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losing him

Two weeks ago from yesterday, I lost my first cousin to cancer. Three years ago he found out he had it and now he is gone. He was 4.5 months younger than me. 36 years on Earth. The grief from … Continue reading

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How Hurricane Patricia is Like Cancer

Here in Northeast Louisiana, we are getting our first substantial rain since the late spring months. All summer, the ground slowly dried up into dust, making it get to the point that it felt like it would never rain again. … Continue reading

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Anew

I started my new year today. I know I’m a little early, but I don’t want to wait. 2011 was a cruddy, cruddy year for me. Despite my best efforts, it just never got any better. Within a 12 month … Continue reading

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Scars

Hello from the other side! We checked-in at 6:00am to the Mays Clinic, which is Md Anderson’s primary outpatient surgery clinic across the street.  There were a handful of other people there checking in as well. A bubbly cheerful middle-aged … Continue reading

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Patience for good or bad

The new report didn’t say much more than the first one. It’s still probably melanoma. They don’t know how big it is because of the original shallow shave biopsy. I’m going to have a hole cut out of my leg. … Continue reading

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Whatcha know?

So, whatcha know? Cuz I don’t know anything yet. No news is good news, right?? Or, the pathologists at MD Anderson just happen to be very busy people and they haven’t gotten to it yet. Or they have a question … Continue reading

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Tired of wondering

“So how did it go?”. . . We got into Houston around 10:15pm. Crashed hard and slept fast and woke up at 6:00am so that I could say hi to some family before they left for school/work. We decided to … Continue reading

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An Appointment with My Future

Monday went by in a flash, so that means it’s time to pack my bag and get ready to go to Houston tomorrow. At first, I was hopeful that I might be able to leave at 2:00pm, when my planning … Continue reading

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So Many Big Words

I have been reading and reading and reading today. Reading beautiful messages encouragement on Facebook that have made me cry. Reading blogs from others that have experienced what I am going through. Reading medical information until my eyes glaze over. … Continue reading

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I have melanoma.

I suppose this blog is going to go in a different direction for a while. I was needing inspiration for posting, but this is not really what I had in mind. Go with what you’re given, I guess. So here … Continue reading

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