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I told her in the summer of 2005, when she first suspected that something was very wrong; that if it was, God forbid, cancer - we would deal with it, and we would deal with it together. Her ...
by Patriot4peace
Comment Count 698 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 07:36 AM PDT with 1422 Recommends
The results from some tests came back today. I have pancreatic cancer. It is untreatable. I will die in 2009. I am not telling you this for pity, or for whining. I have known this was coming for ...
by kwickkick
Comment Count 647 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2009 at 06:13 PM PST with 1291 Recommends
I've tried to tell this story before. I've come close, but I've never been able to find the right words. I've decided I will _never_ have the right words. Death defies explanation. Death ...
by Socratic Method
Comment Count 190 comments on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 12:02 AM PDT with 872 Recommends
A new ally has just joined the battle for healthcare reform. The American Cancer Society announced today that it will devote its ...
by nyceve
Comment Count 379 comments on Fri Aug 31, 2007 at 05:35 AM PDT with 869 Recommends
Left Turns, Cars, and God: Sixteen-odd years ago, as I'm driving to a grocery store, I make a left turn out of my driveway, and just as I am about to accelerate out of the turn, I ...
by 4thepeople
Comment Count 534 comments on Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 08:50 PM PDT with 853 Recommends
We're in a death watch here. My mom was diagnosed with Stage IIIb lung cancer back in May of 2006, and it's finally come to the crisis hour. She's lying in a hospital bed in New Jersey, ...
by ChuyHChrist
Comment Count 287 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2008 at 06:33 AM PST with 818 Recommends
Short diary but watching C-Span for the last fifteen minutes has encapsulated this entire debate and exactly how fucking insane - insane - your average right-wing nut truly is.
by jhawklefty
Comment Count 669 comments on Sun Mar 21, 2010 at 10:09 AM PDT with 806 Recommends
This is not a candidate diary, or a political diary in any sense of the word. It's personal. My father has terminal cancer, and I just found out. And I'm not coping.
by Killer of Sacred Cows
Comment Count 536 comments on Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 09:14 PM PDT with 797 Recommends
This is a disturbing diary, so I am warning you up front. A report out of Iraq this past week by Dahr Jamail highlights ...
by clammyc
Comment Count 367 comments on Sun Jun 15, 2008 at 07:01 AM PDT with 744 Recommends
I'm ready to go. I hope to leave Houston in a few hours. My open heart surgery was on August 11, so I'm about two weeks and a day post-surgery. To briefly (subjective reference) cover my backstory ...
by exmearden
Comment Count 294 comments on Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM PDT with 696 Recommends
I'll keep this brief, because there really isn't that much to say. A week ago tomorrow, my wife Gail had a little hunk of a lump biopsied from the back of her throat. A couple hours ago we got the ...
by Bill Schmalfeldt
Comment Count 159 comments on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:58 PM PST with 690 Recommends
Two and a half years ago, I co-founded this dKos series with the help of a couple great women, both of whom (like me) had recently lost a beloved family member after long illness. Writing and ...
by Dem in the heart of Texas
Comment Count 506 comments on Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 05:48 PM PDT with 678 Recommends
The Associated Press is reporting that Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter has had a recurrence of cancer. ...
by checkmate
Comment Count 403 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 08:10 PM PDT with 654 Recommends
Cross-posted at Hughes for America Dear Katie, Some people just saw you interview John and Elizabeth Edwards on "60 Minutes". ...
by BobcatJH
Comment Count 592 comments on Sun Mar 25, 2007 at 06:44 PM PDT with 643 Recommends
People who support the latest version of the health care reform bill can't understand why progressives have been flipping out over the public option. By the end, it was so compromised that it ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 605 comments on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 02:03 PM PST with 629 Recommends
I've written about experiencing internal bleeding off and on for the past 3 months. Well, after filling my toilet bowl with blood this weekend, this coward finally followed my family doctor's advice ...
by ImpeachKingBushII
Comment Count 368 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 01:19 PM PST with 628 Recommends
For those who haven't heard, MsSpent Youth got word this morning that Cedwyn 's gone downhill overnight. We haven't had any word since then (that I am aware of) and I think everyone's decided to ...
by Jill Richardson
Comment Count 226 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 12:24 PM PST with 624 Recommends
So these are the things you learn. It begins when your 70-year-old father tells you he's driving himself to the ER because he's in so much pain -- and there's no way you can get there in time to ...
by Melody Townsel
Comment Count 256 comments on Sun Apr 11, 2010 at 07:22 PM PDT with 622 Recommends
I have lurked here for YEARS. I would put in the occasional comment to some diary but I always felt that I couldn't contribute a diary that was worth posting, so I didn't. I hung out here for ...
by MassHarry
Comment Count 540 comments on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 06:55 PM PDT with 620 Recommends
by Sara R
Comment Count 365 comments on Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 06:00 PM PST with 608 Recommends