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jersmom



Joined: 07 Mar 2007
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Location: Albuquerque, NM
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This is my first post to this site, although I am a huge fan! At the time A Dirty Job came out, my son, Jeremy, was hospitalized in San Francisco. As it turned out, he was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer; he was 35 at the time. Auspicious timing for this book! The past year, like A Dirty Job, was extremely wonderful and terrible. At this juncture, Jeremy's diagnosis is advanced hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer. For all of you out there: although a PSA test is recommended for men at 50, request it at 30 and every year after that. One blood test doesn't mean much, but increased over time, it's the best diagnostic tool out there right now to find early prostate cancer.....BEFORE it metastasizes!!!!! My desire and plan is that, like the book, the child carries the flame forward; the parents die first......that is the way I believe it should be. Thanks to Mr. Moore not only for the book, but for his dedication of it to hospice nurses! xo, Jersmom Cool
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knikkki



Joined: 13 Jun 2005
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Location: Davis, CA
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Sending my best wishes to you and Jeremy. (And yeah ... Dirty Job rocks)
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jersmom



Joined: 07 Mar 2007
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Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Thanks! Looking forward to YOU SUCK, which I will start soon......re-reading Bloodsucking Fiends first, since I read it so long ago! Wish YOU SUCK was bigger......it looks like a very quick read....Jersmom Very Happy Razz
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LostInWalmart



Joined: 26 Jun 2006
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Jersmom, A Dirty Job wasn't the first of AG's books I read, but it really touched me with its dealing of death. My dad died a couple of years before I read it, and I found it to be helpful in re-arranging how I thought about death in general. It's corny, and it's just a book, but whatever gets you through the night.

Best to you and your son.

LIW

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jersmom



Joined: 07 Mar 2007
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LIW, Thanks so much and I agree......whatever gets you through the night gets you through the following day! Not corny at all......not sure I like the pain, but at least the spoonful of humor gets it down.....
Jersmom
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