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25 Dec 2016 13:13

Hello everyone,

It isn't easy to say merry Christmas to you all when I know that many of you today won't be feeling very merry for so many different reasons. For some, the occasion will be a painful one and sadly some of you like @tiredmum ‍ may even have lost a loved one on Christmas day. I just wanted to let you know that you are very much in my thoughts today.

Perhaps we could all unite on this forum over the next few days and say a few nice words below to those who are feeling very sad at the moment. You may have someone specific in mind or you may just want to send a general message of love and support to those who are finding this day or this time of year particularly difficult.

A big hug to you all,

Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator


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25 Dec 2016 16:31 in response to Moderator Lucie

Thank you Lucie, hope you are having a nice day, and a big hug back to you and all the staff at Cancerchat.

As I have said elsewhere on the forum, my thoughts are very much with all those who are finding this a difficult time of year.  Whether they are ill themselves, or have a loved one who is ill, or are mourning the loss of a loved one recently or not so recently, I hope they will take some comfort in the fact that they are never alone and ALWAYS being thought of by many people on here who understand just what they are going through.

Thanks again, Lucie.

Hazel xx




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26 Dec 2016 03:45 in response to Moderator Lucie

Thank you Lucie,

I hope you have a great day as well. I want to thank everyone involved with the chat boards for helping me and many others in need of advice during this special time.

Thanks everyone.

Regards Ian.

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26 Dec 2016 12:33 in response to ianwoody

You're very welcome @ianwoody ‍ I am glad you have found the forum helpful and hope you had a great day too. 

Beautifully said @haze44 ‍ - your words truly echo my feelings and you've found the perfect words to express these. I hope you also had a good day. Best seasonal wishes also to you @sue56 ‍ 


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26 Dec 2016 22:48 in response to Moderator Lucie

Thanks for your kind and caring thoughts and words, it means so very much to me and those who don't find Christmas very easy.for me it was a very hard to try and put a brave face on infront of my three beautiful children, when I I just felt like screaming and crying, so I want to wish and say a very big thanks to all the cancer chat team who make this very special chat room possible and for all the love and support.

Merry Christmas


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26 Dec 2016 23:03 in response to Mylittlesunshine

I would just like to say thank you to everyone on here for being so supportive over the past few days, really dont know where I would have been without this forum xxx

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29 Dec 2016 10:29 in response to tiredmum

You're very welcome @Mylittlesunshine ‍ - a lot of the love and support also comes from our members who are there for one another and this is what makes our forum so special. How nice of you to put a brave face for your three little ones. I hope they had a magical day.

@tiredmum ‍ I hope you are coping as the last few days must have been difficult for you after suffering such a major loss on Christmas day. Today, I am also thinking of @Jenbo105 ‍ whose dad also passed away on Christmas eve. 

Love to you all,



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29 Dec 2016 16:20 in response to Moderator Lucie

Thanks Lucie for giving this thread 'legs'.  There are so many that find this time of year emotionally draining and lots of 'brave faces' will i am sure have been fixed in place as a coping mechanism.  It is nearly two years since I lost  hubby (3 Jan) and yet I found comfort both with my family and also the forum over the festive period.  My thanks go to all the hard working people who keep this forum running and also to all those who use it and are less alone because the forum exists.

Wish you and your family along with all those reading this a safe 2017. Jules


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29 Dec 2016 19:49 in response to Moderator Lucie

Thanks Lucie, for opening this topic. At this time of year, I would like to add my appreciation to you and all the staff at Cancer Chat, for making this forum possible for those of us dealing with cancer, either as one with it, or supporting a loved one with it. It is a sad time of year for members who have lost a loved one to cancer, and some just recently where that pain is still so raw. As I've said so many times before, this forum has been a God-send to me in the last number of years that I've been dealing with my own cancer, but also the loved ones I've lost from it, over the years. There is a lot of pain in the world from this terrible disease, but without the support of so many wonderful people here, it would be so much harder to cope with. I hope that the coming year brings some relief to my fellow forum members. I know that not all of us will get through it unscathed, but whatever the new year holds for us, at least we won't be going through it alone.

Thanks so much to everyone - the staff at Cancer Chat, and all the members who take the time to post supporting responses, and encouraging messages, many of whom are dealing with very challenging issues themselves. Sending love and hugs to everyone.


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3 Feb 2017 14:17 in response to LorraineD

Hi Lorraine,

I have been thinking of you and wondering how you are.

Sending hugs your way. X