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Happy Father's Day! - Mark's Journal
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mhaithaca
Happy Father's Day!
Mine began with an e-mail from my father letting me know that a friend's mother had succumbed on Friday to lung cancer, which I didn't even know she'd been diagnosed with several months ago. When I last saw her last spring, she was still smoking up a storm, and her children were still hoping she'd quit.

"The best exercise for the human heart is to bend down and pick someone else up." - Tim Russert

Current Music: "Thunder Road"

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ashen_butterfly From: ashen_butterfly Date: June 15th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
God bless Tim Russert - he will be missed.

That is a good quote.
klutzywaitress From: klutzywaitress Date: June 15th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's frustrating to watch, I should know. My mother's mother died of lung cancer, having smoked for 50 years, and yet she continues with her own pack a day. Buy estimation, she has thirteen years left.


I hope your friend finds comfort.
kitchenqueen From: kitchenqueen Date: June 16th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. After undergoing 7 months of chemo and 6 weeks of daily radiation, a mastectomy with reduction and a failed reconstruction, she still smokes. Is it too much to ask that she take a little care of herself? Geez.
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