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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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2002  

I've been sleeping later now that the weather is cooler. Feels good to be able to sleep again. I still take naps (sometimes morning and afternoon and sometimes just afternoon). I just pay attention to what my body needs and go with it. This lymphadema has made my neck stiff in that I can't move it much up and down. I can move it from side to side but not that far. I'll be glad when it goes away.

The season premieres are happening this week, and I'm really looking forward to West Wing. I really like that show and have watched it from the beginning. Also looking forward to Friends, Boston Public, Judging Amy, and ER. I watch the HBO ones too - Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Oz, and Sex and the City.

Hope you all have a good day.

8:32:00 AM

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