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Cancer Ivy

When we were younger a group of us, we gathered on the weekends and went clubbing. We got crazy, but we had a blast, and paid for it the following day. One of my friends was diagnosed with colon cancer. This doesn't happen to us; it's always the other person. The shock of having to face surgery, chemotherapy, the sick days, and the dread of losing hair and energy. I saw the struggles she was going through physically, and emotionally. Some of us started staying away from her; they just couldn't face her or didn't know what to say. Not realizing it hurt her mentally. She handled the cancer by joking around; at the end it ruptured. Before she died, she gathered all of us at one of our favorite clubs and had a celebration of life. She’d written and read her own eulogy. We cried, laughed, and joked about our past. At her funeral we read the eulogy she had written, at the end she had added, “Now go out, have fun, and get drunk on me.” 6/17/2021 true story

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Date: 7/2/2021 11:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! What a story/write. If you can not have fun with me now, then why do I need you later? I love your line, “Now go out, have fun, and get drunk on me.” I hope you did. It must have made her very happy. Have a blessed day........................
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Date: 7/1/2021 7:30:00 PM
She handled the cancer by joking around; Wow. Beautiful. Congratulations!
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Date: 6/20/2021 7:56:00 AM
This is so powerful Eve. Well written for the contest. I hope you have a nice day :)
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Date: 6/18/2021 2:50:00 PM
It was at that most delicate and painful time in her life that she needed support most. Thankfully it was friendship which ultimately triumphed. ~ Regards & Hugs // paul
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Date: 6/18/2021 7:54:00 AM
Sounds like she stayed 'true-blue' to the last drop (to the very end). May she drink in peace now... (Soup mail, please). Take care and Happy weekend, Eve.
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Date: 6/18/2021 2:37:00 AM
I could tell it was a true story Eve. She sounds like a wonderful person who tried to put others at ease with what she was going through. A beautiful soul. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 6/17/2021 7:33:00 AM
A poignant story, Eve. You remembered her, and your narration touches heart - and reminds us that this deadly disease can hit anyone, at any time! Love ~ Mala
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Date: 6/17/2021 4:48:00 AM
A sad story, but true to life, Eve. I feel the emotions you portrayed--she was hurting and so were her friends. So well written!
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Date: 6/17/2021 4:11:00 AM
A heart touching story. All the best for contest
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Date: 6/16/2021 11:05:00 PM
One must excuse her last words. But it was wrong not to visit her. Hugs.
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