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The Perfect World >> Health & Fitness >> It's Not a Fight: Cancer

It's Not a Fight: Cancer

CalGal -- Monday, December 24, 2012 -- 06:25:02 PM

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purple rain -- Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 08:12:58 AM -- 13 of 1095

I'm sorry Jean.

Lori Dee -- Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 01:35:41 PM -- 14 of 1095
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

jean, that's very sad news.

Iggy -- Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 01:48:34 PM -- 15 of 1095
Kittehs are sold by weight, not by volume. Some settling may have occurred.

Thinking of you jje. It must me maddening to have mr. java continue to smoke. I'm not sure I'd handle it with the grace you have shown.

javajeanelaine -- Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 02:34:48 PM -- 16 of 1095
Life is too short for bad coffee.

Well, not always so graceful. Sometimes yelling but I've given that up because it just tarnishes the time we've got left together. He has a very stubborn streak which I think is a factor as to why he is still alive.

Lori Dee -- Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 03:37:47 PM -- 17 of 1095
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

it just tarnishes the time we've got left together

That makes perfect sense, jean.

kas -- Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 03:43:58 PM -- 18 of 1095

Java my Dad smoked until the day he died. He had prostate cancer so not necessarily from smoking. It seemed silly to make him him quit when he was not going to get better. As you say it would tarnish what time we had left so we let it go.

Lizzie T. -- Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 04:15:59 PM -- 19 of 1095
Oh, for crying out loud.

jje, I am very very sorry. I think of you and Mr. JJE often.

Nicholas Kronos -- Sunday, December 30, 2012 -- 03:39:22 AM -- 20 of 1095
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

Carene Lydia -- Sunday, December 30, 2012 -- 08:45:28 PM -- 21 of 1095
I will miss her immeasurably.

jje, I'm sorry.

purple rain, I'm sorry about your cousin.

purple rain -- Sunday, December 30, 2012 -- 09:10:28 PM -- 22 of 1095

Thank you Carene.

Sparky -- Sunday, December 30, 2012 -- 09:27:48 PM -- 23 of 1095
Lyte me!

jean, I'm sorry. I think of you often --and double eff the tobacco industry all to hell, really.

PR, I hope your husband's cousin gets a good long reprieve.

purple rain -- Sunday, December 30, 2012 -- 10:09:28 PM -- 24 of 1095

Thank you Sparky.

I think one of the hardest things is that D has been sick or undergoing treatment for most of the younger girls lives and the eldest R, is the sweetest soul but has definitely taken on the 'mother' role. It's sad and we wish they could have their childhood back.

Molly Bo -- Tuesday, January 01, 2013 -- 12:25:30 AM -- 25 of 1095
Life begins at incorporation.

I heard yesterday that my cousin's father-in-law died of cancer. I'm not sure what kind, but I know it had spread greatly. I feel so bad for them.

Iggy -- Tuesday, January 01, 2013 -- 12:52:44 AM -- 26 of 1095
Kittehs are sold by weight, not by volume. Some settling may have occurred.

I'm so sorry, Molly.

Rohon -- Wednesday, January 02, 2013 -- 02:31:25 PM -- 27 of 1095

I start my maintenance chemo tomorrow. I'm a little apprehensive -- I've been so very lucky so far -- still have my hair (yay!), didn't lose any weight (boo!), and didn't get too horribly sick after any of the previous chemos. I'm nervous about what the new mix will bring.

My boss has been unbelievably supportive, paying me full salary since the end of July, when I first went into the hospital, through now. I burned through all of my PTO (which accrues a little bit each week), and he gave me my Christmas bonus early, and allowed me to take it a little each week, to make up for the difference in hours once my PTO was gone. My goal is to begin the new year with a new work schedule - as closs to full time hours as possible.

There was talk early on about me going on disability - my doctors all said I should - but I wanted to see how the treatment went first. Had it not gone so well, I would have done so. But now that I've got "years" again, well, I need some normalcy in my life. Work always gave me that. I don't know what I'd do with myself if I didn't go to work everyday.

jumanji -- Wednesday, January 02, 2013 -- 03:14:24 PM -- 28 of 1095
Thank goodness for my friends at Franzia!

Your boss is an angel. Will keep thinking of you.

Sparky -- Wednesday, January 02, 2013 -- 05:11:59 PM -- 29 of 1095
Lyte me!

I'm thinking of you, too, Rohon; I hope it goes very well. I'm so glad you have a good place to work and a supportive boss.

kim kay -- Wednesday, January 02, 2013 -- 05:16:53 PM -- 30 of 1095
I hope to impress the judges with my chicken feet.

HURRAY for a great boss!!! Priceless!

Lori Dee -- Wednesday, January 02, 2013 -- 06:44:29 PM -- 31 of 1095
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Yes, a good boss is indeed a wonderful thing.

Rohon -- Wednesday, January 02, 2013 -- 07:34:30 PM -- 32 of 1095

He has been a godsend, truly. He also surprised me by awarding me "Employee of the Year" at our Christmas dinner. The award earned me, my husband and son a 7-day cruise. (I think that me processing payroll from my hospital bed helped a little with that!)

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