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    Making memories

    Yesterday was the most beautiful day I have had in a while. As I am preparing for an upcoming surgery, I was attempting to get in the activities that I enjoy that I won't be able to do for a while. I managed to go canoeing, motocycling and hiking yesterday which was a feat in itself as our summer has been quite wet (raining almost every day). In any event thinking of making memories prompted me to share a poem that I wrote for my beloved that I hope touches your hearts. Here goes:

    Where were you when I was lost,
    Right by my side, guiding me back
    Helping me to rediscover laughter, love, family and friends

    Where were you when I was down,
    Picking me up and dusting me off,
    Sharing a laugh and a smile

    Where will I be when you are down,
    Right by your side,
    returning the support that you gave to me so generously

    Where will we be when we are old...
    Continuing to share our life, love, hopes and dreams
    and basking in our memories.

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    Beautiful hun. Very touching.
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED - no evidence of disease
    Aug 2019 - 5 yrs NED and discharged from cancer clinic!!!!!

 

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