Archives in Category: Cancer

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Boston Marathon

No, I’m not running the Boston Marathon on April 16 (four months from tomorrow), but I plan to be there to support my son Kevin who is. It’s his third Boston and also the fifth anniversary of the bombing. It’s

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Life After the Drain

I don’t know what I expected once the drain was out of my life. Wait, yes I do! I expected a great sense of relief that I no longer had to be careful not to dislodge it, that I could

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Duane

I don’t know what happened but today Duane took a decided turn for the better. All of a sudden, he stopped draining a lot and chose to drain a little. That was this morning around 7:30 AM. We haven’t checked

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Christmas Dinner

Christmas Eve is two weeks from tonight, and so far I haven’t done a thing regarding decorations, the tree, or dinner. It’s not like me, but then I haven’t been myself lately.

That is, in the physical sense. In the

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Have I Mentioned?

I don’t reread all my blogs, so forgive me if I repeat myself.  And if I do, it’s because the issue is still on my mind. Here are some more things I really didn’t know about the aftermath of a

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On the Right

I could never be accused of being to the right, politically speaking. But since my surgery I’ve become aware of how right-handed I am.

I was sedated enough that I don’t recall anything about the actual surgery, other than it

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Word of the Year

In November, Dictionary.com announced that its word of the year was ‘complicit.’ Other words in the running included ‘intersex,’ ‘horologist,’ and ‘totality.’ And, of course, there was ‘fake news.’

These words aren’t part of my everyday world, but there are

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21 Days

I’ve heard it said that to make something a habit you must do it for 21 days. I checked this on the Internet and learned it’s really more complicated than that.

If it’s an easy habit, like drinking tea in

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Day Three

I promised a report on the drain situation, so here it is. I honestly don’t think being sedentary for three days helped much at all. We take two measurements a day: the first yesterday was 10, which is really good. 

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Day Two

With emails and voicemails from friends encouraging me to “Hang in there,” I’m on Day Two of restricted activity.

In the spirit of the day, I haven’t even gotten out of my nightgown or washed my face. Haven’t made our

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