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What I learned from dying; How do I say thank you?

I learned several things this week, but the main thing is I learned it’s impossible to sufficiently say thank you when you’re being overwhelmed with love and support from your community. My thank yous simply can’t keep up with the outpouring of love and support. From the first moment that people began to find out…

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What I learned from dying; Just a little bit more

Tuesday I was tired, like, can’t sit up straight tired. I was on the sofa leaning over, struggling to seem like I was even alert. Truth be told, I stay that tired most of the time, but this time it turned into a lesson that I thought I’d learned years ago and apparently hadn’t: a…

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What I learned from dying; False alarms

This week I learned a little bit about false alarms and being falsely alarmed. Last week I was unable to receive my chemo treatments for stage four esophageal cancer because my white blood count was too low. That, at least to me, was alarming. Until that point all of my blood work had come back…

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What I learned from dying; How to live intentionally

I learned two lessons this week in two very different ways. First, I learned that when faced with a dire situation like stage 4 cancer, I must live very intentionally and choose each day – and each moment – to not let it overwhelm me. Second, I learned that when dry heaving into a trash…

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What I learned from dying; I’m weaker than my woman 

I learned a humiliating fact about myself a couple of days ago. I’m weaker than my girlfriend. I’ve always considered myself stronger than I looked, even now, so although I’ve lost around 90 lbs from my usual weight I felt like my core strength was still in there somewhere, even if it were hiding pretty…

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What I learned from dying; Good news and bad news

My long promised update is finally here and it’s a mixture of good news and bad news. The good news is that my cancer spots are shrinking, some of them substantially, but the bad news is that in finding out the spots were shrinking I found out there were more of them than I realized.…

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What I learned from dying; Time flies when you’re… living

I’m beginning to embrace my new, sickly lifestyle. I’m driving with my bright red handicapped parking pass dangling from my rear view mirror and I’ve found a freeing new excuse for all occasions: “Hey, I’m dying. What do you expect?” Who can argue with that?  No one, that’s who. Life is funny but dying can…

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Dal-Tile office building vandalized

In early June of this year an unknown number of vandals broke into the former Dal-Tile office building located at 655 Melanie Drive in Lewisport, and stole several items. The thieves stole a Great Circle brand wood chipper, as well as lots of copper wiring and piping. Dave Taylor and his sister Georgia own the…

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