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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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Inner Beauty

I held a mirror to my face this morn’ And met me with a critical eye- More wrinkles and sags than I could count Then, having counted just gave a sigh – Was this, I thought, what my own mother … Continue reading

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Into the night

It was dark this morning.  The kind of dark that wraps itself around you enough that you don’t want to get out of bed because you think it must still be midnight.  The kind of dark that whispers “stay in … Continue reading

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He held up a mirror on remission

I practically skipped into the doctor’s office yesterday.  Why wouldn’t I?  I felt great, I was getting help with my paper-work, and I am within spitting distance of my last chemo. Cindy, Dr. Kolesky’s administrative assistant, greeted me with a … Continue reading

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But I don’t wear makeup!

It is no secret that I don’t wear make-up.  I have never been a subscriber.  This was always much to my mother’s chagrin – she was the Russian beauty who always tried to get her Tom-boy girl down from the … Continue reading

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I Have my Mother’s Hands

My mother’s hands were beautiful.  At least, that’s what I thought.  She thought they were old and ugly. Mom would often show me her hands and pronounce, “I have the hands of an old woman, Stacey”. Okay, so here hands … Continue reading

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The Way to a Beautiful Life…

I have never been more “aware” of myself than I am now.  If there are any gifts that cancer has given to me, perhaps it is that awareness. I am so conscious of the value and the beauty of the … Continue reading

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Today

The dog is curled up in a ball on the carpet in front of “Mom’s” sofa in the front room.  She yawns a stretches as though there is not a care in the world.  She has had her walk.  She … Continue reading

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I’m Very Positive…. that I am Uncertain

I am reacting differently to my hair loss than I thought I would.  Hair, after-all, has never really been of great concern to me.  I have never really worn make-up nor really concerned myself about my nails.  This, by the … Continue reading

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