Category Archives: Cancer

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Balloons of Remembrance

There are days that stick in your mind and stay with you forever. November 22, 2010 is one of those days.  The word “cancer” was spoken that day; to me, and to the family of an eight-year-old boy named Rex. This is another one of … Read More

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Another Day of Thanksgiving

  Two years ago-   A Thanksgiving holiday full of uncertainty.   Still reeling from the diagnosis of cancer only days before, we came to the family gathering with  more questions than answers.   We were playing the waiting game that some of you know all too well. Waiting for the oncologist appointment, … Read More

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Never Leave Town Without One of These in Your Bag

Only one thing could be better than owning a house at the beach, and that is having a generous friend invite you to stay at hers.  Opportunities like that motivate me to get my bags packed before you can blink an eye. Being the fashion trendsetter that I am, … Read More

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Watercolor Memories

  Minutes. Hours. Days.  They trickle away like water through my fingers.  As I experience them the moments seem full, busy, and even meaningful, but when I turn to look back upon them I do not see them as crisp and clearly defined in my mind, but instead most of them have become a blur.  … Read More

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A New Head of Hair

  Great view, nice nail polish.  Life is looking good from the rooftop pool of my son’s apartment building.  That’s the Jefferson Memorial just above my left toe.  Hugging my son for the first time in eight months has been the highlight of my trip, … Read More

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Adventures in Silk Land

A friend recently told me that she receives notifications when I add a new post, but she waits until she is home with her husband so they can read them together.  This was a very affirming  and encouraging statement, but I must confess it also … Read More

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Time Marches On

The hay bales in the field next to my grandmother’s house that provided hours of fun for the grandchildren on Thanksgiving day are mostly gone.  Only a few bales remained Easter weekend, and the space were they once were was covered instead with beautiful bluebonnets in … Read More

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Cabbage Head or Chemo Brain?

 As unattractive as this photo is, it is beautiful to me because it is evidence of the healing process my body has gone through in the last few months. Chemotherapy drugs are designed to attack reproducing cells, but unfortunately they cannot tell the difference between … Read More

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Sweet Holiday

A few days over thirty years ago my husband carved a special message to me in a heart-shaped stone from the banks of the Krishna river in India.  Many of the things I brought home with me from that trip have disappeared over the years, but … Read More

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More Than Enough

You’ve probably heard about all you need to hear from me about my year with the big “C”, but when I heard this video and my daughter’s reflections on the experience from her perspective I thought I would share it with you. I’ve copied her … Read More