Monthly Archives: January, 2013

More than Cold

The temperatures this week have been in low single digits at night and high single digits during the day. Needless to say I haven’t been outside much, other to go to the driveway and get into Abby (our vehicle.) Rick and I have done very little out in the shop this week – and my …

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Very Good News

This morning the dermatologist’s secretary called, reporting that the two biopsies I had earlier this week show no evidence of cancer.  Like the check-up three months ago, only typical age-related inflamed keratoses were found. I’m asked to watch for a return of pigmentation when the two sites clear, and if seen, come in for more …

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Wait … and Weight

You know, six years ago I changed my menu and shed many pounds, dropped many clothing sizes, and began feeling better. But that year, the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis took the wind out of my new-found sails. I persevered, though, with the nasty injections for four years, thinking it was the right thing to do. …

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Back to the Basics

Tomorrow will find Rick and I driving to see the dermatologist – a week earlier than scheduled. I called and asked them to move the appointment up because I’ve been watching a new brown spot on my back since Christmas Eve. It is right beside, almost touching, the large Z scar of my earlier malignant …

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And a Happy New Year!

Each December 31st finds me typing a letter to my friend Mary, who has long been my muse in writing. In my letter, I try to summarize the year, and project positive changes for the next. After twenty-five years of such, some themes are clearly consistent. The summaries have always included both successes and failures, …

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