Monthly Archives: October 2011

Uneven

Smooth sailing is not really part of the deal but it would be nice to experience on occassion. The past few days have been interesting. My wife has been alternating between somnolence and alert and has gone from listing to … Continue reading

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Straw meet camel

There are a lot of things in life of which one may say: if you haven’t done it you can’t understand. That doesn’t mean that we can’t sympathize or empathize with a situation but really understanding a situation requires more … Continue reading

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Not working out

Well it is Wednesday and the oncologist said that we would see improvement at the latest by Wednesday if the increase in decadron was working. My wife remained in bed again this morning. She roused briefly to go to the … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle again

We spent most of yesterday back in the emergency room with the same, essentially unresolved, problem as we were trying to deal with on Saturday. All in all things went very well and we are certain that all has been … Continue reading

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Think horses not zebras

As weekends go this past one was stimulating. My wife didn’t urinate on Saturday morning she just didn’t feel the need. The entire day passed with my wife drinking and eating normally but no fluids coming out. Alarm bells started … Continue reading

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Another weekend

My son went on vacation this weekend. He left on a Greyhound Thursday night headed for Spragge, Ontario. From Spragge he grabbed another bus to Elliot Lake to meet a girl he has been talking to on the phone and … Continue reading

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Next up

Tomorrow we have an appointment with the oncologist. In a month from now my wife is scheduled for an MRI. Things are worrisome at home. My wife has not only lost the ability to stand and speak but now can … Continue reading

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Ensure – Boost – phooey.

The conversation went something like this: Mother-in-law: “The nurse was here this morning and said that your wife has to have two bottles of Ensure or Boost every day because she is not getting the right nutrition.” Me: “How did … Continue reading

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XC day

Today is the GMAA XC Championships on Mount Royal. This will be the first time in six years that I have not been the coach of my former high school’s team. The team which had been built up over the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2011 dinner has come and gone. It was an event without fanfare or particular celebration. It could have been any Sunday afternoon dinner though it took three hours to make. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots and turnip. The … Continue reading

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