Category Archives: philosophy

Now that – would have been tough to swallow!

“How are you feeling, Stacey”, Candy (my oncology nurse who is more like a friend at this point) asked me yesterday as she cleared me for my fifth chemo treatment today. “I feel well, Candy” I replied with enthusiasm and … Continue reading

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Scene One: Act One

Preamble: In the early hours of the day, the players stand waiting They know not their lines, their verses, their roles Yet – they wait. The morning doves set the stage for the performances that will unfold What will happen? … Continue reading

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Hopeful: To be full of hope

I got the call yesterday afternoon at 3:00 pm. I almost didn’t answer it as the call display read, “anonymous”.  Usually that means a telemarketer, someone telling me I won something, or a courtesy call from some bank wanting to … Continue reading

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The days when I wonder what my purpose is Are the days when I know I’m alive It is cancer’s ghost which makes me see My reality with wide-opened eyes   Awakened from my slumber deep I question every thing … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

“I’m off to write my blog,” I explained to my 12 year-old David this morning.  He had risen good and early to capture every moment of his two-week vacation from homework and volleyball practices. “Will you read it to me … Continue reading

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My Bucket List – in Name Only!

It was a great day.  The kind of day when you stop and sit for a while, you realize that the smile you are wearing has been on your face for several hours.  You are not sure when it started … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up

When I grow up I’d like to be…. A tree – so that I can branch out further and basque in the sun longer A bird – so that I can fly away to where I want to go with … Continue reading

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A Snoopy Kind of Day

“Stacey, looking at your paper-work and all you and your family have been through this past year – go for it!  Do things while you are healthy and can enjoy life.” At first, I was very happy to hear these … Continue reading

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Who am I?

I am not cancer. I am not a threat. I am not contagious, judgmental, or rude. I am not selfish. I am not cruel. I am not self-centered. I am neither fatalistic, nor pessimistic. I am not naive. What I … Continue reading

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The Firewall

This summer, cancer walked behind me.  Today – it walks beside me.  I don’t want it to walk in front of me ever again.  And so – I put up a firewall between cancer and I.  That way, I can … Continue reading

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