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Beginnings – Day 2

Beginnings are not always accurate predictors of what’s to come. I started writing little stories when I was around 5 years old. Reading and writing were very important skills to my parents, so they made sure that I learned to … Continue reading

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Chemo Hints and Tips

After my first chemo session, I discovered a number of challenges I needed to resolve. I learned that no matter how well you prepare, how closely you listen to the nurses, you will encounter unique problems as your body fights … Continue reading

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Channeling the Powerpuff Girls

I love the Powerpuff Girls. They are bright and fun, with just enough snarky adult humor to keep your eyes from glazing over as you watch with the little ones. When I was watching Sophia one day a week, we … Continue reading

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Sleep and Meds

I am finding that no matter how determined I am, no matter how successful my meditations, I am at the mercy of this process. I’m not complaining. It wouldn’t do any good! But all the things the nurse told me … 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 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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I Wish I Had a Thunder Shirt

I never thought I’d say this: I am jealous of my dog. Why? Because she has a Thunder Shirt. For those of you who don’t know what this is, a Thunder Shirt is this ingenious thing you put on nervous … Continue reading

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