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Tinkering with Time – Living with Lymphoma Week 100 Plus

Everyone wishes they had more control over time. We wish we could go back and change the past, have more time for the things we love in the present, and peer out to see what the future holds. I’ve found myself manipulating time this week. And I’ve managed all three of those things. I’ve been […]

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Fun Friday writing quote of the week – not sure where that came from… Have a great weekend. CMM

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Retrospective Reminiscing – Living with Lymphoma Week 105

It’s that moment you realize March has rolled around again. For you it may bring thoughts of spring flowers or warm weather to get outside. Maybe you’re Irish or you just take your Shakespeare way too seriously. For me, it has a little more meaning. It’s the second anniversary of Living with Lymphoma. The days would […]

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I’ll Be Worth Saving – Living with Lymphoma, One Year of Remission

One year of Remission. That’s what the scan said.  It’s great news, right?  My Oncologist had a big smile on his face, The Lovely Bride and I went out for a celebratory dinner, and as usual – I was left questioning everything.  Searching for perspective in a sea of other people’s joy.  Wandering the desert […]

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One Road, Two Directions – Living with Lymphoma Week 75

Retrospection & Consideration. Back or forward – which is the best way to look? There hasn’t been much time for me to look back.  And when I do, the things I see are strange. A guy on an Acoustic Neuroma Facebook group I belong to recently solicited positive things people had gone on to do […]

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Green Courage – Living with Lymphoma Week 54

This article is for all us people dealing with illness.  Cancer patients, survivors, my fellow Acoustic Neuroma warriors – anyone fighting the good fight. I want you all to ignore the healthy people.  Just for a few minutes.  Let’s stop thanking them for everything.  Let’s stop offering them advice and understanding on how they to […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!

The Holidays are a good time for reflection about what you have.  A time to appreciate the good things in your life.  A time to be the only house in your Southern Tennessee neighborhood not slathered in colored lights. No matter what you celebrate or how, I think we can all agree that it’s usually […]

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3 Lessons I’m Learning as a Cancer Survivor

Surviving cancer is teaching me new things, and it has drawn others into tight focus.  I’ve surprised myself that I don’t dwell on the “What If’s” of the situation.  The answer to all of the “What If” questions is the same – and it would have been unpleasant – but I don’t really care. What’s […]

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The Return Move – Living with Lymphoma Week 37

With my clean PET Scan in October came the reality that we were going to be moving back to Tennessee after our seven month visit to the Boston area.  This was our third long-distance move in 15 months (plus a local move in TN).  We were going to be finally moving into our new house […]

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It’s all in the Wrist – Living with Lymphoma Week 34

Magic tricks, a wicked wrist-shot, that forehand winner at Wimbledon, and having your cancer in remission… What do they all have in common?  A single phrase: It’s all in the Wrist. The Lovely Bride suggested that Week 33’s update might have been a little too much of a downer.  “You need to give people hope,” […]

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