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Miracles Happen Every Day (And Sometimes Even To Us)

What a difference a week makes. Last Wednesday, we met with John’s Melanoma specialist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and he basically told us what we already knew. 605 more words

Would You Like Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3?

Remember when Monty Hall used to ask contestants on “Let’s Make A Deal” “Will it be Door #1, #2, or #3?” Sitting at home in the living room, I remember yelling my (always correct) choice at the T.V. 577 more words

First Day of Chemo

My wife finished her 10 doses of radiation on her vertebrae (I may have said the were cervical verts but in fact there are two thoracic verts involved) this week. 403 more words

2 Years!

Sunday, February 22 will be 2 years since my last radiation treatment for breast cancer. It seems longer that. I consider it my survivorship day. I don’t talk or dwell on the fact that I had breast cancer often. 215 more words

Club membership

This is a club I never wanted to join. This is a club no husband or wife, mother or father, brother or sister, son or daughter would ever want to join. 593 more words

A Thousand Barricades

Written yesterday:

Your body rebels and declares no one should need rise before 4 am, and yet out there in the dark crisp cold of night, yet early morn, you relish the clarity of stars and moon and blue light on snow as though you have snuck in and been witness to that which is the earth’s own private beauty, beauty sown in the hours that only animals inhabit.   4,566 more words


Dread, Hope, Dread

I know I should go to bed but I know that when I do, tomorrow will hasten its coming.  So fast it will fly and then we will have arrived on the threshold of that day we must enter the hospital.   1,515 more words