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  •  Awesome. Just. Awesome. (9+ / 0-)

    You are both so beautiful.

    Good news to report: Thursday we saw our niece and her husband, about whom I'd told you. He was diagnosed with tonsil cancer (like yours) early in the year. He is done with treatments now and has started to regain weight, is back to work (tiring) and his skin is pretty and pink again. And his beard has started growing in again, too.

    He said he never lost his appetite, so one of his challenges was NOT eating, as he wanted to. His taste buds are in pretty good shape at this point, so not everything tastes quite right, but pretty close.

    I sat across from him when we ate. He filled an 8" plate and finished it all. When I got my dessert, I brought a large piece of cherry pie back to the table. He looked at it and said he wished he could eat it. I asked why not and he said he thought it would be too acidic. I offered him a bite, to try it.

    He took a bite, pushed back from the table, and got his own large piece of cherry pie.

    Forever now when I think of cherry pie, I will think of him.

    So fuck cancer, but cheers to modern medicine AND to the fortitude/courage to push through it and come through to the other side.

    The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. ~ Mother Teresa

    by Melanie in IA on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:57:32 AM PST

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