my life

The Covid Connection (Snow Job Pt 2)

I guess it was inevitable after two years that I would finally have contact with the dreaded virus, COVID-19. It wasn’t, the I had contact with a guy that may have had contact with a guy that had definitely been in contact with some one that had the coronavirus, sort of contact.  No, this was […]

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Snow Job

It snowed last week. Two different weather systems left almost two feet of snow on my walk and driveway in the course of 72-hours. This might not seem to be much to some, but when you need to move it with a shovel, it’s a mountain of snow! This winter has brought us a total […]

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I have finished my fourth round of chemotherapy. The therapy has been a weekly event, and has been going on for the last sixteen weeks. Every Thursday, I take 20 pills for breakfast. I then drive to the hospital, where I receive a needle in my stomach. Does it sound like fun yet? Swallowing 20 […]

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A Little Poke

I feel like a pin cushion. I don’t like needles, but they have become a regular part of my life since my initial diagnosis. Blood tests, injections and IV’s have all left holes up and down my arms. I guess it’s not as bad as it could be, but damn, every time somebody says, “just […]

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Cheque Day

When I was working, I always knew when money would hit my market. The products I sold were impulse purchases, so knowing when people had a little extra jingle in their jeans was important. I earned a commission, if people weren’t buying, I wasn’t earning. There were two big days each month, I called them […]

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The Pain is Adjective

In the world today, there are two reasons to go to a hospital emergency room. You are sick with the coronavirus and can’t breathe, or you can’t stop the bleeding. If it is anything else, you phone first. In Canada, that is the state of affairs when it comes to healthcare. Yes, I know I […]

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Brotherly Love

I’m not fully versed in the ins and outs of cancer. I’m learning, but I’ll die before I fully understand it all. There are a multitude of cancers. Different strains that attack different parts of your body. Since I have something called Multiple Myeloma, I figured that the cancer is attacking me everywhere. This isn’t […]

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You can see that there has been a substantial amount of time between posts on this site. The reason? In September I got sick. I was sick before that, but didn’t realize it. In September though, I got REALLY sick. Sick enough that even I, living in denial, couldn’t ignore it. I hurt bad. I […]

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The Curve-Ball

When I was young and played baseball, I could never hit a curve-ball. The ball would start on one side of the plate, move across it, then plummet into the ground. The result was always a swing and a miss for a strike. There were rare occasions that one of these curves would hang and […]

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A Crappy Story

I don’t take very good care of myself. I don’t take vitamins and generally have a horrible diet. If it weren’t for Honey, I might never put a vegetable on my plate, it reduces the space for the meat. To me, Self-Health is a selective process. I’m all for vaccines but I’m not much for […]