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Friday, October 4

Friday, October 04, 2013

Well, did not get to my to-do list this week. When Greg was still living in Medford, he picked up a very special friend, Dale. Dale and his daughter, Sarah, came up to visit in June after they learned about Greg's illness. Then they came again this week. That's about 450 plus miles, depending on which direction you come. And, we had such a good time - they are very loving, caring people.

Then last night Greg was very tired! Sometimes the reality of his condition hits him rather hard. And, last night was one of those difficult times. We talked for a while, but I still am not sure what the key was to his discouragement. Perhaps it was the thought that he may not live to see Dale and Sarah again - the doctor has not given him any time line - so we really have no idea. He did say that if he had some idea about how much longer he has, it might be easier. There are so many things that he has had to give up - his job, his car and driving, his house (well, his Dad's rental that he has been living in) and the privacy he had. He lives with me and another son in a small 2 bedroom apartment. We are comfortable with the way we have arranged living here, but there really is little privacy. Seems like sometimes we just get in each others way. Greg still has most of his things at the other house, but I am sure it is hard for him to go over there, knowing that he probably will not be able to live there alone any more.

It has really cooled down here - 35 degrees right now, but the sun is out so should warm up some today. Looks like it will be a beautiful, Fall day!!

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the cooler weather!!
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/5/2013 11:41AM

    Thank you for your post on my SparkPage about your son. I am so sorry to hear about his brain cancer. For me, dealing with the psycological aspects of caner is the hardest part of all. The uncertainty is so difficult. It is good that Greg seems to be able to talk to you about it. My heart goes out to both of you and I will keep you two in my prayers.

I think that getting emotional support is so important for cancer patients and their caregivers....may both of you find much support from many different sources. It's too much to handle alone.

Hugs,
Kay

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LILYDOG11 10/4/2013 8:55PM

    It's so nice to know you have a close and loving family. !! Greg is really lucky in that respect I will be praying for a miracle, and maybe he should pray for Devine Intervention In this matter. emoticon

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