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  • Writer's pictureWyatt Cochrane

The Good, the Bad, and the Author

How do I start? It's been an interesting few months. The Good

At the end of August, I was blessed to celebrate the joining of my amazing daughter and the man of her dreams.

The Bad

Starting last fall, I felt my energy wane. Last November, I was setting up a self feeder for my old rope horse, and something popped in my back.

We spent Christmas in Texas with our two youngest daughters. As always, we had a wonderful time, but the pain in my lower back migrated up to my lower rib area, and my energy remained low.

In January, I tested positive for COVID. Nothing serious. Flu symptoms for a couple of days.

When we got home, I saw my chiropractor. Back/rib pain not resolved. Saw my doctor in April, had x-rays, got some cream for the pain, but it didn't help.

Fast forward to July. A sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade tore me from my bed and into the emergency room. Not a heart attack or a blood clot, but cancer that had spread to my spine and ribs.

My doctor told me to get my affairs in order.

I live in Canada. We have socialized medicine and long wait times. While waiting the three to four weeks to meet with an oncologist, I researched (that's what I do), and I fasted for 21 days, and I took all kinds of supplements.

My daughters all came home. We had a wonderful visit. It was magical for me to have them all together. I felt better every day. More energetic, to the point, I was packing adobe on the outside wall of our straw bale house. I thought I had it figured.

Until I didn't. One bright Sunday morning, I woke up to find I couldn't walk. The cancer was pushing on my spine. Now the oncologist had time for me, and urged me to make the five hour drive to the cancer center as quickly as I could get there.

Five radiation sessions later, I was home, hobbling around the house using a walker, and hoping and praying for enough strength to get to the wedding. As you can see by the picture, I made it.

The Author

Fast forward to today. Since coming home I've had good days and bad, with yesterday being the best yet in terms of energy and mobility.

Your response to my first Jubal Cain book has been amazing! And if Amazon pre-orders are any indication, you're looking forward to book two. I'm back writing, and will do everything I can to get it published by the end of the month. But in case I don't, I apologize in advance.

Health first.

Thank you all so much for your ongoing support.


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Jan 03, 2023

Love your books. Hope this year will bring some good healing God be with you.Angel wigs comfort you.

Wyatt Cochrane
Wyatt Cochrane
Jan 18, 2023
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Thank you. I'm feeling much better. Wyatt


Oct 18, 2022

In my prayers for a continued recovery and with prayers, your diligence of a positive attitude and its in Gods hands you will have your health back soon. Keep writing . There are your readers that are behind you 100%.

Wyatt Cochrane
Wyatt Cochrane
Jan 18, 2023
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Thank you so much. I'm feeling much better, Wyatt

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