By December 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

My New World #9: The Season of Friends & Family

It’s been a long interval between my posts as the trifecta of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are upon us all.  My favorite time of the year, I suppose.  I love Jitterbug’s joy at Halloween as she anticipates and greets the children most enthusiastically at the words, “Trick or Treat!”  She, of course, understands that phrase to […]

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My New World # 8: THANKFULNESS

May I take back all my petty complaints from my last post (Everything’s Breaking Down (Except Me )?  Now, so much THANKFULNESS:  JITTERBUG has recovered from her bout of severe pancreatitis and has adjusted to the  meds which control her Addison’s Disease. Before, during, and after Hurricane Harvey, she was a very, very  sick dog and […]

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By August 19, 2017 1 Comments Read More →

My New World #7: Everything is Breaking Down (Except Me)

Let me say first, that my tests yesterday showed good progress and no new growth; however, I am about the only good news in my world this week. Most distressing is the illness of our little Jitterbug. She has been in the hospital for almost a week, and poor baby is very sick.  Her blood […]

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By August 2, 2017 1 Comments Read More →

My New World # 6: Marching toward Evaluation Time

I am taking my final infusion of Round Two as I write this today.  These six to seven hour chemo treatments are a great time for writing these posts, catching up on a little reading, listening to my chemo playlist, watching  television. I have discovered some great television shows, unknown to me before, and some […]

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By July 16, 2017 7 Comments Read More →

My New World #5: The Incredible MDA

Last week, I had minor surgery to install a port in my chest.  It’s rather interesting as this device, implanted beneath the skin, allows the IV needle to deliver chemo drugs directly into the big vena cava coming from the heart, so those increasingly painful IV’s in your poor stressed arms and hands are no […]

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By June 16, 2017 5 Comments Read More →

My New World # 4: A Quick Update

I appreciate the many prayers and good wishes as I approached my first evaluative CT Scan yesterday. Today I received very good news from the doc that my tumors have decreased in size and the 8 weeks (4 treatments) of chemotherapy appear to be effective in blocking the spread to other organs.  SO I am […]

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By June 2, 2017 3 Comments Read More →

My New World, #3: Shock and Awe

    I received these words from a friend who has been living with cancer for 12 years, and I am in shock and awe. She said, “I wish you the joy and blessings that cancer can bestow on us.” Well, that is a shocking statement. However, now, thinking of the many friends who have […]

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By May 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

My New World, #2: The Gathering of the Clan

​ I am so fortunate to have the support of family.    Our daughter has traveled from New Hampshire to stay a couple of months. She is working remotely from her school and has brought part of her cattery with her.  Some of her cats were placed into foster homes for the next several weeks, […]

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By May 11, 2017 11 Comments Read More →

My New World #1

USING MY BLOG for our communication:   For your comments, my suggestion is that you use your first name and last initial for your username.  While I will see your full email  address with your comment, my software will mask your name and email address and those won’t be published or available to the public.  Only […]

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By March 20, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Sooie, sooey, soo ee…

My friend, Al, a political enthusiast and noted commentator, has christened the 2016 election year, the Year of the Pig.  Well, after all,  Hillary’s spouse is a cheating swine, Bernie lives on a pig farm, The Donald is a sexist pig, and Ted is simply pig-headed.  And, of course, they all want to cut pork […]

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