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Dear Cori,

When we first got the computer, my son wanted to go in a chat room.  I was
nervous about this, but I said OK; I'll type and you tell me what to write.
There were so many abbeviations, marks; and in the AOL kids chat, some of
the most inane attempts at conversation I've ever seen.  Anyhow, the two you
mentioned, I have learned; they are "laughing out loud," and "rolling on the
floor, laughing out loud."

Your Friend,

Martha
-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Scott Harth <charth@bellsouth.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Monday, February 22, 1999 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Questions


>Dear Kathy - I'm so glad....and yes my native tongue is Spanish - I studied
>English at school  not just a couple of hours a week though - it was a
bilingual
>school so we did all the subject twice - half day in English and half day
in
>Spanish !! My siblings and I weren't thrilled at the time since so many
kids
>only went to school half a day...but we sure appreciate what our Dad did
for us
>now that we are adults.  English opened many doors for all of us and we are
>grateful to him for his persistence. Love to hear from you. Cori.
>
>PS - this sounds really dumb after all this time but I see it all the time
and
>have no clue what they mean  ...what does LOL   and ROTFOL (I think) stand
for
>???I've been meaning to ask but kept forgetting.  Thanks.
>
>jerry corrigan wrote:
>
>> Dear Cori:  You misunderstand, dear.  I wasn't offended at all, and you
>> certainly don't owe me any kind of apology.  I just felt a little
inferior
>> there for a few minutes, knowing I wasn't able to deal with my cancer
>> without drugs.  You are fortunate that you have been able to!  This is
your
>> second language?  Wow!  I don't have a second language!  I'm sure you've
>> read the extent of my Spanish!  LOL  Oh, and I also know how to say
"potato"
>> in German.  Cartofal.  It never comes up for some reason!  LOL  Don't
worry
>> about this, Cori.  I wasn't in the least offended.  Love, Kathy
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Stuart Scott Harth <charth@bellsouth.net>
>> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>> Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 10:50 AM
>> Subject: Re: [MOL] Questions
>>
>> >Dear Kathy C.
>> >Well it has become very obvious to me that the perception regarding what
I
>> said
>> >did not come out as I intended it to....so firstly, I will take my 20
licks
>> with
>> >a wet noodle...then clarify to you too, Kathy, that in my posting to
Carla
>> I was
>> >attempting to express just how fortunate I was for some reason....I at
no
>> time
>> >meant to imply that I was against pills, nor felt they were not
necessary,
>> in
>> >fact I know without a doubt that they are vital and crucial to many...it
>> was
>> >simply meant as a statement of gratitude and feeling extremely blessed
and
>> in
>> >now way was it intended to make anyone feel foolish. So please accept my
>> humble
>> >apologies all those who took offence at the manner it which the
statement
>> >apparently was taken.  It was totally unintentional...plus an error in
send
>> >versus receive.
>> >If I may additionally offer something in the way of atonement...please
>> >understand that I am from Argentina and English is a second language to
me,
>> not
>> >my native tongue, so sometimes the way I express myself does not convey
the
>> true
>> >intent of what I am attempting to communicate.  So, please all you
molers
>> who
>> >felt in any way I was being critical of pill-taking in any form, I have
>> been
>> >duly chastised...and apologize profusely for the misinterpretation.
>> Thanks.
>> >Love. Cori.
>> >
>> >jerry corrigan wrote:
>> >
>> >> Dear Martha:  Thank you for saying that.  Not all of us have the inner
>> >> strength necessary to battle this disease alone. I was feeling
somewhat
>> >> foolish about touting all the lovely pills I was given during my
>> treatment!
>> >> LOL  The helped me immensely, and like I told you before, I still take
>> the
>> >> antidepressants.  I'm sort of a nervous Nellie, and they keep me
"leveled
>> >> out."  My mom went through a serious clinical depression about four
years
>> >> ago, and the doctors were considering shock treatment for her. Thank
>> >> goodness they didn't do it -- the very idea horrified me!  She came
out
>> of
>> >> it, and she's doing very well now.  I think it is a chemical, as well
as
>> an
>> >> emotional, or psychological, thing.  How are you feeling today, by the
>> way?
>> >> Hope you get my message!  Love, Kathy
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: mjt8 <mjt8@ix.netcom.com>
>> >> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>> >> Cc: mjt8 <mjt8@ix.netcom.com>
>> >> Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 10:24 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: [MOL] Questions
>> >>
>> >> >Dear Cori,
>> >> >
>> >> >I used to think that way too--that taking pills was a sign that one
did
>> not
>> >> >have the inner strength, resources, faith, etc.  My mom was a
>> psychiatric
>> >> >social worker and worked at one of the finest hospitals in the NY
area.
>> I
>> >> >remember even talking to her  about shock treatment.  I think she had
>> >> >foolishly let me, my sister and a friend go see a movie called shock
>> >> >treatment; it scared the heck out of me.  I would always say, ma, how
>> could
>> >> >that be good for anyone?  For some reason, I never mentioned the
movie;
>> she
>> >> >would have laughed.  But she would always say, sometimes it's just
what
>> >> >someone needs.
>> >> >
>> >> >Well, getting away from the shock treatment, sometimes people need
>> >> >antidepressants for some period of their lives for biochemical
reasons.
>> >> >Sometimes, and I suspect it's true for many on this list, they take
them
>> >> >because they live, in what could only be compared to an almost
constant
>> >> >state of post-traumatic shock.
>> >> >
>> >> >Sometimes, we get older and need a cane to walk up the hill towards
>> home.
>> >> >What's important is not how we get home to our families and loved
ones
>> who
>> >> >need us, it's that we get there.
>> >> >
>> >> >I hope you don't take offense; because none is intended.
>> >> >
>> >> >Love and Hugs,
>> >> >
>> >> >Martha
>> >> >-----Original Message-----
>> >> >From: Joicy Becker-Richards <joicy@erols.com>
>> >> >To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>> >> >Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 6:45 AM
>> >> >Subject: Re: [MOL] Questions
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >>Dear Cori, sounds like we share a lot in common, with the central
thing
>> >> >>being a strong faith. In my own cancer journey, God has managed to
>> bless
>> >> >>me in amazing ways, just as you mention. I look forward to some good
>> >> >>visits ahead! Love, joicy
>> >> >>
>> >> >>Stuart Scott Harth wrote:
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Dear Joicy - the feeling is mutual...thanks for the kind
words....I
>> feel
>> >> >extremely
>> >> >>> blessed, particularly when I read others' posts about depression
and
>> >> >sadness and
>> >> >>> anger, because for some reason, God has truly blessed me with
either
>> the
>> >> >inner
>> >> >>> resources, or the strength or the faith to travel this cancering
>> journey
>> >> >without
>> >> >>> needing pills...I can't begin to desribe to you why, nor do I
attempt
>> to
>> >> >analyze it -
>> >> >>> and it's not denial - just an inner peace which keeps my spirits
high
>> >> and
>> >> >my attitude
>> >> >>> positive.  I thank Him every day for "recharging my batteries" so
to
>> >> >speak....I love
>> >> >>> life. I thank Him humbly for the quality of life I continue to
enjoy
>> >> >despite all the
>> >> >>> grim medical prognosis. And I thank Him even more for blessing me
>> with
>> >> >the love that
>> >> >>> surrounds me wherever I turn - I know He lead me to the molers
too -
>> you
>> >> >are all such
>> >> >>> beautiful people and newbie that I am,  I feel blessed to be a
part
>> of
>> >> >this
>> >> >>> wonderful  group....Love. Cori.
>> >> >>>
>> >>
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