Monthly Archives: October 2003

And in this corner

The battle has been joined. Not the battle with cancer that is child’s play: It is the battle between Good and Evil. On the side of Good me. On the side of Evil my wife and children. The locus Disneyland. … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened…

At mass on Sunday an acquaintance who had not seen Lynn in a while asked her if she had shaved off all her hair as part of the breast cancer awareness head shaving campaign/fundraiser going on in the city right … Continue reading

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The other shoe

It is a wet Sunday and the clocks fell back overnight. It took a little while for Lynn to get moving after the last chemo on Wednesday but last night she was up and about for a little while. Long … Continue reading

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Freight train blues

This last round of chemo hit like a freight train. Lynn went to bed after her neupogen shot last night and hasn’t been up since. Weary, lethargic, exhausted just plain drained I think. I was thinking when we were in … Continue reading

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Greater lives

I resent cancer. No I don’t resent my wife. I resent the cancer. It is disruptive, it is distracting, it is expensive, it is relentless, it has no intelligence, it cannot be reasoned with, and it is crushing. Yet each … Continue reading

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Once again with feeling

Lynn and I both enjoy television. That’s probably not a de rigeur thing to admit but I don’t look at it as an admission simply a statement of fact. Television is where we get most of our information and most … Continue reading

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Eight million stories

At my wife’s last chemo treatment I struck up a conversation with two other women who were also getting treatment at the same time. It may seem like a strange thing to do but I am pretty gregarious and they … Continue reading

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New look same stuff

The nausea goes on and on. Lynn went to the big cancer run/walk downtown today. She took our son on the five kilometer and was joined by her best friend and her best friends son. They had a good time. … Continue reading

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