Category Archives: the cancer fight

goodbye january, see you next year

Today Banjo Man will complete his 15th radiation treatment.  Meaning he’s halfway to the finish line. Feel free to applaud!!! Meanwhile, back in the office, I overslept and am still in my nightgown, but that’s okay.  Banjo Man’s friend Steve … Continue reading

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week 2 is behind us

This was the view from my car in the cancer center’s parking lot.  We’ve had a bit of rain, but thankfully no snow. Banjo Man is doing very, very well so far.  He’s like Superman.  As usual, the doctors and … Continue reading

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new chowder for the new year

I am no stranger to making chowder. Clam chowder, quahog chowder, shrimp and corn chowder, fish chowder? I’ve made it.  I’ve rarely followed a recipe, preferring to combine recipes or just wing it. And life was good. But a few … Continue reading

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swallowed a what????

What’s a radiology appointment without lunch at Cracker Barrel? I speak from experience.  Thursday’s special is the Roast Turkey dinner. Just sayin’. Wednesday morning we drove 35 minutes north to discuss the next step in Banjo Man’s treatments.  He was … Continue reading

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and so we are thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you are looking forward to a lovely day of food and family and friends.  And pie. The day before Thanksgiving last year: The day before Thanksgiving this year: And now it is Thanksgiving morning and … Continue reading

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a little banjo man update

Since we’ve returned to Rhode Island we’ve been consumed with medical appointments and tests. The first one? A PSMA PET scan in Waterford, Connecticut. You’re wondering what that is. Well, it’s something new (and wonderful) that uses a new “radioactive … Continue reading

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it all adds up

Those helpful hands belong to my daughter. We were putting blue squares on the design wall (which is actually a length of batting clipped onto the drapery rod in front of my office windows).  Nancy does a lot of the … Continue reading

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you never even called me by name

During the eight days of Banjo Man’s hospital adventures, I was treated kindly by many, many strangers who worked for the hospital systems.  And such kindness was very much appreciated. To my bemusement (is that a word?) the women at … Continue reading

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home never felt so good

Banjo Man is home from the hospital. Sound the trumpets!!! I am trying not to hover. He is following a specific diet and I am in charge.  The discharge nurse said, “If you miss us and want to come back … Continue reading

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i think it’s sunday

Actually, I had to sit here and take a few moments to figure out what day it is. Sunday. It has been a week since we went to New Haven for Monday’s surgery. A lot has happened since then.  As  … Continue reading

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