Monthly Archives: March 2010

Morning has broken

The clock shone red 3:45 when my eyes cracked open this morning and it turned out to be one of those few times when going back to sleep turned out not to be an alternative despite my best efforts. My … Continue reading

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Note to self

Stop reading oncology studies about breast cancer brain metasteses – the numbers don’t change.

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Lifestyles of the hemiplegic

Part of the process of adjusting to a new, and imposed, lifestyle involves frustration, anger, unreasonable expectations and fear. Anger and frustration are frequent companions though sometimes laughter and frustration are found in their stead. Simple acts like getting dressed, … Continue reading

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The kindness of friends and strangers

Establishing a routine is more difficult that one might imagine. Routines are fallen into because they are easy and at the moment not much is easy. There are several things to which we must adjust not the least of which … Continue reading

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Home

Life being what it is no good seems to come to pass without a little bit of bad accompanying it. Silver clouds sometimes have dark linings. Services Canada came through with the third EI sick leave cheque for my wife … Continue reading

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Trepedation

The decision to stay an extra night at the hospital was my wife’s decision. She wanted to see the people who had been working with her for the last few months one last time before being sent home. The staff … Continue reading

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Mary Queen of the World

You can drive your car right up to the main door of Mary Queen of the world which was perfect for getting my wife into her wheelchair – it would be nice if all places were so convenient but I … Continue reading

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Truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction: if it could be told

Life its own self is a weird place. Truth is always strange perhaps not in the Kafkaesque sense but sometime you do have to wonder. Coolness 1. My wife’s CT scans show no new lesions or new masses. This means … Continue reading

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Meanwhile back at the Gingras

I received a phone call a little after noon today from the social worker at the Gingras. My wife is scheduled to be moved back to the Gingras into her old room and bed for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and most … Continue reading

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Yesterday once more

8:30 – 12:30 An extra large cup of coffee in hand at eight thirty in the morning on St. Patrick ’s Day I arrived back at the hospital to see how things were going. My wife, mercifully, was asleep occasionally … Continue reading

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