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Lonely, by Tami Neilson

As a tribute to her father, Tami Neilson released this song today: Tami Neilson’s, Lonely Please take a moment to watch this beautiful woman sing to recognize the loss her mother suffered when her father passed away this past year. … Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Get it Out of My Mind

It was three months ago today – my last chemo treatment. I want to forget – but I also want to remember. I am tired. Weird.  I’ve had lots of energy lately – but today, I just want to rest. … 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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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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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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Shuffle along!

Oh, what good things a good night’s sleep can do! Last night – I put my mother’s heating pad around my aching legs.  Truthfully, I’m not sure if it was the heating pad or my mother’s healing hand that helped, … Continue reading

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How are you feeling?

Do you want the truth or do you want what I think you want to hear? Do you have time for the answer? Do you want to feel like you have helped me or that you care? I want you … Continue reading

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It Lurked

It lurked around the corner.  Stealth.  Ready to pounce.  Not all at once.  No, slow and steady fit the bill. She went about her day in a merry way, thinking the way was clear.  The threat had passed.  The day … Continue reading

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Through my window..

I rest.  I lay still.  And through my bedroom window –  I see. My body is exhausted, but my mind has been liberated. What chains and shackles bind us to the physical dimensions of what we see and what we … Continue reading

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A gift of life

Who knew that between last September and now I would have such a change of attitude with respect to cancer? It seemed like a death sentence:  Stage IV ovarian cancer.  The internet almost grieved for me as it outlined my … Continue reading

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