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And so it begins....

As I sit at the dining table, mug of tea beside me, G has been prepped for his lobectomy.  It is due to start any time now. 303 more words


I don't have cancer. I just live with it.

The good news is that we know that the cancer exists.  It was found by accident: part of a comprehensive screening for something else.  The scan, ordered by a rheumatologist as part of screening for the prescription of a bio-therapy drug, showed a lesion on the left lung.  405 more words


Lung Cancer deaths from 55-70

Lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). In men, … 563 more words


Less Than A Month

A father’s Final Fight With Stage IV Duodenal Adenocarcinoma from a daughter’s Eyes.

“One month… May be less. Hmm…. Less than a month. I think you should take him home. 2,862 more words


Jeff Phillips: 66 to the Moon

Today would have been my dad’s 66th birthday. He would have been a year into his retirement, would have written a novel or two, might have invested in some race horses. 870 more words



These are words I find I repeat every winter, all winter, and have for decades.

When the cold, the snow and icy roads become too much for me my family hears me groan those words. 544 more words

Reflections on a Special Kind of Friendship

For Addie who taught me grace, Maureen who embodied tenacity, Jan who pushed the boundaries of life and Aunt Faith and Aunt Gayle who lived valiantly and were gone too soon.  662 more words