Category Archives: activity

In the Land of the Living

I woke up with a depression hang-over this morning.  It felt somewhat like a brain-bruise, and injury that is trying to heal but reminds you that you ought not to use that muscle again, or bone again… or emotion again. … Continue reading

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Stuck Between Two Voices

It was painful.  It was necessary.  And it was wonderful when it was over. Of course I’m talking about Vandie’s fitness class this morning where my inner child raged.  I managed to silence my thoughts.  They are far too whiny … Continue reading

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My own personal marathon of 1435 steps

How can one ever know one’s limits – unless they are tested? I went to fitness this morning – and it turned out to be more like “stretching class” for me. I had good intentions.  We started on the step … Continue reading

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Day Eight

It is now eight days post chemo… the first treatment. Glorious. Although my arm burns still where the injection site was, I can still use it to paint, turns screws, scrub walls, and carry things. Although my knees hurt as … Continue reading

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Bucket List #1: Hard Work

It’s like I haven’t even been sick.  For the last couple of days, cancer has taken a back seat to hard work. Nearly 15 years ago, Kevin and I invested in a townhouse.  The purpose was to help our children … Continue reading

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One step-class at a time

“Upper cut!  Punch out front!  Again, upper cut!” When Vandie, my friend and personal fitness coach, speaks – I listen.  I try to behave and do what she tells me – but it is sometimes just too damned difficult as … Continue reading

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5,642

I felt every one of those 5, 642 steps this morning.  Usually, it goes quickly and Kevin and I are home before we even finish our conversation.  This morning, for some reason, it just dragged on an on. The dog, … Continue reading

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It Has Begun

It has begun.  The countdown to month “nine”.  Nine months cancer free. When I was teaching, as is common for most teachers, the night before the beginning of a new year (or new term) I would dream about the next … Continue reading

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My Watch Reads, “50 Steps”

Only 50 steps may I have made With my feet against the floor Still, my mind refuses to believe I haven’t walk many more – 50 steps one foot at a time To wander aimlessly While in my head the … Continue reading

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Bull’s Eye!

Oh, ye who wields my soul Sharp tongue that bites and stings – And leaves a cut that draws life blood With your poignant edge you sing Slice through the air, slice through the wood …to fall upon the floor … Continue reading

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