Tag Archives: strength

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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The Firewall

This summer, cancer walked behind me.  Today – it walks beside me.  I don’t want it to walk in front of me ever again.  And so – I put up a firewall between cancer and I.  That way, I can … 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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Stronger, faster, fitter?

Fitness Used to be easier Four more, used to be achievable Push ups, sit ups, chin ups Are only a concept right now But I keep trying To take deep breaths And continue to move my feet I have to … 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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Into the Eye of the Storm

I was the first one up this morning. I threw off the covers and eased my feet to the floor.  I am careful to give myself time getting up these days since my hemoglobin is low and I often feel … Continue reading

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If You Give me Permission to Cry

If you give me permission to cry… – I can grieve the loss of my hair as it begins to fall out in spite of my best efforts to be “kind” to my hair.  It’s not so much that I … Continue reading

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