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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.

Out of the Darkness

“Only after you are broken, can you know what you are made of” How did the Thailand Wild Boars soccer team survive for 17 long days in a damp, dark cave.  They had no idea whether they would be saved.  … Continue reading

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In The Whispers of the Wind

(Thanks for the inspiration, Colleen Brown (https://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/i-listen-for-the-whisper/) If I sit still enough If I sit long enough and If I am quiet enough – I hear the voices… They are whispers of the past.  They are promises of today and … Continue reading

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First Steps

I remember my first steps.  I was afraid.  I wasn’t sure how far I would be able to walk, whether my stitches would hold up under the weight of my body, whether I would trip and fall… Kevin was beside … Continue reading

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Yes, I Am Alive

“Stacey?” I heard the woman call out to me.  “You are still alive?!” she exclaimed. I glanced to the right, over the kale and strawberry plants sitting on the check-out counter of the Zhers outdoor garden centre, and landed my … Continue reading

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My New Paradigm

“You are stronger than you think.” These are the words I read in a post this morning.  I remember how I used to be able to push myself harder to achieve more.  I remember doing sit-ups and push-ups and step-ups … Continue reading

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The North-West Winds

The wind blows in from north-west today A wind of grit and grime And what do you suppose will bring that wind Which gusts from time to time? The trees, they quiver then stand quite still Not sure which way … Continue reading

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The Wind Beneath Her Wings

Remember that song by Bette Midler?  “Did you ever know that you’re my hero?”  I still cry when I hear those words.  My mother gave me a figurine once – a mother cuddling her daughter.  On the bottom was a … Continue reading

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What’s in Your DNA?

“Not to worry, Stacey.  I know you are not a criminal.” Well, I knew I wasn’t too.  But it still made me review my life with a fine tooth comb and really think hard about whether I should have “released … Continue reading

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My Mother Would Have Been Pleased

“Want to stay for a coffee,” asked my friend Vandie this morning after she had lead my through a long-overdue workout in her basement studio. “I won’t have a coffee, Vandie,” I stated, “but I would love a visit.” Little … Continue reading

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Dig Deep, Stretch Far

It was a long fall.  Or so I think I remember it being that way.  I recall the trees were hesitant to give colour to their leaves and, once they had, the colour was rather, well, lack-lustre.  At least that’s … Continue reading

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