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The Paradoxes of Life

“You have to save money to spend it.” “If I know one thing, it’s that I know nothing.” Or one of my favorites from the lyrics of a U2 song: “I can’t live with or without you.”   These are all examples of paradoxes, or self-contradictory statements.  Oftentimes, paradoxes remind us that life is not always […]

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Memories of Mom

Today is the 7th anniversary of my mother’s passing.  That night is permanently imprinted on my mind and memory.  Perhaps that is why when I woke up early this morning at 4:30am, wide awake, and thinking it was the exact hour of her passing, that I came downstairs and therapeutically began to write about her.  You may not find […]

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What is your Soundtrack? Health Update #7

When I was young, I remember putting a towel around my neck like a cape and running through the house like a superhero.  No, I wasn’t acting like Superman, but rather a lesser known, and clumsy character from a TV show called, “The Greatest American Hero”.  I did not care so much for the tv show or even […]

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Health Update #6 ~ The value of Hope.

The Value of Hope I must admit that the last several months have been a difficult time for me. On Labor Day, I had a blood clot that lodged in my neck at the location of my port, and the side effects from the chemo have been stronger than I expected. In addition, my last […]

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Health Update #5

I wanted to provide a quick update as I would appreciate prayers for my health at this time. Over the past two weeks, my body tolerated well my 3rd and 4th dose of chemo. This week was an off week and we had planned a week at the beach for rest and relaxation. Over the […]

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The significance of a GPS locator and my Health Update #4

Today is a chemo day.  Each chemo day starts the same with one of my friends from church picking me up to drive me to and from chemo.  Have I mentioned before just how awesome and caring my church is?   My chemo is located at the Skip Virage outpatient cancer building in Baltimore, which is also part of […]

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Health Update #3

Thank you to all for your prayers, cards, texts, calls, gifts, and ways you have served my family over the past several weeks, my family is truly blessed! I had my first chemo treatment at John Hopkins on Friday, July 24th.  It was a full day of bloodwork, orientation to chemo treatments, and the infusion.  It was […]

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Health Update #2 ~ July 20, 2020

Health Update #2 ~ July 20, 2020 Today was my visit with the John Hopkins oncologist.  Although because of Covid restrictions and having to go to the appointment by myself, Shree was able to join by phone.  The oncologist was kind, patient, and easy to talk to.  Last week, I had several tests and procedures.  On Wednesday, I had […]

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Health Update #1

During a routine MRI in mid-June, the doctors found a growth on my liver.  After further tests and a biopsy, they determined that the growth was cancerous.  Over the past month, I have had several scans and procedures to identify and develop a treatment plan.  I will have an important appointment with my oncologist on Monday, July 20th to […]

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