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Staring Down Pancreatic Cancer

This is a very personal post for me. I’m usually a very private person, but sometimes information needs to be shared, to help others, educate, and increase awareness. I hope I can do just that with this story. For those of you that haven’t seen all of my previous posts, earlier I shared with you the heartbreaking story of my mother’s fight against ovarian cancer. She fought her battles courageously, but the cancer was strong and the cancer was advanced. She lost her fight two years after being diagnosed. Starting in August, my Dad…

An Ode to Summer

The end of summer means different things to all of us.  To me, it’s bittersweet. Thoughts… Gone are the days of warm weather and no coats.  Now walking outside requires thought and preparation. My kids no longer have the days to stay in bed and lounge around.  Homework fills my kitchen table. I will no longer walk around in shorts and bare feet.  I will constantly be cold and covered up. The community swimming pool has been emptied.  Our swim bags have been pushed to the back of the closets. Evening summer walks are over.  The sun…