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The best way to spend a life sentence is to live

“How does one say thank-you”, I asked my surgeon, Dr. Bernardini, at the post-surgery appointment today at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. I wished so dearly that he could see the words and emotions that were so firmly stuffed  into … 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 new day has dawned

It’s a funny thing to be finally given a ticket to better health.  It’s almost scary.  I feel like I have become much better at living deeply and am terrified that life will return to its normal busy, frenetic pace. … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Schemes o’ Mice an’ Men

I can’t believe how I reacted to the news of Rob Ford’s cancer this morning.  I honestly broke down and cried. Rob Ford, Toronto’s rather “controversial” mayor, was diagnosed with cancer roughly the same day as I was.  He began … Continue reading

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