Hands, Hugs, & Hearts

A couple of days ago, I was greeted by my gal pal, Anita, who had just pulled into the driveway. She flashed a giant smile and requested a hug from me. I did not hesitate and quickly replaced a ‘welcome smile’ with my open arms. “I never refuse an opportunity to hug a beautiful lady,”… Continue reading Hands, Hugs, & Hearts

Under the Knife

It was after I woke up at 5:30 AM on Thursday and let Holly outside to do her business – that I felt the sharp pangs of withdrawal.  Not the type of withdrawal associated with heroin or other drugs. My addiction is coffee.  I usually have two large cups of coffee each morning, and that… Continue reading Under the Knife

Covid19 Virus or the Flu?

Photo by Norm Colon

It was the day after my visit to Wreck Beach when it started.  Holly my dog, and I were lying on the bed when I suddenly felt a ‘cold shiver.’  It was about 6:00 pm, and I usually go to bed at that time to watch television for a couple of hours. I glanced at… Continue reading Covid19 Virus or the Flu?

Pinch me – please!

Fraser Valley Cancer Centre

Originally published October 19, 2012 My morning drive to work (volunteering at the Fraser Valley Cancer Center in Surrey) began like many other commutes I had taken over the past year.  I was treated at the center in 2009, as a stage three cancer patient. Suddenly, things started to get weird when I heard a… Continue reading Pinch me – please!

CANCER: My Third Anniversary – Part 4 of 4

Originally published August 27, 2012 Please read Parts 1, 2, and 3 before reading this  Monday, August 18, 2009 Oncology Floor 51N – Surrey Memorial Hospital I was awake most of the night (worrying) and had just started to fall back asleep when the nurse came into my room.  I looked at my watch –… Continue reading CANCER: My Third Anniversary – Part 4 of 4

Cancer: My Third Anniversary – Part 2 of 4

Fraser Valley Cancer Centre

Originally published August 21, 2012 NOTE:  Please read Part 1 before reading this. The 2-week wait for Dr. Maharaj’s office to reopen was certainly on the top of my list of frustrations. Not being able to control one’s destiny is at, or near, the top of that list.  You know – it’s the circumstances that are… Continue reading Cancer: My Third Anniversary – Part 2 of 4