EIGHT YEARS AND STILL IN REMISSION (YAY) – Marilyn Armstrong

Eight years ago today I had a bilateral mastectomy for cancer. I had malignant tumors in both breasts. Two different kinds of cancer. Which, I was told, is extremely rare. One in a million. I'm always that one in a million. The much better news was that both tumors were small and non-aggressive, as cancer … Continue reading EIGHT YEARS AND STILL IN REMISSION (YAY) – Marilyn Armstrong

WHAT’S A DAY WITHOUT A CHALLENGE? – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP #63 – CHALLENGE Lately, every day is challenging. Life is a challenge. Yesterday's challenge was getting everything that needed doing, done. My son doesn't have a lot of time off from work. It was the first of the month, which meant I had some money in the account. The freezer was heading towards empty and … Continue reading WHAT’S A DAY WITHOUT A CHALLENGE? – Marilyn Armstrong

GARRY’S COCHLEAR IMPLANT IS TODAY – Marilyn Armstrong

By the time you read this, we will be at the hospital and quite probably surgery will be underway or even finished. I guess it depends on what time zone you're in. This is exciting stuff. Nervous-making, too. It will be at least 5 weeks until he is out of bandages and fitted with all … Continue reading GARRY’S COCHLEAR IMPLANT IS TODAY – Marilyn Armstrong

WELCOME! LET US MAKE THIS EVENT STRESS FREE! – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP # 49 – WELCOME Nurse: Welcome to the University of Massachusetts hospital! We are here to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We'd like to get started by asking you to give us the identical information we required from you on your previous pre-op visit. Yes, I know, it's in the computer, but we … Continue reading WELCOME! LET US MAKE THIS EVENT STRESS FREE! – Marilyn Armstrong

TO HEAR: THE OBJECT OF THE EXERCISE – Marilyn Armstrong

THE OBJECT OF THE EXERCISE: TO HEAR Yesterday, I got a call from the Audiology Department of UMass. She said she wanted to give me the rest of Garry's official audiological follow-up appointments -- as opposed to the surgical follow-ups. I had already gotten the ones for pre-op and Surgery, plus surgical follow-up. Lucky for … Continue reading TO HEAR: THE OBJECT OF THE EXERCISE – Marilyn Armstrong

A PAIN IN THE NECK

When Pain Decides, by Rich Paschall There are many powerful motivators in life.  Money is at the top of some lists.  It certainly seems to be the main motivation for many leaders of corporations and governments.  Doing good, rather than doing evil or even just doing nothing, inspires people to do good works that will benefit their community and … Continue reading A PAIN IN THE NECK