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Most dramatic lymphoma posts are from June 2002 - February 2003 archives.

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The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Thursday, August 15, 2002  
Feeling Better

This week is so much better than last week. That shot to build up my white blood cells must be helping. I'm also on Prednisone again, too. I've never had so many drugs coursing through my system in my life! My whole life put together actually!! I'll be glad when they're all out again and am drinking lots of water to help that along.

Just wanted to get something on here, so some of you wouldn't worry. It's been good hearing from you and hearing what's going on in your lives.

I got my hair cut this morning. I've felt like doing work around the house and had several phone conversations. This is much better!

8:22:00 AM

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