April 2011

Dear 1:15 on Monday

Me & My Boys April 30, 2011

First, I hope you are reading this. Second, please don’t be offended. With tomorrow being May 1st, I turned the calendar page to start filling in the boxes. It’s pretty much a blank slate right now, but I know I don’t have that much freedom. I’m writing in the weekly events that will continue right […]

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The Warrior Princess

Staying Strong April 28, 2011

(Original post date: January 9, 2010) At 6:00 a.m. on September 24th, I took the train to Boston for a procedure at MGH: to have my port implanted. Bill was going to meet me after lunch for a chemo teach. As I was ushered into the exam room at 7:00 a.m., the nurse asked who […]

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Clashing PJs? What PJs?

Staying Strong April 28, 2011

(Original post date: January 7, 2010) Now that cold weather has settled in, my going to bed routine means leaving my PJ bottoms on because the sheets are so cool. I go to bed bundled up, complete with my Noddy hat and my pink fuzzy socks. Then between 2 and 3 a.m. the heat kicks […]

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Hodge Podge

Staying Strong April 28, 2011

(Original post date: January 5, 2010) Where to begin… I’m feeling fine. At the last appointment on the 28th, the nurse practitioner reiterated that while on Taxol, my white blood cell count won’t go as low as it did on the first meds. When I told her I had been pretty cautious throughout the first […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Staying Strong April 28, 2011

(Original post date: January 1, 2010) For once, I can make a few resolutions knowing full well they will happen in 2010. As I take a quick inventory, I see what is and what will be. This is Day 5. Yesterday was the worst for aches. They hit muscles, joints, and surface flesh. Bill took […]

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Iowa Trivia

Staying Strong April 28, 2011

(Original post date: December 30, 2009) Some factual, some based on opinion… Farmers “grow” corn and “raise” cattle. The two are not interchangeable. Most discussed topic in Iowa: the weather. The joke we’ve all heard: What does IOWA stand for? Idiots Out Wandering Around – but we know which state is famous for growing potatoes […]

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