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  •  Happy New Year! (6+ / 0-)

    All of us in our household just returned from an excellent holiday dinner!  We also toasted that cancer should just stop hitting our family.  Two cancer dx this year alone, plus my sister from years ago when she was young enough to be a zebra!  Then my husband who was disabled in a car wreck.  We have one healthy person left - and we told him he can't get sick!  :)

    •  good luck! (7+ / 0-)

      My wife told me I couldn't get sick, and it worked for 17 years. However, it was apparently a time-limited offer.

      In June when I was visiting back East for my 6 month FU, and my mom's 3 month FU, my sister came down with shingles. In her left eye. At 42. Some people can't stand for anyone else to be the center of attention :).

      Seriously, I walked her through the opthalmalogist's office three times in a week. And knew the drill. The bright side was that I was able to share my collection of patches with someone I love. So there's that.

      Parent. Entrepreneur. Cancer patient. Moose tracker.

      by PhoenixRising on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:57:05 PM PST

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      •  17 years is a prophetic number (4+ / 0-)

        in my family.  When Mom and Dad were on a cruise, an entertainer stuck a microphone in Mom's face and asked her about marriage.  She said, "the first 17 years were the hardest."  Neither Dad nor my sis or me know what exactly she meant, but when Lee and I made it to 18 years of marriage, we decided we had survived Mom's curse.  ;)

        I guess sharing eye patches is like sis and I sharing hats.  Have to look for the silver linings sometimes!  At least I kind of have a built in cancer support group at my house.  

    •  HNY to you, too, corvaire! (4+ / 0-)
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      So good to read that you've had a lovely evening out. Yes, I think you all deserve a break this year. At least this year, that is, and for many more!

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:19:20 PM PST

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