Category Archives: the cancer fight

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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a birthday for banjo man

The mystery gift was a hit! This is a ZVOX AV155 AccuVoice TV soundbar with 6-level “dialogue booster”.  The “booster” part is the important thing:  it lifts the dialogue louder than the background noise. Here’s what the description on HSN … Continue reading

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odds and ends on a quiet day

The baby quilt project is still coming along.  It’s a sweet quilt and I hope it will be loved and used. “Ruth’s” is a shop deep in the heart of Cranston that has been in business since 1954.  They do … Continue reading

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home shopping network and opioids

I’ll bet this morning’s blog post heading caught your attention! Let’s talk about drugs.  Pain killers.  Opioids that people get addicted to and ruin their lives with…and then they end up broken and alone or in rehab. This is so … Continue reading

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long distance Peach Man

This week I was once again totally overwhelmed.  Can you imagine what arrived by FedEx? Peaches.  A dozen peaches.  From the Peach Man. A dozen miraculous, beautiful peaches carefully wrapped in a box from the lake. I cried.  Banjo Man … Continue reading

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rain and radiation

What a storm!  We’ve never seen summer rain fill the pit before.  Banjo Man ran out to take pictures from the safety of his shed. Lightning hit a house a few miles away.  And one of our tomato plants lost … Continue reading

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the heat wave

We may have broken some records this weekend.  With a heat index of 110 Sunday afternoon, I wouldn’t be surprised. I’m sure the beaches were packed and the traffic horrendous, but Banjo Man and I stayed home and–for the most … Continue reading

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the oncotype

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score. I never had either. It is now my favorite word, my favorite test, my favorite scientific breakthrough in the complicated world of breast cancer. The Oncotype … Continue reading

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whales, penguins and pasta

Yesterday we all piled in the car and headed south to Mystic, CT to the aquarium.  So much fun!!! Banjo Man was particularly taken with the African penguins.  We could barely tear him away from watching the little guys. The … Continue reading

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