I've been away for awhile. My brother was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer last Spring, and passed away in late October. It has been a difficult time, especially as work has become more intense as well and at times i've really felt like f@ck this job. Don't get me wrong it's a good job, but my attitude is not the best recently. Then my wife reminds me that i need to keep my job so we don't have to move into a micro bus, so I soldier on. Anyhow, i'll try to improve my attitude and swing by a bit more regularly. -T
tenbsmith - good to see and sorry to hear about your brother. Having two of my own, I know the loss must be very hard. Hope the cheery community here, some space aliens and adventures in other worlds can provide some respite from time to time.
But seriously, a mirco bus doesn't sound all that bad
My sympathies. We lost my Father-in-Law to prostate cancer a couple of years ago, it was a difficult time, especially for my wife. Even though I deal with this sort of thing regularly in my job, it is different when it's family.
Things do get better.
To echo what others have said, we're here if you need us.
If vegetarians eat vegetables... What do humanitarians eat?
Thanks y'all. Ironically, i conduct research on quality of life among cancer patients and survivors, so this overlaps with my work too. When first diagnosed he was in and out of the hospital a lot with because blood clots from the tumor kept blocking his urethra and preventing him from peeing. Once they got that squared away he had good quality of life for his last 6 months of life and I had the opportunity to visit with him several times.