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my legacy......cancer

Hello friends,

Ever heard that song....legacy? Well If you haven't heard it before, I will post the video of it below: here:



So why do I mention this song? Well, as a person living with terminal cancer I often wonder what the legacy I will leave for my husband and children will be. Lately, it has been brought right to the forefront that part of my legacy will most likely be cancer. If not the actual disease than most definitely memories of me struggling with it and how it affects each member of my family. Beyond the effects that will be left behind, the possibility of it being passed on to my daughter (of son- because men get breast cancer too) are very strong. You see, my mom was diagnosed at age 47. I was diagnosed at age 34. I have a 21 yr old daughter. I have a 23 yr old son. This week my daughter had an infection that caused a lymph node under her arm to swell. ( my cancer originated in my right axillary node or arm pit) Needless to say we wasted zero time in gettin…

Rainy day, rainy mood.

Hello Friends,
Can you believe that it is alreAdy Wednesday? Me Neither. So, I go on a bit of a rant about the cost of medical treatment, and how tends to rob you and family of finanCial freedom. My family is debt free, except for living expEnses, and it is very stressful to have thousands of dollaRs of out of pocket medical expenses. I alSo have a little video clip of the weather here in Knoxville today. You woUldn't believe the rain we have had off and on today. It was torrential for a while. But I love the rainforest type Climate that we enjoy here in Tennessee. Please Keep my daughter's dog Oscar in your thoughts and prayers. He is going through a bout of pancreatitiS. We do worry about our little fur babies! At the end of the video Sadie fans will enjoy a brief appearance.

Thanks for stopping by.

Leslie



Surprise Package

A great big Thank you

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Hey friends!

I wanted to take a minute to give you a great big thank you!!! Your comments and responses lately have been a huge encouragement and source of joy to me. I just love hearing from you. Let me update you on the choice I have made in reading.....Dunt dun daaaaaa.

It is House of leaves!


Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.

Also, this book is supposed to have different colored …