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Archive: 03 2015

Normal but Not Normal

You know, our days are pretty normal. While we wait in limbo land for Docto br Canada to inform us whether I qualify for the extended study because my current treatment is no longer working well, normal things are taking place. The apartment is in flux between messiness and becoming steadily more and more… Read More

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Relay for Survivorship

This was one of those times when you realize a person so much bigger than you can imagine. Not a child but a young adult with maturity beyond her years. She was on the organizing crew of University of Guelph Relay for Life. A speech that knocks your socks off..... Read More

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Sometimes we need a moment not to fast forward to the "what if's" or the "what next" and we cannot rewind to the "if only's" but need to pause. It may be in mindful creativity, meditation or walking that we let the world pause and find a safe place to just be. Read More


A little diversion

Sometimes you just need to focus  on the little silly things, like this.   Me: Knock Knock Zsolt: Knock Knock? Me: No, you are supposed to say who’s there? It’s a knock knock joke. Don’t you know about those? Zsolt: [silence] Me: It’s a type of joke. You know, ‘Knock Knock?’” Zsolt: I don’t get… Read More



I have mentioned that there were several low points on this journey that will always stand out in my mind.  The second one happened the morning after I was admitted to the hospital and put into isolation.  This low point was really bad.  I call it “Silent on the Stretcher”. I woke up soaking wet because of… Read More

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