Category Archives: Stage IV

Insurance companies…

I just got off of the phone with Care First.  A few days ago John had received a bill from Dr. DeMuth’s office that was for a dollar amount of forty some dollars.  We had paid the co-pay and we … Continue reading

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In his own words- After 2nd IL-2 treatment

I happened to wonder what the “New Text Document” was that was on the computer.  I probably will never uncover everything that is in the computer.  John was the computer person. Anwyay… I opened it up to find-  that he … Continue reading

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Last photos

I was working on a photo project today and ended up in tears. Partially from looking at healthy photos of John and hating how melanoma took away his life.  It changed him from a strong active, healthy man into a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving- a holiday which we’re told was initially celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Indians to give thanks for bountiful harvests.  Today, Thanksgiving is typically a celebration with friends and family where we stuff ourselves full … Continue reading

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“No Balls”

Today, a friend and her daughter came over and we hung out and worked on some organizing around the house.  I decided to tackle the trash bags sitting in the computer room that had been brought from AFD– John’s personal … Continue reading

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Lounging pants

John liked to be comfortable when he was just hanging out in the house.  He’d usually have on a comfy T-shirt and what he referred to as “lounging shorts.” After John has his surgery at NIH in April, he asked … Continue reading

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Department Meeting

When they asked if anybody wanted to recognize anybody at the department meeting.  I raised my hand, waited my turn, and took some deep breaths. I’m not very good at getting Thank You cards sent out (frankly, I suck at … Continue reading

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This is why we need to fight and research and research and research….

I have a new favorite song. “Maybe Tonight, Maybe Tomorrow” by WideAwake I have the need to listen to it.  Sometimes for strength and as a reminder to LiveStrong.  I think of John and how hard he fought.  How he … Continue reading

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Daddy would be so proud…

John loved his son, so much.  In fact John’s biggest concern with the cancer wasn’t for himself.  It was for Nathaniel to grow up without a father. I find myself seeing so many moments with Nathaniel where I just think… … Continue reading

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