Cancer, Love and the Five Wishes

Cancer: When the diagnosis comes in, there is disbelief, anger and fear. Yet we tackle this diagnosis with love, dignity and respect. Just as cancer has no boundaries; the same can be said for love. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (1corinthians 13:4)

Love…just happens!

So my good friends, ‘The Little-One’ has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. We are in the mist of developing a treatment plan with the oncologist while awaiting a PET Scan which should take place next week.

What lies ahead of us is unknown; we can only understand today and cherish yesterday. As the news of this insidious disease settles in, I am mindful of the Five Wishes

  • Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can’t make them.
  • The kind of medical treatment you want or don’t want.
  • How comfortable you want to be.
  • How you want people to treat you.
  • What you want your loved ones to know.

Following these five ‘simple’ wishes certainly brings us to a calm peace of mind.

As we move forward with this new chapter in our lives, we have decided to share this journey with you. Our hope is to share our love with you with the understanding that caring for a loved one is an honor, not a duty; caring for a loved one is a pleasure; not a chore. These are all the ‘simple’ things we do when we love.

Love truly has NO boundaries

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One response to “Cancer, Love and the Five Wishes

  1. Chris, I love that you guys are sharing, and I love you and Richard too. Thanks for letting us know how we can be helpful. Your testimony and witness is commendable!


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