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Reasons Why I Participate In Relay For Life

 And have for the last thirteen years. I went for a physical not long after my fiftieth birthday. During that visit, the doctor told me that he thought it time for me to have a mammogram. Before that he had … Continue reading

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April Seventeenth; Are You Strong?

I’m sitting here staring at that title, and I am contemplating that word, strong. Am I, strong? As I went through the cancer battle, and afterwards, I was told I was strong. Even as most only knew what they saw. … Continue reading

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Day102; Footnotes of a Good Day

 I don’t know. This morning I either saw a ghost cat, yet one more cat among the many, or Mustard, the cat that has been missing for weeks, was in my back yard this morning. I really doubt that it … Continue reading

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January Twenty First; A New Celebration

Was it by chance or design that I have the word celebration for this day? Here in the U.S. there are those celebrating a new president. Today, closer to home, it is my son and my oldest niece’s birthdays. Even … Continue reading

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Day Nine, Footnotes of Lessons From Cancer

Earlier I mentioned lessons. Pondering on what we were being taught by the various things we endure. I wondered that thirteen years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  When my fiftieth birthday was approaching I was being bugged … Continue reading

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October 8th, Morning has Broken

Good morning from the quiet dirt road in the country. Due to information I received yesterday, my afternoon did not pass without concerns flowing through my mind. Late last night, I sat staring at the bed wondering, what I was … Continue reading

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Why I Risk so Much

       Why?            Why would I risk annoying people and have those same people start avoiding me? “Oh there she comes….HIDE!” Why, do I continue to write about, to speak about, to basically almost live and breathe Relay for … Continue reading

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How, Now, am I Different?

    How, now, am I different? What has changed in my world? Since cancer.     Before I was diagnosed, I lived in a world of oblivion. I knew about cancer of course. I had lost friends to cancer, … Continue reading

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Until it is a threat no more

Why do I do it? Why can I not just say, “yes, I’m a survivor” and let it go at that? Why must I continue to speak out? Why do I continue to participate in Relay for Life? Why do … Continue reading

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Baggin’ It; In Memory or In Honor of..

               Have you ever attended a Relay for Life event?  Arriving you see the signs, the banners announcing the event, staged at the entrance to the track. Your eyes scan the many tents that fill the area around the field. … Continue reading

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