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Cousin's Cancer Is Spreading

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Sorry to be depressing, but if I don't say anything, I'll end up depressed and eating my frustration. I don't do that ANYMORE! I'm forming a new habit. I don't have to let my emotions rule what I eat. Okay, so I'm not going to tell everyone I meet that I'm frustrated and why, either. But since about two or three people ever read my blogs anyway, I'm safe. I figure if I put something depressing in the title, no one will want to read it.

Cousin Jim's cancer has now shown up in his lungs and on his thyroid so he's starting chemo again. He has a liver tumor, which they've irradiated, after doing chemo last summer. The good news? The tumor shrunk a little. I'm not sure what that means. The tumor was as big as a grapefruit. How much is a little?

I would like to be two again so I could throw myself on the floor and have a good old tantrum. Jim is one of the kindest, sweetest people in the whole world. He has his wonderful partner, Delores beside him and all of his family, who love him. I know Jesus will walk every step of the way with him and God will enfold him in His arms. But still, it breaks my heart.

Tim and I were able to visit Jim and Delores in Florida over the holidays. We had a wonderful time. I don't want that to be the last time we get to spend with the two of them together.

This picture is the start of another day looking out from Jim's front porch as we drank our morning coffee.

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    I'm sorry, Linda. Hugs.
    1584 days ago
  • EABL81
    Oh Linda, I am so sorry to hear that your cousin Jim is struggling with cancer. That is such a hard thing to have to deal with. You and your family are in my thoughts. Thank you for honoring us by sharing this with us instead of keeping it all inside.

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    1596 days ago
    Beautiful scenery!I will keep your family and Uncle in my thoughts and prayers. God bless emoticon

    1596 days ago
  • KAREN608
    So sorry to hear about your cousin Jim. I will pray for him and all the family.
    1596 days ago
    What a beautiful place for him to be. I'd want to sit out there every day. I'm including your Uncle Jim in my prayers. Thinking loving thoughts for his family and yours.
    1596 days ago
    I'm sorry about Uncle Jim...Cancer is real nasty. I don't get along with my dad however I have a father figure named Dave. He has been diagnosed with cancer. Last year they removed his Scrotum to stop the testosterone from being made. However yesterday we got news he has a tumor and his cancer is progressing and now has to postpone his vacation due to Chemo...I know what your are going through and I know how hard it is..
    1596 days ago
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