Tag Archives: chemo-therapy

One year today

It was one year ago – today (figuratively speaking) when my world was turned upside down.  I remember the blood rushing from my head, the feeling of nausea, and words spinning so frantically that nothing was audible.  Well, almost nothing. … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of a Chemo Haze

A haze clouds my thinking today.  Argh!  It’s frustrating! I’m agitated, frustrated. Irritable. I know it will pass. My mind is not connecting with my body today.  There seems to be a disparity between them.  I am disconnected.  I am … Continue reading

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What are you doing here?

“What are you doing here?”  I asked Floyd Sinton when I saw him at the Simcoe County Regional Cancer Care Centre in Barrie last December. Truthfully, Floyd was one of the last people I had expected to see while I … Continue reading

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Silver Threads

Tiny bits of tinsel tumble to the ground I look at myself in horror and realize what I’ve found Bits of silver and bits of grey that made my healing clear Have taken leave of my head and headed out … Continue reading

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The Object of My Dejection

I was wondering what angle I was going to take with this morning’s update when I saw a “challenge” offered by WordPress.  I must confess that it is a bit of a cheat to take a prompt from an outside … 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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Sometimes you are the Bug, sometimes you are the Windshield

This post is dedicated to my friends and family. I have always insisted that it is easier to be the patient with cancer (the bug) than it is to be the supporter (the windshield). My job is simple – it … Continue reading

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The Quilt that Changed the Game

There is really nothing much left to the imagination now.  I’ve seen it – I’ve read it – I’ve processed it.   Yesterday – I received a copy of the doctor’s report:  Stage IV cancer.  So, what does that change? … Continue reading

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You Look Fabulous!

Those are perhaps the three best words I could have heard today.  They were spoken by my nurse at RVH – just prior to my blood-test results were reviewed by the doctor. “Any vomiting or nausea, Stacey?” “No.” “Any pain … Continue reading

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Gotta Shake it Off!

Here we go again!  Today is another “benchmark” day.  Bloodwork – followed by doctor’s review of the blood-work and a prescription for my pre-chemo meds. It is not like I haven’t been here before – but it seems that it … Continue reading

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