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Mar 4, 2006

In the photo above are myself (center), clockwise, David, my son Sean, David's son Bryley, and our cousin Allison. I look a fright,(but I got the gun) but I had to show you David-his build, stature,etc....before the nightmare.

Now, I'm not writing this to say, why me, why is all this bad stuff happening around me/...that's not my attitude at all.  I say, not again...Cancer has returned with a vengence to take more of my family away. My cousin David-so strong, former military man who has carried that discipline with him wherever he went and it went into all he did.  A GOOD man...a PROUD man...now caught in the grips of cancer...diagnosed it july as prostate cancer, it had rapidly metatisized to his bones...his favorite pastime was just shooting off a few rounds at the target range on his farm, and a few cold beers.  He can no longer shoot or he can break so many bones just from the kick, no matter how small. David was 6'2" or so, a solid 230lbs.-no fat.  He's less than 6', and down to approx. 150lbs...in 7 months. (It tears my heart out to think of it and how even his son and wife feel)
I'm flying to Tx in a few weeks, and no one is certain if he'll even be alive then. I hate being so far away from my only family left...
on the other hand, my son's paternal grandfather-another proud former military man, volunteer Firefighter, devoted family man-treated me as his own daughter when my dad died, even though I was divorced from his son...beat colon cancer once...now it has returned elsewhere. The doctors are still testing him to see how far it has spread, and if it perhaps did invade the colon again.  These men are suffering tremndously, fighting their own terroristic war.  I lost my mama to the same...I pray I have the strength to hold my head up and give my family the comfort they need...my disability and pain is so miniscule to what other family members must feel just in their hearts alone, let alone the physical torture these 2 fine men are facing.  I pray even harder for our soldiers and their suffering-I now truly cannot fathom what they feel, do, think, fear...
I just had to vent...I don't want to be scared, but I am.  I am.
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Posted: Saturday March 4, 2006, 1:11 pm
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