM back in 1995...here we are in 2012 and im still writing random posts.Coming from England....many of my American friends couldnt understand a word of what i was saying....but it keeps you guessing.If any of my old mates are around....dont be scared of saying hello....any new mates...be very afraid...lol

 

stay lucky people....and let me know if your still alive

 

Shaggy AKA Ian...the mad firefighter from England

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Well 6 years NED now, and I am actually annoyed by having 2 basal cells removed from my neck.  They are both on the left side of my neck(car drivers side) and so I am curious as to the actual rules on window tinting vs sunscreen.  From what I've gathered so far, it doesn't matter how much windows are tinted as long as they have a plastic film.  Is there any specific film that is best to use? if so, does it matter how dark the tinting is?

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