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[cancer] Happy Cancerversary - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-04-29 07:01
Subject: [cancer] Happy Cancerversary
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Tags:books, cancer, currents, health, omaha, personal, photos, travel, writing
Four years ago today I was admitted to the hospital with copious rectal bleeding, which turned into my cancer diagnosis.

Today I'm having family and a few friends over to celebrate the fact that I've survived four years with Stage Four colon cancer. As it happens, this past Friday my second chest port was removed, so we'll be honoring that outbreak of optimism as well.

I got to keep this one:

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So, yeah. My brain's been kind of eaten these past few days, but the stress is basically good stress. Getting my life back, at least for a while.

Today: Happy Cancerversary. Tomorrow I'm off to Omaha, back on Their Currents Turn Awry, and back to real life




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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2012-04-29 14:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is almost a jewel.

I hope that you have a full span of years ahead of you, Jay.
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e_bourne
User: e_bourne
Date: 2012-04-29 16:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Congratulations on still being here. I don't mean that to sound weird, but I think you know what I mean. It's a tough road.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-04-29 16:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you. And I do know what you mean.
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Lisa Costello
User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-04-29 16:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wishing many, many happy years ahead for you.
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Swan Tower
User: swan_tower
Date: 2012-04-29 17:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is, indeed, a thing to celebrate.
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W. Lotus
User: wlotus
Date: 2012-04-30 00:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy happy happy!!
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2012-04-30 03:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy Cancerversary, Jay. And many, many more to come.
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frabjouslinz
User: frabjouslinz
Date: 2012-04-30 18:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Celebrating you in my usual way. (Meaning with sugar and a few inappropriate remarks in my head saved up for later.) Hugs to you.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-05-01 01:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mmm, I loves me some inappropriate remarks... :p
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