Category Archives: Aging

The Tenacious Leaf

I was diagnosed with Cancer at the beginning of December. I thought I just had an “old lady” problem with peeing when I laughed. Instead, I found myself facing a fight with a very aggressive tumor. As I stared out … Continue reading

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Being Freed From Tyranny

I admit the title is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I am not oppressed. I am not making light of true oppression. What I am doing is explaining how I see the next step in my journey. For one minute, think about how … Continue reading

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Visualizing Minions

Chemo + 2 day has come and gone, and like I expected, it was full of the unexpected. “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition” as Rich and I are so fond of quoting. By and large, it was a gentle reminder … Continue reading

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I Am Still Me

So, the journey I started two days before Thanksgiving has turned a new corner, and I am still ME. I am learning how the word Cancer can change your life. But I am still ME. I had my first chemo … Continue reading

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The Process Has Its Bad Days

As part of this ongoing process of cancer, I actually have to accept that I will have bad days. My bad days are not exactly horrible. It’s more a frustration with my inability to live the way I did just … Continue reading

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Why I Am Glad to Be a 0 Again

I haven’t been a 0 since I was in my early 30’s. I was a 0 before I had my daughter, and I eventually got back to that size after she was born. But that was 30 years ago, and … Continue reading

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The Summer Morning Goodbye

It was a summer morning like this, two years ago. The sun was just rising, the sky blue and flamingo pink, soft swirls glowing with that special back light only early sunrise brings sad eyes. My mother had just passed … Continue reading

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