“Dear Erica,” you write. “You seem to be doing so much, and really really really living life to the fullest. How do you feel most of the time? What is the sick/okay/good ratio? How much of your time is spent tending to the cancer versus being able to carry on with life?”
“You could increase your weights, you know,” Gayle the trainer points out. I flash back to six months ago, when I returned to the gym, suitably recovered from radiation and steroids. I felt fine, but I was shocked that I couldn’t budge the leg-lift machine.
Inspiration by mastication
With more than 12,000 employees, the resulting health system, expected to become a done deal some time next year, will create an entity of approximately of a similar magnitude to the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC), which two years ago added Kingston-based HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley to its system.
Waking up after surgery.
A talk on medical marijuana for seniors will be held Thursday, March 29 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Kingston Library Community Room, 55 Franklin St.
One of my all-time favorite quotes is: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” What makes you come alive? Who are you? What change do you see yourself walking toward right now? Are you heading somewhere you actually want to go?
Erica’s old anger patterns as directed at my children and husband, or, per Stephen King, “Some werewolves are hairy on the inside.”
How do you imagine what happens to your remains: a burial on land? Burial at sea? Donation to science? Orbiting in a Tesla convertible?
For many parents, news that their child has “special needs” is delivered at the public school parent teacher conference, a place where the atmosphere is a lot like that of Rick’s Cafe in the movie Casablanca. Crowded. Noisy. Anxious.