Tag Archives: Illness

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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HOLY WEEK

This will be the first Easter in probably 25 years that I haven’t either directed the church choir or sang in the choir during Holy Week. How I miss it! Easter is my favorite holiday because it is easier to … Continue reading

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GOING HOME

I’m going home today, just fifteen days after receiving the stem cell transplant which gives me life, literally. My prospects before the transplant were not good, but if all continues to go well, I may have many more years to … 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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MEMORY LANE

The hospital has volunteers who make their way in to visit from time to time and some of them bring simple gifts they don’t even know they have. Last week, a gentleman stopped by to visit .. . just to … Continue reading

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JOY

The last few days have reminded me how wonderful it is to feel good, because I felt so bad! It’s easy to take good things for granted and I need to be reminded every once in a while to appreciate … Continue reading

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