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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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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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Number 20, please

The sun is shining.  Thank God.  I can handle the cold as long as it is accompanied by sun.  I love the way it cascades through the many windows and glass stairwells here at Royal Victoria Hospital.  It seems to … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time Saves…..57 Others?

“You’re my new hero!” exclaimed the nurse practitioner when I rose from her examining table.  Okay, I didn’t really rise – it was more of an awkward roll/ straddle/ lift by Kevin. How can “I” be the hero when it … Continue reading

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Now I lay me down to sleep…

“….I pray the Lord my soul to keep.   And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” I remember this verse from when I was a child.  It was in a little blue … 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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What if…

What if the cancer has grown rather than shrunk? I hope I have the courage to face that news! What if the cancer is not controllable? What if the doctor tells me I have another three rounds of chemo?  I … Continue reading

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The Appointment

I am sitting here at the Royal Victoria Hospital waiting for my appointment to have my blood-work done. It is early.  I am early.  My mother-in-law volunteers here at RVH each Tuesday morning and begins her volunteer work at 8:00. … Continue reading

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Counting my Blessings

Why am I so blessed?  I listen to the news and images of E-bola and ISIS assault me. Simply by birth location I have been granted a life of peace and security. Simply by birth, I have been granted parents … Continue reading

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