We all come with an expiration date, some of us get to live a full life, some get an incurable illness, some get cancer as a child, some don’t make it out of the womb.
I have been lucky, met the love of my life, lived a full life with her, had fun, got to be loved by my parents, joined the CRFC, walked in & out of tertiary care hospitals for 30 years making a honest living, quit drinking alcohol, fell in love with cycling, rode a bicycle across the country when I wasn’t expected too, left two great humans to take our place. The Lord, if there is one, has a sense of humor, and works in mysterious ways.
Sunday night they did an MRI study of my brain, & yes…they found a brain! But they also found 3 sarcoma tumors, similar to the tumors in my abdomen. The largest is 4.5cm in diameter. It is in my cerebrum, explains the symptoms I am having, speaking difficulty, word searching, etc. Oh, well. Radiation starts soon, trying to keep me alive until 40 years have passed, our 40th anniversary is on December 27, 2020.
Dr. B. said it is good to have goals. We hope I make it.
40 years since…
November 1 update:
Although radiation worked great on the abdomen, it didn’t work so well on the brain. The tumors have continued to grow and my symptoms have increased. And now we don’t expect to make it to our anniversary.
In the midst of the sadness, we’ve also experienced the greatest joy! Our daughter Leigh and her husband Chris celebrated the birth of our first grandchild, Wade William. Named after his Granddaddy Wade. Weighing in at 10 pounds 7 ounces, and 22.5 inches long, he came out destined to be a star second row. They live closeby and we see them often.
My niece Gini is here, Tommy and Zoe arrive tonight, and in my last weeks of life I am surrounded by the people that mean the most to me, my family.
Each of you reading this blog have been more important to my existence than you know. I won’t get to tell each of you goodbye, but I think of you and enjoy the memories we’ve shared.
For now, the journey continues…