Tag Archives: Stage IV

A year ago today :-(

On April 1st, 2009, John had surgery at NIH/NCI (National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute).  We were cautiously optimistic going into the surgery.  NIIH had the best success rates with stage IV melanoma and could boast of quite a few … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s not about the money…

I hope to think, that in most cases in my life, it’s not about the money.  To me, money is something that is necessary to be able to do the things that I like and to live the lifestyle that … Continue reading

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Daffodils

Over the weekend, I noticed a container of bulbs in my flower bed.  With everything that happened in 2009, I severely neglected the flower beds.  Luckily, my mother kept them looking good while she was here. I immediately recognized the … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered…

Having lost my husband and dealt with his death, sometimes I think of odd things.  I used to have John to take care of me… to take care of things.  If there ever would have been an emergency or mishap … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving- a holiday which we’re told was initially celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Indians to give thanks for bountiful harvests.  Today, Thanksgiving is typically a celebration with friends and family where we stuff ourselves full … Continue reading

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“No Balls”

Today, a friend and her daughter came over and we hung out and worked on some organizing around the house.  I decided to tackle the trash bags sitting in the computer room that had been brought from AFD– John’s personal … Continue reading

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