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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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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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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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In the Arms of My Angels

Home.  There is nothing like “returning home” after a long trip somewhere to a destination unknown for an undetermined length of stay.  Tonight, the warm glow from our front foyer bathed me, wrapped itself around me and gently tugged my … Continue reading

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Chair 17

“Stacey, your pulse is rapid.  You will more likely have a reaction if you don’t calm down.  Would you like some Ativan?” said my oncology nurse today. “No, thanks.” I replied.  “I have cancer in my liver and I really … Continue reading

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Second Verse – Not The Same as the FIrst

The day began well.  I had tons of energy on my walk with Kevin.  Although it was dark and rainy, I needed this walk to get my game face on.  I was feeling very positive, likely as a result of … Continue reading

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This is Barrie

“Mrs. LePage?” queried the nurse at Royal Victoria Hospital. “That’s me.”  I responded and arose to follow her to my CAT scan preparation. “I knew I recognized you!” she announced with glee.  “You went to Eastview.  You were in the … Continue reading

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