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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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I was asked if I would share my (our) story with you on this site. As many people did last night, I too tuned in to watch Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah. At the end of the interview, I felt compelled to add a few words to the LIVESTRONG site! For me, Lance Armstrong will always remain a HERO...
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A brush ... healthy hair ... and healing. Sometimes it doesn't matter how much conditioner, olive oil, vegetable oil, wide tooth combs and DETERMINATION you use, sometimes it is not possible to untangle matted hair after weeks and months of being bedridden. I met Susan recently at a Toronto area hospital.
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David called on Thursday to request an appointment for his mother Mary who was in pallative care in his home. He wanted to get her a haircut to make her feel better. I offered Monday and he said that he'd rather not wait that long, so I came two days later on Saturday morning at 9: 00. I was nervous,...
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Times traditionally spent with family are often the hardest thing to bear after your child or loved one dies. These occasions make the sorrow of not having them with us more glaringly obvious and so painful that it can be difficult to bear. The first years were the worst for me but they have gotten better...
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