Drip on

Sep 12

I am officially in the chemotherapy suite in my oncology office.  I am watching my new chemo medicines drip in as I type this.  Go chemo go! I love visualizing the chemo molecules attacking the cancer cells one-by-one and obliterating them. I am feeling the Benadryl zonk — they give me a big dose through my port because many people have allergic reactions to...

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A season change

Sep 10

Last week I had a scan.  Cancer scans come up regularly, and yet there is nothing regular about them. The scan shows that I have a few spots in my left lung that are both more active and larger.  Ugh.  There are many other spots that are either stable or regressing, but these active spots need to be addressed.  Unchecked cancer growth is what we are working against....

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Summer camp

Aug 10

I went to summer camp when I was a kid.  It was summer camp with enthusiastic counselors, bugs, archery, a woodshed, a lake with kayaks and seaweed, a how-could-it-possibly-be-this-cold pool, four square courts, a Friday night dance, wood cabins with quaint names, and a big hill.  I was probably about ten-years-old when my nine-year-old sister and I got dropped off...

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Most-aged face

Aug 03

Most-aged face

  Last week I was gifted an opportunity to travel to a majestic place with wonderful girlfriends in honor of my friend’s special occasion.  The girls spent the week at camp, and Brad kept the home fires burning.  Focused time together with girlfriends was a treasure.  We stayed in a historic inn, and I loved the aesthetic. Every exterior wall and the primary...

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Savoring summer

Jul 10

I’ve been writing a lot, but I haven’t managed to put a bow on anything for you recently.  So today is a blank page and clicking keys. Maren has managed to catch a summer virus that has her laid up.  It has forced a real slow down — no friends, no playdates, no outings — as a midpoint in our summer. Maren and I have many new freckles, and...

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