September 1 is the second anniversary since my diagnosis of esophageal cancer. And because I haven’t posted anything this year, here’s an update of my recovery. Continue reading
Today is the first anniversary since my diagnosis of esophageal cancer. And because I haven’t posted much for several months, here’s an update of my recovery. Continue reading
Yes, it’s been 273 days since the original diagnosis of cancer, and here are some highlights of my treatment and recovery experience since I last posted on 1-Feb-2011. Continue reading
I’ve received requests from a number of the readers of this blog to post an update of where I am in treatment. It’s been a long time. Thanks for wanting to know! Continue reading
Text for Family blog posts…
I finished a 6-week chemo sequence a week ago today, and since then I feel like our friend’s lawn looked like last July — tired, fragile, pale. As I helped him move furniture back into his second home, after the renters had left it somewhat in disarray, he showed me how the lawn looked after not being watered all spring. Continue reading
Inner Coach: You haven’t posted for several days now. How are you doing?
Norm: It’s a matter of energy again. I listed lots more ideas this week, which are topic headers for posts, but haven’t written the text for them.
C: So, what would you like to post tonight?
Insight on the Journey
N: I just had an insight a few minutes ago that bubbles up as very important right now. Continue reading
As I brushed my hair this morning I noticed that it was full of someone’s hair. At first I thought it must be Marie’s, so I grabbed some hair on the top of my head and about a dozen strands appeared in my hand. OK, it’s Day 17 of chemo and my hair is now starting to go, as predicted.
I was able to finish most of my regular, Saturday morning tasks around the house, so I lay down on the sofa in the family room to rest for a while. Then Sierra, our Golden Retriever and long-time family member, came over and propped her chin on the sofa cushion, waiting for me to respond to her quiet invitation to scratch her ears.
A phrase we used as our children grew during the 70’s and 80’s persists today: “You don’t have to like it, you just have to eat it.” Two purposes were behind this rule: First, vegetables are actually good for you. Second, self-discipline is good for you.