Closer Every Day

April 30, 2021 - I know this treatment cycle won't last for ever. I think I'm near the midpoint of the chemotherapy if there are four. Bu...
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Treatment Season

April 29, 2021 - This is one of those days where I felt better yesterday than I do today. Tenth day after chemotherapy. Tired. My digesti...
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Another Mystery Solved

April 28, 2021 - One of the enduring mysteries this spring has been "what happened to the 71st egg?" The Hideaway hosts an annual Easter...
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Soon This Seat Will Be Filled

April 27, 2021 - Ah, but it's not art! Hmmm, have you ever seen a contemporary photo exhibit? Okay, it's not art. Just a simple photo at...
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I'm Not a Painter

April 26, 2021 - I'm not a painter. I had to take Art Appreciation in college twice. That's another story. But I do enjoy a feature on m...
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Chase Me

April 25, 2021 - The week after chemotherapy depletes my energy enormously. Saturday was especially difficult. But the Psalm Lesson for...
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Honeysuckle

April 24, 2021 - Friday was cool and cloudy. My fatigue was in control. i slept a lot. I understand that the fatigue is one result of the...
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Stirred from my fatigue

April 23, 2021 - After two cycles of chemotherapy, I am learning that the first week after the infusion is wholly given to fatigue. My th...
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If I have to Stay Home

April 22, 2021 - Then this is a good place to be. The iris began blooming this week. This particular iris bloomed three times last year,...
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Navigating the Obstacles

April 21, 2021 - The second chemotherapy treatment was completed Monday. And despite my impatience about getting started, the infusion wa...
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Neulasta 2

April 20, 2021 - This is my Neulasta Day, for the second time. This evening the little marvel pictured below will dispense medication dur...
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Chemo Day #2

April 19, 2021 - Today is the second long day of chemotherapy. I am scheduled to be at Tennessee Oncology for six hours. The last time I...
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More Joy in One Ordinary Day

April 18, 2021 - Eugene Peterson's The Message renders a portion of Psalm 4: "Why is everyone hungry for more? 'More, more,' they say. 'M...
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Three Weeks Wiser

April 17, 2021 - My second chemotherapy treatment is in 2 days, Monday. I think I am three weeks wiser. At least when it comes to this sp...
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Squirrels and Oak Trees

April 16, 2021 - We are fortunate to have two large oak trees at the western edge of our property. Well, maybe not so fortunate in the au...
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Learning about White Blood Cells

April 15, 2021 - I began having annual physical exams in my late 40s. I've been pretty healthy all those years with the exception of bein...
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Resilience

April 14, 2021 - I've been thinking about resilience. I took this photo in January at Navarre Beach, Florida, because I noticed how this...
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Understanding the Medications

April 13, 2021 - Yesterday my hair began to fall out. I told the pharmacist that it's not as much a shock for a man that's already bald....
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Monday Morning Coffee

April 12, 2021 - If we could only get together for coffee this morning. I enjoy the smell of coffee brewing. Although I probably should...
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Recognized by Wounds

April 11, 2021 - This image is my nurse injecting Doxorubicin into the IV attached to my chest port. As near as I can decipher, Doxorubic...
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Cancer Is a Damn Weed

April 10, 2021 - Aggressive is the word my urologist used last summer to describe my prostate cancer. Aggressive also is the description...
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Waiting

April 09, 2021 - Today, another day of fatigue, I wondered how long this would last and what the recovery period was going to be like wit...
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Rest in the Fatigue

April 08, 2021 - When asked about how I am feeling during these past 10 days, my frequent response has been "Mostly good." I had few symp...
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Long Answered Prayer

April 07, 2021 - These maple tree seeds, "whirlygigs", have me thinking about prayer. It's no surprise how they caught my eye in my backy...
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Not What I Expected

April 06, 2021 - This post was going to "fly" in a different direction as I noticed a yellow swallowtail butterfly and this black one on...
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Spring Begins Again

April 05, 2021 - The temperatures dropped below 30 degrees this past Friday and Saturday morning, which is why Judy and Michael spent Thu...
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Easter

April 04, 2021 - I'm not a fan of Lent, nor mortality for that matter. And as a friend said today, it feels that we have been stuck in an...
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Wrapped in Compassion

April 03, 2021 - Job 14:14 "If mortals die, will they live again?" It's a common question when confronted with our own death or that of b...
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Separated in Suffering

April 02, 2021 - Good Friday. First disclaimer. This is not my art work. It was created by my niece, Diane. She was born with Down's Synd...
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Together for Thursday

April 01, 2021 - Maundy Thursday, another significant gathering time for the Christian community, arising out of the Passover meal. The p...
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