A Thank You to my DIS Chat Buddies!

Discussion in 'Disney Collectors Board' started by MeanLaureen, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. MeanLaureen

    MeanLaureen <font color=purple>Slam Dancer Extraordinaire<br><

    Apr 29, 2001
    I want to thank my wonderful DIS chat buddies for the adorable Pooh Gram (well.. Eeyore gram :) )! What a surprise! You guys certainly are wonderful... and Figgy, a special thank you to you... Matthew ratted you out!! ;)

    To let you guys know what is going on with me.. Most of you know that for the past year and a half I have been sick. I was diagnosed with Still's Disease. I didn't respond to the normal treatment and last September I was started on chemotherapy drugs to try to battle it and put it into remission, which I thought was working.

    Right before the Great Pin Adventure, I started going backwards and was getting worse again. I was able to handle it relatively well... I think it was the excitement of the big event coming up that kept me going. While I was at WDW I started getting pretty sick (hid it pretty well didn't I? ;) ) and by the time I got home I was in bad shape both health wise and mentally. (It's rough taking this stuff for a year!)

    3 weeks ago it got so bad that I took a leave of absense (for lack of a better term) from Moderating. I thought rest would help. It didn't. Things got worse. I went to the Dr (which is not easy to get me to do!) He doubled the dosage of the chemo meds and took me out of work for a week. I took my first "heavier" dose of medicine and handled it pretty well. I went back to work this week and I'm still pretty weak and need to take a lot of breaks. I'm also back to moderating but not pushing my time on the computer. (which is why you guys don't see me around as much) I figured I will get through this set back too.. heck, I'm too mean to let it get the best of me, right?

    Anyhow.. once again.. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the much needed pick-me-up. I love you guys!!
  2. Eeyore's Pal

    Eeyore's Pal Trading pins since before there were rubber backs

    Nov 14, 1999
    With all the tragedy and horror of this week, we often forget the heros among us who live bravely from day to day.

    You do hide it well, but most of us know what you're working through.

    I am glad that Figgy led us to shed a little sunshine into your week. :)
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  4. in2disny

    in2disny Mouseketeer

    Mar 17, 2001
    My complete prayers are with you and your family.

    And lots of pixie dust!!! Anything we can do let us know!!!
  5. GotAnyPins

    GotAnyPins <font color=navy>Raul's "much" better half<br><fon

    Jul 22, 2001
    Well, you sure did a great job of pulling off everything at the great Pin Adventure. no one
    would have guessed that you weren't doing well... I think it is against the law not to feel bad at Disney

    I just went through a horrible year of illness myself, and now that I am feeling better, I can sure feel
    for anyone still suffering..I just want to send you tons of prayers from both Raul and myself, and the rest of the family.

    Lets hope that you don't have the nickname Mean Laureen for nothing,

    And now for a little pick-you-up..If you would like to pick your favorite pin from the ones being released
    at the pin-parade this week-end, Raul and I would like to get it for you...just e-mail me your choice, and
    it will be our pleasure to send a little more happiness your way..

    lots of love..

    Raul's love slave..
  6. BeautyLLM

    BeautyLLM <font color=blue>Beauty'ful!<br><font color=magent

    Feb 16, 2000
    Lauri, Glad you liked the Eeyore....hope it made you feel a tiny bit better.

  7. snowgooseltd

    snowgooseltd DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2000
    Lauri..we've not met physically, but I've read your posts for the better part of two years now, first on the other board ( I forget...Resorts, maybe) and then on this board. You always know just the right thing to say and the correct way to defuse or step lightly on a problem post. It's almost as if I know you personally. Please be aware that you are in the thoughts and prayers of everyone whose life you've touched through the DIS. God Bless......
  8. Figgy

    Figgy PinPics Internal Affairs

    Jul 20, 2000
    You are most welcome. You are missed from the boards and we all hope that you will be feeling better very very soon. Pixie Dust and Disney Magic....
  9. pintrader

    pintrader <font color=FF66FF>Leader of the Conga Line to ton

    May 18, 2000
    you or Matt. Please do what you can to stay with us in a moderators position.
    Feel Well.
  10. Duckfan

    Duckfan constant begger of pins, medium size fish too far

    Dec 24, 1999
    I am so sorry that you have not felt well, I know it has kept you from Chat on many occasions. Just wanted you to know that you are always dancing when I think of you and that others bonk someone now and then just so we don't forget what it feels like. So for now recover under your "poodle blanket" with all their love and heres to many more dances with you.
  11. mickeykid

    mickeykid Mouseketeer

    Apr 26, 2000

    You kept your illness away from these boards so well. I hope that things will turn around for you and your health will improve greatly. Will keep you in my prayers.

  12. shirley 38

    shirley 38 DIS Veteran

    Oct 9, 1999
    Lauri, You know that John and I love you very much and pray for you all the time. God Bless and have faith. Please e-mail me if you want to talk. shirley38
  13. suzanneb

    suzanneb <font color=magenta>Itching for the Hot Seat - has

    Mar 7, 2000
    Lauri- I just found this post. I'm so sorry that you've had a setback. I do hope you'll be feeling better again very very soon. You are a super moderator, but please take all the time you need to regain your strength...

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