Tag Archives: Dying

From Cynthia

Words from Cynthia, the hippest lady I know… “All Hands on Deck When I first met Kim, almost nine years ago, it was at the rock gym which her then boyfriend, now husband, Spencer managed. She greeted me with a … Continue reading

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From Alison

Words from Alison… “Denial is how I live with watching a friend, who I consider family, fight terminal lung cancer. In her mid 70s my grandmother died of emphysema, which accompanied her lung cancer. My grandmother, my favorite relative, was … Continue reading

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A New Point of View

Weeks ago while speaking at Genentech I was asked a question I could not provide a complete answer for.  The question was, “How do I communicate with my friends about my cancer and how do they cope with it?” I … Continue reading

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Take this Show on the Road

Wednesday, November 6th I participated in a event to raise Lung Cancer Awareness at Genentech.  How it all came about?  That fantastic Katie Brown at LUNGevity passed my name along to the Genentech Advocacy Coordinator. The request was a new … Continue reading

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Celebration of Hope

Next week I’m off to New York City! I will be attending LUNGevity’s Celebration of Hope event.  In addition to attending the event, I am excited for two major things.  First, I’ll be able to give my blogging friend Jessica … Continue reading

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Party Time

Last weekend SW and I hosted a party.  Our house was filled with friends, family, tasty food, and wonderful conversation.  A lovely combination. It was a Thank You party for all the special people in our life who have helped us in … Continue reading

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Body Talk

Living in Stage 4 land has forced me and my sweetie to talk about some pretty heavy topics.  Regularly, we talk about death and dying.  A few weeks ago a topic was: shall I donate my body to science? Coincidentally, … Continue reading

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Where will you be three months from today?

The other day while picking up some holiday items I stumbled upon this book.  My first reaction was laughter.  Laugh out loud and get crazy looks kind of laughter. I snapped a photo.  Sent it to my friend Marcy, a … Continue reading

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My Life Insurance

Finally, the investigation by my life insurance carrier, Standard Insurance, is over.  It was determined that I was qualified for the policy and it will remain in place!  ‘Why would it not be in place?’ you ask.  Well, in my … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry

At times I get incredibly sad about my situation- easy to do when you have terminal lung cancer.  I’m sad that the probability is high that this disease is going to kill me.  I’m equally as sad that the likelihood … Continue reading

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