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Having Hope

Sobriety gave him a life worth living and the tools to confront a cancer diagnosis

"Hold your breath now," says a voice as I lay on a rail that slowly moves me through the center of the large metal donut of the CT scanning unit. This machine combines a series of X-ray views to generate a cross section image of my body.

The voice then says, "You are going to feel warm" as the contrast dye is injected into my right arm. As I lay there, I am reminded of several of my friends in the program and several outside who did not survive too long after the after being diagnosed with cancer. I wonder if it will I be any different for me?

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