Paying Homage: Who was he?

I recently took part in a memoir writing course, hoping it would help me write the memoir I’ve been struggling with – about my life with Bob, my husband who died four years ago June 8th, and grief, and whatever else this book will be when I write it. But I just can’t seem to get the writing down in any way that isn’t jumbled. I tried to write a [...]

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Post Hospital Diary – After He Was Gone

I stopped writing my blog about our journey to what I thought would be a healthy outcome for Bob. I look back and see that I needed all my strength to help him fight for his [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 5

The second bone marrow test for MDS is set for May 10th. We are told we just have to wait two days (until the 12th – the Friday) and we will finally get results. On April [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 4

I realized a while ago there was no way I could make this a daily blog. My days are full – waking in the morning with worry followed by doing the bare minimum to keep a [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 3

I realize our story is not remarkable. Other people have been through similar or more lengthy and draining health ordeals. I am just sharing our journey as it happens, not [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 2

Day 3 cont'd.: March 22, 2013 I am tired and lying in bed, but feeling hopeful now that my husband has been admitted to hospital and has a real bed (not on an emerg gurney) [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 1

March 24, 2013 Our medical system is broken. My husband and life partner is trapped in it. So are the medical professionals who just want to help people. They didn’t [...]

Be thankful and stop complaining

Someone posted this on Facebook the other day. Bang! It hit home for me in a HUGE way! It will be my mantra this year. Not only that, I plan to ask people who are [...]

New year, new day, new hour…but the fight continues

I haven't posted anything on my blog since September 2011. I have started several posts, but never finish them. I think I have to face the demon that haunts me before I can [...]

Things I learned from my granddaughter…

We had our granddaughter (age 7) stay with us this week. I realized quickly that all the angst that goes with parenting disappears with grandparenting. Things like dishes to [...]

Because we care

My friend and fellow writer, Doreen Pendgracs, recently wrote a blog about being a caregiver. I wanted to comment on it, but what I wrote was my own mini blog. With Doreen's [...]