Duck and cover!
Jul02

Duck and cover!

Image source: Wikipedia. Copyright 1997, Hollywood Pictures. There have been three times in my life when I was under crushing stress for such an extended period of time that when it was over, I truly had no idea what to do with myself. The first time ended in medication and therapy. The next two times, I have been much better equipped to deal with it. I’m sure everyone knows what this is like on a small scale, if not on the...

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‘B’abies
Apr02

‘B’abies

I know this probably doesn’t look like an evil place to you, but the infusion center feltlike it was the end of the road for mybaby dreams. Blogger’s Note: I am participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had come across this challenge. Actually, I’ve since remembered that I didn’t just stumble on it – my co-worker, Diane, told me about it several...

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‘A’ year to forget?
Apr01

‘A’ year to forget?

Photo by William Warby. I recently read a blogging challenge to blog “A to Z” through the month of April. A few days later, an old friend and blog follower contacted me by email to make sure I was still alive. It was kind of rotten of me to announce my cancer recurrence and surgery, then fall off the face of the earth! So, with those two moments aligning, I’ve decided to take the challenge. I’m a writer and I...

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Cancer treatment flow chart
Jul30

Cancer treatment flow chart

A friend sent this to me yesterday. It’s so true. Sad, but true. (Here’s the link if you want to see it on xkcd, where it...

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Recuperation

It has almost been a week since surgery and I can definitely summarize it in one word: ow. I was starting to feel very down about how slow the recovery has been. I was successfully off prescription painkillers on Sunday, but then had a major setback Monday and have been needing them since. For me, getting off painkillers is significant. Of course, it means my pain level is less, but it also means I sleep better (prescription...

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Weeds wisdom
Jul21

Weeds wisdom

Weeds is my absolutely, positively all-time favorite TV show ever. It is funny, dark, surreal, shocking and exciting. And it has great musical taste. It makes me want to start a business selling pot – all the way up until people start getting shot. Then, it just makes me grateful I don’t have to sell pot. On the first season of Weeds (which you can find on Netflix), the rude, obnoxious desperate housewife Celia is...

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