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Where The Popsicles Are-32

“It’s time to go.” A large city at five o’clock in the morning is a quite different place than it will be in just two more hours. The city is just beginning to stir in the dark light before dawn, … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-30

“So, you’re here for the big one.” When I got back to the hospital Wednesday morning, Joanie was awake, had taken a shower and seemed to be in pretty good spirits. I had stopped in the hospital lobby area where … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-22

Their words sucked the air right out of the room. The trip back to Bismarck from the January 21st surgery was a typical one. We stopped in St. Cloud to see my sister, Joni and bring her up to speed … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-18

Radiation over, homeward bound. “Drugs are not always necessary.  Belief in recovery always is.”  ~Norman Cousins Norman Cousins, the author of “Anatomy of an Illness,” details in his book a unique partnership between him and his doctor, a partnership that … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-17

Hope and numbers. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow” –Owen Swett Marden When it came to Joanie’s attitude about cancer, and what she was going … Continue reading

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