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"Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am vast. I contain multitudes." -Walt Whitman

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

because this ain't no or'nary southern woman yer dealing with

angel finished her radiation (40 doses - she's browner than george hamilton on a rotisserie) and her first battery of chemo. (i kid you not: one of the medications is derived from the asian "happy tree".) she has already started her second battery of chemo, which will probably last for another nine to twelve weeks.

between chemo's, she got her picture taken by the folks down at CAT SCAN R US, to see the radiologist's handiwork. we got the report last week.

nailed the fucker, but good. slammed that tumor up against the wall and beat it down to a state of "almost complete absense".

this is, to put it mildly, good news.

not that we are out of the woods yet. in case you missed the memo, there's no cure for cancer. but when your condition has only a 15% survival rate, it sure feels good to beat the odds.


nailed that fucker.

Friday, May 19, 2006


Main Entry: nic·o·tine
Pronunciation: 'ni-k&-"tEn
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from New Latin nicotiana
: a poisonous alkaloid C10H14N2 that is the chief active principle of tobacco and is used as an insecticide

cigarette: a drug-delivery device for nicotine.

you know it's addictive when the oncology staff is standing outside for a smoke break.

Friday, May 12, 2006

ridin' the meme train

i nabbed this from miss bliss. you can trace the genealogy yourself from there.

Write down some things that people have said to you, in just a sentence or two, that have had a lasting impact.

lead, don't manage.

your children are only kids for so long, but they are always your children.

everything is back to normal. of course, you'll have to redefine 'normal'.

it's a rock.

(this last one warrants an explanation. while digging around in a lakeside playground with my daughter, when she was about four, she presented to me a series of water-smoothed stones of various shapes, pronouncing each one a horse, or a dog, or a dinosaur, depending on its color and size. i found a beautiful, milk and pink stone and handed to her, asking, what is this one? to which she replied matter-of-factly, as if i were the dumbest person she'd ever met: it's a rock. children can go from magical to practical in a heartbeat.)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

I (heart) p.e.a.

because she fixed the code that i botched up, so now my rss feed works again.

plus she did other nice things, so now the obsessive behavior link doesn't lead you to the world-wide-where-am-i.

plus she's just (heart)able.

(heart) p.e.a.

you should, too.

i used to be disgusted. now i try to be amused.
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