A Gamble
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      5 comments

At my support group we had a speaker. She spoke about lymphedema. Apparently you get it or you don't. Two people who have had the same treatment for breast cancer can be different. One could get lymphedema and one could be free. I read a study t... Read more
A Tearful Reply
Thursday, May 27, 2010      6 comments

I decided to use with permission a reply to the post I made yesterday. It brought tears to my eyes. , Just read your recent entry… We have another thing in common…The Outlander is something that was given to me last summer and it blew ... Read more
Busy little bee
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      4 comments

You know how you feel about time when you are young. "I can't wait until..." Time crawls along like a snail. My radiation treatment was like that at the beginning. 25 treatments felt like climbing Mount Everest. I was thrilled when I got to the ... Read more
Catching up
Thursday, May 20, 2010      5 comments

Monday the 17th was my mom and dad's anniversary. It would have been their 63rd. It left me missing my mom even more. The radiation treatments have gone well this week. The driving, well that is a different. If everything goes well I can make... Read more
What a wonderful day
Monday, May 17, 2010      9 comments

I woke up at 11 and performed my morning ablutions and went over to see my dad. With a little coercion I managed to get him to agree to go out. We stopped to pick up a breakfast sandwich and coffee on the way to the reservoir. We settled in on a... Read more
Imagery and visualization
Thursday, May 13, 2010      6 comments

Guided imagery and visualization is often used to deal with pain and chronic pain. Many of you may recall the push for natural childbirth with the emphasis on breathing and a focal point. It is more or less the distraction provided by the mental... Read more
To plan or not to plan...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      3 comments

When dealing with an illness over a period of months with no guarantee of the outcome integral changes start to eek their way into your 'self'. To a certain degree there has been an aura of chaos about my life since last October. It is to be exp... Read more
Saturday, May 08, 2010      7 comments

I was rather hoping to get a beautiful late spring type weekend. We have been so spoiled by the beautiful temperatures and the wonderful sunshine. I was going to wash up the kayak and make sure I had everything in order for the big day. To heck ... Read more
Looking to find out who I am
Friday, May 07, 2010      5 comments

With the beginning of my third set of treatments (radiation) I find myself feeling rather lost. It's like I don't have a point of reference to steer from. For the most part I am doing this last series of treatments on my own. With reflection I s... Read more
What a week!
Sunday, May 02, 2010      9 comments

Busy week. Radiation: Monday- 2pm, Tuesday-2pm​, Wednesday-2​:15pm, Thursday-2:​30pm, Friday-2:30​pm. In addition I have an IV Herceptin at 9:30am on Wednesday and I have to see the doctor in the afternoon sometime befo... Read more
Mighty Annoyed
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      12 comments

First radiation today. Jess decided to come with me for my first radiation today. I got the feeling Bruce had been manipulating in the background. I gave her an out in case she really didn't want to come. We went for breakfast and during breakfa... Read more
Niagara on the Lake
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      1 comments

Jess and I left for Niagara on the Lake for a few days on Monday morning. We had a great few days working our activities around when and where we were going to eat. We found a fabulous straw cloche for Jess. She looks like a flapper from the 20'... Read more
The banana split
Saturday, April 24, 2010      5 comments

I went over to my dad's after the Red Cross woman had been there. My dad had eaten a sliced tomato loaded with mayo, a tomato and cheese sandwich, a bowl of grapes and half a cup of coffee. We visited for a while as I folded laundry and we chatt... Read more
Friend from CHemo school
Friday, April 23, 2010      8 comments

I met a friend from chemo school for lunch today. We met for 12 and we yakked until 3. What a great time. It is soulfully different to spend some time with a person that is sharing the journey with you. Each situation is loaded with a different ... Read more
Getting Ready
Thursday, April 22, 2010      7 comments

I have calmed down over the last few days. I guess I am getting ready for the next challenge. "You are so pale," says the radiation oncologist, more than once. She said that to me when she met me for the first time in September. That was when I ... Read more

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