Category Archives: #CancerSurvivor

One More to Go!

Today was the second last, or penultimate, session of my chemotherapy.  I expected to be sleeping most of the day but surprisingly, I was feeling not too badly after three hours of sleep. I can feel a calmness coming over … Continue reading

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Other Roads

While secular folks have taken the tree and moved on to the New Year, we Catholics should still be here celebrating Christmas. Today is Epiphany and despite many creche scenes being packed away, the Magi are just arriving at the … Continue reading

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Mary, Queen of Peace

Today is the Feast of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, the Theotokos as she is known in Greek. This day also marks the World Day of Peace. Of the many titles that the Holy Mother is known by, Queen … Continue reading

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Let It Go!

I had not seen Tom much since his first wife had died.  We had gotten together a few times after her death but somehow just drifted off as some friendships do. I spotted him in a crowd at a Christmas … Continue reading

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Spotlight Shines

Spotlight is a movie out right now that deals with the cover up by several institutions regarding the Boston sex abuse scandal that saw hundreds of victims silenced and priests shuffled around the diocese under the authority of Cardinal Bernard … Continue reading

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Chemo Crabbiness

I was rubbing Bio Oil on my scars and holes this morning, amazed at how well they are healing. I realized that six months post-surgery, my outside is looking not too shabby by my non-vain standards. I am sure they … Continue reading

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Earth Angels

Advent is a good time to reflect on life. Some days I think I reflect too much. A couple of things have happened in the past two days that I am going to try to piece together here. As I … Continue reading

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Round Five

Round Five of the chemotherapy started yesterday. I have five infusions left. I can see the end of all of this but I know the remainder requires stamina.  I slept most of the afternoon and into the evening. I got … Continue reading

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No Express Lanes

God does not have express lanes, my former pastor said once.  Thus Advent begins. The waiting takes hold and we learn once again that we are on God’s time, not ours. The old chant often heard at civil disobedience marches … Continue reading

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Heroes in Life

I am finding that I tire more easily lately. If I do one thing in a day, I need to nap afterwards.  The energizer bunny has become a turtle. The do-er is finding wisdom in being. My blog posts may … Continue reading

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