Dear Scott, First, Thank you for sharing your personal journey. While I have one dear friend who is a stage 4 cancer survivor I cannot fully appreciate the depth of your experience, such is life, we do seem to live in denial until a wake up call like your’s come knocking. I sense you have most of the tactical stuff in hand regarding your legacy and will be prepared so IF the end comes your children will have the things you want them to have to remember you. And I stress; If that comes earlier than we all want. I submit this; the loving, kind and thoughtful man you are is already enough, I am sure your children know how to love, to be kind, the play, to have courage and IF, well they will sing you’re song forever, they will remember you. So my brother, fight the fight, do whatever it takes and you can make it. I had a good friend who lived with ALS for 9 years, at the onset he had very fixed idea’s about just how much of “IT” he would take. As the challenges mounted, he said you know, every time it gets harder that thought of stopping gets pushed out, I keep moving the goal posts and it’s ok. Feeding tubes, wheel chair, not being able to speak, you get it the whole 9 yards and he didn’t have a beautiful wife and three beautiful children to inspire him, it was life itself. In my office hangs a piece of his art, poppies of Flanders Fields, the fight the warriors fought in those fields 100 years ago is inspiring, “Go to War with this foe — Give it all you have — You have friends in your corner you have yet to meet” Wick it On! Love, Dave
And, when you are on the other side of this, do what Tim sings about. But me thinks you maybe have already.