I have logged into this site many times but have never written . My husband (58 yrs) was diagnosed with this insiduious disease May 1, 2006 and has since passed away September 24,2006. I received ththe following from a cousin which I read everyday i goes as follows:
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I amI, you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced or air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play,smile think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort,
without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant..
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you.
My dad was a medic in the Veitnam War and was just diagnosed with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma Apr 06 . His liver was unresectable. So far only some pain and weight loss. He still is golfing 3X a week and a great appetite. He is on the Gemzar/Xeloda combo. So far it has maintained itself. I keep hearing more and more about this dioxin being a part of this.