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    Decision Point (To Live): I decided to fight this nasty cancer with all I can. I'd like to see the word cancer removed from our vocabulary. I'm living every day to fight cancer and take care of mine and my hubby's cats.

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    Other Care (Hospice): I had a Bereavement Counselor from Hospice who helped me a lot.

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    Loss (Lost loved one): Seven months after I finished my radiation my wonderful husband of nearly 25 years was diagnosed with lung cancer stage IV and it had metastasized to the bone when discovered. The cancer was hiding behind a scar he had from surgery from being bayonetted while in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Had the scar not hid the cancer it would have been found sooner. He spent one month in the hospital and underwent radiation treatments. He came home and 5 months later after having chemotherapy the doctor said there was nothing more he could do. I went to all his appointments with him just like he did with me. I became his caregiver. Hospice was called in August, 2010, and he passed away, the love of my life, at 1:15 am. on Oct. 29, 2010. Its been really hard since he passed. When he passed away I lost my hubby amd my job as his caregiver.

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    Celebration (I finished the radiation): I finished the radiation. At my local cancer center when you finish treatment you ring a bell to signify that you are finished with treatment. All those in the waiting area applaud you. I have been back for all my follow-up check-ups. Now the surgeon says to come back in a year. I was so excited. I got home as quick as possible because I wanted to share the happy news with my hubby but he wasn't there.