Category Archives: Adventures with Chemo

#220–Some of my favorite things . . .

  In “The Sound of Music,” Maria sings to the children about some of her favorite things that make her feel better when she’s feeling bad. Whether I’m feeling bad or not, these are a few of my favorite things. … Continue reading

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#201–Frustrations & Giving Thanks . . .

  It is Thanksgiving Day as I sit here writing, and like many others, I’m thinking of what I’m thankful for. I’m also aware of some of the frustrations in my life this year. So this Thanksgiving, I’ll do a … Continue reading

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#187–Road trip to California shows I’m 100% . . .

It’s been just over a year since I started chemo, and I can say that I’m totally back–– hair, weight, and now energy too. My 26-day California trip was a real test of my energy. Road adventure and close calls … Continue reading

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#174–Life lessons learned . . .

I received a lot of praise during the past few months while I was going through chemo for having such a positive attitude and keeping my sense of humor. Well, I’d like to respond to that. I’ve always seen the … Continue reading

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#172–Limbo-land, slumber-land & off to the printer . . .

Since October 23, I’ve been on a repetitive three-week schedule where this week should be chemo week. But since I finished my six scheduled cycles, I’m not starting a new one this week. I’m very pleased about that! But before … Continue reading

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#170–Editing magic still working . . .

  My last blog post ended as I was ready to start the second go-round of the manuscript of Devil Cat and other colorful animals I have known. Well I went through it a couple of times and found more … Continue reading

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#166–Headgear fashionista . . .

  There are many possibilities for covering your head when hair is no longer an option. Yep, all my hair disappeared during the second cycle. Besides not being my favorite look, a bald head is cold and it’s winter in … Continue reading

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#165–Thankful, but not for those pesky little things . . .

  I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. I spent mine feasting with my neighbors. We all had a great time. Since this is a day of thanks, I’d like to reiterate my thanks for my friends near and far, … Continue reading

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