Monthly Archives: July 2016

Now that – would have been tough to swallow!

“How are you feeling, Stacey”, Candy (my oncology nurse who is more like a friend at this point) asked me yesterday as she cleared me for my fifth chemo treatment today. “I feel well, Candy” I replied with enthusiasm and … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, appreciation, cancer, Cancer Journey, challenges, Dr. Singh, education, food, philosophy, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Here’s to the Fall!

How is it that the message that we sometimes need the most comes to us through the most unexpected ways? I have been helping a friend’s daughter with an essay about “Life of Pi”.  I had watched the movie several … Continue reading

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Make me a list –

I don’t know what to do with myself today – I usually make lists – Lists keep me going – I know what to do and I have plans and I can do things – I want to do but … Continue reading

Posted in depression, mental health, optimism, personal diary | 16 Comments

I eat garlic for breakfast!

Kale salad.  The first thing I spot in the fridge this morning to eat.  I drool.  I know, it’s kale but with the taste of metal on my tongue from the carboplatin chemo drugs, it is one of the more … Continue reading

Posted in food, garlic, humor, kale, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

Scene One: Act One

Preamble: In the early hours of the day, the players stand waiting They know not their lines, their verses, their roles Yet – they wait. The morning doves set the stage for the performances that will unfold What will happen? … Continue reading

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I Ragazzi: For the Boys

My first bite galvanized my choice.  Steak – steak sandwich please, with mushrooms.  I love steak.  And I am picky.  Since I have to be careful with what I eat these days, I have to be sure that when I … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, appreciation, cooking, family, food, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Soul-mates, optimism, and hope

I attended two weddings yesterday. They could not have been more different.  One was a second marriage – the other a first.  One was a marriage between two older people – the other between two young people.  One was attended … Continue reading

Posted in advice, appreciation, beauty, love, marriage, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Come on Rain – and cooler weather!

It is smoking hot.  I don’t like this heat as it gives me numbing and tingling in my hands and feet.  Well, side-effect of the chemo. I am tired and have gone to bed for the night.  I’m going to … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want You to Be Lonely

It is that time once again. The last time I sat in this chair I was flying solo.  It’s not bad to be alone. There is always such a long wait between blood work and my oncologist’s appointment.  And I … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, children, family, health and wellness, illness, Uncategorized | 13 Comments