Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Melanoma kills...

...the best people.  Not my usual upbeat bullshit is it?  I believe in hope.  I believe in new treatments that have extended, saved and maybe...just maybe...cured some from the scourge that is melanoma.  But, I also KNOW that if you turn your back on melanoma, if you decide you are immune and don't have to trouble yourself with being vigilant, under the care of a melanoma specialist, NO MATTER what stage of melanoma you find yourself diagnosed are going to be in world of hurt my friend.  Hell, you can end up in a world of hurt no matter what you do.  If you care about somebody with melanoma, you might want to see some of these posts, from some of the most generous you know what you could be in for, how quickly your world can change, how fleeting life can be.  Really....if you care about ANYBODY....   You might want to make sure they know that.  We don't get a re-do, no matter how much we might like one.

Alisa, loving wife and mother of 4 boys

A small peek of Alisa's life, loves, and one of many treatments

An amazing couple get the news....Jeanne and 9TS

9TS - as should be


Patti - pehaps the most amazing woman I will never meet

Patricia Garcia-Prieto, her leap

Hard Talks - Meagan and her Cabana Boy

Nurses teach the Cabana Boy

Meagan - her words

Beautiful Kathy - her light and loves

Eric and Jill - The hard reality  They caught a lot of flack for this graphic video of Eric's tumors.  Don't look if you are not up to it.  However, I think they were the bravest couple.  He was perhaps the world's sweetest man.  graphic video of melanoma tumors

Eric's beautiful life....

For all of you, past and present....  For those of you who have loved well and work to carry on....

"I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you wanna go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.

I hope you never look back, but you never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you live,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And always give more than you take.
But more than anything, yeah, more than anything
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish."
                          ~ STEELE/ROBSON and Rascal Flatts

...I hope to live as bravely, as fully, and with as much grace...  
"When you live in the hearts of those you love, remember then - you never die."  ~ Meagan McPhee
I will hold you all in my heart, forever. - c

1 comment:

  1. On the abyss of melanoma, I want to hold you tightly to my chest forever