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Not Myself Today

I’m just not myself today. Not sure who I am – but this is not who I want to be. I want to “do”. Instead I sit. I want to be productive. Instead I wait. I want to laugh and … Continue reading

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She hugged him

I didn’t see it coming – my meltdown. The barbecue began innocently enough.  There were neighbours, family, friends.  Everyone was gathering for the feast.  I had established my “place” beside friends, hunkered down into my seat, and was ready to … 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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Water! I want water!

I was not too happy with her at first.  After-all, when I was so terribly thirsty I really just wanted some water. Susan, my nurse at Toronto General, would have no part of it.  “I will give you some ice … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Schemes o’ Mice an’ Men

I can’t believe how I reacted to the news of Rob Ford’s cancer this morning.  I honestly broke down and cried. Rob Ford, Toronto’s rather “controversial” mayor, was diagnosed with cancer roughly the same day as I was.  He began … 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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