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Dear Martha - thanks for the translation...I kept coming up with Love of Life or
something but then it didn't fit...they lost me with ROTFLOL....glad I'm now up
to date on the latest lingo...gracias mi amiga.  Cori.

mjt8 wrote:

> 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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