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This is what it feels like to have (had) cancer…

The sun may shine and the kids may play – you may hear laughter, song, and you may dance.. BUT I will always be with you You will think of me with every stitch you get in your side I … Continue reading

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A Normal Day

This morning, I forgot to thank You for this day I got up, got my family off to work and school and then proceeded to walk the dog.  It was a glorious morning.  It was crisp, a little windy, and … Continue reading

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10 000 Steps

One step, two steps, three steps or more I’ve made it out of bed and to the bathroom door – Counting now to twenty and up to thirty-eight Waking up to walk this ‘morn and hoping I won’t be late … Continue reading

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Weighing in on Time

Weight, oh, weight – why do you come round? I try hard to lose you but you always seem found. It’s not that I’m looking to be skinny me But a thinner version I’d sure like to see Now, I … Continue reading

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The mind is willing…

The mind is willing but the body is unable. How many times did I hear my Dad use this very quote?  Did I ever pay attention? No.  It wouldn’t have done any good anyhow – what could I do to … Continue reading

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I want to live deliberately

My hands are sore – but I have my life; My eyesight has diminished – but I have my life; My Achilles tendons are tight – but I have my life. It is by the grace of God that I … Continue reading

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Try again tomorrow

Which one do I choose? If I choose to walk – then I am a walker. If I choose to not walk – then I need one. Is it is a choice? Is it not a choice? Walking used to … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time

After Vandie’s fitness class was over today, I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or to cry.   I was doing the final calf stretch and the tears welled up.  I didn’t know whether to let ’em rip or hold them … 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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Ruth

It is always a battle of mind over matter the day I head for chemo and yesterday was no exception. I worried about getting up in time to fit in a walk, a shower, remembering to take my anti-nausea pills, … Continue reading

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