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    Not sure when you last visited the blog

    I visit it every now and then -- but had not been there in a long time --

    was really taken back when I saw a new post

    The photo of his grave stone --
    kind of an odd finality seeing it --

    When I was in chicago at my aunts house (about 2 blocks from Maryhill cemetary where my brother is buried)
    I debated whether or not I would visit the grave ---
    had thought that I would not
    but then my aunt was talking about how she visits his grave (and other family graves) and takes care of them -- she mentioned that for his birthday she had placed a plant, an american flag and a big pinwheel on his grave

    so I had walked to the car to get something -- did not even have shoes on -- and decided what the heck --
    got in my car (andrew's old minivan -- that he more or less gave to me the day he found out my wife was pregnant with what we thought would be our 4th -- ended up bieng twins)

    anyways I drove to the cemetary and walked around for about half an hour and did not find the grave

    I kept seeing graves with pinwheels and flags -- got excited and ran to them -- but was never the right grave

    In the end I left -- figured was probably for the best --

    now that I have seen the grave stone
    was glad to see it even though it brought tears to my eyes

  • #2
    Thanks for the alert. I do still check Andrew's blog every now and then but hadn't seen yesterday's post yet. It's a fitting tribute.
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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    • #3
      I will admit to not checking Andrew's Blog in a while. I do have a hot link to the one Amy has and just assumed I could keep an eye on things from there.
      Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

      Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.