A good friend of mine and fellow cancer survivor, David Emerson, produces an excellent monthly cancer newsletter.
For those of you who don’t know, I have an incurable bone marrow cancer called multiple myeloma.
Tuesday we ran a story celebrating our 1000th post here at HelpWithCancer.org:
Let me share a few more articles from HelpWithCancer.org’s first few months, following our launch in October, 2008. I have selected several with an inspirational message…
Yesterday, Pattie and I asked you to join us in celebrating our 1000th post on this site.
Today marks an important milestone: Our 1000th post here on HelpWithCancer.org.
A chiropractor and anti-cancer advocate, Ron Edwards, from Culver City, California, recently sent me a complimentary copy of Life Over Cancer – The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment.
This can be a stressful time of year—stressful and sometimes sad. Sad if you or a loved one has cancer—or if you have recently lost someone close to you who had cancer. It doesn’t matter what kind. Young or old. Male or female. Christmas or the 4th of July. Cancer doesn’t care. But you can! You can choose to celebrate life! No matter how sick you or your loved one are, you can choose to take control of your life—if only for one more day.
Why did my wife Pattie and I start www.HelpWithCancer.Org? Why do we post on this site, and my other site, www.multiplemyelomablog.com, each and every day? Here is the original post we made about this time last year:
I have been updating the condition of Pattie’s mother alternately on both of our blogs, http://www.helpwithcancer.org/ and http://www.multiplemyelomablog.com/. We are trying to get her moved down closer to family in the Tampa, Florida area. We believed we were making progress. Unfortunately, she (and we) encountered a set-back yesterday, when she was hospitalized for the second time in two weeks for internal bleeding in her GI tract. Pattie’s mom is resting comfortably, but learned for the first time today that her cancer had indeed returned. She is understandably upset. Complicating the situation, Pattie is already in Florida and I am in the Atlanta International Airport en-route to Tampa as well. Another daughter has left for St Croix Falls to be with her while she has a surgical consult on Wednesday. Hopefully she will be deemed a surgical candidate – not so much to attack the cancer – but to relieve a painful blockage between her intestines and stomach. I will keep you updated.
Feel good, keep smiling and pray for her, please! Pat
You see it on the news again and again. A husband, distraught over losing his job or being outed for securities fraud, takes his own life and sometimes the life of his wife and children. Since my diagnosis and struggle with cancer, life has become even more precious to me. When you fight so hard for each day of life, it is difficult to accept such a callous disregard for human life! So you lose your job and can’t afford the country club membership anymore. Get over it! Yes, it may be embarrassing. But you can still enjoy a quiet walk on the beach, or your favorite burger, or the embrace of your wife and child. I try to be sympathetic; to not be judgemental. But on this point I find it difficult to compromise. Life is short. Life is precious. I think about that every hour of every day.
So feel good, keep smiling and fight for every breath! Pat