And so we learn more and more about our new life.  In reality we know very little about what we are facing.  We know that the tumour is big and we know that the tumour is not along the edge of the skull – those are two strikes against us.  This is reality, not something to attempt to bring the general morale down.  I really appreciate all the people with well wishes.  This is a very difficult time as we attempt to make some sense of all of this and the words of encouragement really help.  Maureen and I read them and thank everyone for taking the time to write.

We went to Saltspring today with the family.  The kids, as always, had a great time.  This morning was challenging as the few days of hardcore fatigue were catching up with me by late afternoon.  But by my nap around 2:30pm I was feeling a lot better.  The kids and I went for a walk on the ferry in the fresh air and Maureen got a few minutes of peace time.  By this evening I was feeling pretty good (considering). 

 I’m hoping to catch up on some sleep tonight and get back on a more regular schedule of my eight hours a night. 

7/10/2011 09:46:15 am

Just wanted to wish you and your family all the blessings and positive thoughts from all of us in Alberta.
Ron

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Thomas
7/11/2011 05:16:25 am

William.

Thinking of you and yours. Golf soon.

Pork

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Sahil
7/11/2011 11:00:08 am

You will be in my thoughts and prayers Bill. If there is anything that I can do to help you or Maureen, please do not hesitate to ask, your a 20 min flight away. Stay strong and positive.

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Scott
7/12/2011 09:49:44 am

Hey Bill. Rick just emailed me about this. I can't believe it! How on earth do these things happen? Just got in from Manitoba for the next 12 days. Please call if I can help in anyway.

I'll be thinking of you bud.

Scott

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Mike O'Hanlon
7/18/2011 03:39:27 am

Hello Bill. Just heard from Rick about this. Hoping all goes well for both you and Maureen.
Thinking of you.
Mike

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John Racey
8/28/2011 05:50:13 am

Bill and Maureen
Thanks to Neil's blog I just heard
of this blip in your career. Needless
to say Joan and I are shocked.
Knowing you and your determination you will come out of this OK.
Needless to say you and Maureen are in
our thoughts. John

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