Always Fighting for the Love of My Life

Edward J. Demyan; Pancreatic Cancer Victim; Supported and written by MaryKaye Mackulin, who loved him.
RIP my sweet man ... 1963 - 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Two Months Today

Hard to believe it's been two months since we lost our beloved Edward.  I am in more pain now than I was those first few weeks.  I suppose like so many things in this life, it gets worse before it gets better.

October has brought many highlights, however.

There was the incredible, but frightening, trip over to Put-In-Bay with Janet & Barb. 

 - This was the ferry ride from hell on the Jet Express;  I guess it was a good thing we caught that 7:15 p.m. on Frid. 9/30, because they cancelled the rest of the trips that night.  Barb was hanging on to Janet's left knee and I had the right sleeve of her jacket in a death grip!  We were literally coming out of our seats about 8-10 inches with each wave.  The sound of the waves hitting the ferry was also extremely frightening. 

 - So we get to PIB and we are standing in the parking lot of the Jet waiting for a taxi and Barbie cracks open a cold one - I was like, you know, we are still in OHIO - open containers on the street are not legal.  Um, we didn't really care.  That ferry ride had me in tears and several people around us getting sick.  The crew was throwing red bags out to passengers left and right that were loosing their lovely dinners which were probably just consumed prior to boarding the boat!  What a waste of good lake perch.  I have not cried because I was "scared" in forever - for other reasons, yes, but this was truly worse than any plane turbulence I have ever experienced.   So the three of us split a quick brew waiting for our taxi in what seemed like hurricane weather - except it was cold, not warm!

 - Needless to say, once we hit the hotel room - we cracked a few more cold ones, shots of Jaeger all around and then Janet looks on the floor, and low & behold, a penny...  The first penny from heaven of the weekend.  The next came just a few minutes later when Janet sat on the bed, and there was another penny right in the middle of the bed - she was very excited...  Convinced that Ed was with us!

 - We headed out downtown to the Beer Barrel to see the band Brother Trouble.  Which was the main reason we picked this weekend to do PIB in the first place.  Ed and I saw Brother Trouble two other times in 2011; once at Jim McMahon's Super Bowl party in February and again at Tangiers in Akron in June for the Lopen Charity event to raise money for Akron's Children's Hospital.  So, I figured, three times would be the charm.  It was fairly dead for the Beer Barrel, but the weather was so terrible that we were just happy to be inside - warm, dry & safe!  We had on our glow gloves and we had more beer and great entertainment!  I was happy.

Will Bring you Saturday 10/1 events tomorrow.....

Don't forget - November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month....  Bring on the Purple People!   or


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