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I was given this book in a really neat gift bag created by the Baskets of Care organization when I was diagnosed. It did not have a lot about the type I have (DCIS), it still provided me with a lot of info about the way I've been feeling, how to deal with people who don't or won't understand what I'm going through, and about how to deal after. Radiation should be beginning this week or next and I'm ready to take it on! #cancersucks

ravenlee Sending you so much love and do many good thoughts! 💓💓💓💓 8mo
krissylovesbooks75 ❤❤❤ thank you so much!! 8mo
AmyG Wishing you only good health. May all go as planned. 8mo
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krissylovesbooks75 I appreciate your kind words. Thank you ❤❤ 8mo
Eggs Hi @krissylovesbooks75 . I am BC survivor, 13 years clear now. Sending 💕💕💕 and ((((Hugs)))) 8mo
JennyM Thinking of you ♥️ 8mo
krissylovesbooks75 You guys are all so wonderful! Thank you!! ❤❤ 8mo
marleed Oh you are in my thoughts! 8mo
krissylovesbooks75 Thank you!! 8mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Having lost a friend just a few weeks ago to pancreatic cancer, these words ring particularly true. My friend lived about a year after his diagnosis with very aggressive treatment. 😢 #rip #cancersucks #pancreaticcancer

emtobiasz I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔 8mo
cobwebmoth Sorry for your loss. 8mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
QuietlyLaura I‘m sorry for your loss. 💔 8mo
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Walkabout Woman | Michaela Roessner
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#litsywalkers 1 hour walk on this chilly foggy morn. The redbud trees are blooming and I am grateful to be alive and healthy and cancer free and another year older😌

Robothugs Congrats to being cancer free & happy birthday! Enjoy your walk! 🥳 11mo
Bookwormjillk Beautiful! 11mo
Naj Happy birthday! Wish you a beautiful life. Enjoy your walk. 11mo
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Beatlefan129 Happy birthday! 🎉🎊🎁 11mo
DivineDiana Cheers to you! 👏🏻🎉🎂 11mo
JacqMac Happy Birthday! 🎉🌸🎉 11mo
LibrarianJen Happy birthday! #cancersucks 🥳 11mo
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! Beautiful photograph! 🎂🎈📚 11mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday 🥳🥂 11mo
CrowCAH Congrats 🎉 what beauty 🌸 11mo
Leftcoastzen That was my grandmas favorite tree! 11mo
Leftcoastzen Happy Birthday!🎊🎈🎂👍 11mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 11mo
jmtrivera Happy birthday! 11mo
RachelO Happy Birthday! 11mo
Purrfectpages Happy birthday!🎂 11mo
dragondrool Happy birthday! 11mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 11mo
Kerrioke Happy birthday!! 🎁🎂 11mo
Eggs @Purrfectpages @dragondrool @Redwritinghood @Kerrioke Thanks you for your kind words and wishes❣️ 11mo
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We had to say goodbye to our sweet boy last week. The cancer was too much for his poor little face and the medications we tried made him miserable. Adjusting to life without him has been tough, but I hope to take advantage of having the day off to cuddle with Lennox and get some reading in. #bowie #catsoflitsy #cancersucks 😿

Moony Oh thats so sad. 😢 I wish you all the best and hope he will find good friend (perhaps my shiva) in the cat heaven. 11mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry. 11mo
jen_hayes7 Thank you so much, @Moony !! I hope so too. 💕 11mo
jen_hayes7 Thanks ever so much, @Reggie !! ❤️ 11mo
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I was inspired to do some auditing of my bookshelves after reading this recently. Not on KonMari level, but it‘s a start. 38 books are headed to the used bookstore with a little help from the home crew.
Bowie was diagnosed with oral cancer last week and isn‘t feeling great after the biopsies, which is why he‘s supervising from his carrier. Send good vibes his way if you‘ve got the time!! 😻 #Bowie #Lennox #catsoflitsy #cancersucks

squirrelbrain Sending love to Bowie - poor little man.... Hope you‘re Ok too ❤️ 12mo
Smrloomis Ouch 😣 hope he feels better soon! 12mo
TrishB Hope Bowie is doing ok💕 12mo
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kezzlou85 Sending love and hope he's better soon. 💜 12mo
Moony Sendind catlove!!!!! 🐈❤ 12mo
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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#WhenIGrowUp, he thought, I will be a famous neurosurgeon, but it went different. Kalanithi died of cancer at 37 years old.

The way he approaches the diagnosis is very scientific, probably the only way for him to deal with the situation. I can understand but it made this a difficult read for me as it felt very detached. The epilogue by his wife was heartbreaking though. How I wish for a world without cancer.

#MusicalNewYear #ReadingUSA2019 CA

LapReader I found his wife was the better writer. She brought me to tears. 12mo
catebutler I felt the same way about this book. The afterword by his wife, was my favourite part of the book! 😢 12mo
Cinfhen Same @LapReader @catebutler @BarbaraBB The wife‘s epilogue was 💔 You know she remarried the husband who lost his wife to cancer 12mo
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Cinfhen Stunning photo 12mo
Kaye Good job , completing CA. How many or what states do you have dine so far ? Are you picking in any order or just randomly ? I‘m just doing the random way 12mo
NatalieR Such a good book! Great pic too!! 12mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Really? That is quite special I think. I haven‘t read that one and I don‘t know if I can handle another such memoir any time soon 💔 12mo
BarbaraBB @LapReader @catebutler I think because her part was more emotional I liked it better, I felt I could connect to her in a way I couldn‘t to her husband. 12mo
BarbaraBB @kaye I‘ve read 5 states so far. I read them randomly and will post a map (the one you shared with me) at the end of the month to keep track of my progressing! 12mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one ♥️👍🏻 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm For me, the epilogue saves the book..brought tears to my eyes. 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard that memoir is also heartbreaking. I‘ve lost to many people to breast cancer, and 2 of my 4 SIL are breast cancer survivors, I don‘t think I can read that memoir either 😢But I do love that their spouses found each other💕💕💕 12mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Oh no, that would be a real hard read for you then. 😢 12mo
BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm I agree, it would be a so-so without the epilogue for me! 12mo
Librarybelle Nice review and beautiful photo! 12mo
Kaye Good job ,Barbara , will be interested to see your map. 12mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I did not know she remarried! 12mo
Cinfhen Yes @Crazeedi it‘s sort of a modern day love story 💕I‘m happy for them & their children 12mo
emilyhaldi Ugh, this is sitting on my shelf bc @Reviewsbylola convinced me to pick it up at a library sale, but I don't know if I will ever have the strength to read it 😆💙 12mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi My mascara was on my lips once I finished the epilogue this morning 😭 12mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve read this twice now. 😭😭😭 12mo
vivastory This sounds like such a difficult book 12mo
vivastory Emotionally anyways 12mo
Pricel101 @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @kaye it‘s a hard read. @samjmitchell agree books like this need to be read & talked about! 💜🙏💜 12mo
samjmitchell I read it and agree! The beginning with him I asked a lot of questions - if this was my scenario, what would I do? (Funny enough, it became mine and I don‘t think I could read it now). The ending with his wife was very moving. That‘s a different cover then I‘ve seen here in Canada!! @Pricel101 (edited) 12mo
BarbaraBB @samjmitchell I am so sorry for you to hear that. This book must be way too hard to read for you now. I wish you all the best and strength and luck and miracles 🍀💕 12mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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🍂driving to Arlington for cousins military funeral , purple heart, bronze star, army sergeant, hero.
🍂🍂🍂 don't have a *fall* read. Liking medieval English fiction right now
🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 who ever hasn't done this yet! I'm late to the party!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Susanita I‘m sorry about your cousin 😢 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am so sorry for your loss. 1y
BookNAround I‘m so about your cousin. 1y
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CouronneDhiver Sorry to hear. My condolences 1y
Crazeedi @Susanita @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookNAround @CouronneDhiver thank you. He was too young for cancer to get him😢 #cancersucks 1y
UwannaPublishme So sorry about your cousin. ❤️ 1y
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Colorectal Cancer | Kees Welvaart, Leslie Blumgart, J. Kreuning
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Ugh! Looks like I‘ll get plenty of reading done tomorrow night! It‘s that time again! Colon cancer screening time. I get to do this every 2 years. Gotta make sure I‘m still cancer free! #cancersucks #geneticissues

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh no, get lots of rest with books and movies! You‘ve got this!! 1y
Booksnchill Best Wishes for a great result! 1y
BooksBikes12 My thoughts and prayers are with you. 1y
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Tamra 👍🏾 You go girl! 1y
mrozzz Hope all‘s well! 1y
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Mdargusch Sending good thoughts your way. 👍🏼 1y
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I Love You Daddy | Melanie Joyce, Polona Lovin
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Today would be my daddy‘s 74th birthday, were he still here with us. He‘s been gone for 9 birthdays now, and it still feels fresh every year. I'll celebrate for him here, though, until we can celebrate together again. #cancersucks

britt_brooke 💔 ((hugs)) 2y
Eggs ❤️💔❤️ 2y
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Sam 9.15.07 - 7.11.18

Said goodbye to my buddy this afternoon. 💔 He was suffering so much today so we decided to let him go. We had him through 4 cross country moves, the loss of our greyhound (his best friend), and the births of our sons. He was such a good boy and we already miss him so much. #cancersucks

LeeRHarry 💕 2y
Palimpsest Sorry for your loss. 💜 2y
DGRachel I‘m so sorry. Losing our fur babies is so hard. {{hugs}} 2y
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vivastory I'm so sorry for your loss. 2y
Victoriahoperose So sorry for your loss 💔. Many good vibes and prayers sent your way. 2y
InLibrisVeritas I am so sorry. Sending you lots of hugs. 💕💕 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I'm so sorry. Sending love. ❤️ 2y
Merethebookgal Oh no 😢 I‘m so very sorry for your loss 💔 2y
tjwill Sorry for your loss. 💕 2y
Sace So sorry for your loss 💔😢 2y
AmyG Oh no. I‘m so very sorry for your loss. 😪 2y
guinsgirlreads So sorry to hear ❤️😢 2y
llwheeler So sorry for your loss 2y
Melissa_J I‘m so sorry for your loss, Brittany. Sending love and hugs your way. 2y
rubyslippersreads I‘m so sorry. 😢❤️ 2y
Jen_Reads I‘m so sorry for your loss ❤️🙁 2y
sammisho Sending love your way.😢💕 2y
Eyelit Very sorry for your loss. Take good care. Sending love 💜💜💜 2y
Susanita I‘m sorry. 😢 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So sorry 💔💔 2y
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry. 💔💔💔 2y
saresmoore Oh, I‘m so sorry. Such a tough decision. Sending much love to you all. 2y
Literary_Siren Sending love and good thoughts your way! 😔💔 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker I‘m so sorry. ☹️ sending love and hugs to you and your family. 2y
TheBookHippie 😭😭😭😭😭oh I am sorry. Sending love. 2y
Leftcoastzen Oh , I am so sorry!It is so heartbreaking to lose a sweet fur baby.Hugs to you and your family. 2y
emtobiasz I‘m so sorry ❤️ 2y
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. 💔 It‘s so hard to say goodbye. 2y
eanderson Awwww!!! So sorry for your loss!!! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts! 😢 2y
IheartYA Aww, hugs to you and your family. We lost our cat last week and my daughter asked why it hurt so much, I said because we loved her so much. ❤ 2y
Billypar What a beautiful little guy- so sorry for your loss: best wishes for you and your family as you grieve and remember the good times. 2y
BookishMe ❣️HUGS❣️ 2y
MicheleinPhilly 😩I‘m so sorry to hear this but know that you did the absolute right thing for him. I know from experience how hard that decision is and the next weeks/months are going to SUCK but just remember what a wonderful life your family gave him. Hugs to all of you. ❤️ (edited) 2y
valeriegeary 😭 💔 I'm so sorry. 2y
huntersmom1977 I‘m so sorry you had to make that big decision but he had a good long life and knew you all loved him!! He will be waiting for you at the end of rainbow bridge one day. Huge hugs to you and your family ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Librarybelle I‘m so sorry for your loss 2y
tournevis *huggles* 2y
TNbookworm Oh! I'm so sorry, it's so hard to let them go💔😢 2y
Jas16 I am so sorry. Sending love 2y
jillannjohn I‘m so sorry for your loss. Such a sweet face. (edited) 2y
PirateJenny I am so very sorry. It is so hard to lose such a good friend. I can tell that he was as happy to have you as you were to have him. My heart is with you. 2y
CarolynM I'm so sorry, that's such a hard thing to have to do. 💔 2y
AmberWB Oh no! I am so sorry you are going through this. Thinking of you. 2y
Melwilk I‘m so sorry 2y
BookwormAHN I'm so sorry, hugs 😿 2y
quietjenn Lots of love and sympathise to you 💙💔 2y
Kmmsellers I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔 2y
OriginalCyn620 I‘m so sorry for your loss. I lost a buddy to cancer too, so I know how you feel. You and Sam were lucky to have each other! ❤️ 2y
Ingerella I'm very sorry for your loss. 2y
CoffeeNBooks I'm so sorry! 😢 2y
VeganCleopatra I'm so sorry. 💔 2y
CoverToCoverGirl So sorry for your loss.💔 2y
parasolofdoom I am so sorry :( 2y
BrittanyReads 😭😭😭😭 So sorry. Dogs are the best. 2y
ladym30 I am so very sorry. 2y
laundry_piles Oh I'm so sorry ☹️ 2y
Wife I‘m very sorry for your loss 😢🌹 2y
CoffeeK8 I‘m so sorry for your loss 2y
FantasyChick We recently went through this. It's so hard. So sorry for your loss 💔 2y
JulAnna So sorry for your loss 😢💕 2y
BBooks 🐾💙 2y
Chelsea.Poole So sorry 💔 2y
TheLibrarian So sorry for your loss. *hugs* ❤️ 2y
KGlibrarian I‘m so sorry for your loss💕 2y
Kappadeemom Awww, Bless him. So sorry for the loss of your furbaby 2y
JenReadsAlot I'm so very sorry for your loss. It is so hard. Hugs 💔 2y
xicanti *hugs* This is such a hard thing. I'll be thinking of you and your family. 2y
Schlinkles So sorry for your loss. It sounds like he had a beautiful life with you. 2y
Amanda.T I‘m so sorry. RIP Sam 💚 2y
BethM Oh I'm so sorry sweetheart. I know heartbreaking that is. He's with his best friend and they'll be waiting at the bridge 💔🌈 2y
Jess I am so sorry to hear about Sam. Many hugs. 2y
Kristelh So hard to say goodbye to a family member. Sorry for your loss. 2y
BeaG Sorry for your loss. 2y
heikemarie I‘m so sorry - San led such a well loved life. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. I‘m so sorry you had to say goodbye. 😥😥 2y
irre Sorry for your loss 💕 2y
Redwritinghood Sorry you had to let him go, but it sounds like you have a lot of fond memories. 💕💕 2y
The_Literary_Jedi 🙁❤️ He‘ll have fun and be met by his Greyhound buddy over the 🌈 bridge and watch over you guys. The Pugs and I send you lots of ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Thank you, sweet Sam, for always being a bright little face on my Litsy feed. Big hugs to you, @britt_brooke ! 💕💕💕 2y
Craftylikefox Sending all kinds of love 💝 2y
Lmstraubie 💗💗💗💔💗💗💗 2y
TheFunkyBookworm Our pup‘s name is Sam too- so sorry for your loss 💜💜💜 2y
AlaMich I‘m so terribly sorry. 💙 2y
QuietlyLaura I'm so very sorry. He looks so happy in the picture. He will always be in your heart. 💔💕 2y
Pamwurtzler So very sorry for your loss. 2y
blondie I'm so sorry :( 2y
MaureenMc So very sorry for your loss. 😞💔💗 2y
Biensoul My heart hurts for you. We lost our Zoi in May to cancer. Dogs give us the best of themselves every day and we‘re lucky to be loved by them. Thinking of you. 💜 2y
GripLitGrl 💔💗💗 2y
NCNY So sorry for your loss. 2y
mrozzz Awww, I‘m so sorry. I‘m sure you gave him a wonderful life 💗 2y
Readerann Oh, what a sweet boy. I‘m so sorry. My 14 1/2-year old best friend will be leaving me soon, and I keep thinking of something I read: even though we feel like our hearts are breaking, we still have plenty of love to give because pets make our hearts bigger! 💕 2y
dragondrool I am so very sorry. 💜 2y
arubabookwoman Oh no. I was hoping you‘d have at least a few more good months with him. I‘m so sorry. 2y
SledgeReader Cancer DOES suck. Sweet Sam knows your love for him is equal to his love for you. May your heart heal quickly so you are able to share it with another darling and blessed pup. Peace be with you. 💕🐶💕 2y
mariaku21 I am so so sorry. He's going to be missed but he's also going back to his best friend. 2y
Readingismyescape I‘m so sorry for your loss. 🐾💜 2y
jmtrivera 💜💜 2y
ness I‘m so sorry for your loss! Saying goodbye to a precious pupper is so hard. ❤️ 2y
megt So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs. ❤️ 2y
ju.ca.no Oh no, I‘m so sorry to hear that!! I‘m sending hugs your way!! 2y
Sungirl79 Oh no!!! So sorry for your loss!! I lost 2 dogs to cancer and it sucks!!! Hugs!!!❤️ 2y
Bookchipmunk May his memory be a blessing {HUGS} 2y
mrp27 Hugs. 💕💕 2y
CouronneDhiver 😢 I‘m sorry. A very sad day for your family and the #dogsoflitsy 2y
Eggs So sorry, so hard to let go 💔 2y
KirstieE Sending you all the love and hugs 🌹 2y
Reggie I‘m so sorry for your loss. Losing them is so hard. 2y
leigha_land Sending love your way! ♥️ 2y
Sarah83 Hugs 💖💖💖 2y
batsy Oh this sweet doggo. I am so very sorry 💔 2y
kidamy So sorry for your loss. What a sweet looking dude. 💔💕 2y
youneverarrived Oh no, so sorry. 💔💔 2y
Lauram I am so sorry. 💜 (edited) 2y
mabell I am so sorry for the loss of your great friend 😔 2y
leslieseidel Very sorry to hear that you lost your buddy! 🐾 2y
tonyahoswalt I so sorry for your loss. *hug* 2y
AnneCecilie I'm so sorry for your loss 💔💔 2y
TheWordJar Oh! I‘m so sorry for your loss! 💔 He was definitely a gorgeous pup! 2y
Mamashep So very sorry! He had been such a big part of your lives! 2y
AJBowers 💔💔💔 so sorry hun 2y
tammysue So sorry for your loss ❤️ 2y
robinb So very sorry. And yes, cancer does suck. Wishing you peace as you grieve. 2y
BooksAtNight I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔 hope that time will bring peace 2y
Mollyanna My heart breaks for you 💔. My fur baby, Lucky, who passed 5 years ago, will be there to greet him on the other side of the rainbow bridge 🐶. 2y
BookwormM Very sorry for your loss love and hugs 🤗 2y
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry for your loss. Hugs to all of you. ❤️ 2y
shanebeth I‘m so sorry! 😢💜 2y
Richryan52 So sorry for your loss 2y
Mdargusch So sad to read this. Hugs. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Shemac77 I‘m so sorry for your loss. Xo 2y
britt_brooke @Shemac77 Thank you. 💚 2y
Jinjer Oh no!!!!😳Is that my little chicken nugget eating doggo?????? I‘m so, so sorry!!! I love him!!!!😢😢😢 2y
britt_brooke @Jinjer That‘s my sweet boy. 😭💔 2y
britt_brooke @Mdargusch Thank you 💚 2y
Bostonmomx2 I had to come and find this post. Thank you for letting me know. I‘m truly so deeply sorry for your loss. I too lost a dog to cancer several years ago, it‘s an agonizing decision to have to make but also one I‘m grateful we can make, so let them go peacefully and relieve them of their pain. I know you‘ll miss that face forever 💙💙💙 2y
britt_brooke @Bostonmomx2 Thank you. 💚 It‘s been so hard, but I know it was the right thing. 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg I‘m so sorry Brittany. 💔💔 2y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Thank you. 💚 It‘s been a tough few days. 😔 2y
LauraBeth 💔💔I missed this about your beloved dog - so sorry, love. 2y
britt_brooke @LauraBeth Thank you. 💚 2y
Tanner My condolences to you; I know it‘s hard to let our furbabies go. Cancer does indeed suck. 2y
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