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How do you stay strong when your best friend, mentor, hero is going through cancer? She is so weak.


My friend three days before new years day was told she has cancer. She had been in hospital for a month then sent to a nursing home for a month because it was close to Baltimore University Hospital so she could get her radiation treatments. Marylou made it threw the radiation but now is going threw Kemo treatments and yes I probably spelled it wrong. I have been here with her in Maryland helping her for 2 weeks now . I am watching her struggle as I am the one giving her kemo pills that are zapping her away from me. She let go with no vidal signs at the Doctors office today. She is ok now.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Thanks a lot Sidkemp. I will practice all your encouraging thoughts. Last night while marylou was in hospital I had the most wonderful whirlpool bath. I understand now how important the me is. Until last night I was forgetting me. Take Care yourself.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Thank you Bobbi for your encouraging words and your prayers. God bless you for your strength for your sister. I am a baby with these kind of things also.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Thanks a lot vocalcoach. I was putting myself down for crying but no more . You have helped me realize I am doing a good job.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Seems our friends got sick at the same time. You helped me by sharing your story thank you lies15858. God Bless you and your friend, You are in my prayers.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    I am doing my best to be strong but last night after she went into the hospital again I lost it and that is why I asked for help and I thankyou Stacie for your help and everyone else's help to keep me strong is amazing. I can do this!

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    I agree with you lone77star it is poison. It is taking it's toll on her but the treatments are almost over. But you are also right as we almost lost her twice and she has come back to us. Thank you for your wisdom on the child of God. I believe that.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Thank you for your encouraging words ChitrangadaSharan. I continually pray and trust in God.

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    Linda Bilyeu (Sunshine625) 3 years ago

    I'm sorry that you and your friend are having to deal with cancer. I appreciate you sharing your journey with us. I've been on the journey for many years with my mom and now husband...this hub helped me cope a bit. Thank you for the nudge.


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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    What a great story. Thank you pstraubie48. I will be reading a lot of these answers over and over. I so appreciate you sending the angels. I also believe in angels. You are worthy.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    One moment at a time is good. I like that. Thank you delaneyworld for your help and your prayers along with everyone else's prayers are very much appreciated. You guys are the best! Thank you!

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    I bet he was a great Hero and a great friend . Thank you lordraven2000 for sharing this with me. God bless you. This is the hardest thing I have ever done and I understand your feelings more than you know.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    You had a strong friendship with your friend just like I do. Things are good today and we shared breakfast and coffee this morning. Thank you cre8ivOne. It is great when Marylou can eat anything. I loved your encouraging words.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Thank you Cat on a soap box. I like your name and am grateful you wrote in to advise me.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Wow thank you PJ Stuart. I appreciate all your kindness and prayers. I love hang tough and believe.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Thank you ramkimeena. I do not want to be pittied but your words are comforting and I relate closely to their message. I will keep your thoughts close in my mind. I appreciate all the time everyone spent to help me today to feel hope, strength.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    You have helped Kris and your advice is understood. I will work on your suggestion. Thank you.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Thank you Alaina. I think Marylou is going through it stronger than me and I am hoping for the best. Sorry you went through it and it fell apart. I feel good I was in a position to be able to come and be here with marylou.


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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    Awesome I will. Thank you Globetrekkermel. Thank you Hubbers for your much needed support. You have made me understand my strength for Marylou.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    I believe in miracles and I agree with you devisree God will cure my friend. I trust in God.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    shivanchirakkal10 Thank you so much for sharing your story and giving me hope. Your story is similar to what I am going through. Marylou is back home now and getting stronger. She is still taking chemo pills and I sit near her all the time.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    We have been reminising about her family and about our travels together. Marylou likes that you are right. Thank you for your help Vickiw.

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    Susan Britton (suzzycue) 3 years ago

    OH I needed to hear this this morning. I was slipping thanks a lot padmendra

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