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I'm so sorry for your loss Zeus. I'm glad you got to be there, I think that really helps in the long run. It sounds odd to want to be there when someone dies but I was there when Nic passed as well as my Grandpa, it gave me extra peace somehow. We'll be thinking about you.

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heyzeus wrote:
November 30 20, 9:41 am
Fat_Bulldog wrote:
November 24 20, 1:10 pm
I'm glad you and your brother were able to be with him. I held my mom's hand with my head on her arm as she took her last breath. That is a surreal feeling that can't be replicated. But there was an immediate peace and calm that took over the room when she passed. I remember being extremely scared as they took her breathing tube out and we waited for hours with her. I was terrified for those few hours - like couldn't breathe at times. But that peace and calm was a good reminder of how she always made me feel.
This was almost precisely the experience I had, and you describe it so well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience.
Very well said F_B.

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Jimmy V week. I watch his speech every year and it chokes me up every time.

"Don't give up, don't ever give up"

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I'm on watch. I've got an appt. with a specialist in 2 weeks, but ya know...I have some signs that scream cancer. I have some others that scream back.

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Tambourine Man wrote:
November 3 21, 4:00 am
I'm on watch. I've got an appt. with a specialist in 2 weeks, but ya know...I have some signs that scream cancer. I have some others that scream back.
Aw crap. Please keep us posted.

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Tambourine Man wrote:
November 3 21, 4:00 am
I'm on watch. I've got an appt. with a specialist in 2 weeks, but ya know...I have some signs that scream cancer. I have some others that scream back.
Be good out there, man, and let us know.

It's coming up on a year since losing my dad. I'll be in St. Louis for his yahrtzeit and the dedication of his headstone.

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Tambourine Man wrote:
November 3 21, 4:00 am
I'm on watch. I've got an appt. with a specialist in 2 weeks, but ya know...I have some signs that scream cancer. I have some others that scream back.
I think about a quote from David Milch that I read about him dealing with Alzheimer's while spending his life as a creator and writer. He said, "Each day is as it comes. We endeavor to meet life on life's terms - not to impose our ambitions on it, to be useful in the present moment."

Vulnerable moment here - I've been dealing with a bout of depression for the last couple of months and I've wondered how I would react to a diagnosis like cancer or a severe covid case. If I would have the will to fight it or if part of me would be broken to the point of not really caring what happened to me given the state of the world. Nothing self-harming or suicidal, but definitely an acceptance of "welp, I guess this is it." I truly don't know. But what I do know is that those words from Milch really hit home with me in these darker stretches I go through. Take each day as it comes. Do what I can do with that day and be gentle with myself about what I can't do. You are a mensch. There are people who love you and desperately want you to fight through this and I will be thinking about your potential battle ahead and hope you can find peace and comfort with those people that you love, whether it turns out you have cancer or not. You've fought through plenty in the past. There will be battles ahead. It's [expletive] brutal out there sometimes (life).

I'm rooting for you big time. Try to veer towards the love in your life and add to it where you can as you go through this trial.

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I don't think it's broken of you to accept a diagnosis like that. That's where I'm at. I've got grandkids, I've got enough squirreled away for my wife and special needs daughter to live comfortably and I certainly don't want a substantial amount of that going to the medical industrial complex.

I've done my time here and if my body is done well, just make me comfortable and I'll go when the ticker stops.

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thrill wrote:
November 10 21, 11:17 am
Tambourine Man wrote:
November 3 21, 4:00 am
I'm on watch. I've got an appt. with a specialist in 2 weeks, but ya know...I have some signs that scream cancer. I have some others that scream back.
I think about a quote from David Milch that I read about him dealing with Alzheimer's while spending his life as a creator and writer. He said, "Each day is as it comes. We endeavor to meet life on life's terms - not to impose our ambitions on it, to be useful in the present moment."

Vulnerable moment here - I've been dealing with a bout of depression for the last couple of months and I've wondered how I would react to a diagnosis like cancer or a severe covid case. If I would have the will to fight it or if part of me would be broken to the point of not really caring what happened to me given the state of the world. Nothing self-harming or suicidal, but definitely an acceptance of "welp, I guess this is it." I truly don't know. But what I do know is that those words from Milch really hit home with me in these darker stretches I go through. Take each day as it comes. Do what I can do with that day and be gentle with myself about what I can't do. You are a mensch. There are people who love you and desperately want you to fight through this and I will be thinking about your potential battle ahead and hope you can find peace and comfort with those people that you love, whether it turns out you have cancer or not. You've fought through plenty in the past. There will be battles ahead. It's [expletive] brutal out there sometimes (life).

I'm rooting for you big time. Try to veer towards the love in your life and add to it where you can as you go through this trial.
I’m rooting for both of you.

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Hey, guys. I should've gotten with you months ago to at least give an update. Alas, I was so damn shaken that I shut down. You all helped carry me, particularly the ever-lovely thrill.

I had my scope a couple of days ago and I'm clear. I do not have cancer.

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