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by abuttigi
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT- I graduated and moved.... to DC!
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

OT- I graduated and moved.... to DC!

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I posted on the forum. I've had a couple of milestones in my career, and since you guys have been there in my deepest lows, I thought it was only fair for you to see my highs too! Anyway, so if you guys don't know the process for medical students to gain a reside...
by abuttigi
Fri May 08, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Really??!!?? UNEXPECTED GOOD NEWS!
Replies: 185
Views: 18216

Re: Really??!!??

UUUGGGHHHHHH!!!! I have no words other than this is so freaking ridiculous. Thinking and praying for you, Bev!! Hope your broch and scans went well!

Ang
by abuttigi
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: Travel insurance

I think your best bet would be to buy refundable airline tickets. Unfortunately, they are more expensive than non-refundable ones. THIS is what we did, not buy insurance! Now I remember! We didn't buy insurance because the condo owner offered to be more flexible with us. Refundable tickets worked o...
by abuttigi
Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: Travel insurance

When we took my dad to Daytona Beach we bought insurance for the plane tickets. As far as the lodging, we rented a condo from a family and when I told them about my dad they offered to be more lenient with the cancellation policy out of the goodness of their hearts. I usually don't insure any travel...
by abuttigi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 years
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: 2 years

I'll have to listen to it (when I'm alone, of course :roll: )
Thanks Helen!
by abuttigi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW THREAD FOR LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND ONGOING
Replies: 319
Views: 99107

Re: NEW THREAD FOR LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND ONGOING

Did/do any of you go to a grief group? I have an appt for an intake next week for a support group,still unsure if I will go or not. It is age and relationship specific so for example I would be in a group of people that lost there spouses that are in my age group. The group meets every other week f...
by abuttigi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Thinking of Marco, and Katie...
Replies: 19
Views: 2679

Re: Thinking of Marco, and Katie...

KarMel. KarMel was so kind to me when I first joined this forum. She opened up to me about her being a physician and about going through the death of her mother during medical school. I continue on following her strong footsteps in honor of her and my father, and hope they've met in heaven.
by abuttigi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stopping clinical trial
Replies: 43
Views: 5404

Re: Stopping clinical trial

Belle,

I agree with everything that's been said. You are an incredibly strong woman. Hoping for a miracle in this season as well, and that you feel well enough to enjoy this season with your family.

Best,

Angie
by abuttigi
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Christmas Card Shower - Year 3
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: Christmas Card Shower - Year 3

Bumping this up. She might get cards after Christmas, but I loved getting these cards! Really helped my family feel the love! Sent mine today :-)
by abuttigi
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Christmas Card Shower - Year 3
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: Christmas Card Shower - Year 3

I'll represent the mitten! (Michigan)
by abuttigi
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 years
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: 2 years

Thank you for the kind words everyone... I'm feeling the love!
by abuttigi
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 years
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

2 years

Wow. On Wednesday it will be 2 years since my dad left us. Year one I think was a year full of shock and numbness. The emptiness and loneliness really hit year 2, when I needed to call him and couldn't, when I wanted him by my side and he wasn't there, and when the little favors he use to do for me ...
by abuttigi
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW THREAD FOR LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND ONGOING
Replies: 319
Views: 99107

Re: NEW THREAD FOR LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND ONGOING

Great to "hear" from all of you! Life is moving fast here. I'm now 6 months out of finishing medical school. At this point, I've decided to pursue pediatrics and am interviewing for residency positions, mostly in the Midwest with a smattering on the East Coast. My mom has come with me to s...
by abuttigi
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: POSTCARDS FROM REAL LIFE.... ONGOING
Replies: 23
Views: 4003

Re: POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE.... ONGOING

I had a residency interview yesterday in New York City. My aunt (my dad's sister) and cousins live there, so I brought my mom along since she's never been and always wanted to visit. My aunt took her to do the typical touristy things and I met up with them later to join. This is us at Times Square. ...
by abuttigi
Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Things My Mother Used To Say (Or Anyone) Past Or Present
Replies: 43
Views: 3862

Re: Things My Mother Used To Say (Or Anyone) Past Or Present

My dad always use to tell me "you'll be ok!" Especially when I would call stressed out about anything, which was often. He was the only person who could calm me down, and when he said that to me, I believed him, every time. He's said many quotes to me, but this is the one I remember the mo...

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