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Kathryn Bradley was born on 2/5/91 and given a Hawaiian name Kahiwalani meaning "Gift From Heaven" She has been a special gift from the day she was born.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013

This past week was pretty quiet.  I did smell Kathryn a couple of times, so I know she is around.  It is strange that sometimes I am at ease with her death and other times I just fall to pieces.  I guess it will just be that way.

My friend Robyn called me came over Tuesday night to get some photos of her family.  I made copies for her so she could take them to her brother.  She told me that he could no longer speak.  I was hoping she would have gotten to see him before he lost his ability speak.  She went down to Oregon on Wednesday and she was able to get responses from him.  Fortunately she arrived when she did.  He passed away on Thursday at 2:30 pm.  That cancer takes so many people.  It attacks without reason. 

I also heard there is some exciting news about a new way to make the attack on cancer.  It’s a way to make the immune system attack cancer like it should.  To me this makes the most sense of all.  Chemo and radiation are so dangerous.  As you know it was the radiation that really took Kathryn’s life.  It created the deadly beast in her head that took her life so ultimately it was the radiation that killed her.  This happens so often.  People who are not familiar with cancer don’t realize that the treatment can be just as deadly as the cancer. 

This weekend Scott and I worked on the yard and his shed.  It was nice to get out and get some things done.  We had a picnic lunch on Saturday night down at Chambers Bay.  We use to do this a lot when the kids were younger.  We would go to a park and have dinner and then the kids would play.  Some times we would go to the lake and then feed the ducks.  Later in the evening we sat in the hot tub.  While we were sitting there we were talking about Kathryn’s crazy cat Klyde.  He has been chasing and playing like there is something for him to chase after and there isn’t anything.  Scott made the comment, “I wonder if Kathryn is playing with Klyde?”  I said, “She could be.”  He sure behaves like someone is there playing with him. 

I also see that the dog has been getting on Kathryn’s bed.  She never use to.  It has only been recently.  I have noticed the bed wrinkled and her hair on the bed.  Don’t know what is going on with the animals.

Today (Sunday) Klyde investigated his cat carrier.  The towel and blanket were still in it.  The last time he slept in it was when Scott brought him to the hospital to see Kathryn.  She stuck her hand in the carrier with Klyde and both of them fell asleep.  It was pretty sweet. 

Talked to Richard today.  He is on his way home to Washington.  He should be at our cabin tonight or tomorrow.   He is so good about keeping in touch.  He is having a real good time.  I think he was very happy to have Bee join him.  Both Scott and I could hear how happy he was in his voice. 

It’s a short one.  Take care and have a great week.

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