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About loiscochran2020

I am a woman, age 70, who loves life, loves God, lives with and loves her dog and cat and keeps very busy with many different interests. I love to work in the yard, watch the birds, take long walks, sing in the choir, play guitar (not well), spend time with friends and family. I love a sip of red wine pretty regularly and chocolate very often. And, I have very recently been diagnosed with acute mylogenic leukemia.

Lois Cochran

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LIFE AND LIFE

Eighteen years ago my first grandson was born. He was a nine and a half pound package of joy, a gift to fill my heart. He was delivered caesarian section and because he was so big and my daughter is … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE LIFE

The Lord of the Dance – a simple song that has such a profound message. “I danced in the morning when the world was begun I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun I came down from … Continue reading

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HANGIN’ IN THERE

That’s what I’m doing today – just hangin’ in there. A visit with the doctor yesterday brought the unwelcome news that the Leukemia has broken out of remission and is very aggressive. So I’m back in the hospital today and … Continue reading

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TAKE A DEEP BREATH . . .

Well, I was feeling pretty confident that I was on the way to complete recovery until today. Now I’ll spend a few sleepless nights waiting for the results of today’s bone marrow biopsy. I knew I wasn’t gaining strength – … Continue reading

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MOTHER’S DAY

“M” is for the million things she gave me, “O” means only that she’s growing old, “T” is for the tears she shed to save me, “H” is for her heart of purest gold; “E” is for her eyes, with … Continue reading

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CHANGE

I talked about change in a recent blog and yesterday I came across the following poem that I wrote some years when I was an aspiring poet 🙂 Just thought I’d share it. CHANGE The stars above, the earth below, … Continue reading

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