Category Archives: recovery

A Normal Day

This morning, I forgot to thank You for this day I got up, got my family off to work and school and then proceeded to walk the dog.  It was a glorious morning.  It was crisp, a little windy, and … Continue reading

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Two days to go…

Two more days will bring me to the first anniversary of my cancer-posts!  And funnily enough, here I sit, post cancer.  What an interesting play on words… something I have always enjoyed doing.  In fact, my very first post – … 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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Hair Today

It swirls around and wraps my head It should go this way – but goes that way instead The colour, it seems, is all black and white The shade of my youth has given up her fight So simple to … 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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Do you want to talk?

When I need to most – I don’t talk. It’s when I am suffering that I withdraw from the public.  I know that’s wrong.  It’s just human nature, I think.  We reach out when we feel stronger to accept help. … Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Get it Out of My Mind

It was three months ago today – my last chemo treatment. I want to forget – but I also want to remember. I am tired. Weird.  I’ve had lots of energy lately – but today, I just want to rest. … Continue reading

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The mind is willing…

The mind is willing but the body is unable. How many times did I hear my Dad use this very quote?  Did I ever pay attention? No.  It wouldn’t have done any good anyhow – what could I do to … Continue reading

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Round and round

“Mom, I don’t know what to do with myself.  I want to do – but I don’t have the energy.” “Just rest, Stacey.  Read a book.” “I don’t really feel like reading a book – I’d rather be in my … Continue reading

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