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About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.

Hugs

Hugs to the Mothers who hugged us tight Who held our hands and kissed us good-night Hugs to the Mothers who are in our dreams To some are icons, heroes, maybe even our memes! Hugs to the Mothers whose lessons … Continue reading

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Let Me Outside!

Oh, let me outside! Outside – oh, outside!  A blue strip of sky pokes through the gray cloud with the promise of spring.  Lift me up, move me along, let me float through the clouds.  Let my mind take flight … Continue reading

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Snowflakes in Spring

This post is dedicated to my dear friend, Thelma.  Oh, how I wished you could see these flowers for yourself… and so many other things this spring will bring.  I will watch them for you… And just outside, the flowers … Continue reading

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Overcoming Stage-Fright

“I need a name for my book, Kevin.  I’m stuck on the title.  I want it to be positive, yet, to the point.” Kevin and I began brainstorming a host of different ‘puns’ about cancer – cuz we are pun … Continue reading

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It Takes Courage – and Maybe Some Tulips

I cancelled my appointment with Dr. Singh on Wednesday.  I just didn’t have the guts to find out how I was doing.  You’d think that I’d be used to it by now – once a month appointments.  Nope.  Every visit … Continue reading

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From Emotional Health to Mental Healing

“I don’t understand why we don’t consider emotional health as important as mental health!” Maggie would say to me.  “Honestly, it is just as important – if not more so.  If people were able to talk about their emotions they … Continue reading

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The Family Dog

When Lola conceded to getting a family dog, she knew exactly what she was getting into.  A family dog, as the script reads so often, becomes the responsibility of the parents.  “Jazz” was just a pup when she came home. … Continue reading

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Never Go it Alone

“I’ll be damned if I am going to remain tired for the rest of my life,” Darya said to herself. And she meant it. It wasn’t without trepidation that she made the commitment, however, since she had been tired for … Continue reading

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Get on with Living

The day began much the same way as the previous day had ended; Amy was snuggled in her faux-fur blanket in her uber-warm bed.  She liked to be there to “recover” from life’s events whether the event was a walk, … Continue reading

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The Last Martini

You don’t know when it will be the last one. Honest. You don’t know when you will have the opportunity to say, “Gosh, I’ve enjoyed that”, and to not be able to say that again. So – the lesson is … Continue reading

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