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Victoria
Sunday, December 17, 2006, 6:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I was hoping for smiles from everyone, and never knew I would get Isa's song as well!  Thanks dear lady!  

We all give and share our successes and fears, inspirations and reachings out for support and our smiles, hugs, songs and encouragement.  Friends are friends . . around the world, when our hearts are open and our intentions are friendly!  

I'll admit that every year when it is time for my check-up, I do get stressed and nervous.  Each year, I am less impacted by the fear, and I am reminding myself to not get stuck in the past.  Old traumatic events do not need to be hauled around around with us, year after year, re-creating fear and dread, and possibly triggering future illness.  This is one of the countless things I learned from illness, to keep my attention and energy focused in the present, where I really am.  This is where our only power is . . right now.  

If we really look at fear, it is a fantasy that pulls us out of Present Time into the unknown future, based upon a past that no longer exists.



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion

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Sunday, December 17, 2006, 8:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Victoria,
Wonderful news...!  It seems like the critical time for cancer survivors is seven years, but with your new focus, that should not be a problem!  I like the "Focus on today" mentality.    

The fatigue protocol is superb... The closer I get to the recommended portion recommendations and only super/beneficials, the better I feel.  I have determined that I need to really limit or eliminate grains to keep inflamation under control.


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Sunday, December 17, 2006, 8:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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ya welcome lady Victoria ....and yessss you are very right in your constat....about fears, that's why
I like to stay for observations, because I know No:5 works almost best when getting a bit fear in his head ..... but then I've got sometimes the remark...instead of being the observer...who will live my life then .....hmmm   and yes here also it's true...try to stay in that most important moment of your life...it's alltimes the same...the now......
ouch remebers me a bit of Azzap's word sorry shouldn't be similar to a plagiat

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Alia Vo
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Thank you for posting your personal story, Victoria.  This is the first time I have heard your whole story told.

Congratulations on the marvelous results in your much improved health regarding breast cancer: physical, mental, and emotional.

Looking after one's own body and personal health does take concerted effort, work, and discipline; but the rewards of energy and well-being are important end results.

Alia


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Victoria, I'm SO glad to hear of the great news of your 4 year check-up!  You are always on these forums giving and giving of yourself and I, for one, am truly thankful for you. I have learned so much from you posts.  Your outlook is one to envied.  I am praying that you'll have continued progress with your health as you share your BTD journey with us.  
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared and success achieved." -Helen Keller
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Quoted from Mare_eo

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared and success achieved." -Helen Keller


Thank you for all your sweet words and prayers!  

I said many times during my illness that if I survived it, I would consider it the best thing that had ever happened to me.

This doesn't mean that I love suffering by any means!  But as I endured what I went through, I noticed that I was developing strength of character, patience, compassion and wisdom.  These are all qualities that I have always placed a very high value on, but one can't make them appear.  They seem to be forged, like coal turning into diamonds, from intense fire and pressure.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
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Victoria, you are the embodiment of your name! I've said it once and I'll say it again, for me you have been a guide all along, a torch in the dark. Your integrity, your seriousness, supported by your God gift eloquence, do shine for me like a diamond.

Cheers,
Yael


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Victoria
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Oh my, you are so sweet!  Thank you Yael.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
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ion
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Hey!!! " Good fairy of my morning smoothie "


I am very pleeeeased to hear your news.
Yael has right. Your name it is you.
Winning the battle with illnesses is not just a personal thing.
It helps the race to develop. Good for you Victoria.
The biggest smile of my heart reached you through the window you've opened to life. Bow to you with my palms kept together.
Ones you wrote: there is a crack in everything
                         that's how light gets in. (favorite poems thread)
May the light always be on you Victoria.
All my love. Ion


PEACE
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Congratulations Victoria. Here's to many happy and healthy days ahead! You took a life or death situation and chose life--vibrant, healthy life too. Well done! *gentle hug*


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Thank you for the summary, for sharing so much, and for all your helpful posts along the way!
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Victoria
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Quoted from ion_amygdalou

Winning the battle with illnesses is not just a personal thing.
It helps the race to develop.


Happy Smoothie to you, dear Ion!!  

I like this attitude very much!  Whenever we are blessed with anything . . healing and good health, prosperity, love, talents, inspiration . . it needs to be shared.  In that way, we are spreading the seeds of well-being around the world, and a happy world benefits us all, and comes back to the sower of the seeds.

Thank you all for the smiles and for rejoicing with me.  I feel the same about you all, whenever I read a success or some hope, or a new start on life after a hard time, I am so happy that things are going well somewhere in this world.  The world is getting smaller, and the network of friends is becoming more accessible through the internet.  This is one excuse for being a geek!  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
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Don
Monday, December 18, 2006, 7:02pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Victoria, Thank you for sharing your story and your current thoughts and attitudes about health and life. You are inspiring.


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Victoria
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So are you, Don!  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
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Victoria, I just read this post and was so touched! Your story is important, and sharing it is a gift! I am so inspired by all your posts, and now I understand why they are so inspirational and so wise, the wisdom gained through difficult experience is paid for in full and is so, so real. Blessings and celebration to you,  jayney-0
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