Category Archives: the cancer fight

my cup runneth over, yes it does

No, I haven’t gone biblical on you.  My cup indeed–literally and figuratively–is full. Because, you ask? I was finally able to get my prosthesis yesterday morning.  A kind saleswoman from “Ruth’s”, corset shop extraordinaire, fitted me while Banjo Man ate … Continue reading

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heading east and home again

I left Austin yesterday morning (Tuesday) at 6 AM.  The plane was dark and quiet, which gave passengers a few more minutes to snooze after early morning trips to the airport. I think the above photo would make an interesting … Continue reading

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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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if you like numbers

My friend Pat sent me this.  I think it’s pretty interesting. But I am easily entertained on my computer these days, having little contact with the outside world.  I long to get dressed and drive out of the woods and … 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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greetings from the dark side

I haven’t blogged for a week because I have been in Hell.  Hell.  Capital H. There are various degrees of Hell, of course.  I’m not comparing my situation to trying to survive a massive hurricane in the Bahamas.   I’m talking … 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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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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