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Laugh at Yourself

At my fourth chemo, my blood counts were great.  The nurse told me to keep on doing what I’d been doing.  At first I wondered — be horribly sick?  That works? Then I remembered.  After the third chemo I took medicine that … Continue reading

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Discipline: A new understanding

**This post was written on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 and originally published on a blog site that is now closed.** Tomorrow is Chemo 4.  Chemo 1 was tentative – what would it be like?  Chemo 2 was “okay.”  I knew … Continue reading

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Family Funnies During Cancer, Part 3

We were explaining to the girls that I wouldn’t be having surgery.  Instead, I would be having some really strong medicine that would make me tired.  Daddy was going to need help from the girls.  My six year old piped up:  “We … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Valley of Cancer

You might be surprised, disappointed or even angry to find so many issues in your life post treatment.  Recovery can be stunningly slower than your exptectations.  You may, or may not, look “fine” but you will be different in many … Continue reading

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Family Funnies During Cancer, Part 2

My husband and I decided if we were not afraid, our 6 and 10 year old daughters wouldn’t be afraid either.  We were careful to package scary news to make it as easy to hear as possible.  For example, when I … Continue reading

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Joy In Cancer Secret Three: Laughter

Cancer isn’t funny.  Cancer is big, it’s bad, and it’s awful; but my God is bigger, He’s better, and He’s awesome.  God is able to give His children joy in the middle of horror. While you are in the Valley … Continue reading

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Cancer Thankfulness Challenges (Gracious Receiver Part 2)

Saying thank you is normal common courtesy — except cancer is not normal.  Unexpected emotions can strike happy moments, catching you, and your friend, off guard.  I was surprised and a little embarrassed when I reacted poorly to the generosity … Continue reading

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