Tag Archives: Royal Victoria Hospital

Down River

I’ve not yet read the book, but it sure has a good looking cover.  And I really like the title to boot!  So, I keep the book handy – by my bedside in case I get the urge to actually … Continue reading

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There will never be another good-bye

It was five years ago today;  I walked alone to the entrance of Royal Victoria Hospital – on the sidewalk leading to you.  But you were not there… you were already walking beside me;  You were already holding my hand. … Continue reading

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Chemo Classes

The room was packed.  Well, it felt cramped.  I didn’t want to be close to anyone.  Who knew – they may all of have been carrying some sort of cold virus that I could contract and end up with a … Continue reading

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One year today

It was one year ago – today (figuratively speaking) when my world was turned upside down.  I remember the blood rushing from my head, the feeling of nausea, and words spinning so frantically that nothing was audible.  Well, almost nothing. … Continue reading

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A Far Off Dream

Yesterday – I thought Stage IV cancer was a death sentence. Today – I know it’s not. Tomorrow – I will begin a new life in remission. Yesterday – I had no idea of my own strength. Today – I … 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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The Bell Toils for Thee

I had walked past it several times already but hadn’t thought much about it.  It was as unobtrusive as it was firmly attached to the wall at the entrance of the chemo suite at Royal Victoria Hospital’s Regional Cancer Care … Continue reading

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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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When Do I Dance With Ellen?

When Do I Dance With Ellen? Hmmm.  Life is so busy these days – I’m not even sure I would have time be on the Ellen Degeneres show even if she invited me. Let’s see – next week is chemo … 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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