Tag Archives: recovery

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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One Full Step

This morning I walked downstairs one foot per step. It has been nearly two months since I’ve had to use two feet per step as  my achilles tendons have been so tight – a side effect of the antibiotic I … Continue reading

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Just under my skin…

Just under my skin lies a fear, a dread, that something awful is going to happen. I took a shower to relieve a sore shoulder muscle And out crawled the memory of the showers I took to relieve pain. I … Continue reading

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Wait to wake

Everything is still.  Everything is calm.  Everything is quiet.  The world waits to wake up. I’m tired.  But, that’s okay.  Today – I can rest. Even the birds are quiet.  The clouds have blanketed the sun from birds’ views and … Continue reading

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Really, I’m fine.

I’m fine.  Really.  Who wants to hear the bad stuff, anyhow? How long can one complain before the complaints fall on deaf ears? Still, I stand – I hurt.  I sit – I hurt.  I walk. I’m fine.  Really.  I … Continue reading

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Whatever our souls are made of…

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”  – Emily Bronte Yesterday, a fellow-blogger asked writers to offer their definition of “love”.  The blogging world responded with a series of inspiring options which triggered my thinking. … 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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