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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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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 »
Cake pans. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today Tim and I drove an hour and a half to buy a new propane boiler for one of the houses owing to the unfortunate fact that the Easter bunny rarely stuffs something like t ... Read on »
Hal by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer On the last post, Bob stopped by to say that Hal had put up a post too. I've been following Hal for a lot of years now. Disremember how many, but, I enjoy reading the thoug ... Read on »
The Purple Scarf by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday, I went through the dresser, getting rid of old things that I don't wear, or that are worn out, etc. I pulled out a bright purple scarf, all gauzy and shot through ... Read on »
Thank Melinda by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I've been shamed into posting. I ran into Melinda in the grocery store. She is so very sweet. She is the mother of Cara's 'first husband'. The two of them were in grade scho ... Read on »
This and That by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I sit here with a little boy carefully *erping* his cookies into a garbage can. I wipe his little mouth. He's pretty laid back about the whole thing. He's watching Jake and ... Read on »
Nice Weekend by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Planning for Dylan and Brittani's wedding has kicked into high gear. Dylan found the song for their first dance The plans for the rehearsal dinner are complete, an ... Read on »
Today by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It was a beautiful day today. Leaving school, William begged to go to the playground across the street. "Please, PLLLLEEEEEAAAASE Gramma, just for a liddy bit." Yeah. Okay. ... Read on »