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Signing Off

It’s almost October.  Little Man is 16 months old now.  Still crawling.  Said his first word the other day.  Climbs chairs and stairs like a mountaineer. My sister is still healthy after her chemo and radiation, and her hair is … Continue reading

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So many things. At around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning, I emailed a draft of my thesis to my adviser.  Then I held my breath, because my field work involved SO many different kinds of monitoring.  I won’t go into it … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

Last Sunday I drove eight hours to visit my family in Washington.  Even though I had made the trip little more than a month before, I was loving the length of the drive and the freedom of being on the … Continue reading

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Home & Healthy (sorta) for the Holidays

The night before we planned to drive to my parents’ home for the Christmas holidays, my dog, Ziggy, had another nosebleed.  It wasn’t the worst she’s had — The blood wasn’t dripping off her muzzle and pooling on the floor … Continue reading

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Scattered Bits

Ann has a diagnosis now, but not a prognosis.  The diagnosis is primary mediastinal large b cell lymphoma.  It’s rare — only 2% of all lymphomas are this particular type — but it most commonly occurs in women in their … Continue reading

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A pause in things

My family always has had dogs.  I remember, as a kid of maybe 9 or 10, the feeling of hearing that Reggie, a dog who had been around longer than me, had to be put down.  She was old and … Continue reading

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More on the CT Scan

I can’t concentrate today.  I have a hard time concentrating plenty of other days too, but this is different. I get that life isn’t fair.  I get that there isn’t some guy standing around with a pencil and clipboard saying, … Continue reading

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