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The Walking Dead (gratuitous reference)

How do I feel right now?

Tired. Knackered. Lacklustre. Pooped out (not really; this is constipation week). Fatigued. And yet, none of these words convey the pulse-deadening loss of strength I currently feel. 361 more words

Project Kindness (Day 32)

Today’s act of kindness was bittersweet. It has been on my list since the beginning, but I kept finding reasons to put it off, to wait one more day.  1,077 more words


I got the phone call on my way home from work yesterday at 6:00. (Thank you, Dr. Cook, for not making me wait until morning.) She is a young and bubbly oncologist which made the news she delivered all the more welcome. 133 more words

God Bless Elmo

I’ve been dreading today since we scheduled this follow-up CT Scan three months ago. As part of the Wilms Tumor study, Mary Hazel is required to have these scans every quarter for a year and then every six months after that. 992 more words


Optimism is the foundation of courage. Necessity does the work of courage. ~Nicholas Murray Butler

A lot of people have been telling me this month how brave I am.

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You never know which of your friends has a hidden talent you know nothing about. Yesterday when I dropped off Charlie and Poppy at school, a friend / acquaintance of mine met me at the door and said, “I have something for you.” Even though I’ve known Sheral from the beginning of the school year because, well, I pay the tuition check to her, I admit I do not know her as well as I would like. 386 more words


Now that everyone has been under the same roof for a week, the tumultuous days in early July almost feel like a surreal dream. Each day that passes lessens the feeling of panic I felt on June 29* when we first learned of MH’s tumor. 475 more words