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More Rough Times

Thursday, February 19, 2015      13 comments

Are you sick of reading about my miseries yet? This is the place where I can unload my troubles. Even if nobody reads it, somehow it is cathartic for me to write about it. I do so appreciate all the supportive and helpful comments from those of ... Read more

A Difficult Week

Saturday, February 14, 2015      11 comments

It has been a difficult week for us. We have been to the doctor three days out of five weekdays, and radiation treatment for Du has been scheduled, starting Monday. He will be getting radiation for four to five weeks, five days of the week. It i... Read more

House Walking

Tuesday, February 10, 2015      6 comments

Hungry Girl (Lisa Lillian at Isn't she terrific?) has named something I've been doing for a long time. She calls getting extra steps in around the house, "House Walking." I love it. I have a house where a circular p... Read more

The Kiss

Monday, February 09, 2015      9 comments

The Kiss That kiss I failed to give you. How can you forgive me? The kiss I would have spent on you is still There, within me. It will probably die there. But it will be the last of me to die. Poem copyright © 2014 by the Estat... Read more

MIA and Health Crisis

Thursday, February 05, 2015      19 comments

I haven't been to Spark for a few days, has it been a week? Maybe longer? My mind, body and heart have been with my beloved Du, as he continues this long battle with Cancer. While trying to stay on track with my eating, admittedly I haven't been... Read more

Non-Scale Signs that You Have Gained Weight

Thursday, January 22, 2015      9 comments

When I was losing weight, you couldn't keep me off the scale. I was on that thing every single morning, and sometimes, again at night. I loved to see the numbers dropping. When I started maintenance, I still got on the scale often, maybe not dai... Read more

Oncologist Report

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      10 comments

Yesterday we saw Du's oncologist. His plan for Du: WAIT. He never wants to move very fast. I'm not sure about this. He did order more scans, since Du's PSA is not all that reliable. The ironic part about Du's deceivingly low PSA tests, is that t... Read more

A Visit To the Oncologist's Office and Holding on to Hope!

Friday, January 16, 2015      9 comments

As I have mentioned repeatedly I'm sure, Du's PSA level is continuing to rise. The first spike was noticed in a test from late last November. When we pointed it out to the Oncologist, he decided to check it again, and now after three successive ... Read more

Life is Hard

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      14 comments

When I think of all I have gone through in my life, I am amazed that I'm still functioning. Oh, I suppose to most people, my life seems pretty calm, fairly normal and easy, and although I do long for those carefree days before this cancer diagno... Read more

Birthday Party and Turning the Switch to "ON"!

Friday, January 02, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday the whole family met for lunch at a local race track bar to celebrate my 64th (that can't be possible!) birthday. Horses don't race there yet, but the owners hope to start it soon. For now they have about a million TVs all showing hors... Read more

What a Christmas!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      8 comments

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Sunday, December 21, 2014      5 comments

I had such a bittersweet day yesterday. In one way, it was a GREAT day. I didn't do much, other than some holiday baking. it is all stored in my dining room (out of sight--out of mind, at least that's my plan), and awaiting Christmas Eve and Chr... Read more

And Then There Were Two

Friday, December 19, 2014      9 comments

As silly as it is, when every one of my boys moved out (and the oldest two sons moved out a couple times before it was a "final" move), I felt some sadness. And they were all in their late 20's before that final move. I had nothing to feel sad a... Read more

Five Years of Healthy Living!

Sunday, December 14, 2014      15 comments

Five Years Ago Today….I sat in my car in the doctor’s parking lot, sobbing at my steering wheel, not sure what to do next. He had just told me that my EKG seemed to show I’... Read more

Happy Birthday Darrell!

Friday, December 12, 2014      6 comments

Wednesday, my friend Ann, who lost her husband in February of 2013 (the week Duane got his Stage 4 Cancer diagnosis--so his death really hit us hard), from lung cancer, mess... Read more

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