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Sustaining the Happily Ever After

It’s been a busy few weeks, as we approach next week’s Humble Beginnings Adventure in the quilt shop. This is an event that has been in the planning and implementing stages for just over a year now. It began with a meeting at the fabric warehouse at the end of summer, 2015. Kathryn, another small …

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“have” vs. “had”

Someone at the melanoma bulletin board suggested that people who have had melanoma removed ought not say “I have melanoma” but say “I had melanoma.” ¬†The same would go for basal, squamous, and actinic keratosis¬†(the pre-cancers seen in older skin.). Their reasoning is that if you’ve done the right thing and had the site surgically …

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Another New Normal

The “New Normal” is a buzz word on social media sites for people with chronic illness such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, Parkinson’s disease and more. The adjective ‘new’ is a critical component of this expression, as there is little stability or consistency in any of these changed statuses. My first experience with a new normal …

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Cleared From One Doctor’s Appointments

This has been a very busy ten months, but things are quieting down now. I’m happy to say that the dermatology surgeon gave me a clear pass today, with no more follow-up appointments with him for now. I’ll continue to see the dermatologist every three months, but the most recent visit with him also gave …

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