Bevy

Walking, Part 2

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My mom’s not a huge fan of crowds but she wanted to do this walk.  She didn’t want to stay for the closing ceremonies or anything like that.  She said walking together was her celebration, so that’s just what we did. Three generations, riding the Light Rail at the wee hours…HOW AWESOME DOES MY MOM […]

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Through thick and thin…

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I want to share with you my mom’s Facebook status from yesterday. Then I’ll share some of my own thoughts… “I want to thank everyone for their love poured out to me in prayers and well wishes, flowers, cards and lots of dinners! Just received a synopsis on the pathology report from my 30-something breast […]

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Resting and Healing

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I got to kiss my mom. She’s one tough lady, that’s for sure! I won’t share what she said to the nurse when the nurse asked her why she was in pain…let’s just say “chopped” was one of the verbs… My dad said my mom got a pretty good night sleep. But, let’s be honest. […]

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2nd Update

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The surgeon came in to tell us that her portion of the surgery went well and is complete. Now the plastic surgeon is with her finishing his part. My mom will be out of surgery around 4pm, then to recovery and then finally into her room. The cancer did spread to her left armpit, so […]

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Surgery update…

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For those of you praying for my mom, I just wanted to share an update… She and my dad got to the hospital early this morning. They started surgery at 8:15. My dad just got a call at 11:45 that they had completed one side and are moving onto the next. They expect to be […]

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Boobies

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I have to say, it is so very refreshing to be in a setting where, what was once private and hush hush, can be spoken of with earnestness, sincerity, and candid authenticity. (I know that is quite a list of words but Em and I have been reading the original Nancy Drew books, and boy […]

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The "C" Word

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Cancer is like saying #$%^&*. It’s got six letters but it’s a four-letter word. I’ve never liked the word cancer. Merriam Webster defines it four ways: a northern zodiacal constellation between Gemini and Leo a malignant tumor of potentially unlimited growth that expands locally by invasion and systemically by metastasis; an abnormal bodily state marked […]

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What’s your point?!?!

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Not trying to shock you, but here is a bumper sticker I had to sit behind in traffic recently. It read, “I piss excellence.” Really? That’s fabulous?????? Congratulations?! What does that even MEAN, you numb skull?! Oh. My. Word. Seriously? Can we just talk about what messages we are trying to get across here?! I […]