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CATHERINE


Lloyd is 53, dx March 2003, pc in body of pancreas, locally advanced to celiac plexus. As I write this (4/18/03), we are soon to begin chemoradiation - in the hope that possibly the tumor may become resectable. We're realistic, however, and have already watched several on this list lose the battle. We've been married 11 years, finding each other after painful earlier endings; we danced at our wedding to the song 'Saved the Best for Last'. We've got five adult children and six grandchildren, they are huge lights in our lives (along with our overly enthusiastic German Shepherd, Shoene (imagine an umlaut instead of the 'oe'). My 91 year-old uncle lives with us; on Sunday afternoons we have five generations at our table - we are blessed. Life is so ironic, we had lots of plans for when the uncle is no longer here - to his great dismay he seems to outlive everyone. Perhaps I should take him sailing around the world (Lloyd's fondest dream). We join you all - none of us wants to be here - this list, however, brings some sanity to a beastly plateful.


Posted 04/18/2003 11:15 pm by Catherine
E-mail Address: cbarnard@sonic.net

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