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Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 12 – The Last of The Peonies – Zoomers

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Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 12 – The Last of The Peonies – Zoomers.

 

 

“Dear Me,

I never thought I would be last one standing.

I never thought each time cancer came around rearing its ugly head I would be the one peaking through the loose timber.

I never knew that attempting to rescue the good cancer cells waiting to erupt in a bonfire like a stack of rotten wood was sometimes terminal.”

Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 11 – Stages of Trust – Zoomers

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Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 11 – Stages of Trust – Zoomers.

 

photo from susielindau.com

If I thought my chapter on cancer was overloaded, yesterday more pages were stapled in without my permission. My friend, writer Susie Lindau, wrote a blog yesterday called The Boob Report – Roadblocks and U-Turns that caught me quite off guard. To my shock she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and life has”flicked her off the stage” as she said. The same words I heard years ago about a different part of my body were spoken to her in very much the same way:

Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 10– What Have I Become? – Zoomers

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Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 10– What Have I Become? – Zoomers.

 

“A long time ago when I felt people didn’t understand me and my crazy life I would walk to my favourite store and hide out next to the cupboard that held the Nancy Drew books. Eventually I would save enough to purchase one and would read it from front to back a dozen times. Nancy didn’t know what I was going through in life nor did she care as she was just a fictitious character. Or was she?”

Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 8 — I am as Serious as Cancer – Zoomers

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Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 8 — I am as Serious as Cancer – Zoomers.

 

“Yesterday I read a short story written by Frank Stockton in 1882 that was mentioned on Susie Lindau’s blog called The Lady and the Tiger. It was a strange tale about a young man caught romancing the King’s daughter, and sent to the town’s arena to meet his punishment. He alone was the master of his fate choosing to open a door to either a hungry tiger or a beautiful woman. Stockton, the author, chose not to disclose the final results infuriating his literary followers and to this day readers wonder what the young man’s fate was.”

Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 7 – Fighting For the Universe – Zoomers

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Cancer Always Calls Collect – Part 7 – Fighting For the Universe – Zoomers.

 

I’ve spent months fighting for mental survival and physical heath and now I find myself in an oasis. A few weeks ago I could feel the wear and tear on my body but tried not to notice as he was continually fighting for his life. How do you tell someone that your health is declining when they barely have theirs? Each day I had been consumed with his needs, which were important, yet I ignored mine. In the end my life became like Groundhog Day and I began to hide how tired I really was.