Posts Tagged "Autumn House Press"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 33

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Archive | 14 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 33

This month is my “baby” sister (14 years younger) Michelle’s time at the lake (she owns 1/3 of the cottage, I own 2/3). She said that since she wasn’t able to visit when I was having chemo and radiation, she wanted to give me a lake-spa weekend.  She’s new to yoga this year, passionate about it, learning moves and practicing the techniques of “healing yoga” for herself. I had a session every day on the upstairs screened-in porch, waves lapping below, incense burning, woo-woo music on Pandora, and a little sister who loves me. If anything can cure a body, that ought to. Touch...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 27

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Archive | 14 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 27

Another effort to find a cooperative vein yesterday. Two tries this time. Did you know that warming the arm makes the veins easier to find and penetrate? The trivia I’m learning. This was for a transfusion of one unit of red blood cells. I got to the hospital at 10:45, as requested, but the actual transfusion didn’t begin until after 1:30! They had to send a vial of blood to be typed and cross-checked for antibodies, and apparently the lab was slow that day. It was 3:50 and I’d read half The Marriage Plot before Jerry picked me up. I’m supposed to feel perkier by this afternoon....

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 19

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Archive | 18 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 19

April 10th, snow again, dark and heavy skies. I feel the long stretch of all this. In spite of my miraculous, sensitive oncologists, the angelic nurses and staff—still, it’s my body and I’m tired. And weary, which is different. They said the five weeks of radiation would be easier than chemo, but when all those rays landed squarely on my (delicate) digestive system, I ended up needing to take a cocktail of drugs to keep me from feeling sick all the time. I’m still taking them. Dare I post this picture of how I really feel?  Now I’m having the “internal” radiation once a week,...

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My Favorite Quote #5

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Archive | 4 comments

My Favorite Quote #5

Favorite Quote #5 is from Sherry Simpson :  “My new motto: Don’t half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” Now this is a bit tricky, as I sit here typing while lining up in my head the next four things I need to do, and my email is dinging and I have four tabs open (only four!), and my husband is in the next room putting away clothes and I’m feeling guilty for not helping. I have not closed my study door, which is a sure sign I am going to stay scattered, that I’m willing myself to stay spread out into the world. Then there’s the whole issue of “marketing” if you’re a...

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