In 2016 an angel could have visited me and said, “Oh, you who are highly favored, you have been blessed with stage IV lung cancer” and I would have said, “What!”
And for one brief shining moment all the worries and troubles of the world were gone. The picture of our smiles says it all.
tell them about a guy you read about who is having the time of his life after being diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer – and is still going strong 3 years later
My wife and I had come from South Georgia to Central Florida to help out with Mom and Dad so my sister, who provides care for my parents, could finally take a guilt free, well earned trip with her husband to ski in Vermont. Dad is incontinente and suffers from late stage Alzheimer's. He can … Continue reading The Christmas Shit Storm
We’re all familiar with the saying, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey that counts.” As we grow older, and hopefully wiser, we learn the sentiment in ways a younger person can’t possibly understand. However, we still long for the sweetness of reaching the destination regardless of age. Otherwise, why even begin or bother with … Continue reading Success in the Turkey Woods
“Cancer Is Completing My Life, Making It Whole”: The Blogging Journey of Julie Yip-Williams Today is the first day I had the courage to read Julie’s blog. You see, Cancer and I are close acquaintances. So close in fact, that I don't need reminders of his tendencies, which I judged were likely to be in … Continue reading On Julie’s Passing
via Daily Prompt: Provoke It was difficult not to provoke her. It was in my nature. What man in my shoes would not want to provoke her? She certainly provoked me. Mutual provocation in this situation was certainly a good thing, to a point. But we were swiftly approaching that place a part of neither … Continue reading Provocation
Greg and Mary's StoryI had lost my wife to brain cancer a little over a year before my sister introduced me to Mary. I wasn’t looking to light up anyone’s life or even their night. I was looking for companionship pure and simple, someone I could take to dinner and a movie who enjoyed … Continue reading Disney Springs, Lover’s Paradise