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…having crossed into the second month of 2021. What do you think? Are we better off? Do we see positivity on the horizon? Are we feeling better? Healthier? Mentally more stable? Are you at work on any resolutions? I’m just glad that I’m not toggling between CNN Live and MSNBC 24/7. Although I did appreciate […]
My mother tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11, 2020. A week later, she experienced difficulty breathing, coughing, but no fever. After days of being very ill, she was moved to the Positive-Covid-19 floor of her nursing home in Massachusetts. She was on oxygen continuously for several days, then periodically as needed. Then– she got […]
Day 17. Self-quarantine and what have I learned? It’s not that different from my regular routine. Introvert here. I’m not accomplishing as much as I thought I would. Gained 3 carb pounds but lost them as soon as I realized I was foraging in the pantry too often. Walking the yard is more fun than […]
Today is my anniversary. It was precisely one year ago today that an IV drip began to dose me with the anesthesia that would propel me into a seven-hour surgery. A team composed of two oncology surgeons, an anesthesiologist, and ER nurses worked together to eradicate my breast cancer and put me back together again. […]
I have a friend—a fellow writer—who sold it all, packed up, and moved to a foreign country this year with her nearly blind 90-year-old mother and a little French poodle named Prose. Impressive, right? Alison took it all step-by-step, sharing the ups and downs along the way with her Facebook followers and newsletter subscribers. Mostly “ups” […]
Except when it doesn’t. But hang in there—this isn’t a blog about pain and misery. It’s about life’s surprises. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2017, I actually wasn’t too freaked out. My first response to my primary care physician, who was delivering the news from the other side of the country, […]