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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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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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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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Mile Marker Zero – Living with Lymphoma Week 30

Having survived last week’s visit to Rock Bottom, I have now moved on to the beginning of the long road that will be recovery.  Thankfully, I’ve been down this road before with the brain surgery and have learned some valuable lessons. These lessons aren’t new.  They have been around a LONG time.  I find myself […]

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Rock Bottom – Living with Lymphoma Week 29.2

Yep, I think we’re there – today, two days after chemo, is typically my most difficult day after an infusion.  We’ve had six months of treatments whose cumulative effects have brought us to today. We’re at Rock Bottom. You wanted proof?  How about this… I’m sick.  I’m miserable.  I’m weak.  And I’m tired.  And eyelashes? […]

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My Final Chemotherapy Treatment – Living with Lymphoma Week 29

Final.  End.  Ultimate.  Finish.  Conclusion.  Last. Those were some of the words I was thinking about as the Lovely Bride and I headed to my Twelfth (cycle 6b, for you medical types), and final chemotherapy appointment on Monday.  My feelings vacillated about it.  I wanted to be excited about the chemotherapy being over, really I did. […]

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A Tale of Two Birthdays – Living with Lymphoma Week 28

This past Friday was my birthday.  My birthday has always been the most important “holiday” in my life.  I’m not a religious person, and while I’m extremely patriotic – I don’t express it in the ways or celebrations that most people do.  So what?  So none of the traditional holidays carry a lot of weight […]

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Contemplating the Way Forward – Living with Lymphoma Week 22

The Future. It’s an interesting concept when we think about it –  Time moving forward.  The unknown.  Where do we go from here?  I think as a species we’ve always been driven by the future.  Driven by the desire to see around the next bend, over the next mountain, or a new shore.  Newton, Magellan, […]

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Five Year Anniversary – Living with Lymphoma Week 21

First thing – Today is the fifth anniversary of my 14 hour brain surgery to remove my Acoustic Neuroma brain tumor.  Hurray, right?  Yeah… How am I celebrating?  By having Chemotherapy, of course.  How else would someone celebrate that milestone?? My miles today are going to be done in place.  Today is Chemo session #8 […]

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