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Family Days

We have had many great visits over the last few days. Kathleen loves to see people, so dont be shy. She is upset with herself when she is sleeping, but I assure her people are not angry with her for resting. The pain is much better controlled as of yesterday. Anecdotal as well as empirical pump numbers show she is using a lot less of the heavy traditional pain meds and instead leaning on Tylonol and a special type of Advil that is much more gentle on her GI tract. She was able to sleep through the night without any pain crisis waking her. Its not completely gone but its for sure better. Hopefully we can titrate down the nasty stuff a bit so she is not so out of it and still be relatively comfortable.

Richard, Drew, Me and some random lady
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Jacob, Evey, Jordan, Marlee and Leia. The kids sang “International Space Station” and brought some wonderful coloring over to cheer Kathleen up. They have been like a tiny greek chorus to remind us of what can be bright and beautiful about the future at many points along Kathleen’s cancer journey.
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Kathleen’s sister Mel from Montreal with Elaine. Lots of smiles and happiness.
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Kathleen’s brother Don and her sister-in-law Bonnie
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Sleeping under Jordan’s magic princess
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—Mike

About In the Cancer Bubble

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

4 responses to “Family Days

  1. alice ⋅

    This is wonderful Mike & thanks for sharing. we are comforted on many levels.
    Alice

  2. judy ⋅

    Hi Mike and Kathleen,
    lovely photos. Nice for Kathleen and Elaine to have the whole family together at the same time – a veritable party.
    Glad the pain is less today.
    Love Judy

  3. ~ Jill ⋅

    Dear Kathleen and Mike, Thank you for sharing these many beautiful moments with all of us in your circle of love and caring. These photos are just delightful. Kathleen, your warm and loving spirit and appreciation of those around you shines through in every photo. With all those wonderful visits it is so great that you take time to rest up too. It is heartwarming to see you surrounded by such deep love. Sending more love and gentle hugs your way straight from my heart. XO

  4. Karen Gee ⋅

    It must feel so good to be home and I’m so happy that the pain seems to be more under control.
    Smiles and hugs.
    Karen.

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