Category Archives: health

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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I watched the sunrise

The sun rose this morning – as it always has. I was thinking clearly enough, though, to have brought my camera to the scene. It wasn’t as spectacular as it has been for the last couple of days when a … Continue reading

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The Simple Things in Life

I had forgotten how wonderful it is to drink water after a period of deprivation.  There is nothing more thirst-quenching and satisfying than a cup of cold water. It was around 5 pm tonight when the “flu” that had my … Continue reading

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Chemo Classes

The room was packed.  Well, it felt cramped.  I didn’t want to be close to anyone.  Who knew – they may all of have been carrying some sort of cold virus that I could contract and end up with a … Continue reading

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Amen to Donors

“I donated blood again today, Mom.  Now – I’m up to four pints.  I could have saved your life”, my daughter explained  to me yesterday. “Not quite.  Mom needed 6 pints, Katya”, my husband added. “What?” “Yes.  Four during surgery … Continue reading

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I want to live deliberately

My hands are sore – but I have my life; My eyesight has diminished – but I have my life; My Achilles tendons are tight – but I have my life. It is by the grace of God that I … Continue reading

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The best way to spend a life sentence is to live

“How does one say thank-you”, I asked my surgeon, Dr. Bernardini, at the post-surgery appointment today at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. I wished so dearly that he could see the words and emotions that were so firmly stuffed  into … Continue reading

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