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Great Reason to Beat Sclero

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#1 Peggy


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Posted 08 September 2008 - 03:31 AM

My son, who is in Afghanistan, was home on leave in August. Apparently he and his wife were on a mission and mission was accomplished.........................I am going to be a Grandma for the first time. Yesterday was Grandparent's day too!!!
He is supposed to be home for good in December and I sure hope they don't hold him longer so he can be around to enjoy the pregnancy.

What a reason to beat this disease. I have to be honest that a part of me worries how much of this little one's life I will be around to see but hopefully a long time. I have an appointment with the oncologist coming up and it's such a worry. I also have been so sick lately that it's always a worry on how healthy I will be. I plan to enjpy every minute.

I know that this isn't really sclero medical related but I thought good news is nice for a change.

Just had to share. Thanks for listening.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 03:45 AM

Congrats Peggy!!

That's fantastic news! Enjoy every moment!

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:56 AM

Congratulations Peggy!!!! and congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law!

Darlin' - I think we'll all be around a lot longer than we think. It's the good things in life like babies and grand babies (and lots of other things) that keep us hanging in there.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 05:54 AM

It's great to hear of your wonderful news! Being a Grandma is the best thing in the world for me. I have just one and she was just 6 months old when I became ill, but when I see her smiling face, nothing else matters.

I look on the bright side... I did have to sell my business that I loved since I couldn't work any longer, but now I have so much more free time to play with her that I wouldn't have had.


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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:38 AM

Congratulations Peggy! I'm not surprised you wanted to share such wonderful news with us.


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Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:04 AM

Awesome news Peggy! and a great attitude on your part - what a wonderful Grandma you're going to be!
"no longer expecting my doctor to be a chemist"
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:23 AM

Congratulations to you Peggy and your family!! That's wonderful news!! :) :) :)
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:56 PM

Peggy, I'm so happy for you. I don't know what it's like (and don't want to know anytime soon ;) ), but my mom can eat my teen sons up so it must be a great pleasure. Is the mom to be near you? That would be awesome!
I may have Scleroderma, but Scleroderma doesn't have me!

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:55 PM

Oh Peggy...That is awesome news!

Grandmahood really rocks...I'm sure the other grandmas "out there" will agree with me, too :D

Just one more wonderful reason for us to keep on keepin' on, Peggy :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:02 PM


Congratulations on the great news! I am not a grandma but being around babies uplifts my spirits. What a blessing for you and your family. I also hope your son is home during the pregnancy!

Live well, Laugh often, Love much

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 05:54 PM

What a wonderful gift for you dear Peggy. Congrats and what plans have you made already? How many onezees have you picked up already?

Have fun,

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:32 AM

Congrats! to you. Also your family and son's wife need congratulations. You will be one happy lady when your son is finally home for good. It is always wonderful to hear good news. I hope you had some fun times when he was home for his two week leave. Cherish your memories.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:50 AM

Oh Peggy, congrats to you!!!! Being a grandma of 4, I know how exciting this is. YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
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