Archives in Category: Things to Ponder

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Up or Down

I don’t know what’s magic about the number 33, but that’s the number of radiation treatments I’m scheduled to have.  According to Earl, I’ve finished 23. But according to my calculations, I have ten to go.

I wondered if there

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One Day

Today Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day coincided. It’s the first time in over seventy years. The New York Times noted this with great hyperbole, as if you must celebrate one event by ignoring the other. I disagree. Why not celebrate

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Midpoint

Today was the midpoint of my radiation sessions, so I brought cookies for the staff.  I won’t say it’s all downhill from here, but it felt good to reach the half-way mark and still have minimal side effects.

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Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. Originally we planned to host some Chicago friends in our home for the game. But weather dictated otherwise. So Earl and I shall be watching LII by ourselves and probably won’t give it

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Casualties

The noun “casualties” often refers to people killed in a war or seriously affected by some extraneous situation. Cancer is certainly in the latter category, especially if one dies from it.

I am not in that position, but I still

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To Winter or Not to Winter

I’m taking a break from my usual cancer-related blog to write about winter. It is Groundhog Day, after all.  I’ve heard Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but some lesser known savant named Staten Island Chuck in New York

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Earl and I love jigsaw puzzles, but we put them together only once and then try to find a new enthusiast and hand them off. We particularly like scenes of Americana, 500 pieces, large. But we’re not above buying cutesy,

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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency, according to the Internet, means using less energy to provide the same service. So if I were a lightbulb, I’d be a CFL or an LED. I’m not a lightbulb, but I’m still becoming more energy efficient due

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All Is Revealed

Today I visited the radiation oncology department at my local hospital for preliminary information about this phase of my recovery from breast cancer. It so happens that eight weeks ago today I had surgery, and eight weeks from

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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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