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Debby Patient Expert

., Pennsylvania
I was diagnosed, originally, at the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2008. Cancer is scary. It's tough stuff. I have also learned that cancer is a learning time, a time of blessings, a time of connectedness, and time to re-evaluate and to celebrate.  
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This sucks. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I may have spent the best $2.00 of my life today. We had to stop by one of the rentals to grab some drywall tools, and I happened to see a yard sale across the street. Tim s ... Read on »
The Wedding by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer As usual, LOTS going on here. So very much. More later as things unfold, maybe. Hopefully? Dunno. It's a full week after the wedding, and the wedding was beautiful. The ... Read on »
A Super Hero bites the Dust by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So, today at school there was super hero day, and William helped craft himself a red cape with a "w" on the back of it. "Super William" enjoyed that cape something awful and ... Read on »
A day that would make a preacher swear... by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer What a day. What a DAY! WHAT a daaaaaaaaaaay. It started out with that subpoena I received last night. I went to the district magistrate's office, as per the instructions ... Read on »
Subpoena by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I guess that it just flummoxes me a little bit. I came home from work to discover that I have been subpoenaed. In a case that is being heard tomorrow. At 9 AM. I'm scram ... Read on »
On death and dying... by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My friend was a very private person. When she knew that she was dying, she began to matter of factly set her affairs in order. She sold a rental property to a man that she h ... Read on »
Cartwheel by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I was driving home from working on the brick house, my mind whirring away on this thing and that thing, like it does. I glimpsed a young girl in her front yard, trying to do ... Read on »
Story Time by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I had a request for a story, and so I went to the classroom shelf to look at the books. We settled on "Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur", which kept the kids well and truly enter ... Read on »
In the end, I guess that I am ... by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer In the end, I guess that I am left with one thing that I know for sure: That there are those in this world who will be drawn to chaos. I don't know why. I don't understand t ... Read on »
Stoooo-pid. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Husband comes home from his mother's, clutching an old wooden wall lamp with a very dated water stained shade. I make a disparaging remark to which he replies: "I made this ... Read on »
Cara's news by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Cara put a post up on her Facebook: It isn't possible to tell each of you on a first hand basis, but I would like to formally announce my next position. I will be leaving in ... Read on »
Family Bonds by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Families bonds can be strong or fragile. I'm not sure what makes them that way. I've been thinking a lot about that lately. I am not sure what it is that makes my own bo ... Read on »
Mrs Spit. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I have read along with Mrs. Spit for years now. I don't remember how or why I ended up on her blog, but I know that my friend is brave and strong and smart as hell. She is ... Read on »
And along came a spider... by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer William and I were at the local dollar store to buy a pile of bouncing, prism-like balls which have rainbow lights inside. I use them at work to keep kids moving and active ... Read on »
The Wave by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Remember this woman ? I was driving to work this morning, and I stopped at the stop sign at the end of my street. I looked both ways and proceeded. My attention was cau ... Read on »
Singing a different tune. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer William loves to sing. His favorite tune is the Darth Vader theme . Although it has no words, he lustily sings out 'Da da da DA da da da da DAAAA!' It took me a bit to figur ... Read on »
Stalking wild food by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This weekend, we were able to try a new food. My friend's son had gotten a bear during last fall's hunting season. He had it made into sausage. He gave us a pound of breakfa ... Read on »
Dammit! by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Dylan and Brittani came for the weekend, bringing my granddog, Maggie. She is a golden retriever mix with a beautifully patient face. The unforeseen benefit to her presence ... Read on »
Figures... by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer When I got Paddy-Paws, I wanted a female cat, for her temperament. I was told Paddy was a she, and so I took her. (I can't tell until the ~ er ~ difference is obvious...) I ... Read on »
William Pulls a Fast One by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today is Tim's birthday. His birthday gift was planned and paid for some time back. I wanted him to have fly fishing lessons. This is something he has always wanted to do. S ... Read on »