The cancer stories no one wants to hear
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During the 11 months when my husband, Ahmad, was dying of bladder cancer, few people wanted to hear how he was truly doing. They wanted to hear about hope, courage, and positivity, not about how Ahmad was unlikely to survive or his ruminations on how to live well while dying. I don’t blame them. Before I…

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  1. My husband had surgery last week for bladder cancer. Thank you for your story.

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  2. Thanks for posting. Moved by this post as our family can relate very closely. One parent lost to bladder cancer. Other fighting stage IV liver now. There are no roadmaps. Stress is high, strength is drained, and emotions are sacked. Just have to go day by day. Pray for guidance, spent qt, love them, and support as best you can. “The only way out is through.” God bless everyone dealing with this terrible disease. I pray for your (and our) guidance and strength.

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