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Starting a new journey

Life is full of new journeys, first steps and new twists and turns in our path. Sometimes interesting, sometimes painful, sometimes by design and sometimes they can be rude surprises. This one is by choice. I have been watching a … Continue reading

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The fear of Mortality

We all have an understanding of our own mortality at least once in our lives. Many times it happens after the death of a parent or loved one. All of a sudden, we recognize that there are no givens in … Continue reading

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Saw the radiologist today

It’s been 3 months since I finished my chemo and my radiation treatment. I had my PET scan 2 days ago. Today I saw the radiologist to discuss the results. It appears that I am a textbook case. The radiation … Continue reading

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Disbelief

The diagnosis was quick. The treatment begun and finished. the hustle and bustle is over. the emergency relaxed. now, there is only uncertainty. I have returned to aloneness. the time my daughter gave to me, a precious gift. But I … Continue reading

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Week 3 behind me

I have finished 3 weeks of radiation and 3 chemo treatments. I see now, that things get progressively a little worse after each finished week as my body adjusts to what is being done to it. I am still losing … Continue reading

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Bless them Lord…

Dear Lord, Please help all the wonderful people and caregivers I have met these past 2 weeks at BSA day surgery and Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center and the Radiology dept w/Dr. Arsenault. Please bless and strengthen them all. … Continue reading

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Today is a new day

    As I continue this adventure, no matter how difficult or how emotional yesterday was, when I wake up, it is always fresh and new and there is hope. That is the hardest part of the journey…to believe there is … Continue reading

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I’m in transition

It’s been two months, shy a couple of days, since I had to quit work and begin physical therapy and home health care. It has been emotional and stressful, changing each day. There were unknowns to get past and a … Continue reading

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Crazy emotions and fighting fear

As the journey continues I am discovering that the biggest challenge is fighting my emotions; the fear of the unknown and the uncertainty of the future. I have always been a worrier and have fought my whole life against the … Continue reading

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Health Update

 It’s been a long and emotional 5 weeks since I left work. My world has gotten very small, concerned with getting in and out of bed, and having home health care coming in for occupational and physical therapy. I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Nothing important, just thinking…

Despite the fact that my world has gotten smaller lately, I still find that I look forward to the weekends. Two whole days to do what I want without physical therapy, or occupational therapy or a nurse coming over. I … Continue reading

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What else do you do/Who am I?

I saw a blog about who you were or what you did when you weren’t blogging. Any time someone says ‘who am I’ it starts a chain of remembering that can go to many places.   I’m 64 and just … Continue reading

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The Journey seems to be emotional

It’s odd how some days my emotional equilibrium is stable and some days I’m a basket case fighting frustration. I thought, foolishly that after menopause I would be more stable, but I guess every journey has its own stresses to … Continue reading

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A little tired today

Therapy doesn’t come on Sunday so I was excited to have a day off. It occurred to me that I probably should begin walking across my kitchen using my walker since I’m not walking 6 times a night to the … Continue reading

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One day at a time

I was reading some blogs today and came across one that talked about just worrying about today. Funny how we look ahead and think but ‘what if?’ and ‘but what about this’ or ‘how am I going to handle that?’ … Continue reading

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