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    Happy April Fool's Day!

    29 years ago today, I was given a diagnosis of breast cancer.

    I asked the doctor, "This isn't an April Fool's joke, is it?"

    (No, it wasn't!)

    But I had the last laugh..

    Turned out it had been caught before it started to spread. And after a mastectomy a month and a half later, I have been cancer-free ever since!

    Lucky, lucky, lucky me! I am thankful every day.

    Best wishes for an enjoyable April Fool's Day to all.

    Pat

    P.S., This message is not an April Fool's joke; this really happened .
    I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    That's wonderful, Pat. May you see many, many more years, cancer free.

    My "other mother" (she was the mother of my best friend from childhood, and like my own mother too), was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her 50's. She had a mastectomy, and went on to live (on her own and in her own home), to the ripe old age of 93. She was one feisty little lady - all 4'10" of her. I miss her...........

    And may you see 93 also, and perhaps beyond!
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Thank you, Ellie. And thanks for the story about your "other mother." What a wonderful and inspiring report!

    from me and the cats
    I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    A very happy day to you, Pat! And wishes for much continued good health
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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    Happy April Fool's Day to you, too! A friend of mine has this day as her birthday, as her mother needed to be induced, and this was the only date her father could get the day off to be with her mom for the birth!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Thank you, Elyse and Karen! And happy birthday to your friend, Karen.. that's funny how her birthday wound up being on this date rather than any other.

    Wishes for good health for you and all our friends, too.

    I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Wonderful news Phesina -- looks like you turned the wheels around. Wishing you many more happy years without problems.
    Asiel

    I've been frosted--- thank you Cassie'smom

    I've been Boo'd----

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    Way to go, Pat! You did it - you BEAT it!!! Wishing a very special friend many more happy and healthy years - you deserve it.
    FIND A PURPOSE IN LIFE.....BE A BAD EXAMPLE

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    Thank you, Asiel and Eileen!

    I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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