Learning to Die Wise

Hero's Journey Revisited

David Loofbourrow 0 184
Waaaayyyy back in 2018, when I was journaling about my first journey with cancer (see what I did there?) I posted about why I was avoiding language (and conceptualizations) of violence and competition. Now, past the second journey and facing the future, I want to revisit and evolve that...

What Matters Most

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 307
Yesterday was the 6th month anniversary of my cancer surgery. It's time to write the closing post to this chapter – thank you all for being patient. Some of you have sent cards or reached out on Facebook, text or called. I've experienced an amazing amount of support from familiar...

One month tomorrow...

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 156
My surgery was October 5th, so today marks the end of 1 full month in recovery! The time has passed in a blur - I can hardly believe it. Of course, the first week was in the hospital. I remember many fine people who worked with me -- nurses, doctors, therapists -- but the time seems like a...

Headed home

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 145
Tomorrow is a big day for me - FIRST I have to make a round trip from my East Bay retreat into the "City" for my first follow-up appointment with the surgery team. This is not as easy as it sounds. It's only 40 miles or less but will take well over an hour each way for what is...

Friends are amazing!

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 157
I'm completely blown away by friends! I see there almost 90 people visiting my caring bridge. I rarely stop to think about more than the dozen folk I'm interacting with at the moment...  But over the last couple of weeks I have intentionally hung out with my various social...

Coming Out (again?)

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 173
Today I elected to make a rather broad announcement about my cancer diagnosis. I chose to use Facebook, even though I previously said to a few I wouldn't post anything there. Facebook has become so divisive in the political climate I have pretty much devolved to scanning for kitten and puppy...
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