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Old 07-29-2019, 06:58 PM   #1
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The last several months have been nothing, if not, probematic.

Learned a short while ago that my youngest brother has been diagnosed with brain cancer, as a result of lung cancer. He has been a 50 year+ plus smoker and it has metastasized into his brain.

There were 6 tumors. Recently, he had surgery to remove 2, they thought they could remove 3 masses. The third one was too problematic to chance.

It's been a tough road because I spent a large portion of my life taking care of him after our father died and our mother vaporized.

Not sure what the outcome will be. Just taking each day at a time


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Old 07-29-2019, 07:01 PM   #2
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So sorry for your brother's cancer. You all are in our thoughts.

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Old 07-29-2019, 08:05 PM   #3
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Katie, I truly can not imagine what that would be like
to have that kind of news and deal with
everything that goes along with it.
You must be a very strong woman and I'm so glad
that your brother has you to help him along this journey.

I hope that you take time to re-charge and take care of yourself.

I send my most heartfelt, warmest ALOHA to you
and your family in this time of turmoil.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:42 PM   #4
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I'm sorry that you and your brother are having to deal with this. (((Hugs)))
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:49 AM   #5
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I'm sorry to hear of your brother's illness and your situation, Katie. I'll keep you in my prayers. (hugs)
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:45 AM   #6
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So sorry, Katie! Remember to take care of yourself, too!
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:05 AM   #7
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Sad to see this, Katie.. Please stay strong..

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{{{{hugs and hugs}}}}
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:36 AM   #9
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So sorry to hear about your brother's cancer
I will pray for him and you because you have been
thru so much.

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Old 07-30-2019, 10:37 AM   #10
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So sorry to hear this sad news Best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs.

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