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My dad died last month. After a year long battle with invasive metastatic bladder cancer. He was 88. I called him "Bud," an endearing reference back to the nickname his mother bestowed on him ...
by boatsie
Comment Count 115 comments on Sat Sep 06, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT with 68 Recommends
Normally I would never post anything anywhere on line seeking any sort of financial assistance of any kind - ever. If you would see such a post from this account you can rest assured it's been ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 08:23 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
I don't post very much here, only when something really bothers me. This particular case has bothered me from the start, not only because it is very emotional (what's not emotional about a 13 year ...
by Jilly W
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 10:14 AM PST with 32 Recommends
A year ago today, about four hours ago, I walked into the bedroom to find that Jim Nelson, my husband and partner of 41 years and a few months, was dead. I gave the Kos community the news in a ...
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 84 comments on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 10:12 AM PST with 209 Recommends
Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share part of the evening around a virtual kitchen table with kossacks who are caring and supportive of one another. So ...
by bastrop
Comment Count 83 comments on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
She's the cute one, obviously. I feel like I should be using a picture after her hair grew back, but this was always one of her favorites regardless.
by Serpents Choice
Comment Count 117 comments on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 10:30 AM PDT with 340 Recommends
Well, I've known for a long time now that I'd be eventually posting some bad news. As many of you know, my fiancee is terminally ill, with liver failure caused by metastatic breast cancer. The ...
by Serpents Choice
Comment Count 52 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 05:53 PM PDT with 125 Recommends
This has not been a good week. I can't say I expected a good week. Not quite 10 days ago, I posted my last update about my fiancee's battle with cancer-induced liver disease. Folks who have been ...
by Serpents Choice
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 09:44 PM PDT with 188 Recommends
I've never been the regular diarist I wanted to be. But, when I've had the opportunity to write here, I've always wanted it to be about science and science education. I've done a little. I should ...
by Serpents Choice
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 09:19 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
I've got a number of friends in the casino business. Ask them about the odds and they'll tell you the same thing. Sometime you can come out ahead. Sometimes you can even win the big payout. But, ...
by Serpents Choice
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:14 PM PST with 108 Recommends
It would be WONDERFUL if some people chipped in for the flowers, but so far, it looks like someone has. But mostly, we've had to make a decision about where to send donations. Here's where: The Ryan ...
by commonmass
Comment Count 67 comments on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 01:04 PM PST with 241 Recommends
My beloved partner, Terun Sabre Weed, aka GreenMountainBoy02, left us peacefully just after noon today. He was in no pain. He was surrounded by his family. Arrangements are being made, and the ...
by commonmass
Comment Count 631 comments on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:06 PM PST with 1033 Recommends
GMB02 is being put in a hospice situation. His identical twin brother and I will crawl into bed with him as he makes his transition. His priest--also an identical twin--will also be there. It might ...
by commonmass
Comment Count 583 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 11:35 AM PST with 785 Recommends
Thank you to all of you who have helped me keep vigil, given moral support, and give me a laugh or two over the last week regarding GMB02's serious illness and hospitalization. This community is ...
by commonmass
Comment Count 304 comments on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:55 PM PST with 696 Recommends
First, I want to thank you all for the outpouring of love from this community. I am deeply touched, as I always am, by the caring this community shows to its members. Today, his twin brother, ...
by commonmass
Comment Count 594 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:59 PM PST with 808 Recommends
I couldn't write this in the midst of it all, the first Christmas without a living parent. The First Christmas as the matriarch in fact, not de facto. It's not really about Christmas, either. It'...
by I love OCD
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:08 PM PST with 13 Recommends
How do you want to die? This is a question everyone should think about and answer for themselves. I have. I have a very strict advanced directives document. I am not afraid to die, I am afraid ...
by notdarkyet
Comment Count 48 comments on Sun Apr 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
This is a diary I have been wanting to write for some time now. I saw my pain doctor in December and at that time told him I had gotten a Medical Marijuana card, but had no reliable way to get ...
by notdarkyet
Comment Count 78 comments on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 07:28 AM PST with 54 Recommends
The past few days have been incredibly busy for me personally. Anyone who reads my posts regularly, or has gone back and read my early posts, is aware that I have 8 kids, and one of them is very ...
by KindaKath
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 01:15 PM PDT with 72 Recommends
This is a little diary for Anna... new Hospice patient... sweet Mom of a friend... kick ass little eighty something year old who told her nurse yesterday, "lose the straw, I can take my pills and ...
by nannyboz
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 03:36 PM PST with 17 Recommends