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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC)
by Deborah Ann Tornillo
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My Husband was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in April, 2009. This is a very rare cancer, with a poor prognosis.

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) 

Emergency room again
Diagnostic test begin.
Eyes seeing double
He’s in trouble.
Cries out no more test
Brain needs a rest.
Neurologist, Oncologist
Nurses and Aides.
They come, they go
Ask questions, don’t know.
His mind’s getting leery
My heart’s getting weary.
Keeps seeing double
Told brain’s in trouble.
Don’t know why
More test they’ll try.
He just want to go home
I just want to cry.
Every three months
More test we pursue.
Doctor's come, they go
And hope his cancer
Won’t come back soon,
As it likely will do.
Minds are tired
My hearts so sad.
So many more tests
Make's him so mad.
Cancer so rare
That, we are often told
There is no cure.
Don’t lose hope
Never lose faith.
Hold heads high
Reach for the sky.
Pray to our Lord
For the cure.
Deborah Ann Tornillo
Copyright © 2009

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Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/30/2009
I have no words. I pray your prayers are answered.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/30/2009
(((HUGS))) love and prayer -

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/30/2009
powerful and poignant read, prayers for all
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 8/29/2009
My heart goes out to you and him. The fear of not knowing , the pain of the illness , the unending tests and the gravity of the situation take a heavey toll on you both as it wears you down. It becomes discouraging ,and its easy to get depressed when all this is happening. The power of prayer helps a lot . Never give up...My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband.. I will put you on our prayer list at church!...M
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