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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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Face Palm by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Earlier in the week, Tim and I had an argument. He wanted to go look at a house. I was pretty hot about it. We rarely raise our voices to one another, really and truly, but ... Read on »
New Love by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today, walking home from the library, I saw a young man walking with a young woman. She was a plain woman, but stylishly dressed, as if she had a professional job. He was we ... Read on »
Kids by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I walked into a grocery store the other day. An SUV sat in the handicap parking right outside the door, the music turned up so loud the whole vehicle seemed to be throbbing. ... Read on »
Eyes to see by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I've seen her when I go walking, or when I drive past her house. She is a young girl, heavyset. When I see her, it is as if she's walked out the door, and plopped to the gro ... Read on »
Tomato Butt by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Tonight, Tim and I are going to see Garrison Keillor. I am really excited. It's a sold out show, but here's my favorite skit of all time . Read on »
Gender confused. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer You know, it's been a pretty difficult week for me. I brought Nash into the house thinking he was a boy. He has pretty long hair, but I thought...well...I was sure... ... Read on »
Looking back by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's been a time of introspection for me. I have been cobbling things together to try to keep this job, but what I am starting to discover is that my experience seems to be ... Read on »
Help... by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So you know how sometimes you just see something, and well...you just know that you have to have it. No reason really, except for that it is really old. Really old. You ... Read on »
The Rest of the Story by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer On yesterday's post, Cappy told a story of his sister's Hoosier cabinet My sister bought a Hoosier cabinet when she lived in an apartment building that was built in 1904. N ... Read on »
Surprise! by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This is the new curio cabinet. Tim picked it up today. He was actually just as excited as I was.We both think it looks like it belongs in the library.            He s ... Read on »
Tic cats, please. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer  Tonight, I went drove up to the clock shop and picked up my funny little clock. It gongs on the hour and chimes on the half. I just stayed up way past my bedtime to hea ... Read on »
The cat comes back. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's been pretty hot here, and I have not see hide nor hair of Nash. Tim catches a glimpse of him, but he doesn't stick around. When I get home in the evening, he's gone to ... Read on »
This little dude is hep. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Our bedroom is on the first floor. It has an old picture window that was not in good shape. Tim was pretty sure that it was allowing moisture to seep inside the wall. We kne ... Read on »
What I do by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Sometimes, when you work with a severely handicapped population, you re-realize the importance of a small kindness. Today, a man began to cry, and I went to him, and I put m ... Read on »
Have I missed something? by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today, at work, the radio was reporting news on the royal baby. I said to my workmate, across the room, "What? Has the baby been born?" Peg replied, "I don't know. I d ... Read on »
Courage by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer An online friend and I were discussing the Trayvon Martin case and our unhappiness with the verdict. We both have sons, and we both can understand how a young boy might reac ... Read on »
A Day Dream and a Shock. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today, I bought a set of livingroom furniture. We honestly do not need it, but the fact of it that it was such a nice set, white shadow casting on white upholstery, and the ... Read on »
Mish Mash. by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Turns out that quite a bit can be accomplished simply by unplugging your computer modem and wandering off to read the paper. I have not had access to facebook and yahoo f ... Read on »
White Stone by Debby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I did not know WhiteStone , not in person anyway. We were on-line friends. We met when we were first dealing with cancer, and discovered we had quite a bit in common besides ... Read on »