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Where The Popsicles Are-142

“To the sick while there is life there is hope.”–Cicero The intensity of the days since Joanie came home from her office on February 29th increased slowly, but inexorably nevertheless. Every time a new problem arose, I could feel the … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-78

Sonofabitch! The thing about cancer is it taunts you. It gives you hope, then dashes it. It gives you a reason to celebrate, followed by a reason to be so goddamn mad you want to hit something. It gives you … Continue reading

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The year that was. The year 2003, had begun with such hope and promise. Joanie was hard at work on the assumption that her boss, John Hoeven would be running for re-election next year, was approaching the magic five-year cancer … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-57

The last disappointment of 1998. I got to the hospital around a quarter to six on Thursday morning. Joanie was already awake, and nurses were making last minute arrangements before we would head down to the pre op area. They … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-56

Back on 7C Tuesday morning, and we were getting ready to leave for Minneapolis. Joanie took her time getting ready, as she always did, and today she was a little slower getting ready than even I was accustomed to seeing. … Continue reading

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