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Day 3

I began this 8 day challenge with ZERO expectations because I am handicapped, sedentary, have lymphedema which tends to hang on to fluids and weight like crazy and because I have been on a strict 1500 calorie diet for 2 … Continue reading

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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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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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Having an “OFF” day…

Today was one of those days. The kind of day where you are blindsided by emotions that come from outer space, or Timbuktu or out in left field. The kind of day where you feel odd, ‘off’, just not normal … Continue reading

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Baby steps

  I’m discovering I don’t have much patience. I am a baby boomer, but I am living in the ‘we want it now’ world. I get impatient waiting on the toaster, the microwave and the tea kettle. None of those … Continue reading

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I’ve always had an addictive personality

I have always done things in an all-or-nothing manner. It was just how I did things. Now I guess it is defined as having an addictive personality. I gave up sucking my thumb in childhood for food. Food became my … Continue reading

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Pens & pencils or keyboard? The road to discovery…

I read a post about handwritten writing. I remember keeping notebooks to write in. I collected spiral notebooks. I touched the crisp pages and envisioned writing something amazing. And I would collect pencils. I loved the darkness of the lead … Continue reading

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Just thinking

I was reading. And while reading, I put on Moving Art: Oceans by Louie Schwartzberg. I found it on Netflix. It is wonderful. Soothing, with beautiful music accompanying wonderful oceans and skies and sea animals. The music reminded me of a … Continue reading

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Political correctness

I just read a blog on political correctness. It wasn’t about politics, but about how people perceive who and what we are based on our words and the judgements they make. That got me to thinking. Are we responsible for … Continue reading

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Not much going on

  I first quit work the end of May. That started this new journey of new things including home health care, physical therapy and spending my days mostly alone. It has been an interesting journey which has started me exercising and … Continue reading

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We’re having a bit of fall weather

It’s September after all, so changing to fall weather right at Fair time is pretty normal here. Summer seemed to last longer than normal and was more humid and much hotter than I remember from last year, but it does … 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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Why Write a blog?

There have been so many blogs on this title. So many opinions on why and what to write. I’ve written 544 blog posts so far. I remember when I started. I didn’t know what to write either. My main reason … Continue reading

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