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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.
Monday, September 16, 2002  
Hectic Morning

When I got out of the shower this morning, water was over part of the floor. Just taking a shower is a bigger deal than before since I have to put an aquaguard plastic cover over my bandage to protect it from water. I put down towels and fortunately it didn't go too far. Mother was here to help tape my bandage. I called Porter Bros. who sent someone over to fix it within a couple of hours. I just hate those low-water toilets and wish I could get a different kind on the black market somewhere. The EPA thinks they save water, but not if you want to save plumber bills.

Mother and I got several things done today including laundry we hadn't planned.

I have an appointment with Dr. Spigel tomorrow and with Dr. Burkey Wednesday.

3:04:00 PM

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