Saturday, August 27, 2011

For my brother Steve....


Cancer is one of those diseases that does not respect age. It if did, it would only affect the elderly and it would leave the little children, teenagers, nursing mothers, middle aged cougars (cough.. cough) and newly retired folks alone.

Here's how it's supposed to go down. You're born. You toddle and tyke and pee your pants. You go to school.... 12 or more years. You marry (or not) You find your niche in the working world. You curse and swear yourself through those WAY TOO LONG WORKING YEARS. And then? Oh man.... it's heaven on earth, spelled R-E-T-I-R-E-M-E-N-T. And for those of us who wear wine-soaked rose colored glasses, we assume that those retirement years are meant to be spent in bliss. Travel. Grandchildren... Great-grandchildren if you were a early procreator (you know who you are.)

I lost my oldest brother Steve to melanoma today. Melanoma.... I laughed at your supposed danger. You're only skin cancer, you little freak. Melanoma I hate you. You deceived me and the sunscreen I wore forever. You don't give a rat's ass who you attack or how you metastasize through lungs and brains. You suck.

Breast cancer... listen up bitch. You're a pussy. I AM NOT going to go through what my brother went through. You can just SUCK IT. Find some 95 year old woman to affect..... or better yet, just die off yourself. You're not wanted here. CANCER, WE FREAKING HATE YOU.


Steve's obituary can be found here: http://www.leppertmortuary.com/services.aspx?ID=1638

21 comments:

Donna said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have to agree with you..."Cancer! Take a hike!"

Debs @ DKC said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. I lost my mum to lung cancer and have for the past 18 months been battling colon cancer.

It seems to be everywhere! ditto all you said. F off cancer.

Kat said...

So sad to hear this news. Cancer is a terrible thing and I cannot believe we have not kicked it's butt yet. So many good folks lost to this terrible disease. I am very sorry you lost your brother.

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear the news. There is so much cancer, I don't understand why. I wish a cure would show up soon.

Beth said...

So sorry for your loss. You're right that we all forget little ole skin cancer can do this. Love your attitude, keep up the fight.

Barbara said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I found a video just yesterday that can save so many lives from being lost to melanoma. I sent the link to all of my family, friends, and acquaintances. I hope everyone who reads your blog will send this link to their families and friends. If Steve had known this at 16....you would probably still have him. It's not too late for your children and grandchildren, and of course, you. Some forms of cancer are preventable, and melanoma is one of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM

Lea M. Callais said...

Hail Mary...

Rosemary & Garlic said...

Sorry Mags.

Siser Mary Cheryl said...

Well Said!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

So sorry, Mags... Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

June said...

So incredibly sorry for your loss Mags. You keep on fighting my friend. Hugs coming atcha'.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Mags.

thisoldbroad said...

Oh honey, I can't believe the shit year your family has had. I have no magic words to make it better.

When my daughter was diagnosed with cancer my 1st thought was how I wished I could pass it on to someone else - a more deserving person. It only took a few seconds of looking at the other people nearby to realize that no one deserves cancer.

You're a tough little broad & I'm absolutely confident you will beat yours. For you & your family I wish peace, strength & comfort. Val

stephchows said...

Oh Mags :( sending you many thoughts and prayers.

Moogie said...

Mags, I understand your loss. I've lost two brothers in two years. Death of a sibling is a difficult experience.

M.J. Jacobsen said...

So sorry for your loss; brothers are so special.

paintgurl40 said...

i'm sorry to hear about your brother! to deal with this while fighting your battle is terrible!! stay strong and stay positive!

KimH said...

I wish to send you hugs and know that you are being prayed for & thought of with healing energy sent in your direction..
God Speed!!

MrsMe said...

I'm so sorry Mags. Sometimes things are just so sad and even though we know it's a part of life, it still sucks. You and your family are in my prayers. Stay strong and keep of the good fight.

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Thank you ALL for you kind and comforting comments. ((HUGS))

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

There are no words. I am sorry for your loss.
I am confident in you.