Merry Christmas....way to hang tough from oudave

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Merry Christmas....way to hang tough from oudave

by Oudave83 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 02:05 PM

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I have been away from this site from sometime...4.5 years. Neck dissection.....just had neuromodulation for neck dissection etc pain..... I come from those who battled the little c since 2008. Amazing friends like tri Steve. Chris and countless others.... I have beaten the little c so far and will never will be the same....a spectacular journey I didn't volunteer to take but better for it just the same.... Like you, I have stared at the walls at 300am.....I have wrestled the little c and constantly fought the temptation not to allow the little c to transform into the big c and consume my life.... I have never adequately expressed my love and deep admiration for my caregivers... ...sine the past 4 years I have buried friends encouraged those newly diagnosed and fought, like you, to find some semblance of balance in life...fighting little c one day ata time with grace sufficient for the fight.... ...this site was instrumental in the support needed to continue the fight..... ....this will be the 4th time i have awaited the birth of a baby on dec 25th since 2008. ..that baby and his parents was born into an uncertain and world filled with similar fears and anxieties that we face as cancer warriors...... ....we will never be bullied bu the little c others call cancer with a big C.....I refuse and my class...my friends..my heroes since 2008 are now veteran warriors... ...for you new head and neck warriors take comfort peace and joy that a baby came to guide you throughout your cancer journey...take faith and trust you are never alone....take faith hope and joy that cancer technologies improve and we continue to win a battle one day at a time.... Take comfort peace and pride that as a cancer warrior you have purpose...u are not a forgotten cancer warrior during these holidays and despite our particular religions there is a God of the universe that loves you and will hold your hand at 300am in the morning as well as on your best and worst days.... Merry Christmas fellow warriors...I have never been prouder than when I consider myself a head and neck warrior like each od you... And for our caregivers we love you more than we can express and forgive us for our inability to express the deaths of of our love and appreciation..... One day at a time fellow warriors....do not allow the little c others call cancer with a Big C ever steal the joy peace and love of this holiday season..... My deepest respect and regard my fellow warriors, Oudave out

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by mtkjohn1 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 04:19 PM

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all my love and Prayers to you and ALL Who read this

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY HEW YEAR

MTK JOHN

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by ErthWlkr on Fri Dec 21, 2012 06:01 PM

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You were highly missed Dave - you were one of the ones that spurred me on when I was a raw recruit to the battle.

Hope that you'll always place those well timed words here on the forums - they're looked for often.

Onward we go - blessings to you al thru this holiday gateway and into the new year!

- Jeff

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by beatingcancer on Fri Dec 21, 2012 09:48 PM

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Dave, it's sooo good to hear from you again and to know that you are doing well!! Your notes have always been full of care and encouragment to all that read them. May you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. You know our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is ALWAYS faithful and His mercies endure forever!! As you already know, the challenge is not with cancer, but learning to completely trust in the Savior God with all our whole life, here on this earth and with our eternity. 

 MERRY CHRISTMAS to you Dave and may you continue in the love and strength through Christ, the King above all kings and Lord over all.

May you feel His perfect peace always, Lynn

 

 

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by Oudave83 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 09:50 PM

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On Dec 21, 2012 6:01 PM ErthWlkr wrote:

You were highly missed Dave - you were one of the ones that spurred me on when I was a raw recruit to the battle.

Hope that you'll always place those well timed words here on the forums - they're looked for often.

Onward we go - blessings to you al thru this holiday gateway and into the new year!

- Jeff

So cooool to hear from you Jeff.....happy holidays...now ya gotta get those jets into gear...guess oldies like us r proof positive each year of the 5 years can go by relatively quickly even though the days hours and sometimes minutes-waiting for test results-can go by painfully slow..... My browns r toast again...and like me my celts may be getting a bit too old...dd out.... What does one do to celebrate the 12-21-12 non-end of the world......??? Eye thinketh chocolate must be on any bucket list.....super size me Hershey...Reese...etc Oudave83

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by bruce63 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:17 PM

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I brightens my day to see oudave83 on line. I often recall the support from you when so needed. My torch has been lit by yours. I will continue to support others who have found the little c in their lives. Because of you and so many others here i have traveled through patient to survivor to caregiver.

Happy holidays to all

 

 

BRUCE63

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by Oudave83 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:17 PM

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On Dec 21, 2012 9:48 PM beatingcancer wrote:

Dave, it's sooo good to hear from you again and to know that you are doing well!! Your notes have always been full of care and encouragment to all that read them. May you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. You know our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is ALWAYS faithful and His mercies endure forever!! As you already know, the challenge is not with cancer, but learning to completely trust in the Savior God with all our whole life, here on this earth and with our eternity. 

 MERRY CHRISTMAS to you Dave and may you continue in the love and strength through Christ, the King above all kings and Lord over all.

May you feel His perfect peace always, Lynn

 

 

Thank u for your kind words..so nice to hear frm you....trust is critical.....learning to do everything we can with due diligence and courage and then handing over all of our cares anxieties and worries to a loving personal God who cares for each of us personally and holds us precious in God's sight....takes allot of faith and daily practice for each of us patient and caregiving warriors...Oudave83

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by PopPop on Sat Dec 22, 2012 01:08 AM

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Oudave83,

Good to see you posting again, Outstanding....

My Best to You and Everyone Here

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by Broken on Sat Dec 22, 2012 05:05 AM

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Have Missed You Oudave:

Oh how I have missed your postings.  In my quest for all the answers as I tried to heal from my loss & regain who I was after LOOSING MY DEAR LOVING HUSBAND your assurance of this unknown for me has stuck with me all this time.  My doubts from time to time still surface & then I remember how he worried if he'd done all God had intended him to do & I worried if I'd done all I should have done as a loving wife in our 43 years of marriage to deserve his unconditional love & support.  As the years fast forward, I find myself slidding down that road of doubt once & over.  Beginning to rumble once again over all that stuff.  I count his passing by Birthdays , Thanksgivings, Christmas' that have totally evaded me because I put up that old shield that protects me from the memories.  Then comes the anniversaries.    I read and read your post, still trying to make sense of it all.  Your Graditude List I've almost memorized with everyone's post included.  How can I be so grateful for so much but still be so darn heartbroken over what is no longer in my possession to feel, touch & hold?????  As a somewhat well human-being on this earth I at times feel so trapped in this world forever over the little or big "c".  I am so very crippled but well all in one.  I've concluded that my dear love was truly stronger than I & I'm not ashamed to admit it. 

My heart runneth over with the deepest respect & regard for each of you.  I know as I walk through this cyber valley of life, we all speak the same language.  Each ones true commitment & unconditional guidance doesn't even have to be spoken.  We feel it in our hearts with each key stroke typed. 

Thank you Oudave for your commitment to us all.  Your unconditional guidance no matter had crazy we sounded with dispair (I know I was a basket case).  It is all etched in my memory forever & value worth more than anything in this world.  

"Thank You Lord" for this & every day inwhich you will guide us through this journey to a brighter day ahead.

Merry Christmas To All Our Fellow Warriors.

Broken

 

 

 

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by Slowlane on Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:28 PM

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Welcome back brother, we missed you. Slowlane

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