On ‘Living with Cancer’

This week marked 22 years since Sam’s Mom, Mimi, died from cancer at 62. Alli was 5, Ariana 2 and she never even knew there was a Samuel coming in a little over a year after she passed away.

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IMG_6426 This year will mark another anniversary of 3 people near and dear to us who have passed away from the dreaded cancer.  In the words of my nephew, ‘cancer sucks.’  Later changed to ‘cancer’s bad’ so he could put it on a t-shirt and wear it to school.  I know everyone has a story about how cancer has touched their lives.

I found this very recently, again.  Mimi’s (Sam’s Mom’s) story, in her own words.


This month I just passed my three-year mark of living with cancer.  The devastation one feels when the doctor looks at you and says, “you have breast cancer which has already spread to other parts of your body” is indescribable.

After coming home from the hospital it seemed all I could do was sit on the sofa in the family room and cry.  My brother-in-law, Dr. Joe Smith, who is a psycho-analyst, came…

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