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Jaws II- A Breast Biopsy
[29 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,519 views]

We were writing about our experiences with Biopsies. Pat read this description of her test at Monday’s meeting:
I thought the mammogram test was bad but it is nothing compared to a breast biopsy.
You lay flat on your stomach on a hard table.
 Then they put the offending breast through this hole in the table hanging down.
 Cold hands position the breast.
 Now I know how a cow feels when a farmer tugs on its udder with his cold hands; or a milking machine with [ … ]

Class Reports, Healing and Feeling, Personal Experience

Words of Healing
[14 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 1,262 views]

Deep, deep inside us, are words, words just waiting and hoping to be released. They might not be about your Cancer, but they wait just the same.
This poem, written for last week’s meeting, dwells on a distant memory. But it reads as though it just happened.
Mom’s Heart Attack
My dad’s call came at night.
“No need to rush up here;
She’ll be all right.”
I left home with fears and hopes.
Orange and yellow woods lined the highway–
She was in the autumn of her [ … ]

Class Reports, Family Matters, Healing and Feeling, Love Letters, Personal Experience

A Race to Life
[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,214 views]

    Our latest  home prompt really brought back memories:
Were you ever in a contest or competition? What prompted you to participate? What made the experience meaningful to you? 
    In 1983 I ran the Boston Marathon.
    It all started in 1977. I was 48 years old, one year shy of the age of my father when he died of a heart attack. Frightened because he and both of his sisters all died before 50 of heart problems, I started jogging, [ … ]

Class Reports, Family Matters, Healing and Feeling, Mind-Mending Journeys, Most Inspirational, Personal Experience

Dealing With Grief
[3 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,443 views]

    Eileen lost her husband Gerry several years ago. She recently wrote this Christmas letter to him:
Dear Angel Pop,
 I hope after two years that you have earned your wings.  I remain here on earth faithful to your memory.
Many people give me advise “get involved” “be around other people”.  I am trying very hard, this past week I went to five social gatherings.  I enjoyed them for the time they lasted.  Reminds me of  song “What’s it all about Alfie?  Is [ … ]

Healing and Feeling, Love Letters, Seek Perspective, Smiling through the Tears