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 By Pat Gamache    Opinion    January 9, 2020

In for the fight of his life day after day

[Editor’s note: Pat Gamache of Odessa continues the story of his dealings with the medical profession and battles with addiction and illness. This series concludes this week with an intro message from Pat and a shared email from his son Shaun.]...

 

In for the fight of his life vs. liver disease

[Editor’s note: Pat Gamache of Odessa continues the story of his dealings with the medical profession and battles with addiction and illness. Our December 19/26 issue in 2019 left off with Pat coming out of his shell and making end-of-life...

 

In for the fight of his life

[Editor's note: Pat Gamache of Odessa continues the story of his dealings with the medical profession and battles with addition and illness. Last week's issue left off with Pat hearing a song on the radio that prompted him to find out more about...

 

In for the fight of his life

[Editor’s note: Pat Gamache of Odessa continues the story of his dealings with the medical profession and battles with addiction and illness. His earlier submission ran in the 2019 issues of October 10, 17 and 24.] I saw a doctor (not here) about...

 

A personal history - Battling against addictions

Addiction comes to us in many different ways, some of which we have very little control over! I’ve been addicted to a few different things in my day, while living with some cognitive deficiencies from a severe head injury from a baseball at age 5....

 
 By Pat Gamache    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Things that go bump in the night

They only come out at night! They hide inside, so they can’t be seen during the day, like the vampires they are. They don’t suck your blood, but they will make you bleed when they strike. They poke their heads out from time to time like little...

 
 By Pat Gamache    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Time waits for no one

I was talking with a friend the other day, when I heard Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song” and its lyrics, “Slow down, you move too fast; you got to make the morning last. Kicking down the cobble stones, looking at life and...

 

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