Monthly Archives: October, 2012

After the Hurricane

Storms used to frighten me. Years ago, when I was in high school, a neighbor’s house was struck by lightning while I was home (alone? I remember it as a time that I was home alone, but that almost never happened; there were always others at home when I was at home. Still, the way …

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As the Days Darken

The leaves are showing their best colors this week, and falling rapidly to the ground. Such a short moment of splendor for them. Their cycle will be met: the leaves will fall. Some leaves will be allowed to stay and nurture the soil beneath their trees of origin. Others will be swept away by the …

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Another Anniversary Month

Spring was the season that delivered my diagnosis of MS, and Summer the season of diagnosed depression and anxiety. Another Spring brought me the diagnosis of malignant melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. But Fall seems to be the season of memories … quieter, less busy days allow thoughts to ramble, and …

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The Envelope, Please …

I didn’t sit at the sewing machine at all today. I slept in until 9:00, when Rick cameĀ  upstairs to remind me that I wanted to be up early enough to have time to check emails and have breakfast and a shower before we would head onto the highway and back to the city. I …

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To Begin Again

In a few days I’ll be back in the city visiting the dermatologist who biopsied my skin in May and June and located five skin cancer sites. I’m going to begin the next round of the searching and, if found, surgical removal of basal carcinoma, squamous carcinoma, or malignant melanoma. I wasn’t nervous at all …

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Staying in Touch

I find it easier to communicate in writing than on a telephone, though talking face to face is best of all. I find telephone conversations challenging – once, when I could still multi-task, I could have a telephone conversation and take notes in two columns, recording both what I said and what the person speaking …

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Being Not Lost

Today we went into Boston for another visit with the doctor who helps me with meds for depression. My appointment was at 9:00 am, and so we were in the midst of the early morning commuter traffic. It took just under 90 minutes to drive the 33 miles from home. Once again, I was grateful …

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