Linda Seccaspina

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Linda Seccaspina

Linda Seccaspina
July 24
Formerly called The Maiden of Death by Derek Raymaker Xpress Magazine
When you wish upon a star
Linda's column can now be read in The Humm newspaper and online. Also pick up an issue of Screamin Mamas magazine from Florida for a peak at some of my writing.>> My idol is former mentor and OPRAH senior associate producer Elizabeth Coady. Taskmaster extraordinaire but learned so much from her, and if I could be 1/8 as talented as her I 'd be laughing.>>>>> My books "Menopausal Woman From the Corn" "Cowansville High Misremembered" "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities" and "Cancer Calls Collect" now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle >>>>>>>All covers also done by Diana Ani Stokely GRAFIX to go.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "Cowansville High School Misremembered" book is now out as a fundraiser for the school._______________________ ___________________ Follow her on Twitter @@Mcpheeeeee. Linda Seccaspina was born in Cowansville Quebec about the same time the wheel was invented. _____________________________________ She used to own clothing stores in Ottawa and Toronto Ontario Canada from 1974-1996 called Flash Cadilac, Savannah Devilles, Nightmares and Flaming Groovies. _____________________________________ Her brain tries to writes stories about her menopausal life and a host of other things she gets annoyed at. _____________________________________ She has two sons, Schuyleur and one that does not want his name mentioned. She has a grandson called Romeo who is a Boston Terrier and a grandaughter Bella who is a french bulldog. _____________________________________ Linda loves people quite plain and simple and loves to hug.. Yes, she is one of "those".


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JANUARY 3, 2013 12:51PM

Cancer Always Calls Collect - Part 4 - Am I an Adjective?

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                      (picture from never lose spirit blog spot)





I looked out of the window at a cold outdoor view that probably would not change for months. The outside actually seemed to mimic what was going on inside. That too would not change for a very long time – or would it ever change?


I came to help him, but after last night I finally realized I cannot create miracles. As I had once helped myself through layers of darkness; he must do the very same - but will he? His once existing anger had surfaced again in response to the helpless feeling the chemo treatments leave him with.
Through the years the once silent rage had became vocal, blaming me for everything that went wrong. In his stormy mind he believed that unless I committed to his way of thinking I had no right to any opinions in life.
Now some days he now sees his verbal tirades as a much needed release from his tortured soul. Often his silhouette looks like it has collapsed from sickness and desperation, yet other days he looks at me in earnest and says, “thank you”.
Last night I reminded him once again that no one can save him but himself. I stand by the sidelines wanting to jump in to ease his troubles and pain and I cannot. It doesn't matter how difficult or abusive one has once been - no one deserves to go through this walk of hell alone.


I frequently release my anger silently and realize we are all the same - sick or not.  We fall down, get up and do it all over again until our very last breath.


Are we just tubthumping?




Cancer Always Calls Collect- Part 3- Emotional Crowded House


Cancer Always Calls Collect - Part 2 - Dear Santa


Cancer Always Calls Collect-Part 1



Exhibiting extreme tenacity beyond one's normal stamina





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I know it's rough, you are awesome for being there.
Giant hug!
I agree with Kevin...not an easy thing to see or deal with, but you are being a champ...
Love the song. Hate what you're going through.
I saw my father and a close friend die of cancer Linda. I'll tell you one thing if I should ever get it I'm just going to pick me out someone who needs killing. No thanks to a slow lingering death.Wouldn't it be a beautiful thing that at the moment of our death we could go back in our life and correct the biggest mistake we made?
It is just a matter of getting up and taking the next step......that whole one day at a time, one event at a time, one procedure at a time means a lot. So does forgiving others....and ourselves. Lucky guy to have you by his side.
Thanks guys for commenting and Jack.. I am with you..
Linda-- am just catching up. Sending love prayers and hugs.
That helpless feeling I know well, you are doing all you can do and offering everything you have, you can do no more than that...I need to catch up!
I dont know why we can get on today.. but thanks Antoinette and PW for commenting also.
Wow! That title says EVERYTHING! I hate to say "brilliant" for such a horrible topic, but you nailed it!
Linda, this is so beautiful and profound. I hate that you're in this situation but admire you so much for doing what you can and giving your all for those you love. I know having you there must be great comfort. You are an angel.