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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-05-25 06:00
Subject: [cancer] Another voice heard from
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Tags:calendula, cancer, child, family, health, jaycon, personal, shellyrae
calendula_witch is brave and honest about our chemo experience. Go read. I'll still be here when you get back.

I don't talk so much about her end of it, or shelly_rae's, or the_child's, or the rest of my family and friends. This is my journey, and it's not for me to expose their fears. I will say that the_child, after months of anger and denial, has been asking detailed questions in a very mature manner. Others in my circle are coming to terms, one or two are not.

As calendula_witch says, this round is almost over. I may wind up sleeping through most of the rest of the process, the way things are going. By coincidence, I come off the needle on infusion session number 11 on June 6th the day of the 46th birthday. (This is why my birthday party is July 3rd, so I can stay awake for it — you are coming, yes?)

So much to celebrate, so much to fear. So much love, so much trauma. Cancer sucks.

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User: amykb
Date: 2010-05-25 13:57 (UTC)
Subject: D-Day Birthday
At least you aren't evil squared like my husband (6/6/62)

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-05-25 14:40 (UTC)
Subject: Re: D-Day Birthday
6/6/64 - Neighbor of the Beast...
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User: fledgist
Date: 2010-05-25 18:54 (UTC)
Subject: Re: D-Day Birthday
Er, Wouldn't that make you evil to the fourth power?

Having read Calendula's LJ, all I can say is that I'm fighting back tears.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-05-25 17:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You are all amazing. You do know that, right?
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User: curiositist
Date: 2010-05-25 20:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am inordinately thankful to know that you have such amazing and supportive people around you. Also that your child is the extraordinary soul that she is. Sleep as much as you want (or as much as life allows). Two to go. **HUG**
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2010-05-25 21:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
July 3, yes, we'll be there. Are you having a "Who's coming the farthest?" contest this year? We always lose out to folks from, oh, say, New Zealand.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-05-25 22:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No NZ'ers this year, so you may well take it!
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