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Ringside Support for Round 7

Sheesh, with all the kindness and support people give Kathleen at the cancer center, you would think she would want to come here just for the hell of it. Really can’t say enough about the folks who are there. Just overwhelming kindness, care and concern. Perhaps some of the kindness is because its Kathleen 🙂 I would say yes, but I am biased. They are without exception all amazing professionals and wonderful people. Cancer and its treatment are really shitty, but I could not imagine anything else being done to make it as bearable as possible

It looked like another clogged line to start the day, but it worked out just fine with a few extra flushes.
Another new med today to try and stave off the allergic reaction. So that’s 13… 13, you would think extra limbs would start growing with so many meds, but I am sure its not a record. Still had a slight allergic reaction anyway, but the new drug seemed to make it pretty minimal.
Kathleen is feeling pretty wiped out tonight. She is more anxious than usual about the coming days. The last round really knocked her down and physically its taking its toll. And when you are physically beat up, its hard to stay positive mentally.

It was also a bit of a reflective day. A staff member Kathleen would chat with from her days on the surgical ward dropped by and we were telling her about the 25 anniversary party and how Kathleen and I met. It was neat to dig out some old pics to show her, so I will share here as well.

Below is where we met 25yrs ago. We both lived on the top floor at the Heuther Hotel. The pic was taken in my room (click on the image for a larger version)

In Waterloo Park on the swings

Yes, we were smokers back then

One of the first pics I ever took of her.

—Mike

About In the Cancer Bubble

I am Kathleen's partner of almost 25yrs supporting her through this very tough and rough spot.

8 responses to “Ringside Support for Round 7

  1. Muriel Omand-Naylor ⋅

    I’m inspired by your calm courage and amazing grace under fire.Sending you gentle hugs and prayers

  2. judy ⋅

    Dear Mike and Kathleen,
    Another round done. Wishing you a quick recovery from this one. love Judy

  3. Terry and Colleen ⋅

    Hi Kath and Mike, it’s nice to catch up with you again this am. As always we are so moved and inspired by your great courage and love for each other. Your pictures speak volumes, and are so beautiful! We will be thinking of you during this next round! Big hugs, and sending positive vibes along. Colleen and Terry

  4. ~ Jill ⋅

    Dear Kathleen and Mike, Your words and pictures are so tender and so beautiful. My gosh you are amazing people. Such photographic talent … you two are two young to be classics, by you really are a class act.

    Love and warm and healing hugs to you both from one of your many huge fans and supporters.
    xo

  5. jacquie and mike ⋅

    love and hugs to both..

  6. Maureen ⋅

    I love the pictures!! brings back the memories. Kathleen was and is a real beauty! Hope you have as good a weekend as you can given the recent chemo. Sending warm, positive, healing thoughts your way.
    Much love,
    Mo

  7. Lidia ⋅

    Those pictures are wonderful Mike thanks for sharing.

  8. Anne ⋅

    OMG…LOOOOVE the pics! Gives me the images that goes with the stories shared at the amazing Anniversary party! That was such a wonderful celebration…still smiling 🙂 Sending love and smiles your way! Lots of healing hugs and much love to you. Hope to see you soon… we will be down your way in a couple of weeks and would love to see you!

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