John Hegarty

First post: Dec 12, 2017 Latest post: Jul 24, 2019
Welcome Friends!  Many of you visiting this site might not know quite how to react or what to expect.  If it makes you feel any better, neither do I. Cancer has a way of leaving you speechless. That is as good as an excuse as any for why I have not communicated much about my illness. Not that there isn’t plenty to share, the problem is there is too much.  But just  saying “I’m doing fine” does not get at the real story. I have wisely passed the buck to Laura and her sister, Leah. They will provide the updates.

A word about my profile picture. It was taken at Bainbridge Brewing - my favorite pub on the island - the night before an early round of chemo. I let my hair grow during remission as an act of defiance. Of course the hair is all gone now but I still like the picture. Leah calls it “quiet determination”. I think that fits. Treatment is something to be endured, it is just part of life, at least that is how we are approaching it. Cancer clarifies in a way that few things can. Knowing what you are living for is the difference between suffering without purpose truly being alive. I am grateful for every day and every moment I spend with my family and friends.  

Read the updates, leave a note if inspired, knowing we are in your thoughts means a lot.

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