Category Archives: the cancer fight

livin’ the good life with the peach man

This is how I spent my weekend. Result? Seven quarts and seven pints of canned peaches, six pints of apricots and 14 pints of apricot jam. When I shared this accomplishment with my friend Kathy From Montana, she cried, “You’re … Continue reading

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splish splash

I’ve been quiet because I’ve had nothing very interesting to write about. Sorry about that. I’m going to the YMCA four mornings a week (Monday-Thursday and sometimes on Friday) to the water aerobics classes.  I’m out the door by 8:15, … Continue reading

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swimming into spring

Believe it or not, my life now centers around the pool at the local YMCA.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Barbara and I have staggered across the YMCA parking lot many times this month to try out the different water … Continue reading

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so, about yesterday…

Just in case you’re under the mistaken impression that I am calm and brave in the midst of all this cancer crap, I’m going to tell you about yesterday. Angela had texted me on Thursday that she would hound the … Continue reading

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the best news

No cancer!   That’s the word from Angela this morning.  The pathologist is double-checking and there won’t be a full report until Tuesday, but the word now is:  no cancer. My surgeon called to make sure I’d received the news.  She … Continue reading

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updating the update

Well, Angela worked her magic once again and the biopsy that was scheduled for late next week happened today.   I got a call from the Imaging Center asking if I could show up in two hours. Of course I could.  … Continue reading

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update from yesterday

Yesterday was intense.  A rainy drive to the city.  A packed parking garage.  And my surgeon running late so I almost missed my ultrasound and mammogram downstairs. I gave her until 1:24, then I changed out of the johnny, put … Continue reading

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and here we go

We’re off to Providence shortly.  I have a meeting with my surgeon (scheduled check up) and will have a follow-up mammogram and ultrasound afterwards. The mammogram is going to check my left breast for tumors.  But because last spring’s giant … Continue reading

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mental health, as it is

In order to make these long days pass without me running screaming into the woods, I am working on a ridiculously complicated quilt.  It’s an online “mystery quilt”, which I’ve told you about before. There are 1600 pieces in this … Continue reading

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searching for a suit

No, not a business suit.  A bathing suit. I’ve been cleared by both physical therapists to do light swimming and easy exercise in a POOL. I’ve been advised to go to the deep end of the pool and just hang.  … Continue reading

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