Category Archives: Cancer

The “Third Week”

The chemo cycles are three weeks long. The first week is awful, the second week is recovery, the third week is “normal.” Now, as many of you know, “normal” is not the way life used to be, “normal” is the new normal, an adjusted life. This first cycle, Diane’s third week started a couple of…

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Snow, wind, and fire…

I am running on empty and I’m not sure why. I posit it’s because I haven’t been out with my camera much and so when I went to the dump this morning, I took a camera. I wanted to take pictures from the front yard of the landfill office but they said I needed permission…

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A New Day

Five o’clock in the morning but all is actually going very well. For the most part. Sleeping is difficult but the awful pain has subsided significantly which is way, way ahead of schedule. Thanks for the prayers, healing thoughts, and positive energy! And the medications. Each day is a different adventure but for the latter…

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Magic Carpet Ride

Steppenwolf did “Magic Carpet Ride” in 1968, fifty-one years ago! The hard rock beat and the song title found a nook in my brain where they’ve hidden in plain sight for these many years. Of course, I can’t remember any other lyric from the song.  Right now I feel like I’m on a magic carpet…

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The Adventure Begins

March 1 has come more quickly than we expected! The concept of a second round of chemo has turned into reality. We packed two computers, two lunches, water, snacks, books, power strips, charging cords, and on and on. We are ready. On the way, Diane shook her head and said that she couldn’t believe we…

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