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Young mother who had a rare Stage 4 cancer is now in remission

  With around-the-clock feedings, diaper changes and sleepless nights, the weeks after bringing home a new baby can feel surreal and overwhelming. After giving birth to a healthy baby girl on Aug. 21, 2020, Anne Sydney Parrish of Lexington was ready for the joys and challenges that come with adjusting to life with a newborn.…

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What I learned from dying; What of those I leave behind?

By Dave Taylor I got a new side table today. Isn’t that exciting?  Well, to me it is. I got a vintage Tulip table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. It’s one you’ve likely seen, just a round white top with a white base shaped like a trumpet bell. It’s a designer piece that brings…

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What I learned from dying; 
Look how far I’ve come

As I was pulling on my shorts in preparation for a trip to Lowe’s tonight I was struck with the thought that not too long ago such a trip would’ve been a fantasy. 

To think of riding in a car for 30 minutes, walking from the car to the store and then hoping upon hope…

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What I learned from dying
; What am I living for?

Nothing makes my wife madder than when she thinks I’m not doing everything I can to improve my health and prolong my days in my fight against stage 4 cancer, so when I turned down the offer of a blood transfusion the other day she confronted me with this surprisingly difficult question: what am I…

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What I learned from dying; Random thoughts

By Dave TaylorWhen I think about this column I usually try to come up with a cohesive theme or storyline, or at least a bunch of paragraphs that make sense together. Well not this week. My mind is bouncing around all over the place so I’m just going to dump it all out here for…

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What I learned from dying; I’m a bad caregiver

  It’s Wednesday morning and I’m alone. I’ve been alone for more than a week now. My fiancée Jamie has been in the hospital in Indianapolis, meaning I’ve been left to take care of myself. It’s not been great. Whether she wanted it or not, Jamie had become my de facto 24/7 caregiver, meaning I…

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What I learned from dying; It is well with my soul

I had a bit of a moment the other day and it has changed my daily life ever since and I feel like it’s worth sharing here. It boils down to this: no matter what happens with my cancer, things are going to work out great. I just happened to be listening to “Even If”…

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What I learned from dying; I put a ring on it

I have big news this week. I got engaged! To paraphrase Beyonce, I liked it so I put a ring on it. Last Thursday, on the one-year anniversary of my girlfriend Jamie and I officially becoming a couple, I asked her to marry me and she replied with a resounding yes. Now the ask wasn’t…

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What I learned from dying; I might be going bald

  Soon, allegedly, the sun will feel a little hotter, breezes will be just a bit tougher to notice, and my shampoo bill will plummet. I’ve been told that on this new chemo treatment I have anywhere from a pretty good chance to a who knows how good a chance at losing my hair. I…

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