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The Worst Thing Today

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri September 20th, 2013, 7:17 pm

Fingers crossed the surgery goes Ok, glad the CA125 test was negative.
Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 21st, 2013, 7:34 pm

Sending good thoughts your way MLE!

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sat September 21st, 2013, 10:02 pm

Wishing you all the best Emily. I'll make a note for the 15th and send you extra special vibes then!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Tue September 24th, 2013, 10:16 pm

The third member of my family (not all of them blood relations of each other) has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Rare disease, my ass. Praying for the woman who will be widowed for a second time by this sunofabitch.

Oh, looky there. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. There you are, anger.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed September 25th, 2013, 6:15 pm

Sorry to hear that, Diane. I just did a lookup on that disease -- it sounds nasty.
Don't know him, but I'll throw up a prayer.
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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Wed September 25th, 2013, 11:35 pm

MLE, thank you so much. My mom and stepfather, "D", are taking it stoically, but I'm sick for mom having to go through this twice. D has been unwell for some time, and he is so sweet and so funny ... and so tired. My heart just breaks for both of them.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"



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---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers



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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Thu September 26th, 2013, 1:52 pm

I'm so sorry for both of you MLE and Diane. Just awful! Crossing fingers and toes and sending positive prayers your ways. The doggies give licks and tail wags as well!
Brenna

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu September 26th, 2013, 3:54 pm

Sorry to hear your news Diane, I looked it up too and it sounds a very cruel illness, as many are.
Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu September 26th, 2013, 4:19 pm

Hugs, Diane.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Lisa
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Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Postby Lisa » Fri September 27th, 2013, 9:32 am

I'm really sorry to hear that Diane, that's insanely bad luck for it to strike multiple times in the same family. It's a terrible disease, and one I'm particularly wary of – I have an increased risk of getting it myself due to chemotherapy involving bleomycin that I underwent several years ago. So I really feel for you and your family, I know it's doing no good at all but reading that just set me off and I'm with you on the anger part right now! Hopefully we can both try to turn that into something more positive.


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