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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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I love this book. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My newest favorite kid's book. Read on »
Spring by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It has been a rough winter here in my neck of the woods. Bitterly cold for days at a time. Any warm up at all seemed to bring with it huge amounts of snowfall. It almost cam ... Read on »
Jewelry Class by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My family was a difficult family. It was not a healthy place to grow up in for the most part. That is not to say that I did not take good lessons away from it. I am a hard w ... Read on »
For Emily by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A long time ago, I wrote a post about a young girl. I was worried about her on her wedding day, and I was worried about about her in all the subsequent days of that marriag ... Read on »
Happy Days by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's been a long time, hasn't it? Summing it up: Yes, I did get the capuccino machine. Yes, it works perfectly. Yes, I'm drinking a cup right this very minute. Life is go ... Read on »
Good find! by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer *whispers* I found a Krups cappucino machine, brand new, still in box, original selling price, $100.00. Well. $99.99. It was at the Goodwill for $49.99. Even though it's ... Read on »
A Satisfactory Life by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It is kind of cool to discover at the ripe old age of 56 that I've got an artistic bent. I also have rediscovered the joy of reading in bed. Add a cup of brewed ginger te ... Read on »
Isn't it Ironic by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer There is a sad story about a man who died in a housefire. He got his wife and son out and went back into rescue his dogs. His bearded face stares peaceably back at me from h ... Read on »
Cara by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This morning, in a far off land called Altoona, there is a girl sitting in a local McDonalds, drinking coffee, staring on into space and mentally scrolling through lists of ... Read on »
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 »