Monthly Archives: October 2011

Doing Time in CancerLand

Many calendars co-exist in our society–religious, liturgical, even academic calendars, intertwine with our Western Gregorian calendar.   Since I got the keys to my timeshare in CancerLand, time has passed differently.  Until I got served with my diagnosis, my whole … Continue reading

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Timeshare in Cancerland

Not currently having cancer (shmancer poo poo poo) but having to have myriad procedures and surgeries, I feel as though the best way to describe my current status is to say that I have a timeshare in Cancerland. Thank G-d, … Continue reading

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Serving the Eviction Notice: The Party Has Started!

Well, the pharm party has started! I just took my Reglan 30 minutes before I am supposed to start the big fun with the Golytely. Reglan is prescribed to help ward off the nausea that is supposed to be part … Continue reading

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The most beautiful word I’ve ever heard: Endometriosis

This afternoon, in the middle of a new game I like to call, “put new clothes in the shopping cart but don’t actually get out the credit card and buy anything,” the phone rang. Just in the timbre of the … Continue reading

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Answering the Phone: A New Perspective on Shmeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah

I SOOO love the concluding days of the Days of Awe, Shmeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah.  Only a few times in the Jewish year are we commanded to tie one on, and this commandment I try to do as best … Continue reading

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Golytely: Starting the Countdown to Fun!

After what seemed like five or six months of chagim, today begins my own personal three-day holiday which will end with the festive Evicting of the Girls Downstairs.  I wrote about them previously, but what I didn’t share was the … Continue reading

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Evicting the Girls Downstairs

So, this morning, I am beginning the process of evicting The Girls Downstairs. You know, my frenemies Ovaria, Fallopia, Utery, and Cervy. They have been a constant source of angst and tzuris in my life. Even so, I approach the … Continue reading

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