Monthly Archives: April 2011

Good-bye, April

That was probably the worst April weather-wise that I’ve ever experienced. The forsythia only started blooming in the last week or so and the magnolias have budded, but not blossomed. I ran into a friend last week and we were … Continue reading

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I’m written about on the Toronto Star website. Hello to all the new visitors. (Also, 48 days to go.)

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Within six hours of taking my first super-antibiotic, my throat stopped hurting and the white patches disappeared. The next day my energy came back. I guess I’ve dodged the relentless chemo-fatigue for yet another treatment. I’m not dodging all the … Continue reading

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Goddamn!

Despite hours of sleep and bowls of homemade matzo ball soup (courtesy my friend Jenn’s mom), I’ve only gotten tireder, my throat only sorer. I called my oncologist’s office today to ask them a question (Should I go to the … Continue reading

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A couple cliches I’m experiencing right now

Bone-crushing fatigue that hit me like a Mack truck, oh, about an hour ago. The slight pain I’m feeling in my throat might have something to do with it. All of you walking around with your germs and such have … Continue reading

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Day in the life

7:00 a.m. – wake up, pack back with enough supplies to last a two-week stay in hospital. 7:30 a.m. – decide there are not enough snacks, go to grocery store. 7:40 – buy juice, watermelon, hummus, crackers 7:47 – try … Continue reading

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Halfway

Tomorrow marks my third chemo of six. This means that if all goes well and there are no more delays, I’ll be finished in nine weeks. A person can handle anything for nine weeks. But the third chemo is also … Continue reading

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