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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-12-31 05:18
Subject: [cancer] A very bad day
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Tags:cancer, family, health, personal
A very bad day yesterday.

Cancer is a social disease. It affects everyone in the patient's circle. In my experience, the mental and emotional pressures of cancer can be just as great or greater for family, friends and caregivers as they are for the patient. There are scars in many more places than my body.

It's a road I walk alone, until the cloud is either lifted or descends to envelop me permanently. But the shadow of my disease is long, and blocks many other people's roads. Their stories are their own to tell, or not, as they please.

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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2012-12-31 15:05 (UTC)
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Cancer can have more than one casualty.
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Jay Lake: wry-slab_viewing
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-12-31 15:07 (UTC)
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Oh, hell, yes.
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2012-12-31 15:20 (UTC)
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But it is rarely fatal to anyone but the cancer victim/patient/survivor (gads I hate all those terms). It's hard on everyone but people and love are surprisingly resilient. Take it slow(as you do). Gentle hug and head rubs from fellow traveler in cancer land.
And hey.
Happy New Year. Carpe diem dude.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2012-12-31 15:56 (UTC)
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Keyword:copper labyrinth w/bee bling
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User: mythicalgirl
Date: 2012-12-31 17:19 (UTC)
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Oh hell yes. Dealing with this as I type this with my Mom. Today has not been a good hospice day...we changed her sheets and wow does she get snarky when we do that!

As she said yesterday, this sucks.
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User: deborahjross
Date: 2012-12-31 23:44 (UTC)
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Hope tomorrow is better.
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