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February 28, 2010 by  
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The Aredia infusion on Thursday was uneventful.  The gang was still there, as in nurse Barb, Mary Jane, Krystal, Diane.  The effects of the infusion are flu-like symptoms and those have been minimal.  The hip pain continues to subside and requires only one pain reliever at night.  Slowly, I feel myself coming back into alignment [...]

Holy Arimidex

February 24, 2010 by  
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This morning I had a decision to make.    Take another Arimidex and a prescription pain reliever with codeine…or not.  I decided not to take them.  My body needed a break.  After only four days and nights on narcotic pain relievers I was foggy, lethargic and had nausea and a blinding headache.  This decision not [...]

Lisa Love

February 24, 2010 by  
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Marianne Williamson wrote a brief piece on what she calls her Band of Angels-her group of friends who recently supported her through a serious illness.  Yesterday my friend Lisa, (I nicknamed her Lisa Love), sent me a text asking if I’d like her to join me at the hospital to talk with the doctor about [...]

Rev. Ed Bacon

February 24, 2010 by  
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“My best friends are the people with whom I feel safe to talk about mad, sad and hurt feelings. Most other relationships stay at the feeling levels where everything is ‘fine,’ although we all know that’s not true. But my best friends never shy away from those times when we feel the neediest—when our feelings [...]

Chocolate chip cookies

February 23, 2010 by  
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You have probably heard stories or experienced it first hand when someone takes their car into the mechanic so they can diagnose where that pinging noise originates.  You get to the mechanic and the car doesn’t make the noise. That’s what I thought of today. When I awoke this morning, I wasn’t in pain.  I [...]

Top 10 List

February 23, 2010 by  
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Top 10 ways you know you have had a chemotherapy experience When someone asks if you have a port, you know they’re not referring to red wine. You have the world’s most expensive Braziliian wax job. You are moved to tears by the kindness of people. You are thrilled at the growth of new hair [...]

What are you doing tomorrow?

February 22, 2010 by  
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Tomorrow I have an unexpected appointment with my oncologist.  What was expected was an appointment on March 23.  After returning from my trip last week, I had some pain in my left hip.  By this past weekend it had intensified and last night the pain was excruciating and barely manageable.  This pain has been in [...]

A Course in Miracles

February 21, 2010 by  
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3 The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, not necessarily in a place which you recognize as yet, you have remembered God and let His strength take the place of yours. The [...]

Paradise

February 21, 2010 by  
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Last week, I experienced a short and sweet cruise with friends from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico aboard the Carnival Paradise.  A cruise never made my Bucket List until I toured a Royal Caribbean ship ten years ago.  It was a spectacular floating city and unlike anything I had ever seen.  At this healing transition in [...]

Angela Monet

February 19, 2010 by  
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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. –  Angela Monet

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