Monthly Archives: August 2011

Over the River and Through the Woods

I survived Irene intact – thank ye lares and penates I had the two roofs done *last* month, eh? A lot of the area around me sustained pretty hard damage though, including the loss of some of our covered bridges … Continue reading

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End of Phase Two!

Yup, the very last of the second of the Holy Trifecta is behind me, hopefully for once and all; chemotherapy yesterday, Neulasta shot today, and onto to radiation on the 12th. Slash, Poison, Burn – two down, one to go. … Continue reading

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A Bit of Good News

In the midst of all this and my ongoing online research – I’m a firm believer in more information being better (if a bit confusing and overwhelming at times) – I found this: “Data from other studies such as The … Continue reading

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Channeling my inner BatBoy

Remember BatBoy? First found and captured in a cave in West Virginia, he quickly escaped from the scientists studying him and ran free, through the Virginias and into the New York subway system, and on into our collective psyche: “This … Continue reading

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Me and Phineas Gage

I came out  yesterday morning to find the driver’s side mirror assemblage had been ripped off my car, obviously by another vehicle. The mirror assembly had been moved out of traffic to behind my car; the mirror and a few … Continue reading

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Ray-dee-a-shun, yes indeed

        Tuesday I got my tattoos – only three in my case, one centered on my breastbone, one on either flank – and another sheaf of handouts on the process: what to wear, what not to, what … Continue reading

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A Sair Fecht

And into the terrible night… From Tuesday night through Friday it stretched, the dense scratchy and polluted sleep that isn’t sleep at all, but a sort of enduring of what cannot be changed or avoided. Dirty water that cannot wash … Continue reading

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Round Three

August first and the house was clean, the laundry done, garbage out, clean linens throughout the house, and I was angling mirrors in the bathroom, trying to get a clean 360 degree view of my head. I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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