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The Cancer Clinic

A nurse on the oncology team at the awesome hospital called me one day during my lunch, right after I had woken up from my lunchtime nap in my car. (Lunchtime naps in my car were a daily thing starting … Continue reading

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I have lung cancer, and I don’t smoke. Wuuut?

I had a cough. I had a cough that wouldn’t go away or get better, no matter what my doctor prescribed. I also had back pain, back pain so bad that I ate ibuprofen all day just to make it … Continue reading

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Inner Dialogue on Dating, & My Parents’ Influence

This week I heard my inner dialogue about dating again go like this: ‘My mom gave up years ago. So can I!’ What. The. Fudge?!?! ‘Now that I think about it, my dad gave up long before my mom did, … Continue reading

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Restless

I feel restless and unsettled. I have felt this way all day. It started when I went to work, where most of my yucky feelings begin. Today has sat in my stomach like a knotted ball of yarn, tan and … Continue reading

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He’s a Keeper

Conversation from Sunday went like this: Son: Thanks for making me clean my room today. Me: What? Son: Thanks for making me clean my room. It really needed it! Me: Uhhh, you’re welcome! For the record, I didn’t make him … Continue reading

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Rafting Down the River or Not

For the first time since my move last April, I got asked out. I knew it would happen eventually whether during my commute or at work or at the book store. It happened at work. He asked if I’d like … Continue reading

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The First One

I fell in love the first time in May 1995 to the best, most splendid boyfriend I have ever, ever had. We both had a knack for foreign languages, loved reading, politics, working out together, drinking strong coffee and eating … Continue reading

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