Archive for August 2014

Cancerversary: I remember because I can't forget

Cancerversary: I remember because I can't forget
Today is my cancerversary. Two years ago today a doctor told me that I had cancer. Just as I was waking up from anesthesia, he shoved an 8 1/2 x 11 photograph in my face of the tumor he removed. Less than an hour later I was treated intravesically with mitomycin, a procedure I have... Read more »

First, do no harm

First, do no harm
Tonight is ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour. Our community managers give us a prompt and we have one hour to write and publish our posts. This was our prompt tonight:  “Write a letter to someone or some entity with whom you have had a disagreement.” This is my letter. You can see all the posts for tonight’s challenge... Read more »

Life in the slow lane

Life in the slow lane
This is part of ChicagoNow’s This Blogger’s Life series, “Seeing the Other Side” You know how irritating it is to be in a hurry and get stuck behind someone who is shuffling or ambling? Maybe you don’t get irritated by slow pokes, but I’m a person who moves at the speed of sound. In the... Read more »
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David Gray comes to Chicago: Ain’t this life so sweet

David Gray comes to Chicago: Ain’t this life so sweet
I won’t lie to you. If it were up to me David Gray would be put into a perfect room with a piano, a guitar and a small group of devoted fans. That sweet, true voice would fill the room and we’d hear every word he sang. We’d move up and down the scale of... Read more »

The privilege of a mother-in-law

The privilege of a mother-in-law
My mother-in-law is, without doubt, the most important woman in my adult life. Whether its cooking or parenting, aging or coping, I’ve been watching my mother-in-law for more than 20 years and learning from her about how to be an adult Some days I think I’ve definitely learned a thing or two. Other days I... Read more »

Reaching out one more time

Reaching out one more time
I haven’t been writing much for this blog in the past month. It’s summer, which usually means more time to write and think and gather information that I hope can help folks. I’ve had a hard time writing, though, because I’ve been weighed down by life. There aren’t many good things about cancer. Actually there... Read more »
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