Category Archives: cancer

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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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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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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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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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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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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