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Saying goodbye

June 7, 2012

A few weeks ago Dave’s uncle Dick received a diagnosis of esophageal cancer and might survive 5 to 9 months. On Sunday he was taken to the hospital due to liver failure. Today, we learned Dick will only live for another 3 to 5 days. My husband’s father also has the same cancer but has responded well with radiation and chemo treatments.

Dave is hoping to meet up with his father in San Francisco to help him get out to see his brother before he leaves our world.

The above photo is of Dick & his wife Shirley (plus Dave) on a trip to Oregon back in 2006. Silver Falls was beautiful that day. It was our pleasure to take them to such a beautiful place.

We love you so much Dick.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Tracie permalink
    June 7, 2012 6:53 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this Gale. Love to you and Dave.

    • paperstew permalink*
      June 7, 2012 7:49 pm

      Thanks Tracie. Life is certainly filled with many twists and turns. I’m feeling very twisted right now. Plus Dave is heading to China, probably from San Francisco….

  2. agatelovers permalink
    June 12, 2012 5:02 pm

    Oh Gale…these are hard days! Sometimes a few days under the blankets or a deep, deep immersion in the studio are what’s required. Call me if you need an ice cream delivery! Remember that chocolate keeps the demeantors away!

    • paperstew permalink*
      June 13, 2012 6:22 am

      Yes, chocolate is a better/healthier way to keep the dementors away. It would be lovely to just stay in bed, but I would have to have a good book…. and a dog that doesn’t bring dead voles into the bedroom. Yuck! ;)

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