When I am gone

My daughter posted this on her Facebook on August 20, 2017.

I think it should be saved and when I die, hopefully in about thirty years, it should be my Eulogy. Swears and all!

Though, if I die rescuing a puppy that would be too weird.

 

Sidebar, let’s talk about how awesome my mom is.

– 8 years ago ish she was diagnosed with cancer. And she said “Nope, fuck that” and got a bunch of organs and lymph nodes removed, went in to complete remission against most odds and went right back to being really awesome even though chances were pretty good she was going to die according to the doctor folk.

– And then like three years ago or something her cancer came back in her lungs. And her doctor said “You’re def gonna die this time, sorry, let’s talk about palliative care” and she said “Nope, fuck that” and fought like hell to find like the one doctor who would fight with her, went in to a clinical trial

– And then they kicked her out of the trial for improving too quickly, and she said “Nope, fuck that” and fought like hell some more to get access to the drugs that were saving her

– And then she was pronounced cancer free again even though like they literally told her she had terminal stage four lung cancer. Because that’s how my mom rolls.

– But then she also had a very dangerous MAC infection in her lungs, and had to be on heavy drugs for more than a year to treat all that. But it’s gone now, too!

– Did I mention she also has hip and bone problems and no thyroid and one kidney and a bunch of other crap?

– Also, she like, worked out nonstop through all of this shit. All of the time. She’s stronger than me and could kick my ass. Like everyone at all the gyms knows her, she is just tough as shit.

– And what does she do with her life? Does she whine or take it easy? Nope. She…

– Uh, constantly inspires EVERYONE EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME because she’s so damned tough. And because she doesn’t just fight, she WINS. Over and over again. She’s constantly just trying to do everything she can to help others.

– She studied her ass off and got her Holistic Nutritionist license so she can volunteer her time helping others suffering the effects of cancer and chemo by helping them be on the best diet for healing

– And she gets voted to become a board member with Northwest Ohio Cancer Connection? Because she’s so freaking awesome?

– And through all of that she still has time to hang out with me and the patience to constantly listen to me whine about everything

She is the best mom and I am never going to be as cool as she is and I am really proud of her. That is all.”

If we need a lengthier Eulogy, we can add in the comments.

 

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Katy Masters
Katy Masters Also my dog broke her nose at some point during all of that, but she still loves him
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Nina Green-Brown Your mom is the strongest person I have ever known!!
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Katy Masters i mean look how adorable she is

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Katy Masters uh, also she loves DOGS AND CHICKENS???? and she likes to go hang out in nature with me and go on adventures with me??? so cool
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Tracy O Bryan Murray I’m not crying at all!
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Katy Masters uh and she posts pokemon gifs??????
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Becky Childers Your mom has to be single strongest person I know.
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Katy Masters I’m so happy to have my mom and if she ever dies I’m gonna be SO MAD
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Katy Masters
Katy Masters she’ll probably die, like, rescuing a puppy from a burning building or something
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Katy Masters if any of my friends need a cool mom feel free to borrow mine because she’s like everyones mother and is just so wonderful and nice to everyone and wants to help everyone
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Katy Masters Uh, and she actually TRAINS HER DOG? like she has worked SO HARD to socialize and train her dog and so many dog people have like these family members who don’t care about their pets but my mom is like “welp, got this crazy puppy, i’m gonna do ALL THE THINGS to make sure she’s the best pupper she can be” and that’s really awesome because raising a puppy to perfection is so not easy
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Mary Beth Johnson I love your mom! I consider meeting her to be one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
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Katy Masters Did you know my mom is SUPER TECH SAVVY? Like, was operations manager america for a huge tech company level savvy? HOW COOL IS THAT?
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Katy Masters katy’s mom appreciate post, everyone chime in
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Tracy O Bryan Murray I’ll be back, I have to go leap over a tall building in a single bound!
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Katy Masters i’d believe it
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Katy Masters did you know my mom loves turtles
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Michael Hanlon She got lung cancer, said fuck that and just had the lungs removed and learned to breathe like a bug. Awesome lady A++ fast shipping would mom again
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Katy Masters sounds about right
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Katy Masters mom go take a selfie so i can show everyone how cool you are
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Tracy O Bryan Murray I think not, I just got off the treadmill and look a little rough!
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Beryl Grisier Who cares…
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Emily Grace Watterson She is such an awesome person! So inspiring!
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Diane Watterson She is truly amazing and I am in awe of all she has been through and she’s still smiling!
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Katy Masters this one time i was literally dying and everyone was like “oh shit katy is dying” and my mom is like “na she’s my daughter she’s fine she’ll get over it” and was just totally chill and took pictures of my er adventure so that when i was less dying i coSee More
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Katy Masters i would never have this memory in photo form if not for my mom, thanks mom

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Katy Masters she’s also hot, which is by far one of the least important things about my mom to me but still really cool. people think she’s my sister all the time.
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Katy Masters i bet my mom is suspiciously waiting to see what favor i am going to ask for right now. jokes on her i do not need anything i just really wanted everyone to know how cool my mom is
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Katy Masters but she is so wonderful that even if i did need a huge favor she’d probably do it even if i didn’t tell the whole internet how cool she was. unless the favor involved greasy food in which case she’d lecture me about my diet choices
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Tracy O Bryan Murray I think I am going to copy this whole thread and blog it so if I am ever feeling down all I have to do is loom

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Angela Brett I choose to believe that is not a typo and she’s also super intimidating (to baddies)

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Meg DeNicola She is amazing!!!!
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Marsha White Your mom is one kick-ass lady!
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Shelly Varelli Katy Masters, this message you wrote about your mom gave me the chills all over. Very inspiring, thank you for sharing ♡ “fuck that”
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Liz Moe Now I know where you got it from.
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Marie Savasta Dalzell I think I love your mom!
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Alison Parker I always love reading about your mom. Please prepare her some vegan brunch.
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Marcie Mills Sigrist Wow!!!! Was reading about the cancer at first, wistfully hoping some how she got set on the right path… and then you said working out and holistic nutrition.. YESSSS… that’s why she is still here. Food is our medicine and healing begins inn the gut . I am an RN and feel western Medicine has totally missed this aspect of care. Your mom sounds awesome!!!!
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Marcie Mills Sigrist Your mom and my mom sound like they’d have great fun together…lol. same attitudes toward life…
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Beryl Grisier Love everything you have said here Katy. So very, very true about your mom. I do so love you both, and wish I had her fight.
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Brian Peary I am friends with like three people on MyFitnessPal (despite using it every day for like three years) and Tracy is one of them. It’s a nice kick in the gut when it reminds me that, even though I work out every morning before work, and a few times a weeSee More
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Tracy O Bryan Murray Oh PuhLEEZE You kick my ass every morning. Drives me crazy.
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Wallace L. Rushlow III Your mom is awesome!!
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Caitlin Masters Wow, I only knew half this stuff about your mom and I thought she was amazing!
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Krystal Witfoth You’re mom has become one of my favorite people. This post is awesome and she has inspired me to improve my son’s life with how he eats. I’m so glad to have met her and be given the chance to help her and learn from her as well. Tracy O Bryan Murray you’re awesome!!!!
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Melissa Cee Your mom is basically the best in the world and if I can be half the person she is then I’m a pretty decent person.
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Erin O’Bryan imagine being the much younger sister(ok I’m lying) I have been searching for a rock to hide under for years! She is pretty darn cool, so is her daughter.
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Brad Celski Talking about your mom is my go to story if I want to either inspire someone or tell them to stop whining.
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Susan Solomon I t old her about 8 or so years ago that if anybody was going to beat this she would! And she didn’t prove me wrong.
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Teri Stull Yeah, I like your Mom 🙂
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Jackie Reiter So, your mom is basically the (incredibly badass) main character.
i.e… I watch too much anime.
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I keep tipping over today. I don’t believe I am having vertigo issues, I just keep going sideways, four times I think.

it is very odd.

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Wasted days and wasted nights….

Last Tuesday:

“Oh, how lucky, we can deliver that for you tomorrow morning!”

Wednesday:

after five hours of waiting, “so sorry, there was a mixup, we will deliver next Tuesday afternoon.”

Tuesday:

After waiting another five hours, “meh,  sorry. We will deliver Thursday.”

Thursday:

waiting………….

 

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H2ohNo!

I am having a personal water crisis this week so I decided to use this as an impetus to do a little water research. I am almost sorry I did!

I went looking for articles and /or studies about hydration as a health benefit and accidentally stumbled across studies about the carcinogenic properties of tap water!

This is a huge article from 1985 outlining how Tap water shows a direct increase in almost all types of cancer.

I then went digging for more recent information and honestly got lost in the science of it. But  what I didn’t find were any articles showing that the information was incorrect.

i switched to filtered or bottled water back in 2014 when my cancer reoccurred because My city had a sudden issue with the water treatment plants not doing their job and we decided my compromised immune system didn’t Ned that extra risk. Since I still do chemo every three weeks I have stuck with my extra clean, non-chlorinated water.

So, no big scholarly post on nutrition today but some gentle advice that maybe you should invest in a Brita or Pur just to be safe.

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