Elizabeth Edwards stopping treatment

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by sue35, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. sue35

    sue35 Habitué

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    897
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 6, 2010

  2.  
  3. Joyful!

    Joyful! Habitué

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    881
    Likes Received:
    211

    Dec 6, 2010

    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope her children will be okay, especially given the holidays coinciding with this information. May God bless them.:love:
     
  4. oldfashioned

    oldfashioned Comrade

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 6, 2010

    And may God bless HER. What a courageous and gracious lady. Thanks for posting this story, Sue.
     
  5. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,534
    Likes Received:
    6

    Dec 6, 2010

    How incredibly sad, and how very courageous to be so public about something so very personal.
     
  6. mmswm

    mmswm Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,621
    Likes Received:
    6

    Dec 6, 2010

    Elizabeth Edwards has always been the classiest of the classy. This world is losing a wonderful person.
     
  7. AMK

    AMK Aficionado

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 6, 2010

    My husband and I were talking about her over dinner and how the last few years have been very rough for her. I am so sad to hear about this.
     
  8. bros

    bros Phenom

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    68

    Dec 6, 2010

    And her prognosis is weeks, not months.

    That just sucks.

    The same thing happened with my grandfather back in 2005.
     
  9. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Dec 6, 2010

    This is sad. :(
     
  10. lilmisses1014

    lilmisses1014 Comrade

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 6, 2010

    My heart goes out to her children-- especially the two little ones.
     
  11. TeacherApr

    TeacherApr Groupie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    3

    Dec 6, 2010

    Wow....what a courageous woman.

    What kind of cancer does she have?
     
  12. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,534
    Likes Received:
    6

    Dec 7, 2010

    It started as breast cancer, though I believe that now it has spread to her liver.

    It was big news when she continued to campaign for John Edwards after discovering the cancer.
     
  13. gigi

    gigi Groupie

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 7, 2010

    A very courageous woman.
     
  14. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Dec 7, 2010

    This is what happened to my mother. It wasn't long after we found out that it had spread, and we knew the treatment wasn't going to work, so my mom decided to stop treatment as well.
     
  15. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    6,809
    Likes Received:
    190

    Dec 7, 2010

    This has to be tough news to hear, especially before the holidays. Prayers for all her family & that she could have one last Xmas with them!!!
     
  16. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Maven

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,906
    Likes Received:
    1,403

    Dec 7, 2010

    I'm sure that was a hard decision to make, but I'm also sure that it came with a certain sense of relief. Both of my maternal grandparents died of the same cancer (pancreatic) a little less than a year apart. Neither took any treatments. Dad & FIL both took initial treatments, but stopped them when the cancers spread/returned. Hard decisions.
     
  17. kcjo13

    kcjo13 Phenom

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    7

    Dec 7, 2010

    How sad...she has passed away today at the age of 61...I am praying hard for her children.

    :(
     
  18. gigi

    gigi Groupie

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 7, 2010

    I heard that she had passed on my way home from school today. How very very sad for her children.
     
  19. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    6,809
    Likes Received:
    190

    Dec 7, 2010

    I just saw that she passed as well... tough holiday season coming up I'm sure...
     
  20. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Maven

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,906
    Likes Received:
    1,403

    Dec 7, 2010

    Wow . . . that was really fast. How terrible!
     
  21. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Dec 7, 2010

    Wow, how sad. I just read that she passed away today too. It was quick. :(
     
  22. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,534
    Likes Received:
    6

    Dec 8, 2010

    What a loss. She was such a model of decorum and of not letting life beat you down.
     
  23. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,958
    Likes Received:
    2,115

    Dec 8, 2010

    Sad for her children.
     
  24. HMM

    HMM Cohort

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    1
  25. Peachyness

    Peachyness Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    6,181
    Likes Received:
    1

    Dec 9, 2010

  26. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,721
    Likes Received:
    1,688

    Dec 9, 2010

  27. kcjo13

    kcjo13 Phenom

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    7

    Dec 9, 2010

    What is the world do these people have to do with Elizabeth Edwards?

    I'm ashamed to be associated in any way with these people who call themselves Christians. My religion doesn't work this way. Is this really what Jesus would do?
     
  28. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Dec 9, 2010

    That's awful that a group (especially a church) would picket a funeral. :(
     
  29. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    6,809
    Likes Received:
    190

    Dec 9, 2010

    It is just sad... she was seemed like a great woman. What does her death have to do with any of the stuff from that article.

    Just sad that people have to "use" other people's hurt to get them attention.
     
  30. MuggleBug

    MuggleBug Companion

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 9, 2010

    They're not Christians. They make think they are, but they just are not.

    It's because of her support of homosexual groups that they are protesting. I despise this group more than words can say.
     
  31. kcjo13

    kcjo13 Phenom

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    7

    Dec 9, 2010

    I read that this "church" really has only one extended family as members. Is that true?
     
  32. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,403
    Likes Received:
    1

    Dec 9, 2010

    I wonder how many people it would take to get there to "picket" THEM first to keep them far enough away from the family. It would be cool to see large groups of people almost creating a human barrier to keep them away. If they can protest, other people can too. Just get the other people there first.
     
  33. Peachyness

    Peachyness Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    6,181
    Likes Received:
    1

    Dec 9, 2010

    But then they get what they want which is a reaction. I say we just ignore these loonies. As we say at my school, we will refuse to be baited.
     
  34. bros

    bros Phenom

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    68

    Dec 10, 2010

    Correct.

    All of the members of the church are family members of Phelps, either by blood or marriage.

    And the majority of them are lawyers.

    Hopefully the Freedom Riders will help
     
  35. Irishdave

    Irishdave Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    12

    Dec 10, 2010

    I would love to cover myself with slime (whatever I could stand to have on me) and hug everyone of the Westboro Baptist Church picketers
    If I could I'd be right there standing in their way.
    Maybe find some people with colds and have them sneeze on them

    I know Dr Laura Called them out on it on her blog: She calls them ....vile, blasphemous, ferociously mean, insensitive, disgusting and downright evil.......
    http://www.drlaurablog.com/2010/12/09/baptists-need-to-do-something-about-the-phelps-family/
    My mom and grandma were Baptist so I am not anti-Baptist
    I do think other Baptists need to try to support the families of our fallen at these funerals.
     
  36. gigi

    gigi Groupie

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 10, 2010

    As if her family hasn't gone through enough sorrow, now they have to deal with this on the day they are laying her to rest. What a horrible group.
     
  37. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,721
    Likes Received:
    1,688

    Dec 10, 2010

    I heard that a grassroots plan is spreading for loads of people to picket the protesters and stand in front of them to block them from the Edwards family. The plan is to completely prevent them from spreading their filth anywhere near the services. If I lived in that area, I would love to be part of it.
     
  38. gigi

    gigi Groupie

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    0

    Dec 11, 2010

    I heard that also Swan on Anderson Cooper last night. They plan on singing hymns and Christmas songs.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. GuruQ
Total: 442 (members: 1, guests: 411, robots: 30)
test