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Where The Popsicles Are-50

No applesauce in our house. The happiness of getting Joanie home was tempered after a short while with the reality of the situation. Now my job as caregiver would take front and center of my consciousness. Even though she was … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-42

“You’re a star!” Joanie had already had a shower and a change of clothes by the time I got there on Monday morning, and it had tired her out. She told me she hadn’t slept that well last night either. … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-37

“I hate to take time away from somebody who is really sick.” It was Monday, February 16th, and we had only been gone from Bismarck for a week, but it seemed like a month. Joanie was awake when I got … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-36

Progress is measured in steps. Sunday morning, the third day after her surgery, I found Joanie still very much in pain, but it was under control. She had the morphine pump close at hand, but wasn’t pressing it as often … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-34

The morning after, some good signs. I woke early on Friday morning, and after shaking the cobwebs out of my brain, and half hoping the nightmare scene I had witnessed the night before, was just that, got busy getting ready … Continue reading

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