Tag Archives: Cancer

The Saving Grace of Jello

I don’t really know what cancer is, but mom’s in the hospital having surgery because she has it. I think that’s what Aunt Barb had and she died. I hope mom doesn’t die, too. We’re visiting her today. She might … Continue reading

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Her Hideous Scar

Once I saw her without her shirt or bra revealing the scar where her surgeon first took her diseased breast then sloppily gathered excess skin in a quick running stitch of sutures leaving her hideously deformed It’s no wonder I seldom saw her smile … Continue reading

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She Always Called Me Sweetie

The little room was suffocating I sat there with my sister Suz, my brother-in-law Dick, and the shell of my sister Peggy I wouldn’t have known it was Peggy in the bed if Suz hadn’t also been there I hadn’t seen … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Back to Tuesday

I’m working on my book proposal today. I posted the draft Prologue last week. I’m determined to finish the proposal this week so an editor friend can review it before I submit it to the publishing house editor who requested … Continue reading

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Last Breath – A Cinquain

Breathing in, out again no other sound so dear except if you spoke, one more time, I’d hear. I wrote this cinquain for dVerse Poets Pubs FormForAll. It is my attempt to capture my experience of Thursday last week as I … Continue reading

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Fighting Cancer

Many members of my family have experienced cancer first hand. My mom had cancer three times, and the third time finally killed her. Her sister and father also died from cancer. My dad died of lung cancer and three of … Continue reading

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My Smoking Soapbox

This post is going to be a bit different from my usual because it is about my earthly father instead of my heavenly Father. This past Sunday would have been my dad’s 89th birthday. I say “would have been” because … Continue reading

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