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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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Offense by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer People are quite a mixed bag, and always interesting to watch. I met a woman who is an artist, teaches art within the local school system, and makes jewelry on the side. ... Read on »
2014 by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer 2014 has given every indication that it will be...well...different. Even if the changes necessary, transitions are difficult to navigate.  Thank goodness f ... Read on »
Apology by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I suppose that it was selfish, writing that last post. My daughter tells her story openly. I have never done so. Guilt. Shame. It bothers me what people think. Still. ... Read on »
Happy New Year from our house to yours... by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Tim does not like cats. He said so himself. The feeling is not mutual. Tim is reading 'Lone Survivor'. I was on the couch reading 'Hyperbole and a Half'. There is a blog . ... Read on »
Best Christmas Gift Ever by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer William was feeling kind of under the weather yesterday, and took a little break from his normal cheerfulness. He played quietly with the cat while I wrapped, and but mostly ... Read on »
To Market, to Market. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Grandpa had an idea Saturday night. We went out in the cold for pizza, stopped to buy William mittens, and headed off to Bethlehem Marketplace. William was quite happy w ... Read on »
Cuteness overload. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It is hard to photograph a kitten. This one is pretty active. He is a foundling. A friend's daughter discovered him and a brother abandoned by a street cat mother. She ... Read on »
The Pageant by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer We had a sweet little Christmas pageant tonight, and I enjoyed helping out during the process. You get a chance to really mingle with the families. Kids were dressed to the ... Read on »
The Bank by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday, we went Christmas shopping. We bought a piece of art for one of the kids, and then wandered into one of Cara's favorite bookstores to look at what they have. Mixe ... Read on »
Today by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer You know, there's a little boy I come across regularly at work. His mother is out of the picture. He is raised by his father alone. He's often dirty and unkempt. He often is ... Read on »
Little Boys and High Energy by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer One of the houses has a swing set. The weather has been nice, unseasonably warm. In fact tomorrow, we are due thunderstorms. Quite a change from the snow we began the week w ... Read on »
Unfrozen by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I've been caught up in an embarrassing situation that has been going on for 6 or 7 weeks now. I don't know. Haven't blogged about it, because, well...it is embarrassing and ... Read on »
Gifts by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My cold is easing back finally, good news. We've still got snow here, and it's cold. This morning, I couldn't get the car doors open. Nice things have been happening lat ... Read on »
What I've been up to... by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Children are charming little bacteria incubators. It was a glowing moment to take a look around earlier in the week and realize that I 'only' had two noses dripping green. ( ... Read on »
A tale of two kitties. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Wellup. Nash has decamped. We see him about, but shows no interest in coming back home where food and warmth await. I guess that his wild nature has taken over. Surprisin ... Read on »
Taking a Secret to her Grave by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A woman died, an acquaintance. She was deep in the clutches of dementia when I saw her last, but the thing that she retained was her sense of style and her youthful appearan ... Read on »
Monkey, pumpkin and footed jammies. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer We had such a wonderful weekend. William was here, and he loved the pumpkin that Mary and Danny gave him. One of Danny's hobbies is growing giant pumpkins. This is one ... Read on »
His Mysterious Ways. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer There are times in life when you just know for a fact that someone far bigger than you is running the show. Life has been an amazing lately. I went to a candlelight vigil ... Read on »
People are stupid. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This was the great weekend of T2SDA. Truckers were going to stand for our constitution. Thousands of trucks were to head to Washington DC and shut the place down. How this s ... Read on »
Found! by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer While I was at work on Tuesday, Tim found the mysterious bottle in the wall of the 1848 house. I have not seen it. He felt the honor of reading it first should go to the pr ... Read on »