907 Updates September 19, 2021

James Varsos

Well the cats out of the bag so I had better write something.
The last couple days of the Alaska State Fair I was experiencing sme things that didn’t seem right…mostly intense pain. I then went to play Wyoming for a night and things took a turn for the worse.
When I got back to Nashville I went to the E.R. and was immediately hospitalized. After 3 days of pricks, pokes and probes I was diagnosed with end stage cancer. The cancer (which I didn’t know I had) had spread through my system and had several very, large tumors.
The bottom line is that it is untreatable by chemo/ radiation or surgery. I have been given a short 3 to 6 months to live. Probably more than many get.
Now , with that out of the way I would like to say I am not afraid. I have never feared death as I am good with my Lord. It is however , VERY hard to feel the pain of those I leave behind. Especially that of my beautiful wife of 42 years. This coming on almost immediately after this springs loss of our only child and the tragic death of my beloved daughter in law. I love life but 2021 can go away now…I have had enough.
I have had a very blessed life until recently. I have been able to make a living making people happy , I have been able to live in a State that is the crown of God’s creation , I have seen a great deal of the world and all and all…life has been grand and fulfilling. Keep me in your hearts Alaska as you will be forever in mine.
Nearing the trails end
Hobo Jim

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