Cancer takes so many people too soon. It makes me so sad that families have to see their loved ones suffer. Cancer is just terrible in that respect. So many people losing so much. I’m 74 and if I die tomorrow, I know I have lived a great life. But if Adler dies tomorrow, we would be devastated.
I’ve lived a lot of life. I’ve travelled the world, seen amazing things, enjoyed life and my family. Adler hasn’t. Cancer isn’t fair and it does not discriminate. And I know now that this cancer isn’t going away. It’s here with me until the end.
Only about 15% of people get the kind of cancer I have. This is a dangerous, fast-growing tissue cancer. Really, by the time they discovered it in me, it was too late. But I still tried to fight it anyway. The cancer has made its way into my lungs and lymph nodes. It was “stage 4” when they found it, but I’ve battled and won before. This time it just didn’t go my way.
I want to thank all of you who have prayed for me, who have called, texted and emailed me your support. You have helped us find strength when we needed it.
This will be my last blog. I just don’t have as much energy as I used to, and I’d like to concentrate on others things in the time I have left. Doctors can’t tell me exactly how much time I might have left…no one really knows.
I hope this blog has been helpful to you, teaching you more about wine than you knew before. It is my wish that you all keep living your lives to the fullest and enjoying every sip.