Category Archives: illness

I Don’t Want You to Be Lonely

It is that time once again. The last time I sat in this chair I was flying solo.  It’s not bad to be alone. There is always such a long wait between blood work and my oncologist’s appointment.  And I … 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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It’s Just a Cold

“My throat is sore, Kevin”, I whined to him this morning.  “I can’t go for a walk”. His response, “Okay, then.  Just rest.” What a normal conversation.  What a typical scenario.  This morning, I did just that.  I went back … Continue reading

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My Canada

My Canada is a land of freedom – but I must stand on guard that it remains that way. My Canada is a land of promise, of hope – but I must not simply expect that to happen. It is … 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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