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Lily H
08-04-2011, 06:42 PM
Hello Everyone,

I'm at work and not supposed to be logged into this site, but what the heck, they can't fire me. I received an email from Pootie's friend this morning. Pootie is very sick with pneumonia, in addition to the other medical problems she's been dealing with. I'm very sad to say this latest infection might be too much for her in her weakened condition. Please think positive thoughts and keep her in your prayers and hope for a speedy recovery. I will let you know if I get more news. Thank you.

08-04-2011, 09:06 PM
Praying for the beautiful Pootie...Sending you love for all the lives you've touched. :)

08-04-2011, 09:06 PM
Very sad news. Thanks for letting us know.

08-04-2011, 09:47 PM
I've been worrying about her since I read your conversation in Chat the other night. I keep her in my prayers and I will say extras. I'm so sorry to hear this.

08-04-2011, 11:16 PM
D, my thoughts and prayers are for you, forever your friend, j

08-05-2011, 05:39 AM
Donna, you are in my prayers and thoughts always, even though I do not come to this site much anymore. Lily, keep us posted.

Lily H
08-05-2011, 07:31 PM
Good Morning Everyone,
I got another email from Donna's friend Lucie this morning. Donna slept peacefully through the night. In fact, she was so still that her sister was afraid that she had gone into a coma, so she poked her gently with a pin. She didn't awaken, but she said ouch and cursed. That's our girl. LOL! Right now her color is better, and she is breathing much better without that horrible rattling sound. All of this is a hopeful sign that she will recover from this latest infection. Lucie will print out this forum and read it to her when she wakes up. Now she is sleeping, and that is the best thing for her. Thank you all for your good thoughts and your prayers.

08-05-2011, 07:40 PM
I pray for Pootie to be comfortable and pain-free.

08-05-2011, 07:42 PM
I haven't had a chance to get to know you yet, but I can tell from the website that you have touched a lot of lives here, and I add my thoughts and prayers to those of your other friends.

08-05-2011, 09:45 PM

So many of us are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery from this latest setback.

You've touched my own life with your kind and thoughtful words and your always-positive outlook, and you're always there for even the newest members.....no matter if you've written the same advice many times before.

We all miss you and we're waiting for your return!

Warm thoughts,


08-06-2011, 03:43 AM
Dear Donna,

You are in my thoughts and in my heart. I wish the best for you.

The Countess

Lily H
08-06-2011, 05:34 AM
Hello Cryptogrammers,

Some good news. I received another email from Lucie, and Donna added a few lines of her own despite Lucie's displeasure that she wouldn't go immediately back to bed. She complained that mean people poked her with pins while she was trying to sleep last night. She actually said a bit more, but I don't want Stephen to censor my post. LOL! Even being gravely ill, she has not lost her wonderful sense of humor. She wants to thank all of you nice people for your kind get well wishes and your prayers. I hope she will be back soon to thank you personally, but for now, she just needs to get lots of rest.

08-06-2011, 09:01 AM
I'm sure we're all thankful that Donna is improving.....and remaining her undaunted, wonderful self. We still need to keep up those thoughts and prayers, folks.

08-07-2011, 04:21 AM
Hi, thank you all so very much for your wonderfully kind words and thoughts and prayers.

I appreciate your support so very much.

Lily, thank you. :)

08-07-2011, 08:31 AM
What a happy surprise, I was just checking in before I go to bed. I'm so happy that you feel well enough to post. You are in my thoughts and prayers, all the time.

08-07-2011, 09:32 PM
Thank you Abra. I appreciate all your support and prayers.

08-09-2011, 06:56 PM
I rarely get here these days but I am thinking of you and hope you are feeling better. Meow thump! And big hugs.:D

08-09-2011, 08:56 PM
Hey Meow Thump kiddo. Im doing okay. Tired but ok.
Miss you. Drop by more if you can.

09-02-2011, 06:31 PM
I have an update on whats been happening.

Im just going to copy an email I sent to Lily and some friends.
Forgive me if its upsetting to any or offensive or disturbing.
Its my life at the present time, I found this out not two hours ago.
So to say Im a bit freaked is putting it mildly.

Metastatic brain tumors are the most common type of tumor found in the brain
Grade III: The malignant tissue has cells that look very different from normal cells. The abnormal cells are actively growing.
These abnormal-appearing cells are termed anaplastic. meaning the cells have the ability to grow abnormally.
Metastatic brain tumors are made of cancerous cells that spread through the bloodstream from a tumor located elsewhere in the body.
Brain blood flow usually determines where the metastatic cancer cells will lodge in the brain. Unfortunately,
the majority of metastatic brain tumors occur at more than one site in the brain tissue.(No shit)
Some symptoms are caused by swelling in the brain primarily caused by the tumor or its surrounding inflammation.
The symptoms are caused by the tumor pressing on or encroaching on other parts of the brain and keeping them from functioning normally.
Headache, weakness clumsiness difficulty walking, seizures, altered mental status: changes in concentration, memory, attention, or alertness nausea, vomiting: especially early in the morning abnormalities in vision (for example, double vision, loss of peripheral vision loss of vision in one or both eyes leading to blindness, difficulty with speech, gradual changes in intellectual or emotional capacity.)
The most widely used technique for obtaining a biopsy is a surgical procedure called a craniotomy. The skull is opened, usually with the intention of removing the whole tumor if possible. A biopsy is then taken from the tumor. <<NOT going to happen.
I have three apparently. Ranging in size, which also is a very important deal to head docs, from a pea to a walnut. Food metaphors to describe brain tumours ffs.

how am i?
not good

im sorry. i wish i had something good to say.
im in numbsville right now

09-02-2011, 07:11 PM
D, my thoughts, my prayers, my God, consider me in numbsville too, i know you were not an evil person to have all this thrust upon you, but you are a strong woman to have made it this far with all the setbacks you have had. stay positive, stay strong, stay with us as long as you can, i will continue to pray for you and i ask all the members on this site to do the same. who luvs you frankie- i do, forever your friend, j

Lily H
09-02-2011, 08:00 PM
Dear Donna,
I got your email, and I am in total shock, so I can only imagine how you must be feeling right now, hon. You have been a tower of strength through all of the illnesses that have plagued you. I truly admire your courage. Remember that you will always be my bff no matter what happens, and I am honored that you consider me your friend. My thoughts and my prayers, as well as those of all your friends on this site, are with you constantly.
Love and hugs,

09-03-2011, 05:03 AM
Dear Pootie,
My heart just breaks for what is happening to you, and I wish that I could just give you a big hug right now. We will ALL have to face our mortality at some time, but you are way to young to have to deal with these terrible problems, Please know that many of us hold you in our hearts, and in our thoughts and prayers.....and I know that I'm not alone in wishing that there was more that we could do for you.

Warm Hugs,


09-03-2011, 07:49 AM
No one is ever in the chat room when I'm there, so I wanted to come here to leave a message.

Pootie, I think you were the first person that replied the first time I cried "help" here. As I've told you, YOU are my hero. Just last night I was looking at your fantastic time, while keeping 100% solve rate, and I was thinking, how amazing you are.

I am so sorry to read this news. I do keep you in my prayers. I am so in awe of your gift and your ability to carry on. I will keep praying.

I wish I could say more or do more. - Gail

09-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Dear Donna,

If it weren't for bad luck you wouldn't have any at all. I'm so sorry for this latest turn of events. As if you didn't have enough pain and problems already. You've always been the mainstay of the chat room and the forums and they won't be the same without you.


09-03-2011, 07:59 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sure many others are being sent your way
by people like me you don't know, but who know a little of you and your humor through your comments and posts, and who care.

09-03-2011, 08:50 PM
Thank you all very much.
Patsy your avatar still makes me giggle. And Hi.
Oh Navelle, I couldnt win an argument right now hon, lol.
Lucky I have had so much bad luck Im able to take this better than most I guess.
Wow talk about putting a spin on something eh?
I miss talking to you in chat btw.
thanks to all that pm'd. for your help and kindness.
Abra, lol, watch that time just skyrocket in the next couple of days.
I know right, I have no cloo how its so fast to be honest.
But I have had this idea, did anyone see Phenomenon with John Travolta?
How he got really smart and could speak Portugese and move things with his mind,
figure out cold fusion etc??
Maybe theres a plus to all this, its making me realllly fast at solving.
(silver lining huh?)
Btw if I figure out cold fusion...I promise to share it with the world. And not turn into Dr. Evil and ask for a million dollars, muahhhhhhhahhhh.
Sorry I just had to google cold fusion.
Crap thats math isnt it? Yep not gonna happen.
Ok so if I start clucking like a chicken or making odd comments in the chatbox..
no i see that.
Odder? Way odd. If I start making sense in the chatbox someone should let me know. Or stop swearing!!! There you go.
I really do thank you all. I may be acting like an idiot right now but its the only way I know how to get thru this.

Thanks so much. Hugs.

Dang Lily I forgot, thank you of course. And Johnny too.
My chat buddies.


09-04-2011, 03:44 AM
Pootie, OH NOOO!!! I'm always a few days behind on checking in, so I just read all this. Please stay strong and funny. Maybe the power of cryptograms will help combat all the hell you are going through. You know you have a thousand hearts and minds pulling for you. You are our hero!

The Countess