Tag Archives: What to say

“So….What do you do???”

The dreaded question comes up when interacting with strangers at parties.  This time of year it is on overdrive, when parties with strangers runneth plenty. It is no longer only the smarmy guy at the bar who asks, “So….What do … Continue reading

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Do Not Do As I Do

If you see a person you know at a crematorium don’t get nervous and ask, “What are you doing here?”  Trust me….You will feel like an ass like I did.

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I’m Mad at Cancer WITH You

The crizotinib was delivered last Saturday afternoon.  Whew!  Even better is I only had to pay the remaining $900+ of my prescription out-of-pocket max for the bottles.  I did order more than one bottle (each additional only costs me $20). … Continue reading

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Twenty Fourteen

Last month I learned a lot from my pals! I’m so glad many of them spent their time writing for Aquarius vs Cancer.  Again, thank you friends for participating!  Based on the feedback I received, readers found it as useful … Continue reading

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The Final Friend Post… From Stacy

Words from my long time friend Stacy… “My friend Kim. Yes, the one with Cancer. Terminal lung cancer. From a genetic rearrangement, it’s called ALK positive NSCLC, or non-small cell lung cancer. No, she is not a smoker. Does that … Continue reading

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From Tammy

Words from Tammy, the best boss I’ve ever had… “I watched my friend come to work coughing and tired for much too long. Asking questions as to what trips to the doctor were yielding, I was disappointed but not surprised … Continue reading

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From Julie

Words from Julie, a happy fun-loving lady… “True wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” -Henry David Thoreau “Until recently, I haven’t had a whole lot of experience with cancer. When I was in high school, my grandmother died … Continue reading

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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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From Jules

Words from my college friend Jules… “I’m not sure Kim would consider me one of her 20 closest friends. There was a time though, when I was easily in the top 3. I met Kim when we were 18, we were … Continue reading

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