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RE: [MOL] Kathy C



Kathy:  What year did you marry your last husband?  Curious June

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Barham, Dusti # IHTUL [SMTP:Dusti.Barham@tulsa.cistech.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 03, 1999 3:32 PM
> To:	'mol-cancer@lists.meds.com'
> Subject:	[MOL] Kathy C
> 
> Kathy,
> 
> Your ex-husband never deserved you in the first place.  You sound like
> you
> have come along way baby.  I admire your spirit.
> 
> Dusti
> 
> > ----------
> > From: 	Kathy Corrigan[SMTP:kcorrigan@chgw.com]
> > Reply To: 	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > Sent: 	Wednesday, November 03, 1999 2:18 PM
> > To: 	'mol-cancer@lists.meds.com'
> > Subject: 	RE: [MOL] Thanks Dusti
> > 
> > Dear Andrea:  My name is Kathy Corrigan, and I am a two year small
> cell
> > lung
> > cancer survivor.  I don't get online much anymore, as life has
> become a
> > little more complicated for me than it was -- all in a good way.  I
> do
> > agree
> > with you, though.  This disease HAS hurt so many good people!  On
> the
> > other
> > hand, it has brought many good people together, and has added
> strength and
> > a
> > new dimension to many lives.  I hope this makes some sense to you.
> Before
> > I
> > became ill, I was in sort of a coccoon.  I was unhappy in my
> marriage, but
> > not willing to move -- to do anything about it.  I was sort of
> plodding
> > along, not really dealing with anything, and not really living at
> all.
> > When
> > I received the diagnosis -- which was fairly grim -- I sunk into a
> deep
> > depression initially.  Not only that, but the chemo made me horribly
> sick
> > --
> > worse than anything I had ever imagined.  Strangely, though, after
> about
> > two
> > chemo treatments, things began to change.  I was still very sick,
> but
> > somehow I knew I was going to get well -- I just knew it -- and I
> made up
> > my
> > mind that I wasn't going to waste any more of my life -- ever
> again!!!  My
> > husband was unfaithful to me during my treatments.  I guess he
> didn't
> > appreciate a bald wife.  He also drank to excess -- constantly.
> > Eventually,
> > I caught him in the "act," and booted him out.  We're divorced now
> and my
> > younger brother lives with me in my sweet, little house with all my
> > neurotic
> > pets, plants, antiques, etc.  I love my life now.  I appreciate my
> > friends.
> > My family is even dearer to me than before, and life is certainly
> more
> > precious.  I have also fallen in love for the first time in over
> thirty
> > years.  I'm in my mid-fifties, but I'm not ready to cash it in --
> not yet.
> > I feel great physically, even though I had a double bypass in June
> -- the
> > result of radiation burns.  I recovered from that very quickly.  I
> work
> > full
> > time as a paralegal in a law firm, and I love my job.  Life is good.
> The
> > bad stuff will pass -- I promise you!  If I can do anything at all
> to help
> > you through your treatment, please let me know.  I understand -- all
> of
> > it.
> > Your friend, Kathy in Boise
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > [mailto:owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com]On Behalf Of Barham, Dusti #
> > IHTUL
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 12:52 PM
> > To: 'mol-cancer@lists.meds.com'
> > Subject: RE: [MOL] Thanks Dusti
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks Andrea, that was a nice letter.  I also wanted to say that
> before
> > all
> > of this, I don't think I was a 'deeply' religious person either.
> I've
> > read
> > that God uses 'suffering' as a way to pull people back to him and
> maybe
> > that's what happened to me.  Anyway, I hope you continue to stay on
> this
> > forum for a while and hopefully we can deal with all of this
> together.
> > 
> > Regards
> > 
> > Dusti
> > 
> > > ----------
> > > From: 	Andrea Deschenes[SMTP:andreadeschenes@hotmail.com]
> > > Reply To: 	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > Sent: 	Wednesday, November 03, 1999 1:25 PM
> > > To: 	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > Subject: 	Re: [MOL] Thanks Dusti
> > > 
> > > Dusti,
> > > 
> > > Thanks for telling me your story.  I do feel alone all the time
> but I
> > > agree 
> > > with you--this forum really does help.  At first when I started
> reading
> > > all 
> > > theses stories (of others just like me) trying to cope, I would
> cry.  I
> > > felt 
> > > so bad that this disease has hurt so many people.  Now, I find I
> still
> > > well 
> > > up with tears, however, I learn from the things being shared.
> > > 
> > > I love that people here are not just "other people" but friends
> who
> > offer 
> > > support.  I greatly appreciate yours.
> > > 
> > > I wanted to tell you that I too, have started praying.  I'm not a
> deeply
> > 
> > > religious person, but I know someone is up there looking down upon
> me.
> > > 
> > > I hope things are not too rough for you at home (with such a full
> > house), 
> > > and I wish you all the luck.
> > > 
> > > Thanks again and take care,
> > > Andrea
> > > 
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