Monthly Archives: December 2009

Bad news, good news

Not content with the number of medical procedures performed on her thus far in 2009 my wife added one more to the list before entering into the New Year. We have been married for seventeen years as of today so … Continue reading

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17 Years Ago Today

Taking pictures through protective plastic in bad light is probably not going to give the best results but I don’t have a scanner and I didn’t want to risk tearing the pictures by taking them out of the album.

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The true gen

As expressions go there could be more offensive sounding ones to the ear than palliative treatment but at the moment I cannot really think of one. My wife had a good day today. I arrived at eight just in time … Continue reading

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The unpreparedness is all

The morning was good once I got over the fact that it was freezing cold and  it had snowed overnight. I arrived early enough to have breakfast with my wife before getting her dressed to go to the Montreal General … Continue reading

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What?

I just got off the phone with the Montreal General Hospital radiology department. It seems my wife had been transported over from the MNI for her first whole brain radiation treatment (WBRT). It was a surprise to me because no … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes

One of the cool feature of DVD’s is the inclusion of extras which sometimes show the viewer what goes into creating a particular scene. When episode three of the Star Wars franchise was released on DVD there was a great … Continue reading

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Breakout

Last night when I dropped by the hospital my wife already had some visitors. Heather (one of the legendary Beebs) and her husband were in town visiting family and of course dropped in to visit. While Heather and my wife … Continue reading

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Xmas day

Xmas day at the Montreal Neurological Institute went very well. We arrived late for a variety of reasons but still managed to get there by 10:30 with a box of Tim Horton’s coffee and some donuts for the nursing station. … Continue reading

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Whole brain

The waves of small kindnesses from near and far keep coming to our door. A beautiful bracelet with a pink heart on it from Jinny (my wife has it with her at the hospital), a lemon raspberry loaf from my … Continue reading

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Gold ships and silver ships but no ships like friendships.

Our lives in their simplest terms come down to our friends, our families and our stories. There is little else of real substance in our lives than these simple things. Being left speechless by your friends can be a little … Continue reading

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