Again I have cancer. Stage 3 lung cancer but I am fighting for life…again. This is the fourth time cancer has taken a bite out of me and it’s no fun.

I thought maybe if I write about it, it would give me the strength to beat it once more. So far I have had to be given two units of blood, two units of iron, B12 shots, chemotherapy, radiation and a host of tests. MRI, CT, Blood work, etc, but I have to say my knee is healing and I am able to walk without a cane. Now if the chemo doesn’t destroy my immune system and my knee doesn’t get infected again I just might be around for a while longer.

I so appreciate all of you for hanging in there with me, and I will try to post whenever I can. However, I try to read your offerings as much as possible and will continue to do so. There hasn’t been too much leisure time for emails and postings, and my mood hasn’t been the best my arms and hands look like a well-used pin cushion, and I will probably be radioactive before long, I might even glow in the dark soon.

If you do want a good laugh though and you own a Kindle or other reader you can always go to and purchase my book, Yes, I still have hope for my book, go figure. ☺☺☺




68 thoughts on “FIGHTING THE FIGHT

  1. So sorry to hear about this, you had enough of a time of it with your knee! They say if you can keep cheerful and think positively, that you can beat anything, so am confident you can kick this into touch too! XXX

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  2. Patricia, I am a ten year ovarian cancer survivor and I have had two recurrences. No, cancer is not fun or easy nor are the recurrences. You are in my prayers. Do not give up on your book or your life.

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  3. And your wonderful humor (glow in the dark) continues to shine through. Oh, Patricia… that really stinks. You keep fighting. You are strong! You have many, many people behind you, cheering you along. Bless you, my friend!!

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  4. Hello, my old (young) friend.

    When you start glowing, can I hire you as a night light???

    Anyway, one thing I have learned about you is your fighting Italian spirit. So I believe this is a fight you can win. Keep fighting and my shoulder is available to you as yours has always been available to me.

    “Do not go gentle into that good night…
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

    Keep up the fight, the good fight, Patricia, my friend and fellow writer.

    Peace and love,

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  5. My dear sister, I don’t even have the words to express how sad this makes me. You have been through SO much and I don’t know “why” this has to happen to you. I have always looked up to you and am SO proud of you! I am proud of all you do and who you are. You are so caring and loving and have always been there when I needed someone to listen. Patty, you are strong just like mommy and I know you can beat this one more time. We are here for you, “I” am here for you always and forever. I love you with all my heart, Please never stop fighting xoxoxoxo

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  6. Sorry expletive coming up! What a bastard! You are bigger than it! You may well be able to say “Third time lucky!” All the best this person here in blighty can muster is being sent your way. I have your book and reviewed as you know but would gladly buy another to beat the bugger into submission if you asked. Get well the world is much better with you in it. Xxx

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  7. Dear Pat,

    Very sorry to learn of this. How dreadful that with your poor knee mending at last, you now have a battle with cancer on your hands. This has to be the ultimate in rotten luck. But you have the heart of a lion, I know it. And coupled with the support of your wonderful family and countless friends, you’ll get this thing licked, I’m sure.

    From our windy Welsh hill, Maureen and I send you love.


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    • Thank you, Paul and Maureen. I am so fortunate to have so many friends from around the world and a loving family to cheer me on. I am humbled by all of the encouragement from all of you. You have all given me a special strength to beat cancer again. And, still “The Dakotas” brings me comfort. It will always have a special place on my desk. xo

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      • And truly touched am I, that my book, ‘Twin Dakotas’, should mean so much to you.

        Keep going, Pat. And know I’m right behind you, as so many others are too, including my darling Maureen, willing you on to beat this awful thing.

        Keep going and get well again.

        Ever your friend,

        Paul xo

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  8. You are amazing, Patricia. You take what life throws at you and use it to your advantage. You are not alone, sister. My heart swelled as I read all the love and support given here. Sending tons of healing energy your way. Hugs, lovely friend ❤❤❤

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  9. you my dear friend are a warrior-battle, knowing -we are praying for you without ceasing. Of course, this saddens me deeply. i am just learning of this now as I am quite behind. I am so very sorry. I will be cheering you on-and every wish on dandelions, first stars and four leaf clovers go to you-and prayers certainly! love michele

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  10. Hi Pat,
    I have just been diagnosed with lung cancer, it scares the heck out of me. I too have launched a site for the same reason as you. It seems to work. I have yet to learn about chemo but already I have had so many tests, MRI, CT and PET plus enough bloods for a blood bank. I wish you the best of luck, I hope I can keep my sense of humour.

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    • Hi Stuart,
      They have new treatments every day so hang in there and keep a good attitude. If you need to get something off your mind or an ear to listen, I’m here. Don’t let cancer scare you. Being scared will not help you. Chemo and Radiation and the Immunal treatments are suppose to be great. I will keep you in my prayers.


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