Category Archives: reflection

A “Super el Nino” for Christmas? Of course!

El Nino, translated, means “the little boy”. How much more appropriate could it be that we are experiencing a weather pattern known as a super el-nino – since tomorrow is “that little boy’s” birthday! And a super little boy – … Continue reading

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There, but for the grace of God, go I

There is a downpour of rain.  I stay inside. The wind howls through the trees.  I close my window. I am hungry.  I go to the fridge to decide what I want to eat. I am tired.  I go back … 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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Most Days

Most days are great.  I am alive.  I am lucky to be alive.  Most days are gifts. On the odd day, like today, however… I struggle to be grateful.  I don’t know why.  It just hits me.  I am hit … Continue reading

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Lost and ground(ed)

The firewall is down.  I am exposed.  Today, I meet with the doctor for my 3 – month follow up.   And I feel like I am walking on broken glass. I wonder if that’s a bad thing?  It is … Continue reading

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Don’t blink!

I woke up feeling anxious this morning.  I’m not sure why.  I looked outside for clues – but the only thing I saw were the leaves on the trees. And then I saw the leaves on the trees.  Yup.  There … Continue reading

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Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think!

Faced with a shortened life span – and then the gift of a longer life span, I feel compelled to re-consider my priorities.  Maybe it’s my age, maybe my health, maybe a bit of both – I don’t see the … 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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A good ending?

The story unfolded in every detail My highs and my lows were no longer veiled The journey was long and arduous at best I think I have finally been able to rest No doubt there’ll be more and more healing … Continue reading

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A gift of life

Who knew that between last September and now I would have such a change of attitude with respect to cancer? It seemed like a death sentence:  Stage IV ovarian cancer.  The internet almost grieved for me as it outlined my … Continue reading

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