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Christmas. Most of my friends are out of town. My mother is dying.   Day One. Our doctor visits, gives advice, support. I tell her I didn’t think Mum would be able to speak so well. "Sometimes at the end people become very clear.” She writes prescriptions, listens to my mother’s chest. "Her heart is...
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My cousin died last Thursday at noon. My favourite cousin. The one I looked up to as a kid. She was fun-loving and full of energy and after she graduated from nursing school she moved to Santa Monica to work for a while before coming back home to get married. “I have a cousin in California,” I would...
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I have lots of beautiful fun filled memories to fondly look back on. I am very fortunate. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, children, family and friends. All in all I have a pretty good life. I can reminisce about past Christmas’s excitement when the children were young. Christmas Eve desperately...
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In 2009 my lower left lung was removed. The cancer had been caught by accident in an xray. Did not involve any lymph nodes, wasn't an aggressive type. Chemo or radiation wasn't needed. Now, 2012, it's reared it's ugly head again. This time involving a small amount of lymph nodes. A lung biopsy wasn't...
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In January 2012 my strong healthy partner, Len, was diagnosed with bladder cancer. His positive attitude made me believe that he would beat this disease. He lived a charmed life. After 23 years of unwedded bliss, he proposed to me on Valentine's day. Our daughters 20 & 22 were thrilled. Nothing prepared...
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My ex-husband, (we were married for 28 years) has been stricken with colon cancer that has spread to liver and lungs. He has undergone (19) chemotherapy treatments and I am aware that he may not have much time left. To this day, I still hold a love for him. I wish that he would speak with me and allow...
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