Category Archives: CONTROL

BUMPS IN THE ROAD

What is the saying, “The best laid plans …” My plan was to come home following the transplant and gain strength each day until I was back to my pre-leukemia self – strong, healthy, self-reliant, you know. So, that was … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS, AND . . .

The phone rang — the hospital calling. They had called earlier in the day to get feedback as to my relative satisfaction with the care I received during my last stay, so I thought this might be a repeat. It … Continue reading

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THE MONSTER IN HER

My step mother was a beautiful woman with thick wavy black hair and a lovely blue eyes. She was a “knockout.” Nevertheless, she was always trying to make herself more beautiful, more desirable using all the latest tricks from the … Continue reading

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Empty Room – Empty Life?

Cloudy skies but no rain. An empty room. That is, empty except for me. And my laptop. And my cell phone. And my knitting bag. But empty nevertheless. No visitors today, but that’s okay. It’s quiet and I don’t feel … Continue reading

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LOSS OF CONTROL

THE DREAM: I was at the office – for the first time following a long absence. I had been diagnosed with Leukemia in August and spent the next four months in and out of the hospital undergoing chemotherapy. I was … Continue reading

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