Category Archives: Cancer Journey

Ah, La Pluie!

The sudden purge of angry skies The sodden path of muck The sonorous beat upon the roof And I become unstuck A burst of lighting in the air An angry crack of words A turbulent ride of feelings fly The … 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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Group Therapy

I attended my first group therapy session today.   I am not the same person having done so.  That may be good – that may not be good.  At this point it just is. What did I think about it? … Continue reading

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Turn, turn, turn

“To everything – turn, turn, turn There is a season – turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose under Heaven A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A … Continue reading

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Not Myself Today

I’m just not myself today. Not sure who I am – but this is not who I want to be. I want to “do”. Instead I sit. I want to be productive. Instead I wait. I want to laugh and … Continue reading

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Back to the Drawing Board

“Thanks for helping me paint, Mom”, said my daughter to me in a truly surprised and grateful voice. “Anything for my daughter”, I replied as I scratched my head. Man.  It was  itchy.  “It must be the new growth”, I … Continue reading

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High Anxiety

I ride the wave, it peaks at dawn Shortness of breath, our swords are drawn Will it be me?  Will it be you? Are you my friend – is what they say true? The hour strikes, the time has come … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Open

“It’s like I’ve been asleep all summer, Mary”, I found myself responding to a friend’s email this morning.  And I think I hit the nail on the head with that one. As usual, Kevin brought me my morning coffee with a … Continue reading

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“Stacey, this is your memory”

Facebook can be cruel. I have written many stories and posted many posts to facebook.  This means that there is a “Here is your Memory” presented to me almost everyday.  Since so many of my posts have dealt with cancer, … Continue reading

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Let Me Feast on This Day

It slides down my throat.  I wait.  I anticipate some sort of feeling – a rock in my stomach, a burning in my gut, a churning of my intestines. Nothing. I feel nothing. I have the “all clear” to drink … Continue reading

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