Category Archives: journey

Time in a Bottle

My hair is just starting to grow back.  Right now, however, it looks like fuzz, almost goose down.  It’s not right.  I’m thinking I’ll shave it off to let the new hair breathe.  If the new hair EVER comes in. … Continue reading

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The Tourist

She was a tourist, folks did say She stood on Toronto’s street Her hat in hand, her smile was free She knew that soon, she’d eat! She was a tourist in many ways A foreigner in this place Through different … Continue reading

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Dear Stacey: Here is your list of things to do today

Make bran muffins – heavy on the flax. Cut hair short – but keep it stylish! Clean David’s room – and add a touch or two to make it your own. Eat well – lots of veggies. Get ready emotionally … Continue reading

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One year today

It was one year ago – today (figuratively speaking) when my world was turned upside down.  I remember the blood rushing from my head, the feeling of nausea, and words spinning so frantically that nothing was audible.  Well, almost nothing. … Continue reading

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The Bell Toils for Thee

I had walked past it several times already but hadn’t thought much about it.  It was as unobtrusive as it was firmly attached to the wall at the entrance of the chemo suite at Royal Victoria Hospital’s Regional Cancer Care … Continue reading

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The message revealed in the lyrics

“Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean The unborn grass lies waiting For its coat to turn to green The snowbird sings the song he always sings And speaks to me of flowers That will bloom again in spring” Read … Continue reading

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Silver Threads

Tiny bits of tinsel tumble to the ground I look at myself in horror and realize what I’ve found Bits of silver and bits of grey that made my healing clear Have taken leave of my head and headed out … Continue reading

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When all is said and done

When all is said and done, what do I do?  I am terrified that I will slip back into my life of day-by-day.  I am terrified that the pace of life will pick up.  I am terrified that I will … Continue reading

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