One aside is I did want to hear any story of someone with stage IV cancer that was told they would die and managed to live. That is always inspirational to me.
Etiquette and the Cancer Patient
Ted Rheingold

Ted, I was diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma, doctor told me (keep in mind I was 22) that I should “not leave anything unsaid to those I love”…um..that was super-helpful and uplifting — and scared the everloving shit out of me. Surgery, follow-on treatments for two years and 20-yrs and 6 start-ups later I am in tip-top shape.

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