At the beginning of every round of chemotherapy my mom receives, she has blood work done first thing in the mornings and accesses her two ports. Her first port being an IV port (intravenous) and her second port which is in the abdomen and it is more of an aggressive approach to her system called intraperitoneal chemo. The last time…

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Nine hours of travel time, from my parents door to Newman, maybe ten depending on the holiday rush hours. Pure exhaustion no less! Yet it was through the treatment center Christmas lights that made my moms “good news” more relaxing. With the shadows of the Hope and Faith swans in the darkness of the lights reflecting in the pond water,…

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