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slipping away by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One more day of fall break left.  Where did it go?  What did we do? Nothing major.  Lots of little things... I have this sense of being "nibbled to death by du ... Read on »
I'll get over it by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Periodically -- not often -- I have a conversation with someone I know, and that person says something that makes me reevaluate the entire relationship.  Our p ... Read on »
in that groove by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It seems every week when I speak to my Mom, there's really nothing new to talk about.  Nothing major, anyway -- we are in the groove.  Sure, RE started last we ... Read on »
...and it's back! by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Even after buying a new Toshiba laptop last Saturday, I still kept trying to get the old laptop back online.  I limited my efforts to one-thing-per-day, and mu ... Read on »
spanner in the works by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My laptop somehow forgot how to access the internet in the time between 11:30PM last night and 10AM this morning.  I've spent the majority of the last 4 hours ... Read on »
well, that didn't work very well by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It was one of those days.  Nothing went spectacularly wrong, just a series of little "off" things that stack up into a general feeling of psychological disloca ... Read on »
priorities by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's not even 8:30PM and I've already finished my lesson plans for the week.  Of course I still have a huge stack of grading to do, but grading is easier.   I' ... Read on »
6 steps forward, 1 step back, repeat by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sticking, mostly, to the new diet: no grain, no dairy, no sugar, no caffeine, no chocolate, no alcohol.  I splurge a little from time to time but overall eat w ... Read on »
progress by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer With the exception of a major splurge on my birthday (more about that later), I have changed my diet drastically: no dairy, no grains, no sugar.  I stopped tak ... Read on »
mostly well by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday afternoon was the last of my follow-up appointments.  Since we've been home I've been having tests, seeing doctors and getting test results * The ... Read on »
a day with Yossarian by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Alas, mine is not the special 50th anniversary edition with all the extra goodies.  Same cover though, minus that nifty "50" seal. ... Read on »
school colors by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Mom's kitchen windowsill Read on »
things we always do by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Very long, because we always do so many things...   Hike to the Punch Bowl at Beebe Woods It's really a walk in the woods.  We often talk about wea ... Read on »
compare, contrast by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I had my second follow-up ultrasound today, of my neck.  The experience could not have been more different from last Friday's pelvic ultrasound.  On the positi ... Read on »
landscape projects by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The only place I do any gardening or landscaping work is at my mother's house.  My siblings do the heavy lifting of the fall raking (really, spring raking: the ... Read on »
LIFO by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer That's an accounting acronym for inventory management: last in, first out.  It's one of the few things that has stuck with me from the one and only accounting ... Read on »
¡Hola! by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yes, I did title this post in the cheesiest possible way. I finally installed my Rosetta Stone Totale Spanish (Latin America) Christmas gift -- over two h ... Read on »
Lord of the Flies by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I started it on the flight out and finished it today. It's a little thing, but it does not go quickly. Fielding's prose demands thinking about.  Somehow ... Read on »
"I have a knife." by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On the last day of school, I brought eight huge seedless watermelons to share with all my students and co-workers. How does that work? This Pampered ... Read on »
coasting, now by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer School is out!  Thursday was my last day with students, and it drifted by with endless streams of students in my bare classroom, come to have watermelon and li ... Read on »