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Our Superman Starts Chemo

After the telling us about the cancer, my dad went to Columbian Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. This is where he got chemo. My mom explained to me and my sister that chemo was a very strong medicine used to fight cancer. She said the chemo was like a little army that would kill… Continue reading Our Superman Starts Chemo

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Life after Death: The Reality of a Family in Purgatory

The Beginning It was a sunny day in late May, I believe May 26th to be exact. My little sister and I went home from school with my friend Nicole; we were in the same Girl Scout troop, Troop 592, and my sister Tara almost always tagged along with me. Nicole's mother took us to King… Continue reading Life after Death: The Reality of a Family in Purgatory

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Our Toxic World

Turning points are funny – in my mind, I always see the image of driving along a narrow road overlooking a cliff and a sharp, hair pin turn is approaching. Sometimes life’s turning points give you a heads-up – a U-turn sign, a falling rock zone sign or a winding road up ahead sign. The… Continue reading Our Toxic World

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Digging Your Way Out

“You sound much better.” Some days are really good. I can move around the house, cleaning up this and that. Maybe I even get outside for a walk, if the weather is warm. Sure, I still get tired, but I can stay focused. I can accomplish things. Sometimes, on really good days, I can go… Continue reading Digging Your Way Out

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Did you see it?

Did you see it? Because I didn’t. I didn’t want to see it. Did I think it? Maybe. But I didn’t really believe it.   I had given up hope on getting better – that I will admit. But I am young and that foolish sense of invincibility still lingers in my mind. I thought… Continue reading Did you see it?

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Yes, I’m feeling better. Thank you.

“I see you even painted your nails. You really are starting to feel better,” the doctor says warmly as she ties the blue rubber tourniquet around my arm, just above the elbow. I smile and think, “Yes, finally.” We are starting a new treatment today. The doctor calmly explains the treatment as she preps my… Continue reading Yes, I’m feeling better. Thank you.