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If We All Had a Vandie!

My first thought this morning was, “maybe I just won’t go”. I had a good excuse; I thought I cracked a rib yesterday.  It was a silly thing – I leaned over the console in the car to reach my … Continue reading

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The stand after the fall

Nothing like a good fitness class to clear your mind. I went to Vandie’s class today carrying the weight of my memories. At first, those memories were heavy and indeed felt like lead weights. I got mad. I fought back … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

I am anxious to start so that it can end. As much as I want the chemo – I equally don’t want chemo. It is a necessary evil. Three more needles – three more three weeks. I think I can. … Continue reading

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The little boy who had faith in his Mom

I was walking with another friend this morning (Susan) and she asked me to explain how I saw my journey up the hill to the railway tracks yesterday.  (https://billduff.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/getting-back-on-track/)  Specifically – could I explain if I was referring to faith? … Continue reading

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Getting Back on Track

I’m scared.   I must confess.  I am afraid to have surgery and I am afraid to not have surgery.  It seems I sit between a rock and a hard place. I’m consumed by my own thoughts.  The mornings and … Continue reading

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I think I can, I think I can…

The dawn began for me at 4:00 this morning.   That was no great surprise since my day ended yesterday at 7 pm!  I guess this last batch of chemo is having an accumulative impact on my hemoglobin.  Thank God … Continue reading

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Today – I am just still

The blank screen stares me in the face. What can I write? To whom shall I write? What do I feel? How do I feel? Today I feel like I am drowning.  I am surrounded by life preservers, but am … Continue reading

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