July 2010

My Ode to Facebook

Staying Strong July 30, 2010

(Original post date: 10/01/09) Last Thursday, September 24th , after the implantation of a port and news of another surgery, I was moving in a bit of a fog. I came home to hear that my Facebook persona had been robbed at gunpoint in London and was desperately looking for someone to wire money to […]

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Benign Spot

Staying Strong July 30, 2010

(Original post date:9/30/09) The good thing about MRI’s: they pick up everything. The bad thing about MRI’s: they pick up everything. Fortunately, my “new” spot that was picked up on last Wednesday’s MRI, that was looked at thoroughly on Thursday’s ultrasound, and that was whisked away during Friday’s surgery was benign — no cancer. Probably […]

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3rd Surgery

Staying Strong July 30, 2010

(Original post date: 9/25/09) 5:30 p.m. and I’m home from the hospital. All went well. I’m a little sorer this time than the previous two. I’ll have results next week some time. I had a port implanted yesterday so I look a little like a warrior! Bill fixed me up with 7Up and Campbell’s soup […]

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Another Surgery Scheduled

Staying Strong July 30, 2010

(Original post date:9/24/09) I’m having another surgery tomorrow… unsure about chemo schedule at this point… Share with your world…

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Plan: a nice quiet Friday night

Staying Strong July 30, 2010

(Original post date: 9/20/09) … and now: the reality of Friday night: 4:00 p.m. Liam, lying flat on his back in our pebble pit under the swings: “Mom, I’m a seal!” Me: “Oh…” 4:15 p.m. Liam, calling out from under the climbing wall: “Mom, can you get this out?” Me, used to having to remove […]

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Weather in Iowa and Angels on a Pin Head

Staying Strong July 30, 2010

(Original post date: 9/18/09) This journey is much like the weather in Iowa: wait five minutes and it will change! Consequently, with each decision made, I’m waiting about four days to see if the plan stays in place before I share any “news.” (My method reminds me of the delay television stations have in case […]

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