Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Good-bye to the old guy

For years, I've had my old guy around.  I met him in our local valley, when I was walking the dog.  He was a retired engineer, and in his late 80's

He told me all the horror stories about the start of SNC-lavvy, when he was an engineer in Montreal.  I exchanged my horror stories about the old company.

18 months ago, he was dying.  Somehow, totally missed prostate cancer got into his bones.  But he was going downtown and was one of the first to try the new miracle drug.  It was total remission, and he struggled to get back walking.  This summer he was zooming around on his bike.

Well, the little cancer critters fought off their need for testosterone, and came back with a vengeance.  He is now in palliative care at Princess Margaret, and has scheduled a date to 'leave town' on Monday.  But all this week, we are having a big party, a celebration of life.  I have to squeeze in on Thursday. 

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