Tag Archives: fluid

patience vs. extreme patience

If these past ten months were an exercise in patience, then the past two weeks have been an exercise in extreme patience. And trust in doctors. I had been feeling so good. I was ready to begin my life again—but … Continue reading

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limericks from a caregiver

If you will remember, I promised a post from one of my sisters, the other half of my “cancer-butt-kicking-staying-happy team.” It was worth the wait. Just like all of you, I am one of Lindsey’s longtime faithful readers. Just like … Continue reading

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on being a burden

For as long as I can remember, my family has had the same nighttime routine. It was slightly different when my sisters and I were kids and we all lived at home, but the basic idea was the same. We … Continue reading

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elevate and wait

I have gained 10 to 15 pounds in the past three weeks. It’s all water. And it’s all hanging out below my belly button–mainly in my feet, ankles, and legs. I still have fluid around my right lung, but now … Continue reading

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