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nomad dimitri has been at 17 events

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Larry Fournillier1,302,689Make this Valentine's Day a special one on Google Plus, by joining me in welcoming foodie extraordinaire,+Azlin Bloor to a special edition of Food Stories.  Azlin, will treat us to her sinfully decadent, Bailey’s Mocha Cheesecake, a perfect dessert for you and yours this Valentine’s Day. Azlin and I will be spreading the love on Friday,14th, February (Valentine’s Day) at 1:00PM(EST), 2:00PM(AST) and 6PM(GMT).  Do you want to make her temptingly delicious featured cake?  Go here for the recipe: http://goo.gl/swEOC6  You can also visit her website to see more of her other mouthwatering dishes : www.linsfood.comI would also like to thank my sponsor +2 Degrees Food. To get 15% off  your next purchase OF their healthy and delicious food bars visit www.twodegreesfood.com and use the promo code FOODSTORIES15#hoa   #foodstories   #cheesecake  Food Stories | Valentine's Day Special featuring - Azlin Bloor2014-02-14 19:00:0081 
Azlin Bloor43,259LET'S TALK RICE  this one for those of you on the other side of GMT!Everything you wanted to know about rice & more as we explore all ways with rice!It's Reigning Rice Part 22014-01-18 22:00:0026 
Azlin Bloor43,259Everything you wanted to know about rice and more!Come and join me & a select group of foodies as we explore the different types of rice and rice dishes found around the world!This is the first of 2, second one is at 9pm GMT.It's Reigning Rice!2014-01-18 10:00:0037 
Michael Ehline21,213This is a real treat.  The original +Circle Master treats us all to a dose of fun, and business all wrapped up into one great seminar. +Christine DeGraff  has been a friend of the +Circle of Legal Trust for ages, and now we want to get into why it is so important for lawyers to engage with potential clients, and not just be in a webring of fellow attorneys. Google wants to see engagement, and she is the messenger. Seating is limited, and this is a must see HOA.Circle of Legal Trust Presents Christine DeGraff on Social Relationship Building and Online Personality2013-10-25 17:00:00102 
Williams-Sonoma1,887,857Join Williams-Sonoma and All-Clad right here for an exclusive live webcast from the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen featuring world-renowned Chef Thomas Keller, who will demonstrate expert braising techniques while preparing Lamb Shanks Roasted “a la Matignon.” Cook along! Get the recipe and the equipment:Lamb Shanks Roasted “a la Matignon”: http://bit.ly/17raoUJAll-Clad Copper Core Essential Pan: http://bit.ly/15XngOOPure Bred Lamb Shanks: http://bit.ly/1ej18s1It’s All About Technique: Cooking Live with Chef Thomas Keller2013-09-17 01:00:00803 
Zvonimir Fras34,418You have all been great supporters all this time and now it's paying off!Three of my images have been selected for a New York exhibition The Story of the Creative!You'll be able to see works from talented artists world wide selected by +See.Me curators. Feel free to invite your friends ;)The opening show starts as shown in this event and the exhibition will continue through September 10th.Additional info: http://artistswanted.tumblr.com/post/54034821255/the-story-of-the-creative-the-creative-forceThe Story of the Creative2013-07-25 19:00:0056 
Michael Muraz27,156Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genre, their city and their best spots.This is a special episode about the G+ Anniversary Photowalks happening in Europe on Saturday (June 29th). For the occasion, we will have several guests who are organizing photowalks:+Ugo Cei and +Klaus Binder for the Geneva photowalk+Dirk Müller for the Stuttgart photowalk+Thomas Paris for the Paris photowak+Nanno Kroen for the Maastricht photowalkJoin us on Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.For more information on the G+ Anniversary Photowalks, please check out the community: http://goo.gl/uGGPbEuropean Photo Show #42013-06-27 20:00:0076 
First Friday Art Walk666,655The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013.----------------------------------------------------------------How it works:Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00231 
Food Republic1,765,054Come hang with Food Republic and Chef +Marc Murphy TV personality and Chef-Owner of  Landmarc and +Ditch Plains for our Hangout On Air! The 'Chopped' judge will demo his Linguine Con Vongole recipe. Former NFL linebacker Rosevelt Colvin will be on hand as well. Questions for Chef Marc Murphy? Post them here or by submitting to the #easymeals hashtag!  Hangout On Air with Chef Marc Murphy2013-05-10 18:00:0099 
First Friday Art Walk666,655The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ -------------------------------How it works:Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty!Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection.Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Samantha Villenave and +Lena Levin May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00263 
First Friday Art Walk666,655The April #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The April First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, April 5 to 12 a.m. Saturday, April 6.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. April 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, April 6.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-04-05 14:00:57199 
TriniGourmet292This is a Hangouts On Air EventNote: Follow this link to get the Event's start time in your local time-zone  http://bit.ly/WrBEA1This Thursday at 7p.m. EST +Sarina Bland the +TriniGourmet will be presenting the tenth episode of her series "Sweet Han': Caribbean Cooking With Sarina"."March has begun and I'm itching to get back into the kitchen and flex some culinary muscle with a dinner menu that will please you from start to finish.Joining me on air, live from Japan, Osaka-based Trinidadian songstress +Alicia Saldenha who'll be performing two tracks from her current album"Menu (recipes available at  http://ow.ly/ixe0c ):• Spicy Fried Chicken• Bodi (Yard Long Beans) in Garlic Sauce• Plantain Baked in Orange Juice• Rum PunchSo, join us on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00PM (EST) and watch Sarina create Trini magic in the kitchen.Watch LIVE on the Event Page, on +Sarina Bland 's profile page or at http://www.youtube.com/TriniGourmetLearn More about Alicia at http://www.LoveAlicia.comOfficial website: http://www.TriniGourmet.comWatch past episodes of Sweet Han': http://ow.ly/g10m1#hangoutsonair   #hoa   #sweethan   #caribbeanrecipes #caribbeancookingshow #caribbeancooking    #trinigourmet   #sarina #aliciasaldenha #trinidad  Sweet Han': Caribbean Cooking with Sarina S01E102013-03-08 01:00:0050 
Chef Dennis Littley697,260These are without a doubt The Best Buffalo Chicken Wings you will ever make and my secret is in the sauce!  Buffalo may have invented Buffalo Wings, but Philadelphia Home of the Wing Bowl perfected them.  I will teach you how to make buffalo sauce that will cling to any type of wing you make, Baked, Grilled or Fried  your guests will be coming back for more!I'll also show you how to make delicious bleu cheese dressing to serve with your wings!Here is the link to the recipe:  http://www.askchefdennis.com/2011/02/the-best-buffalo-chicken-wings-youll-ever-have-and-ask-chef-dennis/#superbowlplus   #superbowl2013   #buffalochicken   #buffalowingsauce   #buffalowings   #cookingdemo  Philly Style Buffalo Chicken Wings & Blue Cheese Dressing : SuperBowlPlus Week of Champions2013-02-01 00:00:0077 
Jake Croston1,066,096Join me as I show a quick and fool proof way to make delicious, full-flavored pork carnitas, that will be a sure hit for your Super Bowl party!Sometimes you don't have the 5 or 6 hours it takes to take to make tender, tasty braised pork shoulder. You will be able to use this technique not only for this recipe, but for any kind of braised dish!I will also show some great garnishes and accompaniments to go along with the succulent pork! Join me Wednesday January 30th at 6PM EST for this fun On-Air Hangout!Check here to get your local time for the event: http://ow.ly/h3OwO#superbowlplus   #CarnitasHOA2013  SuperBowlPlus Week of Champions: Easy Pork Carnitas2013-01-31 00:00:0090 
Joanne Ozug9,266This demo begins airing at 7pm EST on Monday January 28th and will run 15-20 minutes.In this live hangout, Joanne Ozug of FifteenSpatulas.com will show you how to make super crispy chicken wings without the deep fryer. This is one of the most popular recipes on Fifteen Spatulas and the most common comment is that people are skeptical going into the recipe, and they come out totally amazed by how crispy they are. Don't miss out!If you want to be invited to sit in the panel, please leave a comment below and I will add you. There are a maximum of 9 spaces on the panel.You can see the recipe here: http://www.fifteenspatulas.com/crispy-baked-chicken-wings-yup-no-deep-fryer-in-sight/This google + hangout is part of the #superbowlplus series.How to Make Super Crispy Chicken Wings without the Deep Fryer (part of theSuperBowlPlus Week of Champions)2013-01-29 01:00:0045 
Stanisław Soluch5,981Wspólny album województwa podlaskiego. Zapraszam. Proponowane tagi:   #fkEvent , #fkPoland ,   #fkPodlasie , #Poland oraz własne wg. uznania. Zapraszam. Fotografia nie musi być geotagowana i nie ma innych obowiązkowych wymogów ale jeśli możecie spełnić poniższe oczekiwania to byłbym szczęśliwy: 1. Zdjęcie z tekstową stopką z informacją miejsca: miejsce, region, kraj 2. Pierwszy komentarz zawiera tagi poprzedzone oznakowaniem -  #fk...(miejsce, region, kraj) Hello World!  I'm sorry, please photos of Polish, the region - Podlasie. ((( Photography does not have to be geo tagging and there are no mandatory requirements but if you have these expectations that I would be happy: 1.  Photo of a text footer to the information space: place, region, country 2.  The first comment has preceded marking tags - # fk ... (place, region, country) Proszę o wpisy  z fk, wtedy uzbiera się strumień fotokrajowy "fk",  Chciałbym bardzo by rozpowszechniła się fotografia krajoznawcza, użytkowa na G+, by w naszych strumieniach za zdjęciem "biegła" dodatkowo informacja np co to za miejsce (stąd prośba o stopki), gdzie ten kwiat rośnie, jak się nazywa itd.  Eventy i tagi segregują nasze zbiory - łatwo wtedy poznajemy podobne np okolice, kwiaty i inne dziedziny. WAŻNE:  by nie utonąć w światowym strumieniu kategorii zachęcam cały czas by w tagowaniu stosować to "fk", wtedy nie toniemy;oczywiście obok można dopisać swój prywatny tag czy tag ogólnoświatowy. Każdą nową osobę, która zacznie tagowanie wpisów z  "fk" też będę polecał dla dobra przewagi informacji nad zalewem kotków, zajączków choć takich eventów nie wykluczam, bo wtedy też może być przednia zabawa. Dla orientacji, o jakich eventach mowa, polecam ich aktualny zestaw na stronie: www.fotokraj.com  W stopkach fotokrajowych piszmy polskie nazwy własne po  polsku, ew. tylko zamiast Polska piszmy - Poland. W tagowaniu nie stosuję polskich znaków diakrycznych (łśćńźżóąę - często stwarzają problemy) nawet jeśli to jest nazwa polska, pisanie tagów z Wielkiej litery nie ma znaczenia dla strumienia G+. Co innego tag a co innego Wydarzenia, ja DOKŁADAM (bo pierwsze zdjęcie trzeba przez Wydarzenia)  foty do  eventów prze ikonkę G+ z lewej > ALBUMY>.. odnajduję album w swoich albumach online > klikam> .. i dokładam fotkę z możliwością napisania u góry. Później na zdjęciu kursor zamienia się w "łapkę" , pojawia się nazwa eventu z pokreśleniem, cały wpis z tym co napisaliśmy nad zdjęciem + fota widoczne są wszystkim w Strumieniu i oczywiście w Wydarzeniu oraz w Waszych albumach na G+ (Picasa) wraz z podpisem. Jak wrzucamy zdjęcia do Wydarzenia:   Po kliknięciu w  nazwę Wydarzenia pojawi się konkretne Wydarzenie a w nim u góry na pomarańczowym przycisku pisze "Dodaj zdjęcie" i dalej  > "Prześlij"  dalej > "Wybierz zdjęcia z komputera" i ... to wszystko ... ale po wrzuceniu pierwszego zdjęcia przez Ciebie zapoczątkujesz u siebie taki album, jak nazwa Wydarzenia; wtedy zalecam ten sposób do każdego kolejnego zdjęcia (ale to już TwPodlasie Province, Poland - the end of the World and one day longer - pictures with tag #fk...2013-01-18 19:00:0022 
Stanisław Soluch5,981KONIEC ŚWIATA - Czas, Kalendarz, Zegar; max 2/day,  #fkPHOTOandPLACE Wymogami są tagi #fkPHOTOandPLACE, #fkTime lub #fkCalendar lub #fkClock lub #fksundial lub  #fkDecadence oraz 1. tagi (mogą  być też zapisane pod zdjęciem w komentarzu) wskazujące miejsce 2. lub w Exif-ie są geotagi i po kliknięciu we Właściwościach zdjęcia można kliknąć małą mapkę by wyświetlić Google Map całej okolicy 3. albo jest stopka mówiąca o miejscu wykonania zdjęcia  - zachęcam - i pozdrawiam Requirements are tags #fkPHOTOandPLACE, #fkTime or #fkCalendar or #fkClock or #fksundial  or  #fkDecadence :  1. tags because they are (they can also be saved in a comment under the photo) indicating the place 2. or Exif-e are geotags and click on Properties, you can click the small images to view the map Google Map throughout the area 3. or a shoe talking about shooting spot - Encourage - and greetPhoto: END OF THE WORLD and NEW YEAR- Time, Calendar, Clock, max 2/day, #fkPHOTOandPLACE2013-01-18 00:00:0041 

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Aqib Nuh35,078As-Salam-u-Alaikum Guys! Here is our,              _SAd circle vol # 29_       If you are receiving the notification then this means you are included in this circle, then Share this and be Shared.         This circle includes teenagers, professionals, engagers, geeks, writers, moderators and other related people. If you gonna add them they gonna MAke your g+ experience awesome.Around 20 new people are included in this circle.Around about 30 people were removed from the circles because they were not sharing   from a long time.#Announcement :-I don't want to offend any body on the internet so if any body is not willing to be part of #SAdCircle   or any body does not want to receive notifications from me then please let me know. I'll transfer you to another circle and I'll try to make sure that you'll not receive any notification from me.To be the part of SAd Circle, do the following steps.1.  Add me in your circles.2.  Share this circles and Comment  on the original post. IF you won't share it, I would not include you in the next circle.Link to the original post:-https://plus.google.com/117591559504233424630/posts/4cxTCBKhxHyDon't forget to mention that you have done all these steps otherwise I won't gonna notice and all the work that you have done will mean nothingJOin my community #PlanetG + + here:-https://plus.google.com/communities/104226874742441492683Wanna know more about circle sharing visit this link:-http://sad-v-nael.blogspot.com/2014/01/everything-you-want-to-know-about.htmlThanks#SAd #SAdCircle   #SAdvsNAelEra  2015-01-25 16:45:03425162025
Jim M10,521Welcome, friends, old and new, to ‘Jim M’s Dynamo Circle No. 10’.• My circles contain dynamic Google+ members.• Those included promote, follow, like, share, comment and are active bloggers.• Adding the members provides you with amazing content and networking opportunities.• On average my circle members make 21 friends per share and you can add who you like.  • A new share is available weekly and you may use my hash-tags to find more circles.• If you received a notification, you’re in, but check the requirements to stay in as there is a 500 person limit. • To ensure a place in,  ‘Jim M’s Dynamo Circle No. 11’, please complete the requirements.• If you want to be removed, or a mistake is made, please message me and I will rectify it.Requirements1. Add my Google+: +Jim M 2. Share my original post.3. Complete before February 1st 2015 to be shared again. The original post can be found at:https://plus.google.com/106340594352135019688/posts/4R3qNDQmueeOptional•     +1 my website for readers & writershttp://sevenseasonsstories.blogspot.com•     Comment on my original post.•     +1 my original post.•     Follow me: -o     https://www.tsu.co/sevenseasonsstorieso     http://sevenseasonsstories.tumblr.como     https://twitter.com/7SeasonsStorieso     https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/36384522-jim-m•     Connect, enjoy life, and dream big!•     Be happy, be successful, and smile!+Jim M      #carpediem   #addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow 2015-01-25 07:32:22305434
Mario Falcetti94,291Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Jan. 24th, ‘15)      #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers  #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared  #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople  #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle  #CircleOfTheWeek   #WeeklyCircle  2015-01-24 09:31:05501453847
Ads & PR43,932GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим#кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay2015-01-21 13:20:024929485118
King Amari21,797Do you want your enemy to eat some glitter in tha face!! http://bit.ly/glitter_my_enemy . Then send them some anonymously or even better - just send some to your friends. 10 of mine are going to get it this week! :-) Also, this is my 13th circle share for Top-of-da-Top circles. Only the people who have reshared my content over the past 5 circles are included here! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce.I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you.If you would like to be a part of my top engagers #KingAmari #KingCircles then please do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps aboveI am confident that together we can get this to over 500+ reshares and increase everyone's follower count. Let's do it...#Glittermyenemy #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared  #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday  #google   #KingCircles   #KingAmari   #ppcmasterminds 2015-01-20 00:20:58500000
Aqib Nuh34,445As-Salam-u-Alaikum Guys! Here is our,              _SAd circle vol # 28 Vote about my Profile Special_       If you are receiving the notification then this means you are included in this circle, then Share this and be Shared.  Please Vote about my profile and cover pic here:-https://plus.google.com/117591559504233424630/posts/D3g8ChWX5Ef        This circle includes teenagers, professionals, engagers, geeks, writers, moderators and other related people. If you gonna add them they gonna MAke your g+ experience awesome.5 recommended people from this circle.1. +Bernd Hau  2.  +Kheya Roy 3.  +MuhaMMaD IxmăiL  4.  +Naqash Fazil 5. +Jo Ann Freeboom Around 20 new people are included in this circle.Around about 30 people were removed from the circles because they were not sharing #SAdCircles from a long time.#Announcement :-I don't want to offend any body on the internet so if any body is not willing to be part of #SAdCircles or any body does not want to receive notifications from me then please let me know. I'll transfer you to another circle and I'll try to make sure that you'll not receive any notification from me.To be the part of #SAdCircles, do the following steps.1. #Add me in your circles.2. #Reshare this circles and #Comment on the original post. IF you won't share it, I would not include you in the next circle.Link to the original post:-https://plus.google.com/117591559504233424630/posts/VngVxvAgGUUDon't forget to mention that you have done all these steps otherwise I won't gonna notice and all the work that you have done will mean nothingJOin my community #PlanetG+ here:-https://plus.google.com/communities/104226874742441492683Wanna know more about circle sharing visit this link:-http://sad-v-nael.blo2015-01-19 13:36:55421446
Benjamin Davis4,924This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!2015-01-19 10:43:36459000
Jim M9,719Welcome, friends, old and new, to ‘Jim M’s Dynamo Circle No. 9’.• My circles contain dynamic Google+ members.• Those included promote, follow, like, share, comment and are active bloggers.• Adding the members provides you with amazing content and networking opportunities.• On average my circle members make 22 friends per share and you can add who you like.  • A new share is available every Wednesday and Sunday and you may use my hash-tags to find more circles.• If you received a notification, you’re in, but check the requirements to stay in as there is a 500 person limit. • To ensure a place in,  ‘Jim M’s Dynamo Circle No. 10’, please complete the requirements.• If you want to be removed, or a mistake is made, please message me and I will rectify it.Requirements1. Add my Google+: +Jim M 2. Share my original post.3. Complete before January 22nd 2015 to be shared again. The original post can be found at:https://plus.google.com/106340594352135019688/posts/JjVEjRM6XCeOptional•     Bookmark my website for readers & writershttp://sevenseasonsstories.blogspot.com•     Comment on my original post.•     +1 my original post.•     Follow me: -o     https://www.tsu.co/sevenseasonsstorieso     http://sevenseasonsstories.tumblr.como     https://twitter.com/7SeasonsStorieso     https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/36384522-jim-m•     Connect, enjoy life, and dream big!•     Be happy, be successful, and smile!+Jim M    #carpediem   #addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow 2015-01-18 21:37:17295524854
Olga Kafka24,457Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-01-18 20:03:28497004
Ercan Çakir4,999Elite Team AG Friends Circle 100Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*************************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!***************************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-18 17:38:35211000
Ercan Çakir4,966Elite Team AG Friends Circle 100Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*************************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!***************************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-18 17:37:00351125
Ellie Walliot0This is Manual Boost how to get more powerful your g+  and get a lot of circle. Just add people, and give whatever your circle. If you want to get more, do like me, share your circles, include your self put in a circle, and a lot of network, you will see more person.#awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #worthsharing   #worthfollowing #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #sharedcircles   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomepeople   #friends   #friendship   #recommended   #recommendedusers   #recommendations   2015-01-17 17:40:40362000
Jim M9,332Welcome, friends, old and new, to ‘Jim M’s Dynamo Circle No. 8’.• My circles contain dynamic Google+ members.• Those included promote, follow, like, share, comment and are active bloggers.• Adding the members provides you with amazing content and networking opportunities.• On average my circle members make 22 friends per share and you can add who you like.  • A new share is available every Wednesday and Sunday and you may use my hash-tags to find more circles.• If you received a notification, you’re in, but check the requirements to stay in as there is a 500 person limit. • To become a member of, ‘Jim M’s Dynamo Circle No. 9’, please complete the requirements.• If you want to be removed, or a mistake is made, please message me and I will rectify it.Requirements1. Add my Google+: +Jim M 2. Share my original post.3. Complete before January 19th 2015 to be shared again. The original post can be found at:https://plus.google.com/106340594352135019688/posts/euY4FH9e3iTOptional•     Visit my website for readers & writershttp://sevenseasonsstories.blogspot.com•     Comment on my original post.•     +1 my original post.•     Follow me: -o     https://www.tsu.co/sevenseasonsstorieso     http://sevenseasonsstories.tumblr.como     https://twitter.com/7SeasonsStorieso     https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/36384522-jim-m•     Connect, enjoy life, and dream big!•     Be happy, be successful, and smile!+Jim M #addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup 2015-01-15 01:54:54350171717
Kenneth Nicholson14,703This circle contains people who are very active on Google+.People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#circleoftheday #manzini #tanzania #tanzania #east_london #george #oedspruit #kimberley #phalaborwa #pietermaritzburg #pietersburg #port_elizabeth #richards_bay #umtata #Circle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #Circles #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Engagers #SocialMedia #SharedCircle #OMG #Shared #EngagersCircle #Shares #makethemfight #NewYear #HappyNewYear2015 #PublicCircle 2015-01-14 07:32:444315613
Tempat Wisata390#circlesharing 1. Give me +12. Comment this3. Reshare this circle4. Follow Me  :) #circle #circleshare  2015-01-13 06:33:03501191615
Jim M8,977Welcome, friends, old and new, to Jim M’s  2015 Circle No. 4• My circles contain dynamic Google+ members.• Those included promote, follow, like, share, comment and are active bloggers.• Adding the members provides you with amazing content, networking opportunities and friends.• New shares are available every Wednesday and Sunday.• On average my circle members make 23 friends per share and you can pick which members you want to add. • You can make 200 friends monthly from my circle alone and use my hash-tags to find new circles.• If you received a notification, you’re in, but check the requirements to stay in as there is a 500 person limit. • To ensure your place as a member of, 'Jim M’s 2015 Circle No. 5', please complete the requirements.• If you want to be removed from my circles, or a mistake is made, please message me and I will rectify it.Requirements1. Add my Google+: +Jim M 2. Share my original post. 3. Complete before January 16th 2015 to be shared again. The original post can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106340594352135019688/posts/Yg9R2rY7DLjOptional·         Visit my website for readers & writers:http://sevenseasonsstories.blogspot.com·         Comment on my original post. ·         +1 my original post.·         Follow me: -o   https://www.tsu.co/sevenseasonsstorieso   http://sevenseasonsstories.tumblr.como   https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/36384522-jim-mo   https://twitter.com/7SeasonsStories• Connect, enjoy life, and dream big!• Be happy, be successful, and smile!+Jim M  #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers   #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup2015-01-12 19:59:31501120111135
Aqib Nuh33,489As-Salam-u-Alaikum Guys! Here is our,                    _SAd circle vol # 27_       If you are receiving the notification then this means you are included in this circle, then Share this and be Shared.          This circle includes teenagers, professionals, engagers, geeks, writers, moderators and other related people. If you gonna add them they gonna MAke your g+ experience awesome.5 recommended people from this circle.1. +Bernd Hau  2.  +Jo Ann Freeboom 3.  +Kheya Roy 4.  +Naqash Fazil 5.  +Aheste Beste Around 20 new people are included in this circle.No One was removed from the circles but from now anyone who won't gonna share it will lose his spot.#Announcement :-I don't want to offend any body on the internet so if any body is not willing to be part of #SAdCircles  or any body does not want to receive notifications from me then please let me know. I'll transfer you to another circle and I'll try to make sure that you'll not receive any notification from me.To be the part of #SAdCircles , do the following steps.1. #Add  me in your circles.2.   #Share  this circles and   #Comment on the original post. IF you won't share it, I would not include you in the next circle.Link to the original post:-https://plus.google.com/117591559504233424630/posts/VngVxvAgGUUDon't forget to mention that you have done all these steps otherwise I won't gonna notice and all the work that you have done will mean nothingJOin my community   #PlanetG + here:-https://plus.google.com/communities/104226874742441492683Wanna know more about circle sharing visit this link:-http://sad-v-nael.blogspot.com/2014/01/everything-you-want-to-know-about.htmlThanks#SAd #SAdCircles   2015-01-10 21:29:124268910
I-Butler international192My Fashion Circle with creative peoples! As a gift for you a free shopping tool http://i-butler.software  #fashion   #fashioncircle   #fashionpeople  #shared   #sharedcircle   #shopping   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheweek  #onlineshopping2015-01-09 17:03:37400000
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,234friends#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle #networkcircles 2015-01-09 12:42:28482001
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:41500001
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:30500005
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche13,057┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v15  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v15 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:  +Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen: +Howard Johnson Hotel Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #Bariloche   #patagonia   #SanMArtin   #LaAngostura   #SantaRosa   #LaPampa   #ruta5   #TrenqueLauquen   #hotel   #howardJohnson   #alojamiento  2014-12-30 23:44:39500706292
Priya Sharma718Miracle-Circle#1This is my miracle circle people of this circle really boosted my presence in G+ which reflected in my blog trafficvery active people ...gr8 plusser and reshareYou must them and see the difference1) plus this post2) share it publicly to get into this circleHAPPY NEW YEAR2014-12-30 14:16:55489281328
Daniel Gibbs14,830Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #public #publiccircle #China #Beijing #Chengdu #Chongqing #Dalian #Fuzhou #Guangzhou #Harbin #Hefei #Hong #Kong #Kunming #Nanchang #Qingdao #Shanghai #Shenyang #Shenzhen #Wuhan #Xiamen #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-12-30 12:50:574918917
Tim Ploumen7,542#circleshare   #experiment   This is a circle of circle sharers. I'm experimenting with "virality", so please:- Share- +1- CommentThanks!2014-12-29 11:48:53501171717
Jim M7,084Jim M’s 2015 Circle - Welcome, friends, old and new!• My circles contain dynamic Google+ members.• Those included promote, follow, like, share and comment. • Adding the members provides you with amazing content.• If you received a notification, you’re in, but check the requirements to stay in. • To become a member of Jim M’s 2nd 2015 Circle please complete the requirements.• If you want to be removed, please ask in a message or ignore your notification. Requirements1. Add my Google+ - +Jim M  2. +1 my original post.3. Publicly share my original post and circle. 4. Comment on my original post. 5. Complete before January 4th 2015 to be shared again. Optional·         Add circle members.·         Follow me: -o   https://www.tsu.co/sevenseasonsstorieso   http://sevenseasonsstories.blogspot.como   http://sevenseasonsstories.tumblr.como   https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/36384522-jim-mo   https://www.youtube.com/user/sevenseasonsstorieso   https://twitter.com/7SeasonsStorieso   Connect, enjoy life, and dream big!o   Be happy, be successful, and smile!+Jim M  #addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare 2014-12-28 21:52:31500010
iTzPedroHDi0this circle is awesome come join2014-12-28 18:15:05263000
Olga Kafka24,203Merry Christmas! #shoesmonday circle #1 Thank you all for this wonderful year! And that you were with us!2014-12-28 08:37:464976014
exceptional circles14,621A top circle for today2014-12-28 00:28:0949391317
Mario Falcetti90,967Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Dec. 27th, ‘14)                                               HAPPY NEW YEAR#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers   #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle  #CircleOfTheWeek   #WeeklyCircle  2014-12-27 18:37:16501404257342
Aqib Nuh31,826As-Salam-u-Alaikum Guys! Here is our,                    _SAd circle vol # 26_       If you are receiving the notification then this means you are included in this circle, then Share this and be Shared.          This circle includes teenagers, professionals, engagers, geeks, writers, moderators and other related people. If you gonna add them they gonna MAke your g+ experience awesome.5 recommended people.1. +Bernd Hau 2. +Jason Levy 3. +Jo Ann Freeboom 4. +Robby Ball 5. +marwa sucar Around 10 new people are included in this circle.No One was removed from the circles but from now anyone who won't gonna share it will lose his spot.#Announcement :-I don't want to offend any body on the internet so if any body is not willing to be part of #SAdcircles  or any body does not want to receive notifications from me then please let me know. I'll transfer you to another circle and I'll try to make sure that you'll not receive any notification from me.To be the part of #SAdCircles  , do the following steps.1. #Add me in your circles.2. #Share  this circles and #Comment on the original post. IF you won't share it, I would not include you in the next circle.Link to the original post:-https://plus.google.com/117591559504233424630/posts/KjikYVBekSgDon't forget to mention that you have done all these steps otherwise I won't gonna notice and all the work that you have done will mean nothingJOin my community #PlanetG + here:-https://plus.google.com/communities/104226874742441492683Wanna know more about circle sharing visit this link:-http://sad-v-nael.blogspot.com/2014/01/everything-you-want-to-know-about.htmlThanks#SAd #SAdCircles   #SAdvsNaelEra2014-12-27 14:10:44417787599
Brian Mcquillan17,171Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir 2014-12-24 07:29:44457121930
Aqib Nuh31,127As-Salam-u-Alaikum guys! here is our,                   _SAd vol # 25 Silver Jubilee Special Circle_If you are receiving the notification then this means you're included in this circle. SHARE THIS CIRCLE AND BE SHAREDCongratulations Guys! you have made it possible and I hope we'll continue to share more #SAdcircles . THANK you all of you for sharing this circle and making this possible.and don't forget to join my community #PlanetG+https://plus.google.com/communities/104226874742441492683Thank you once again for your support! #SAd   #SAdCircle   #SAdvsNaelEra  2014-12-22 08:58:34410768
Alessandro Folghera55,894#Fashion #FashionCircle #fashionists====================Special #Fashion  Guest:High Heels Brands https://plus.google.com/115659215816906922581 ==================== To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ... 3 - Include the circle among your circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) Enjoy the heels community:https://plus.google.com/communities/107155163024860979599/This shared circle has fashion brands and fashion People, enjoy the circle!  #Fashionist #TopFashionCircle  #fashioncommunity #fashionripples   #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos   #circulocompartido   #cerchiacondivisa   #cerchiafashion  #befashion   #becool   #fashion   #fashionblogs   #fashionblogger   #fashionblogging   #fashionclothing   #fashionheels   #heels   #heelsfashion   #luxuryfashion   #fashionmagazines #fashiongames #fashionbloggers #bloggers #lingerie 2014-12-21 08:26:31501324
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2014-10-29 13:22:45 (55 comments, 0 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Back to the tunnel of chemotherapy

86% of patients with my cancer are unlucky enough to have a positive result in the biopsy of the removed tumor (meaning: there is still cancer in the tumor that was removed). Those patients must endure a further 3 months of chemo, "just in case". (The remaining 14% test negative and need no chemo).

I am one of the unlucky majority.

So I was prepared, as much as anyone can be prepared for this ordeal of slow systematic poisoning.
Difficult moments, difficult days and nights...
It is a battle, not least against a sense of futility, that must not take root.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer

Most reshares: 7

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2015-01-11 11:21:00 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Heading for snow

Snow has whitened the southern French Alps, the magical transition zone between:
- the dry Mediterranean climate of the Provence Alps (more agricultural, forgotten, quiet) and
- the colder, wetter, more brutal weather conditions of the Savoie region (where most of the famous ski resorts are).

I have 10 days to surgery.

I will spend them with friends in the mountains, for the quiet, the clean air, the gleam of snow, the blue skies, the crystals sprouting out of grass blades, the frozen ponds, river banks and village water fountains.

As usual with a countdown, I will only enjoy these days if I forget it is a countdown, if I don't try to treat these days as anything special, if I don't think that "time is running out" in any sense, if I just live them more or less as ordinary days, enjoying the... more »

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2014-05-26 14:40:16 (54 comments, 0 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

Ah, I almost forgot the good news!

The tumor has shrunk by 60%! Hopefully, this next step of the treatment will decrease it even more before the surgery. So far, so good.

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#crushtheorange
#cancer
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2015-01-29 17:21:52 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Winter in lavender country

Most people visit the gorgeous Provence region of southern France in the summer.  The flowers, the smells, the endless sunshine, the festivals etc.

But also: the crowds! the heat!!!
I have arrived here off-season, to escape urban Marseille, on the way to the snowy alps.

And it is lovely!

Ah, the light, the light.  No tourists at all, so I can mingle with the locals who are so curious to see a stranger in their midst this time of the year.  They invite me in, after sunset, to chat by the fireplace & taste their homemade goodies in this land of plenty.

And, yes, the lavender fields stretch everywhere, silver and blue and gray, among hills covered with oak forests.
More than just the body is restored here.
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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#france

Winter in lavender country

Most people visit the gorgeous Provence region of southern France in the summer.  The flowers, the smells, the endless sunshine, the festivals etc.

But also: the crowds! the heat!!!
I have arrived here off-season, to escape urban Marseille, on the way to the snowy alps.

And it is lovely!

Ah, the light, the light.  No tourists at all, so I can mingle with the locals who are so curious to see a stranger in their midst this time of the year.  They invite me in, after sunset, to chat by the fireplace & taste their homemade goodies in this land of plenty.

And, yes, the lavender fields stretch everywhere, silver and blue and gray, among hills covered with oak forests.
More than just the body is restored here.
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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#france___

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2015-01-27 09:37:19 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Liberty: cutting off the hospital tag...

... is one of the great pleasures of this unusual year.  As I sever the plastic identity tag, the scissors tremble in my hand with a feeling that is (yes!) sensual.

Like a bird ruffling its feathers before flight.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer

Liberty: cutting off the hospital tag...

... is one of the great pleasures of this unusual year.  As I sever the plastic identity tag, the scissors tremble in my hand with a feeling that is (yes!) sensual.

Like a bird ruffling its feathers before flight.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2015-01-22 16:17:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Just arrived in my Inbox...

... sent by the inimitable Pierre, from New Delhi. Nothing quite like Indian pinks and oranges to warm the heart. I am smiling all day.

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#cancer

Just arrived in my Inbox...

... sent by the inimitable Pierre, from New Delhi. Nothing quite like Indian pinks and oranges to warm the heart. I am smiling all day.

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#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2015-01-21 22:19:51 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Tunnel of pain

This is the way I experience it: as it gets worse, different parts of me crumble away. Like a building in an earthquake: the glass windows burst out first, then the skin of the building and, gradually, one by one, the structural interior elements.

I see myself losing my smile and good cheer. Then the humor becomes dry and sarcastic and disappears altogether. There are flashes of hot anger: "why aren't they helping me?" "where are they?" "I can't believe that this is the best that can be done for pain in 2015!"

Then, the mind can't bear it anymore and it is all body - this is actually better. I get hot and sweat and grip the sheets and tense up. Sometimes my feet kick out.

And then, that resistance also goes away: I get a sense that the pain simply cannot be beaten, only endured, accepted. I turn into a still... more »

Tunnel of pain

This is the way I experience it: as it gets worse, different parts of me crumble away. Like a building in an earthquake: the glass windows burst out first, then the skin of the building and, gradually, one by one, the structural interior elements.

I see myself losing my smile and good cheer. Then the humor becomes dry and sarcastic and disappears altogether. There are flashes of hot anger: "why aren't they helping me?" "where are they?" "I can't believe that this is the best that can be done for pain in 2015!"

Then, the mind can't bear it anymore and it is all body - this is actually better. I get hot and sweat and grip the sheets and tense up. Sometimes my feet kick out.

And then, that resistance also goes away: I get a sense that the pain simply cannot be beaten, only endured, accepted. I turn into a still little ball and try to give myself the only things I can give: quiet, darkness, a steady deep breath, a way to calm.
Nothing has really changed in the intensity of the pain but something changes in the way I experience it. And then exhaustion sets in and I fall, gradually, into some semblance of hallucinatory sleep.

And I feel and am filled with something like gratitude.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2015-01-20 19:58:18 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Safely landed

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#crushtheorange
#cancer

Safely landed

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#crushtheorange
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2015-01-20 13:43:18 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Unquenchable

I gave up trying to sleep around 4am. The air is stale, a euphemism for smelly. The bedding is synthetic and sterile. The bed is too short, too narrow, all wrong. The machines attached to my roommate's thin arms are whirring ceaselessly, relentlessly. The dissonant blabber of endless TVs in identical rooms in all directions saddens me.

I am in a hospital room awaiting surgery - in 20 minutes.

I remember the exquisite black panther at the Hong Kong zoo: pacing back and forth in front of the bars of his cage. He couldn't know why, but he knew that it was all wrong: he simply did not want to be there, despite the easy meals, the lack of rivals, the care of the vets.

Neither do I. Hours ago, before checking-in, I felt at the top of my form: eyes bright, body humming, spirit sharp. Now I feel like a used Kleenex.

Call me... more »

Unquenchable

I gave up trying to sleep around 4am. The air is stale, a euphemism for smelly. The bedding is synthetic and sterile. The bed is too short, too narrow, all wrong. The machines attached to my roommate's thin arms are whirring ceaselessly, relentlessly. The dissonant blabber of endless TVs in identical rooms in all directions saddens me.

I am in a hospital room awaiting surgery - in 20 minutes.

I remember the exquisite black panther at the Hong Kong zoo: pacing back and forth in front of the bars of his cage. He couldn't know why, but he knew that it was all wrong: he simply did not want to be there, despite the easy meals, the lack of rivals, the care of the vets.

Neither do I. Hours ago, before checking-in, I felt at the top of my form: eyes bright, body humming, spirit sharp. Now I feel like a used Kleenex.

Call me spoiled, demanding. It has not been 24 hours even. Surely all this training, meditation, yoga, good life, friends, love, experience, traveling blah blah should be able to help me accept this stoically, to melt into the situation as into a beach towel on a breezy summer day.

Oops! Nothing helps. I am all suspended here, a zombie. I am antsy like the panther, craving to sprint away, into light, movement, pleasure, life, nature.

I have tasted cool spring water and my thirst cannot be quenched with bottled.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer___

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2015-01-20 08:16:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Identity. Humiliation. Anger. Conflict

Women run this hospital. Among doctors and nurses, the heart of care, women outnumber men and feminine energy dominates.

Men, however, are the overwhelming majority among the tough, indispensable, muscle-intensive hospital functions: lifting and moving patients, equipment, medical waste.

And, this being Marseille, they are mostly young, mostly North African, mostly Moslem.

Breezily, they push wheelchairs & trolleys with predominantly white, middle-class, middle-aged cancer patients through hospital corridors peppered with stark, white-on-black "Je suis Charlie" posters.

Breezily, they lug sacks of spent needless, bloody gauzes, dirty linens and empty chemotherapy bags past TV screens showing Algerians burning effigies of Francois Hollande, "their" President, the President of... more »

Identity. Humiliation. Anger. Conflict

Women run this hospital. Among doctors and nurses, the heart of care, women outnumber men and feminine energy dominates.

Men, however, are the overwhelming majority among the tough, indispensable, muscle-intensive hospital functions: lifting and moving patients, equipment, medical waste.

And, this being Marseille, they are mostly young, mostly North African, mostly Moslem.

Breezily, they push wheelchairs & trolleys with predominantly white, middle-class, middle-aged cancer patients through hospital corridors peppered with stark, white-on-black "Je suis Charlie" posters.

Breezily, they lug sacks of spent needless, bloody gauzes, dirty linens and empty chemotherapy bags past TV screens showing Algerians burning effigies of Francois Hollande, "their" President, the President of France, "their" country.

I know a lot depends on them so I watch them closely, spying on their feelings.

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#jesuischarlie
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer___

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2015-01-20 06:03:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Edge-walking

It happens once in a while: I wake up in the middle of the night with words in my head, clear as a voice heard or text read.

Last night's message was:
- "If you want to be an acrobat, it is better if you know how to fly. But if you know how to fly, you are a bird, not an acrobat. So I start again: if you want to be an acrobat, it is better if you know how to fall."

I like these utterances of my sleeping bedhead. Like many problem-solvers, I know that solutions are often found during sleep (geek confession: during my LISP-coding days, I used to wake up with perfectly-formed recursions that always run the first time).

But these more abstract messages I savor like one does with sweet candy: moving it around the mouth to taste it from different places along its path. I try not to reach definite conclusions as to... more »

Edge-walking

It happens once in a while: I wake up in the middle of the night with words in my head, clear as a voice heard or text read.

Last night's message was:
- "If you want to be an acrobat, it is better if you know how to fly. But if you know how to fly, you are a bird, not an acrobat. So I start again: if you want to be an acrobat, it is better if you know how to fall."

I like these utterances of my sleeping bedhead. Like many problem-solvers, I know that solutions are often found during sleep (geek confession: during my LISP-coding days, I used to wake up with perfectly-formed recursions that always run the first time).

But these more abstract messages I savor like one does with sweet candy: moving it around the mouth to taste it from different places along its path. I try not to reach definite conclusions as to what they might mean: I want the sweetness to last.

"Acrobat" comes from the Greek for "edge-walker". Yes, I like edges & joints, places where things meet other things, where things become other things. Yes, I like the idea of flying (who doesn't?) but flying is not a human ability and it contains an aspect of dying.

And when I think of falling, I always remember finding out in a dojo in Tokyo that it is the most essential part of Aikido training: you can't stand right of you don't know how to fall.

As it dissolves, the candy spreads is sweetness, but I am in no hurry.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer___

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2015-01-18 16:57:46 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Failing light

On the way, as the sun reaches the mountain crests that will soon obscure it, I stop the car next to an old country trail, to stretch my limbs, to stretch the return.

There are no straight lines here. Everything curves.

The tree line follows the stone wall, which follows the gravel path, which follows the base of the cliff, which is never straight. The tree branches grow to follow the light, which follows the movement of the sun, an arc in the sky.

As the light fails, the shadows lengthen and, themselves following the enchanted, ancient country landscape, curve and twist along with it.

I turn away from this last caress of the cold winter light and get straight back to the car.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer

Failing light

On the way, as the sun reaches the mountain crests that will soon obscure it, I stop the car next to an old country trail, to stretch my limbs, to stretch the return.

There are no straight lines here. Everything curves.

The tree line follows the stone wall, which follows the gravel path, which follows the base of the cliff, which is never straight. The tree branches grow to follow the light, which follows the movement of the sun, an arc in the sky.

As the light fails, the shadows lengthen and, themselves following the enchanted, ancient country landscape, curve and twist along with it.

I turn away from this last caress of the cold winter light and get straight back to the car.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer___

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2015-01-18 09:23:50 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Along with the trout

In the mountains, trails & roads follow rivers.  Water licks the rock to smooth its passing.  Then man carves it further for his own river of gravel and asphalt, to carry humans, horses, carts, cars, lorries.

At times, the river goes under, leaving a dry rocky bed, only to emerge lower, later.  
At times, the human river does the same: it pierces the rock and, suddenly, we are underground, the tunnel's lights flickering across the dark windshield.

Then the car emerges from the tunnel, my eyes flicker at the bright, and I think how I am rolling down the mountain along with the trout, right next to me.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer

Along with the trout

In the mountains, trails & roads follow rivers.  Water licks the rock to smooth its passing.  Then man carves it further for his own river of gravel and asphalt, to carry humans, horses, carts, cars, lorries.

At times, the river goes under, leaving a dry rocky bed, only to emerge lower, later.  
At times, the human river does the same: it pierces the rock and, suddenly, we are underground, the tunnel's lights flickering across the dark windshield.

Then the car emerges from the tunnel, my eyes flicker at the bright, and I think how I am rolling down the mountain along with the trout, right next to me.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer___

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2015-01-17 19:04:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Leaving

There is a melancholy in leaving a place, regardless of what is to come next.
Or is it  just me?

I remember, as a child, the car ride from the beach, at the end of summer, to the city, to school.  I could barely breathe, I felt that suspended.  Now I think: perhaps, there was something in me that sensed the preciousness of these childhood summers, that felt their uniqueness, their unrepeatability.

(So that my parents' "We will be back in June, before you know it" was no consolation.  I wanted this summer, not the next one).

As the childhood beach fades away, as today's snowy chalet disappears from the rear-view window, what am I doing looking back?

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer

Leaving

There is a melancholy in leaving a place, regardless of what is to come next.
Or is it  just me?

I remember, as a child, the car ride from the beach, at the end of summer, to the city, to school.  I could barely breathe, I felt that suspended.  Now I think: perhaps, there was something in me that sensed the preciousness of these childhood summers, that felt their uniqueness, their unrepeatability.

(So that my parents' "We will be back in June, before you know it" was no consolation.  I wanted this summer, not the next one).

As the childhood beach fades away, as today's snowy chalet disappears from the rear-view window, what am I doing looking back?

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer___

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2015-01-17 08:23:59 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Quiet spaces

There is nothing like the muffled quiet of a snowy day.  
All is absorbed: sound & color.

A ray of weak light penetrates a clearing in the thick forest and the conifer buds have a party: we are here, we are alive, full of potential, biding our time to emerge.  I stand absolutely still, absorbing the quiet, being absorbed by the quiet.

It comforts me, as I prepare to leave the mountains, all this stillness and quiet.  As much seduction as sedative.  I hope to carry some of it along, on the way to the coast.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer

Quiet spaces

There is nothing like the muffled quiet of a snowy day.  
All is absorbed: sound & color.

A ray of weak light penetrates a clearing in the thick forest and the conifer buds have a party: we are here, we are alive, full of potential, biding our time to emerge.  I stand absolutely still, absorbing the quiet, being absorbed by the quiet.

It comforts me, as I prepare to leave the mountains, all this stillness and quiet.  As much seduction as sedative.  I hope to carry some of it along, on the way to the coast.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrifrance
#cancer___

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2015-01-11 11:21:00 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Heading for snow

Snow has whitened the southern French Alps, the magical transition zone between:
- the dry Mediterranean climate of the Provence Alps (more agricultural, forgotten, quiet) and
- the colder, wetter, more brutal weather conditions of the Savoie region (where most of the famous ski resorts are).

I have 10 days to surgery.

I will spend them with friends in the mountains, for the quiet, the clean air, the gleam of snow, the blue skies, the crystals sprouting out of grass blades, the frozen ponds, river banks and village water fountains.

As usual with a countdown, I will only enjoy these days if I forget it is a countdown, if I don't try to treat these days as anything special, if I don't think that "time is running out" in any sense, if I just live them more or less as ordinary days, enjoying the... more »

Heading for snow

Snow has whitened the southern French Alps, the magical transition zone between:
- the dry Mediterranean climate of the Provence Alps (more agricultural, forgotten, quiet) and
- the colder, wetter, more brutal weather conditions of the Savoie region (where most of the famous ski resorts are).

I have 10 days to surgery.

I will spend them with friends in the mountains, for the quiet, the clean air, the gleam of snow, the blue skies, the crystals sprouting out of grass blades, the frozen ponds, river banks and village water fountains.

As usual with a countdown, I will only enjoy these days if I forget it is a countdown, if I don't try to treat these days as anything special, if I don't think that "time is running out" in any sense, if I just live them more or less as ordinary days, enjoying the ordinary pleasures of the here & now.

A tall order, but it helps being in nature.

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#nomadimitritravel
#nomadimitrinature
#nomadimitrifrance___

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2015-01-10 16:40:21 (35 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

France becomes a battlefield /  "Charlie, not Cheney"

Is this to be France's "September 11"?

Will violence meet with violence?
Will darker forces emerge & consolidate as a response from both sides?
What will be lost in the process? / What can be gained?

What is at stake is clear:
- Whether the idea & ideals of Europe (& "the West") are powerful enough, loved enough, respected enough to survive this particular tragedy.
- Regardless of the consequences.

The people who died at Charlie clearly thought it possible. So do I.


[My personal rallying cry: "Charlie, not Cheney"]
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#nomadimitritravel
#JeSuisCharlie

France becomes a battlefield /  "Charlie, not Cheney"

Is this to be France's "September 11"?

Will violence meet with violence?
Will darker forces emerge & consolidate as a response from both sides?
What will be lost in the process? / What can be gained?

What is at stake is clear:
- Whether the idea & ideals of Europe (& "the West") are powerful enough, loved enough, respected enough to survive this particular tragedy.
- Regardless of the consequences.

The people who died at Charlie clearly thought it possible. So do I.


[My personal rallying cry: "Charlie, not Cheney"]
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#nomadimitritravel
#JeSuisCharlie___

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2015-01-10 09:10:44 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Bad luck

Kind of like running into a bear in the forest, cancer is now "officially" caused by bad luck*.

This is just fine with me (not because I intend to spend the rest of my life wandering around Australian beaches without sunscreen,  an unfiltered Camels hanging from my lower lip) but because it lessens the paranoia that any recovering cancer patient feels: 

- will IT come back if I stay up late? 
- if I take lots of flights? 
- if I visit Beijing?
- if I eat less fiber?

So: Phewww!

(I like this scary painting from the Fine Arts Museum in Marseille, a sanctuary for me when the icy mountain winds blow through the city in the winter).

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer

Bad luck

Kind of like running into a bear in the forest, cancer is now "officially" caused by bad luck*.

This is just fine with me (not because I intend to spend the rest of my life wandering around Australian beaches without sunscreen,  an unfiltered Camels hanging from my lower lip) but because it lessens the paranoia that any recovering cancer patient feels: 

- will IT come back if I stay up late? 
- if I take lots of flights? 
- if I visit Beijing?
- if I eat less fiber?

So: Phewww!

(I like this scary painting from the Fine Arts Museum in Marseille, a sanctuary for me when the icy mountain winds blow through the city in the winter).

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2015-01-04 18:07:15 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Thank you for the sweetness... and the sweets

During the holidays, boxes of sweets started arriving almost faster than I could eat them! (Sweets are the only thing I can reliably eat during this period of my recovery - and they help me gain precious weight).

My favorites:
- macaroons from Paris ("Gerard Mulot")
- stuffed prunes in bitter cocoa from Athens ("Aristokratikon")
- bourbon-filled truffles from Kentucky ("Sharp's Candies")
- dark-chocolate cigarillos from Thessaloniki ("Terkenlis")
- mastiha-flavored loukoums from London ("mastihashop.com")

Lovely French neighbors and friends kept bringing over home-made cookies and pies and cakes and apple sauces and marmalades... an endless cornucopia of the sweet delights of friendship.

And at least 47 of you (at last count)... more »

Thank you for the sweetness... and the sweets

During the holidays, boxes of sweets started arriving almost faster than I could eat them! (Sweets are the only thing I can reliably eat during this period of my recovery - and they help me gain precious weight).

My favorites:
- macaroons from Paris ("Gerard Mulot")
- stuffed prunes in bitter cocoa from Athens ("Aristokratikon")
- bourbon-filled truffles from Kentucky ("Sharp's Candies")
- dark-chocolate cigarillos from Thessaloniki ("Terkenlis")
- mastiha-flavored loukoums from London ("mastihashop.com")

Lovely French neighbors and friends kept bringing over home-made cookies and pies and cakes and apple sauces and marmalades... an endless cornucopia of the sweet delights of friendship.

And at least 47 of you (at last count) offered to send me food & gifts & toys & books & puzzles. (As I explained in my replies to you, it is just too complicated, during this fragile period, to accept gifts from anyone I don't know directly and does not know my numerous dreadful dietary limitations).

But THANK YOU, THANK YOU, your offers also helped make these holidays warmer and sweeter.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer

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2014-12-31 11:54:45 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Love, Health & Happiness for 2015...

... (and, 2 out of the 3 is not bad at all).

many kisses & wishes,
   - noma[d]imitri

... and special special thanks to the foodies+ team that stirred the boat this year while I was below deck squeezing oranges: 
+Azlin Bloor +Lisa Watson +Mee Ming Wong +Sally Weatherley +maria nasir 

Love, Health & Happiness for 2015...

... (and, 2 out of the 3 is not bad at all).

many kisses & wishes,
   - noma[d]imitri

... and special special thanks to the foodies+ team that stirred the boat this year while I was below deck squeezing oranges: 
+Azlin Bloor +Lisa Watson +Mee Ming Wong +Sally Weatherley +maria nasir ___

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2014-12-23 20:03:15 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Blue Is the Warmest Colour: Part 2

What does this post have to do with the new James Bond movie?

As I have said earlier we are having an unseasonally warm winter in Europe & the colors are splendid.  Tree buds are swelling & taking on color, which gives naked forests a deep red hue, beautiful against the blue of the icy slopes.  (If this goes on & buds actually burst, this will be a disaster for the trees when temperatures drop: kind of like visiting Chicago in January with a linen outfit).

During cold nights in the cities, just like everyone/everywhere else, the French go to the movies (surprised?) & often invite me along (as I am no longer much fun in a bar or at a club, or, even, at a restaurant).  This is how it came to pass that I watched: "*Blue Is the Warmest Colour*" (in French: "La vied&... more »

Blue Is the Warmest Colour: Part 2

What does this post have to do with the new James Bond movie?

As I have said earlier we are having an unseasonally warm winter in Europe & the colors are splendid.  Tree buds are swelling & taking on color, which gives naked forests a deep red hue, beautiful against the blue of the icy slopes.  (If this goes on & buds actually burst, this will be a disaster for the trees when temperatures drop: kind of like visiting Chicago in January with a linen outfit).

During cold nights in the cities, just like everyone/everywhere else, the French go to the movies (surprised?) & often invite me along (as I am no longer much fun in a bar or at a club, or, even, at a restaurant).  This is how it came to pass that I watched: "*Blue Is the Warmest Colour*" (in French: "La vie d'Adèle"), which I highly recommend unless you are homophobic and/or offended by explicit sex on screen (even IMDB gives it 7.9 stars).

And 007?  
Well, one of Blue's splendid co-star/lovers, the very very French Léa Seydoux is one of the (two) new Bond girls (the other is the very very Italian Monica Bellucci).

And as a special bonus for me (& other fools like me who like big books), in the Bond film she goes by the name Madeleine Swann.  What more can I ask for?

Warning: 
Blue Is the Warmest Colour is long, explicit & "European".  If you are not into that sort of thing, I am sure there is a Tom Cruise movie just around the corner.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2014-12-23 09:28:45 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Rugged, but still kicking...

... I have headed to the mountains.
Carrying a messenger bag with the chemotherapy pump (till Christmas eve) around Alpine villages, I can pass for a rural postman.
It has been a super-mild autumn in France & most of Europe. Primroses are blooming as high as 1000m.  The cold, dry, sunny conditions suit me fine:  the risk of bacterial or viral infection is minimal, so I can wander outside and even mingle in crowds with little fear of taxing my weak immunity.

All things considered, I am in excellent spirits and wish the same to you and yours.  And thank you.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer

Rugged, but still kicking...

... I have headed to the mountains.
Carrying a messenger bag with the chemotherapy pump (till Christmas eve) around Alpine villages, I can pass for a rural postman.
It has been a super-mild autumn in France & most of Europe. Primroses are blooming as high as 1000m.  The cold, dry, sunny conditions suit me fine:  the risk of bacterial or viral infection is minimal, so I can wander outside and even mingle in crowds with little fear of taxing my weak immunity.

All things considered, I am in excellent spirits and wish the same to you and yours.  And thank you.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2014-12-19 09:35:55 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

My mind, never quite linear, is now, after months of cancer treatment, even more "all over the place" than usual (in French: "n'importe quoi").

I refuse to reign me in.

In principle, like everyone facing a life-threatening situation, I have been in a prolonged "state of shock" and, therefore, not quite "all there".

Part of me experiences this as a lack of trust in my faculties (was I rude? did I leave the lights on? did I fly my button?)

But part of me finds this freeing!  There is a freedom in becoming a bit spacey, error-prone, soft-in-the-head, clumsy, foolish, forgetful, rambling.  And it is easier to be that way in rural France than in techy Palo Alto.

You see what I mean, it now takes me forever to get to the point because, a lot of the time, I gets... more »

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

My mind, never quite linear, is now, after months of cancer treatment, even more "all over the place" than usual (in French: "n'importe quoi").

I refuse to reign me in.

In principle, like everyone facing a life-threatening situation, I have been in a prolonged "state of shock" and, therefore, not quite "all there".

Part of me experiences this as a lack of trust in my faculties (was I rude? did I leave the lights on? did I fly my button?)

But part of me finds this freeing!  There is a freedom in becoming a bit spacey, error-prone, soft-in-the-head, clumsy, foolish, forgetful, rambling.  And it is easier to be that way in rural France than in techy Palo Alto.

You see what I mean, it now takes me forever to get to the point because, a lot of the time, I get sidetracked or, simply, forget it.

What exactly did I set out to write to you under Blue Is the Warmest Colour, with a photo of icy-blue snow next to warm autumn foliage?

I'll get back to it when I remember...

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2014-12-17 21:01:54 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Last one

I feel like some kind of skinny furry animal coming out of his hibernation hole.  
Bleary-eyed, uneasy on my feet, scratching my head, I march towards the blinding light.  To realize, with swelling joy and trembling chest THAT I HAVE ONLY 1 (ONE) CHEMO LEFT!!!

And if that is not enough good news to make me smile again, then nothing is.

On December 22:
- I will go to the hospital with my latest blood tests
- The oncologist will consult the tests & talk to me & determine the dosage
- They will drip the medicine, for 2 hours, that will cover the effects of the chemo so I don't get immediately violently sick
- And, then, they will connect me to the electronic "biberon" (french for "baby bottle") that will slowly (for 48 hours) drip my final dose of the chemo poison (too toxic to administer moreq... more »

Last one

I feel like some kind of skinny furry animal coming out of his hibernation hole.  
Bleary-eyed, uneasy on my feet, scratching my head, I march towards the blinding light.  To realize, with swelling joy and trembling chest THAT I HAVE ONLY 1 (ONE) CHEMO LEFT!!!

And if that is not enough good news to make me smile again, then nothing is.

On December 22:
- I will go to the hospital with my latest blood tests
- The oncologist will consult the tests & talk to me & determine the dosage
- They will drip the medicine, for 2 hours, that will cover the effects of the chemo so I don't get immediately violently sick
- And, then, they will connect me to the electronic "biberon" (french for "baby bottle") that will slowly (for 48 hours) drip my final dose of the chemo poison (too toxic to administer more quickly).

Thus, therefore and consequently, unless I have my facts wrong, unless I am hallucinating all this or I am in some sort of denial or the doctors are lying to me: on 24 December, 3pm (Paris time) I will be disconnected from the chemo & I can go have Christmas dinner.

There, I said it, I keep on saying it so I can believe it.
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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2014-11-05 10:56:42 (29 comments, 3 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

The Dream of the Empty Table

I dream of empty tables, without food.  In these dreams, I am seated around friends, in excellent spirits: we talk, we jest, we expound and laugh, all around the table without a single morsel of food in the empty plates, serving bowls, soup tureens.  Without a single morsel of food passing through our lips.

After years of being supportive to people struggling to lose weight, I am full of newly-gained compassion & affinity with those trying to gain weight.

Because I am of them now.

For the first time in my life, I can no longer say "I love food".  In fact, I am trying very very hard, not to allow the opposite phrase to take hold of my brain (& stomach).  

I am no longer at a danger point due to low weight but I am certainly not the fatted calf.  After surgery, I stuffedmyse... more »

The Dream of the Empty Table

I dream of empty tables, without food.  In these dreams, I am seated around friends, in excellent spirits: we talk, we jest, we expound and laugh, all around the table without a single morsel of food in the empty plates, serving bowls, soup tureens.  Without a single morsel of food passing through our lips.

After years of being supportive to people struggling to lose weight, I am full of newly-gained compassion & affinity with those trying to gain weight.

Because I am of them now.

For the first time in my life, I can no longer say "I love food".  In fact, I am trying very very hard, not to allow the opposite phrase to take hold of my brain (& stomach).  

I am no longer at a danger point due to low weight but I am certainly not the fatted calf.  After surgery, I stuffed myself with the most terrifying high-cholesterol diet you can imagine: meats, fats, creams, desserts, sugars, starches, bone marrow, chocolate mousse etc etc etc  (And all this cannot be balanced by fiber, vegetables & fruits, because I cannot digest them).

It worked!  Slowly, horribly, shovel after shovel, I gained back 4 kg (9 lbs).  But I still have 12 kg (26 lbs) to gain before I get to pre-cancer levels.  Yuck!  (When they hear this, my friends in France reply: "Can I give you some of mine?)

I have as much enthusiasm for the dinner chair, as for that of the dentist.  My best wishes to all of you out there that share in the same struggle: eating with no appetite...

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2014-10-29 13:22:45 (55 comments, 0 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Back to the tunnel of chemotherapy

86% of patients with my cancer are unlucky enough to have a positive result in the biopsy of the removed tumor (meaning: there is still cancer in the tumor that was removed). Those patients must endure a further 3 months of chemo, "just in case". (The remaining 14% test negative and need no chemo).

I am one of the unlucky majority.

So I was prepared, as much as anyone can be prepared for this ordeal of slow systematic poisoning.
Difficult moments, difficult days and nights...
It is a battle, not least against a sense of futility, that must not take root.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer

Back to the tunnel of chemotherapy

86% of patients with my cancer are unlucky enough to have a positive result in the biopsy of the removed tumor (meaning: there is still cancer in the tumor that was removed). Those patients must endure a further 3 months of chemo, "just in case". (The remaining 14% test negative and need no chemo).

I am one of the unlucky majority.

So I was prepared, as much as anyone can be prepared for this ordeal of slow systematic poisoning.
Difficult moments, difficult days and nights...
It is a battle, not least against a sense of futility, that must not take root.

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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2014-10-19 08:11:57 (54 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

This won't hurt a bit: 21 times

For 3 weeks after surgery I needed to have a daily shot of some anti-coagulant (= a chemical that prevents the blood from forming clots which, after surgery, can be dangerous).

I had two choices:
- have someone give me the shot
- do it myself

I opted for the latter, this being a subcutaneous injection (= into the fat layer between skin & muscle; as with insulin shots for diabetics).

I did it, but it was slightly freaky, especially since, at 64kg, finding "the fat layer" is not trivial.

Have you ever given yourself a shot?  Would you?

(PS It has been 6 weeks since surgery and I am just rediscovering my bearings)
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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer

This won't hurt a bit: 21 times

For 3 weeks after surgery I needed to have a daily shot of some anti-coagulant (= a chemical that prevents the blood from forming clots which, after surgery, can be dangerous).

I had two choices:
- have someone give me the shot
- do it myself

I opted for the latter, this being a subcutaneous injection (= into the fat layer between skin & muscle; as with insulin shots for diabetics).

I did it, but it was slightly freaky, especially since, at 64kg, finding "the fat layer" is not trivial.

Have you ever given yourself a shot?  Would you?

(PS It has been 6 weeks since surgery and I am just rediscovering my bearings)
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#nomadimitritravel
#crushtheorange
#cancer___

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2014-09-08 09:22:56 (46 comments, 1 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

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2014-08-31 14:06:44 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Pain-killer

Waking up after surgery is supposed to be, for days, debilitatingly painful. France, thankfully, has a zero pain policy, so I will be connected to a morphine pump: every time the pain mounts to intolerable, I will give it a little squeeze & morphine will drip straight into my veins.

Perhaps this will prove to be even... enjoyable? (Dream on, nomad).

If all goes well, I will be out of the hospital around September 10. It will take another two months until I can move around freely again (and there will be other, smaller operations, during that time).

(When I first posted today, I noticed that my last post was almost 2 months old!!! I had thought it only 3 weeks! Time flies - I hope the next 2 months will fly by even faster... )
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel



Pain-killer

Waking up after surgery is supposed to be, for days, debilitatingly painful. France, thankfully, has a zero pain policy, so I will be connected to a morphine pump: every time the pain mounts to intolerable, I will give it a little squeeze & morphine will drip straight into my veins.

Perhaps this will prove to be even... enjoyable? (Dream on, nomad).

If all goes well, I will be out of the hospital around September 10. It will take another two months until I can move around freely again (and there will be other, smaller operations, during that time).

(When I first posted today, I noticed that my last post was almost 2 months old!!! I had thought it only 3 weeks! Time flies - I hope the next 2 months will fly by even faster... )
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

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2014-08-31 09:39:14 (40 comments, 2 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Time for the knife: Surgery

(There are times in life when there are so many things to worry about, so many imponderables, that it is best not to worry about them at all.)

I will be wheeled in for cancer surgery Tuesday morning (2 September). I was told to go "with just my clothes on", because the hospital is worried about thefts during my subsequent 48 hours or so in the ICU. Arriving without luggage, wallet or smartphone, like everything else about surgery, is both scary &, oddly, liberating.

It is one of life's ultimate surrenders: you just lie down naked, they put you to a sleep deep enough to death's door, they open you up. No participation, no negotiation, no control.

Am I ready? Yes - for there is no choice but to be ready.

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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

Time for the knife: Surgery

(There are times in life when there are so many things to worry about, so many imponderables, that it is best not to worry about them at all.)

I will be wheeled in for cancer surgery Tuesday morning (2 September). I was told to go "with just my clothes on", because the hospital is worried about thefts during my subsequent 48 hours or so in the ICU. Arriving without luggage, wallet or smartphone, like everything else about surgery, is both scary &, oddly, liberating.

It is one of life's ultimate surrenders: you just lie down naked, they put you to a sleep deep enough to death's door, they open you up. No participation, no negotiation, no control.

Am I ready? Yes - for there is no choice but to be ready.

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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-04 14:08:02 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

The bald and the blond
Bodies: Part 3
(magazine selection at French cancer hospital waiting room)

I could not resist sharing with you the lovely absurdity of this spectacle:

- every day, I pass a couple of hours at a waiting room (with a women to men ratio of 3:1) where women at various stages of baldness, emaciation & general decrepitude are leafing through magazines where supermodels give them their age-old wisdom about life's essentials:

- tanning
- losing weight
- cellulite
- his erections / Viagra
- etc

Ah, the mysterious depths of human nature...


PS no guy magazines at all. We are spared!
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

The bald and the blond
Bodies: Part 3
(magazine selection at French cancer hospital waiting room)

I could not resist sharing with you the lovely absurdity of this spectacle:

- every day, I pass a couple of hours at a waiting room (with a women to men ratio of 3:1) where women at various stages of baldness, emaciation & general decrepitude are leafing through magazines where supermodels give them their age-old wisdom about life's essentials:

- tanning
- losing weight
- cellulite
- his erections / Viagra
- etc

Ah, the mysterious depths of human nature...


PS no guy magazines at all. We are spared!
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-04 10:12:24 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

4th of July in France

The French are stocking up on American delicacies for this weekend's festivities.
Along with the usual Sneakers and Mars, they also have their own brand of American gastronomy: McEnnedy.
Emblazoned with Lady Liberty & "American Way", the food line features several American gourmet classics (see photo).
Perhaps it is time to forgive the French for their reluctance to join the Middle East glories of Obama's predecessors?

Happy 4th of July, everyone.
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

4th of July in France

The French are stocking up on American delicacies for this weekend's festivities.
Along with the usual Sneakers and Mars, they also have their own brand of American gastronomy: McEnnedy.
Emblazoned with Lady Liberty & "American Way", the food line features several American gourmet classics (see photo).
Perhaps it is time to forgive the French for their reluctance to join the Middle East glories of Obama's predecessors?

Happy 4th of July, everyone.
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-03 16:05:20 (30 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Does medical marijuana help with the side-effects of cancer treatment?

My California friends are adamant that, by being treated in France, I miss out on this "essential source of relief" from the hellfire of cancer therapy.

I am told that medical marijuana:
- is a great all around analgesic
- it suppresses nausea
- it calms the digestive system overall
- it increases appetite

Is it being prescribed to cancer patients?
Does anyone have some experience with this?
What about is own negative side effects?

(I refuse to Google this & find 1 trillion conflicting results).
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

Does medical marijuana help with the side-effects of cancer treatment?

My California friends are adamant that, by being treated in France, I miss out on this "essential source of relief" from the hellfire of cancer therapy.

I am told that medical marijuana:
- is a great all around analgesic
- it suppresses nausea
- it calms the digestive system overall
- it increases appetite

Is it being prescribed to cancer patients?
Does anyone have some experience with this?
What about is own negative side effects?

(I refuse to Google this & find 1 trillion conflicting results).
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-03 11:16:46 (39 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

How many Marseillais does it take to hang an art installation?
Bodies: Part 2

- Answer: "The more the merrier"

You see it all over the city: people here like to be with other people.
Even with crowds, even congested and, especially, when you can get to invade each other's "private space" (which, like in most of the south, extends to only about 1mm away from your skin).

At times, especially in public transport, it seems to me that people actually want to get close enough to get a generous whiff of each others' body parts!

-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

How many Marseillais does it take to hang an art installation?
Bodies: Part 2

- Answer: "The more the merrier"

You see it all over the city: people here like to be with other people.
Even with crowds, even congested and, especially, when you can get to invade each other's "private space" (which, like in most of the south, extends to only about 1mm away from your skin).

At times, especially in public transport, it seems to me that people actually want to get close enough to get a generous whiff of each others' body parts!

-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-02 13:57:00 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

A zen solution to the French Shopping Mall problem
Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 5

Thankfully, Marseille has a newly-opened Uniqlo, the Japanese retailer that is my go-to place for basic clothes. Packed with linen pants, linen shirts & T's, for a few hours, I left (mentally) hospital & city behind for the hushed tones of the land of the rising sun.

To top it all, I had a little sushi for lunch: you can see me leaning forward to catch my bald pate in the mirror of the sushi counter. First bald selfie...

Now I look trim once again & no one mistakes me for a vagabond!
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

A zen solution to the French Shopping Mall problem
Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 5

Thankfully, Marseille has a newly-opened Uniqlo, the Japanese retailer that is my go-to place for basic clothes. Packed with linen pants, linen shirts & T's, for a few hours, I left (mentally) hospital & city behind for the hushed tones of the land of the rising sun.

To top it all, I had a little sushi for lunch: you can see me leaning forward to catch my bald pate in the mirror of the sushi counter. First bald selfie...

Now I look trim once again & no one mistakes me for a vagabond!
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-02 13:10:42 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

American tourists

With the arrival of July, the city is starting to reverberate with the pleasant chirping of American accents. Apparently, Marseille must be on some sort of backpacker circuit, judging by the parade of first-time beards & cut-off jeans.
I chatted with two of them yesterday (my brother nomads! I was so happy to talk American!), at a viewpoint high above the city.
- "Wow!", they asked, " you live here dude? Can we crash at your pad?"
- "Actually, I am kind of a health tourist", I reply.
- "That's really cool, man".

So there you have it: I have been rebaptized, made cool once again, "out of the mouths of babes".

-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

American tourists

With the arrival of July, the city is starting to reverberate with the pleasant chirping of American accents. Apparently, Marseille must be on some sort of backpacker circuit, judging by the parade of first-time beards & cut-off jeans.
I chatted with two of them yesterday (my brother nomads! I was so happy to talk American!), at a viewpoint high above the city.
- "Wow!", they asked, " you live here dude? Can we crash at your pad?"
- "Actually, I am kind of a health tourist", I reply.
- "That's really cool, man".

So there you have it: I have been rebaptized, made cool once again, "out of the mouths of babes".

-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-01 18:05:45 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

The bicycle fish

Does anybody know what this fish is doing there?

(I have no idea whatsoever. I seem to be running into fish at the strangest places lately...)

Why do I care?
- Perhaps because, like them, I am also "out of my element".
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

The bicycle fish

Does anybody know what this fish is doing there?

(I have no idea whatsoever. I seem to be running into fish at the strangest places lately...)

Why do I care?
- Perhaps because, like them, I am also "out of my element".
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-01 13:25:02 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Lost like... a fish in a subway?

There are times, like now, when I feel lost.
Why now? It is my 6th week of radiotherapy and, just as I was saying that I had weathered it OK, it caught up with me.

- Dearth warmed over?
- Dog's breakfast?
- Looking like kak?

You can pick your metaphor - it's me!
When I first saw this aquarium at a subway stop in Marseille, I felt so sorry for the fish: instead of the ocean blue, they ended up lost in an alien world of people & machines zapping by, underground.

Dreaming of being rescued, I also fantasize of rescuing them.
NemoDimitri!
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

Lost like... a fish in a subway?

There are times, like now, when I feel lost.
Why now? It is my 6th week of radiotherapy and, just as I was saying that I had weathered it OK, it caught up with me.

- Dearth warmed over?
- Dog's breakfast?
- Looking like kak?

You can pick your metaphor - it's me!
When I first saw this aquarium at a subway stop in Marseille, I felt so sorry for the fish: instead of the ocean blue, they ended up lost in an alien world of people & machines zapping by, underground.

Dreaming of being rescued, I also fantasize of rescuing them.
NemoDimitri!
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-27 11:55:35 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Microwaving the orange

Let's say it takes 25 seconds to microwave an egg to your favorite hardness.
You can accomplish that by:
- zapping it for the full 25 seconds
or,
- you can zap it for just 1 second and do it 25 times.

Why do it the latter, more complicated way?
- to avoid overcooking the egg (provided you had a way of looking inside the egg to judge is done-ness)
- to avoid overheating the egg, so that it doesn't splatter or explode

This is pretty much the idea behind using radiotherapy to attack a tumor. For 5 weeks my "orange" (which, by now, is about the size of a ping pong ball) has been getting zapped daily, very much like the egg above. We are hoping for a further reduction (10-20%).

So, every day, I enter a waiting room full of fellow "Orange Club" members and, when my... more »

Microwaving the orange

Let's say it takes 25 seconds to microwave an egg to your favorite hardness.
You can accomplish that by:
- zapping it for the full 25 seconds
or,
- you can zap it for just 1 second and do it 25 times.

Why do it the latter, more complicated way?
- to avoid overcooking the egg (provided you had a way of looking inside the egg to judge is done-ness)
- to avoid overheating the egg, so that it doesn't splatter or explode

This is pretty much the idea behind using radiotherapy to attack a tumor. For 5 weeks my "orange" (which, by now, is about the size of a ping pong ball) has been getting zapped daily, very much like the egg above. We are hoping for a further reduction (10-20%).

So, every day, I enter a waiting room full of fellow "Orange Club" members and, when my turn comes, I am placed at a table made to hold me in a very precise position, so that the zapper can shoot the orange while sparing more favorite body parts.

You sneeze, you lose.

---
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-26 12:15:50 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Bodies Part 1: Lean/Mean or Curvaceous/Voluptuous?

Stroll through any western Mediterranean city and you can't miss it: the preference for "fuller" bodies, bodies that exude sensuality. Fleshier... and... yes, with more fat, preferably strategically placed.

As you move north, the aesthetics change towards bodies that look more like "healthy", well-oiled gym-machines.

The southern love of "love handles", for example, freaks out my California friends that spend their lives trying to crunch theirs away.

In Marseille, exploding cleavages, chunky biceps, boom-boom bellies, wide g-string-ed pelvises are in full and constant display, from beach to conference room. Meanwhile, clothes are constantly in the process of falling off: pants keep playing pic-a-boo with the cracks they are meant to conceal while flimsy sundress... more »

Bodies Part 1: Lean/Mean or Curvaceous/Voluptuous?

Stroll through any western Mediterranean city and you can't miss it: the preference for "fuller" bodies, bodies that exude sensuality. Fleshier... and... yes, with more fat, preferably strategically placed.

As you move north, the aesthetics change towards bodies that look more like "healthy", well-oiled gym-machines.

The southern love of "love handles", for example, freaks out my California friends that spend their lives trying to crunch theirs away.

In Marseille, exploding cleavages, chunky biceps, boom-boom bellies, wide g-string-ed pelvises are in full and constant display, from beach to conference room. Meanwhile, clothes are constantly in the process of falling off: pants keep playing pic-a-boo with the cracks they are meant to conceal while flimsy sundress straps keep straying from clavicles.

I am not being frivolous. How we view and relate to our own bodies has tremendous consequences to our own & society's well-being. The very same "overweight" woman can be voluptuous in Rio de Janeiro and unhealthy in Manhattan.

(Likewise, I am not skinny in Delhi!)

-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel


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2014-06-25 14:31:33 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Bad hair summer: dealing with baldness, boldly
Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 5

I confess that I am not yet comfortable being bald:
- my head gets cold easily
- upon shaving, I discovered my own Gorbachev-style head stain
- I don't know what to do with all these rubber-bands that used to keep my ponytail in place

"Ask and ye shall receive!"
Walking around the city today, I practically crashed into the solution: this fabulous wig. I run after her to ask her where she bought it from but, for some reason, she looked at me terrified and threatened to call the police.

Was it my skinny jeans, I wonder?
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

Bad hair summer: dealing with baldness, boldly
Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 5

I confess that I am not yet comfortable being bald:
- my head gets cold easily
- upon shaving, I discovered my own Gorbachev-style head stain
- I don't know what to do with all these rubber-bands that used to keep my ponytail in place

"Ask and ye shall receive!"
Walking around the city today, I practically crashed into the solution: this fabulous wig. I run after her to ask her where she bought it from but, for some reason, she looked at me terrified and threatened to call the police.

Was it my skinny jeans, I wonder?
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-24 12:32:43 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

So what do you do all day, Skinny?
Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 4

(... still dealing with the falling pants problem...)

I find myself crawling around the city, dazed. Mercifully, the stupefying heat and urban decay is, at times, relieved by the sudden, overwhelming perfume of blossoming oleanders, fig leaves and jasmine.

I am now officially "skinny ". Friends are advising that I buy skinny jeans, something I did not even know existed. Then, today, waiting at a bus stop, I saw this kid and thought: "the writing is on the wall". "Skinny" is still better than "skeletal".

-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

So what do you do all day, Skinny?
Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 4

(... still dealing with the falling pants problem...)

I find myself crawling around the city, dazed. Mercifully, the stupefying heat and urban decay is, at times, relieved by the sudden, overwhelming perfume of blossoming oleanders, fig leaves and jasmine.

I am now officially "skinny ". Friends are advising that I buy skinny jeans, something I did not even know existed. Then, today, waiting at a bus stop, I saw this kid and thought: "the writing is on the wall". "Skinny" is still better than "skeletal".

-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-18 15:07:17 (39 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

The girl with the chocolate bikini
Horrors of the shopping mall: Part 3

(Oui! She's all chocolate)

Am I trying to show you that you can find terrible taste even in France?
Is this some sort of manual for empowering American confidence in the so-called "fine things in life"?

Well, sorry to burst your "Perfect France" bubble! As a matter of fact, along with the tackiness, French shopping malls will thrill you with the following US mall horrors:
- toilets: placed strategically on the top floor, at its most faraway corner, so you have to see everything to get there
- escalators: placed so that you have to meander all over the place in order to find the next one "up"

What are your favorite mall horrors?
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

The girl with the chocolate bikini
Horrors of the shopping mall: Part 3

(Oui! She's all chocolate)

Am I trying to show you that you can find terrible taste even in France?
Is this some sort of manual for empowering American confidence in the so-called "fine things in life"?

Well, sorry to burst your "Perfect France" bubble! As a matter of fact, along with the tackiness, French shopping malls will thrill you with the following US mall horrors:
- toilets: placed strategically on the top floor, at its most faraway corner, so you have to see everything to get there
- escalators: placed so that you have to meander all over the place in order to find the next one "up"

What are your favorite mall horrors?
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-13 12:27:01 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

At the shopping mall
Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 2

No longer an "L" & tired of drilling holes on my belts to accommodate a shrinking frame, I decided yesterday to brave (horror of horrors!) a shopping experience.

I am a great fan of shopping malls: they provide a wastebasket for all that crap (Targets, Zaras, Toilet Depots, fast food-o-ramas, multiplexes, coffee chains, etc) instead of polluting our urban sidewalks. (In parts of Manhattan, where there are no malls, every square has been carpet-bombed with Gap, a Chase, a Citi, a pharmacy chain etc).

And, yes, for the first time in my life, I went to a French Shopping Mall.
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

At the shopping mall
Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 2

No longer an "L" & tired of drilling holes on my belts to accommodate a shrinking frame, I decided yesterday to brave (horror of horrors!) a shopping experience.

I am a great fan of shopping malls: they provide a wastebasket for all that crap (Targets, Zaras, Toilet Depots, fast food-o-ramas, multiplexes, coffee chains, etc) instead of polluting our urban sidewalks. (In parts of Manhattan, where there are no malls, every square has been carpet-bombed with Gap, a Chase, a Citi, a pharmacy chain etc).

And, yes, for the first time in my life, I went to a French Shopping Mall.
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-12 14:05:08 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 1

I have become "Small".

It must have been about 8 years since I went shopping. I mean "really" shopping: not just a quick jolt to replace a sneaker that has started to smile. I mean shopping when you walk out with bags (bagS!!!), shopping as when you are about to move to a country with different meteorology.

Basically: wardrobe replacement.

I am endlessly confused with numerical sizing systems: France has its own, different from the European standard (surprised?) which is, of course, different from the American one.

But I do like the XS,S,M,L,XL,XXL system, because I know I am mostly "L" and rarely "M". Easy.
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

Honey, we shrunk Dimitri: Part 1

I have become "Small".

It must have been about 8 years since I went shopping. I mean "really" shopping: not just a quick jolt to replace a sneaker that has started to smile. I mean shopping when you walk out with bags (bagS!!!), shopping as when you are about to move to a country with different meteorology.

Basically: wardrobe replacement.

I am endlessly confused with numerical sizing systems: France has its own, different from the European standard (surprised?) which is, of course, different from the American one.

But I do like the XS,S,M,L,XL,XXL system, because I know I am mostly "L" and rarely "M". Easy.
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-11 14:22:21 (42 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

An American statement at a French breach town

This is a weird town!

Where else in the world do you find, as in this major intersection in Marseille, a copy, rather than an original, designed-just-for-here, statue?

The fact that it is a copy of something instantly recognizable (David!!! the ass!!!) makes it even weirder. Renaissance Italy finds a home at French beach town.

- Cultural insecurity (like the Eiffel tower in Vegas)?
- Lack of local modern sculptors?
- Or, an attempt at cultural "mash up", a re-imagining of David as a beach boy?

Your ideas?

(PS do notice the pavement of the crane)
(PPS you can tell I am better when my silliness comes back)
---
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

An American statement at a French breach town

This is a weird town!

Where else in the world do you find, as in this major intersection in Marseille, a copy, rather than an original, designed-just-for-here, statue?

The fact that it is a copy of something instantly recognizable (David!!! the ass!!!) makes it even weirder. Renaissance Italy finds a home at French beach town.

- Cultural insecurity (like the Eiffel tower in Vegas)?
- Lack of local modern sculptors?
- Or, an attempt at cultural "mash up", a re-imagining of David as a beach boy?

Your ideas?

(PS do notice the pavement of the crane)
(PPS you can tell I am better when my silliness comes back)
---
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-05 17:36:46 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

In lieu of a selfie.
As adults, most of us have a more or less stable (though evolving) sense of how we are perceived by strangers in general. We get used to fairly predictable responses from strangers: when we walk the dog, when we enter the bakery, when we have a beer alone at the bar, when we silently flirt with someone, through the eyes alone, across a crowded space.

(Having a mostly open, "southern" demeanor, I am quite spoiled: the world has always seemed to smile back at me).

No longer. Emaciated, bundled up in winter clothes, sunscreen & hat, with a hesitant gait, timid, spacey & (often) in pain, I look like a freak, someone you avert your eyes from. This is especially problematic in a new city, as people will not stop to give me directions (forget smiles). Briefly: on the street, I am treated as a homeless, an... more »

In lieu of a selfie.
As adults, most of us have a more or less stable (though evolving) sense of how we are perceived by strangers in general. We get used to fairly predictable responses from strangers: when we walk the dog, when we enter the bakery, when we have a beer alone at the bar, when we silently flirt with someone, through the eyes alone, across a crowded space.

(Having a mostly open, "southern" demeanor, I am quite spoiled: the world has always seemed to smile back at me).

No longer. Emaciated, bundled up in winter clothes, sunscreen & hat, with a hesitant gait, timid, spacey & (often) in pain, I look like a freak, someone you avert your eyes from. This is especially problematic in a new city, as people will not stop to give me directions (forget smiles). Briefly: on the street, I am treated as a homeless, an addict or a psychotic. Like them, I have become invisible. Suddenly, the idea of making new friends seems, for the first time, an insurmountable challenge.

What is even worse: my weakness is not left unnoticed by the city's criminal elements. In the unspoken, instinctual ways of the urban jungle, I am now a target, the weak link, the antelope that has strayed of the pack, limping. I can see it in their eyes.

All this is, for the moment, more weird than disturbing, another thing to accept and detach from. As long as it doesn't last...
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-05-29 15:59:43 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 


How it is.
- mornings are slow: 11am wake-up & then about 2 hours to "adjust"
- once "functional" I walk around Marseille like a sleepwalking scarecrow: hat, sunglasses, scarf, jacket, windbreaker. As everyone is on T-shirt, I get plenty of looks
- meals: like in pregnancy, I wonder what absurd food I will crave today (if any, if I am lucky). Ah, the terror at the restaurant when the waiter asks for my order!
- treatment: oral chemo twice a day; visit to the hospital for radiotherapy one a day
- meet friends, always grateful that they somehow are still not completely bored with me and my "situation"; incredible how kind people can be
- books & films until sleep, merciful, healing sleep
- weekends I leave the city for the countryside, to recharge among flowers and birdsong

Photo: Norman Foster's mirrored... more »


How it is.
- mornings are slow: 11am wake-up & then about 2 hours to "adjust"
- once "functional" I walk around Marseille like a sleepwalking scarecrow: hat, sunglasses, scarf, jacket, windbreaker. As everyone is on T-shirt, I get plenty of looks
- meals: like in pregnancy, I wonder what absurd food I will crave today (if any, if I am lucky). Ah, the terror at the restaurant when the waiter asks for my order!
- treatment: oral chemo twice a day; visit to the hospital for radiotherapy one a day
- meet friends, always grateful that they somehow are still not completely bored with me and my "situation"; incredible how kind people can be
- books & films until sleep, merciful, healing sleep
- weekends I leave the city for the countryside, to recharge among flowers and birdsong

Photo: Norman Foster's mirrored shelter at the Old Harbor
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-05-26 14:40:16 (54 comments, 0 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

Ah, I almost forgot the good news!

The tumor has shrunk by 60%! Hopefully, this next step of the treatment will decrease it even more before the surgery. So far, so good.

---
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

Ah, I almost forgot the good news!

The tumor has shrunk by 60%! Hopefully, this next step of the treatment will decrease it even more before the surgery. So far, so good.

---
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-05-26 11:41:44 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Clinging

Like a barnacle, stuck onto the ship's hull through the pounding waves, I, too, have been clinging through my storm.
And, finally, the (first) storm has passed: I am done with the (injectable) chemotherapy.
During the past week, I have felt life surge back, not at all like a calm sea: much more than a tsunami of espresso!
One week I am too exhausted to brush my teeth, the next I am taking 6-hour walks!

I have missed all my friends here but was simply too exhausted.
As I am writing these lines, I am minutes ahead from the next phase: 5 weeks of radiotherapy combined with oral chemotherapy.

This time I will try to be less like the barnacle on the left of the photo and more like the anemone on the right (she pops out of her tube once in a while, and she has just about as much hair as I do)!
---
#crushtheorange
#cancer ... more »

Clinging

Like a barnacle, stuck onto the ship's hull through the pounding waves, I, too, have been clinging through my storm.
And, finally, the (first) storm has passed: I am done with the (injectable) chemotherapy.
During the past week, I have felt life surge back, not at all like a calm sea: much more than a tsunami of espresso!
One week I am too exhausted to brush my teeth, the next I am taking 6-hour walks!

I have missed all my friends here but was simply too exhausted.
As I am writing these lines, I am minutes ahead from the next phase: 5 weeks of radiotherapy combined with oral chemotherapy.

This time I will try to be less like the barnacle on the left of the photo and more like the anemone on the right (she pops out of her tube once in a while, and she has just about as much hair as I do)!
---
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-04-20 09:55:09 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Happy easter holidays...

... et voila my chemical easter egg. This little technological marvel allows me to continue chemotherapy away from the hospital for 48 hours.
The egg you see inside is filled with the chemical. The containing bottle is pressurized, squeezing the egg drop by drop. The tube is connected to my heart.

Egg to heart!
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

Happy easter holidays...

... et voila my chemical easter egg. This little technological marvel allows me to continue chemotherapy away from the hospital for 48 hours.
The egg you see inside is filled with the chemical. The containing bottle is pressurized, squeezing the egg drop by drop. The tube is connected to my heart.

Egg to heart!
-
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-04-18 13:57:14 (43 comments, 1 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

Plenty to smile about, despite.

Just checked-in at my hospital room, #169, for the third round of chemo. Despite my general state, I smiled at that "69".
The nurse that asked me my measurements was really tiny and gasped at my height and I told her I always wanted to be smaller, and she told me I was crazy and we laughed.
Then the dietitian came to discuss my meal, and I said I wanted to go empty, and she smiled and said she will still send me some cheese and a creme caramel, " just in case ". She left me smiling.

(Oh, and yes, I did cut the hair myself.)
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#cancer
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Plenty to smile about, despite.

Just checked-in at my hospital room, #169, for the third round of chemo. Despite my general state, I smiled at that "69".
The nurse that asked me my measurements was really tiny and gasped at my height and I told her I always wanted to be smaller, and she told me I was crazy and we laughed.
Then the dietitian came to discuss my meal, and I said I wanted to go empty, and she smiled and said she will still send me some cheese and a creme caramel, " just in case ". She left me smiling.

(Oh, and yes, I did cut the hair myself.)
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-04-16 09:29:09 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Smelling the flowers, once again!

I woke up feeling great today.  In fact, I woke up much earlier than my usual 10am, exactly because of it: feeling good woke me up!
(Of course, I have no way of knowing how this "great" compares to the normal "great", the pre-tumor, pre-chemotherapy "great".  It is entirely possible that, in the old days, the way I feel today would be called "lousy".  But who cares!)

The perversity of the treatment is that, just as soon as you feel better, you have to go in for the next boxing match.  So the last chemo was 12 days ago & the next one is Friday night.  

- How will I, knowing what awaits me, climb those hospital steps once again?
 - How does the boxer, bruised & bleeding at intermission, his coach icing his swollen eye, find "what-it-takes" to walk back intothe r... more »

Smelling the flowers, once again!

I woke up feeling great today.  In fact, I woke up much earlier than my usual 10am, exactly because of it: feeling good woke me up!
(Of course, I have no way of knowing how this "great" compares to the normal "great", the pre-tumor, pre-chemotherapy "great".  It is entirely possible that, in the old days, the way I feel today would be called "lousy".  But who cares!)

The perversity of the treatment is that, just as soon as you feel better, you have to go in for the next boxing match.  So the last chemo was 12 days ago & the next one is Friday night.  

- How will I, knowing what awaits me, climb those hospital steps once again?
 - How does the boxer, bruised & bleeding at intermission, his coach icing his swollen eye, find "what-it-takes" to walk back into the ring, knowing how much it is going to hurt?
- Is this "what-it-takes" Strength?  Courage?  Perseverance?  Stubbornness?  Grit?

I do not know.  None of these words seem to express what I feel.  I do not feel like I am fighting, either.  It is more correct for me to say that I am going back because I love smelling the flowers.

PS Thanks to L. for her beautiful letter, including this sketch.  And for the "snake oil".

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#crushtheorange
#cancer 
#nomadimitritravel___

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