Tag Archives: ileostomy

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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Where The Popsicles Are-53

Musings and not freaking out. Once back in Bismarck, our lives seemed to settle down, and we went about the business of healing Joanie. I was able to get her to walk now more often. In fact, we had established … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-52

A Dilemma. I got back to the Radisson and checked in. Then it was back to the hospital for the day. Joanie was napping when I got there, and the nurse told me she hadn’t had any problems since she … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-51

Another disappointment. The thing about this goddamned disease, cancer, it’s like a pit bull. Once it sets its teeth, it doesn’t want to let go. Just about two weeks from the time we got Joanie back home from 25 days … Continue reading

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