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home alone

Banjo Man is partying in Nebraska this weekend, so I am home alone and, I will admit, have felt a bit lonesome since his Wednesday morning departure.  I am used to his chatter.  He cleans up the kitchen and takes … Continue reading

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changing the paradigm

Anyone remember Disney’s “Pollyanna” movie from way back in 1960?  As a 9-year old, I was at first annoyed by Pollyanna’s relentless optimism.  But it was a good movie, it really was.  And I became intrigued with Pollyanna’s creative thinking.  … Continue reading

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a monday in september

Just some notes on what’s going on here.  In no particular order. My skin is healing, but I am still unable to get dressed and leave the house or see anyone.  But the pain has lessened and my spirits are … Continue reading

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better

There is a distant light at the end of my little tunnel.  I am healing.  I am down to only one “open” area on my chest.  Imagine that.  Only one! I felt a lot better Wednesday afternoon after my physical … Continue reading

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the last day

I took this picture last Friday, when I was feeling pretty cocky about how I got through  fifteen rounds of radiation without suffering too much. I had been warned that after the fifteen sessions on my chest (which you see … Continue reading

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four to go

Today I will check off another day of radiation.  After this I will only have three treatments left.  Can  you believe how quickly that went?  We can’t. My skin didn’t become really painful until this Monday, day 13, so I … Continue reading

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it’s still there

Banjo Man found this picture recently.  It must have fallen out of my grandmother’s old photo albums (they fell apart years ago but I saved all the photos) in the attic. I knew that one set of my father’s grandparents … Continue reading

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number 13

I have 20 minutes before heading out the door for the trip to Providence and radiation so I thought I’d give you all an update.  I haven’t blogged for more than a week because this process has been really tiring.  … Continue reading

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number 8

Today is the 8th radiation treatment.  I’d like to announce, “So far so good!” but I’m afraid to jinx it. Here I am trying to take a selfie in the mirror of the radiation department’s dressing room.  Such a pretty … Continue reading

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august first, oh happy day

It’s very odd to be celebrating the first day of August. For the past ten years, the beginning of this month meant that I would be returning home to Rhode Island in three weeks, five weeks, six weeks…and, eventually, two … Continue reading

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