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Larry Fournillier1,276,689Make 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 Bloor39,344LET'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 Bloor39,344Everything 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 Ehline19,804This 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-Sonoma1,867,428Join 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 Fras33,505You 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 Muraz26,913Discover 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 20:00:0077 
First Friday Art Walk668,441The 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 15:00:00228 
Food Republic1,727,675Come 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 Walk668,441The 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 15:00:00262 
First Friday Art Walk668,441The 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 
TriniGourmet290This 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 Littley671,308These 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 Croston1,067,258Join 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 Ozug9,135This 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 Soluch5,834Wspólny 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, kraj2. 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, country2.  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 nPodlasie Province, Poland - the end of the World and one day longer - pictures with tag #fk...2013-01-18 19:00:0021 
Stanisław Soluch5,834KONIEC ŚWIATA - Czas, Kalendarz, Zegar; max 2/day,  #fkPHOTOandPLACEWymogami są tagi #fkPHOTOandPLACE, #fkTime lub #fkCalendar lub #fkClock lub #fksundial lub  #fkDecadence oraz1. tagi (mogą  być też zapisane pod zdjęciem w komentarzu) wskazujące miejsce2. lub w Exif-ie są geotagi i po kliknięciu we Właściwościach zdjęcia można kliknąć małą mapkę by wyświetlić Google Map całej okolicy3. albo jest stopka mówiąca o miejscu wykonania zdjęcia - zachęcam - i pozdrawiamRequirements 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 place2. or Exif-e are geotags and click on Properties, you can click the small images to view the map Google Map throughout the area3. 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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King Amari20,117If you are a video junkie, don’t EVER pay for software again. Use freemake.com software for FREE! They have video converters and downloaders ready to use!---------------------This is my 12th circle share for Top-of-da-Top circles. Only the people who have reshared my content over the past 8 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 #GoogleCircleas 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 aboveAlso, visit +Rusty Ferguson page and help him out with promoting some humanitarian causes. There are a lot of people that will appreciate any help they can get. Peace & love be with all of you!#GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared  #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday  #google   #KingCircles   #KingAmari   #ppcmasterminds I am confident that together we can get this to over 500+ reshares and increase everyone's follower count. Let's do it...2014-12-18 20:59:03312565061
Rok Šimec28,082To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle 2014-12-16 18:14:06500001
Михаил Пушкарев0#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 2014-12-13 08:06:48496111
Norman Grant5,608Share this Circle of exciting people for more followers.2014-12-08 20:29:57475001
SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS26,197X-MAS SHARERS ELITE CIRCLE NO 2@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU RECEIVED THIS NOTIFICATION IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED INTHIS CIRCLE:d@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@PLEASE SHARE FROM ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/8JdePF6jb1n@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Hi!After a long time of adjustmentsI have made to all my circles,I am happy to share myX-MAS SHARERS ELITE CIRCLE NO 2I have given this name because...X-MAS comes soon!I know it a few days left but I want tosay thank you to all of you and I want to shout MERRY CHRISTMAS!to all of you who are on G+Thank you guys! Let your wishes come true!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian Collinsauthor of over 100 life changingbooks.http://bit.ly/IanCollinsAmazon@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDEDIN A NEW VERSIONS OF MY CIRCLES THEN:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLIC3. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post (LINK BELOW)!Otherwise I may not notice your activity!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/8JdePF6jb1n@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian Collinsauthor of over 100 life changingbooks.http://bit.ly/IanCollinsAmazon@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer2014-12-08 11:59:12420201121
Olga Kafka24,049Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2014-12-07 15:36:21497000
Gailen Mapes72,775Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 4 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-04 14:20:59147000
Robert Connor25,429This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle.If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!*#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlequeen 2014-12-01 08:21:164773210
Conseltek9,701#Circleshare of the weekend!! Ad, plus and share this amazing circle. Get more followers now and fast! ;) #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingcircles  2014-11-28 19:07:38480000
Project Bolony1,656Another Great Circle to ShareRules are simple:1. SHARE this circle share Post PUBLICLY to your stream.2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it.3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle and SHARE#sharedcircle       #awesomepeople   #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle   #circleshared 2014-11-26 00:59:32425002
Project Bolony1,656Another Great Circle to ShareRules are simple:1. SHARE this circle share Post PUBLICLY to your stream.2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it.3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle and SHARE#sharedcircle       #awesomepeople   #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle   #circleshared 2014-11-26 00:50:28425001
David Jenkins131Great circle of engagers. 2014-11-22 20:08:39500013
Alessandro Folghera54,798#TopEngagers   #SocialFriends   #GooglePlusFriends   #SharedCircle  Join me on:Linkedin : http://it.linkedin.com/pub/dir/alessandro/folgheraTwitter : https://twitter.com/folgheraFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFoursquare : https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraPinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/folghera/Instagram : http://instagram.com/folghera/Quora : http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraTo be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Engage me2 - Do +1 t the post3 - Comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong (marketing, seo, photography, fashion ...)4 - Include the circle among your circles5 - Share the circle (include yourself)#sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     2014-11-20 20:27:33501100
GAR Pictures239Share this great Circle of marvelous People!!Grow your network! #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharing #sharingcircles #sharingmeansthankyou #circle #circleshare #circleoftheday #circlesharing #circlewednesdaycircle #circlewednesday  2014-11-19 19:59:41460012
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche8,153┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊ GREAT FRIENDS v5 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v5  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 +Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar                 2014-11-19 13:13:50455122
Matteo Di Felice8,437A very interesting new circle created by +Daniel Stock  with Google Plus international influencers.If you like to be added to the next circle:1) Add +Matteo Di Felice & +Daniel Stock  to your circles2) Plus one and a comment this post 3) Shared with your extended circlesEnjoy your new contact! :-)2014-11-15 17:17:38499102
Daniel Stock94,004▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂HERE'S VERSION 81-B OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED SATURDAY 11/15/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-11-15 16:49:35500262144
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche7,801┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊ SkyGlow  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the SkyGlow  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 +Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #Circle   #CircleShare   #Patagonia   #Bariloche   #TrenqueLauquen   #Ruta5   #Hotel   #HowardJohnson   #Alojamiento   #SantaRosa   #LaPampa  2014-11-15 15:36:05457212631
Kenneth Nicholson8,800This circle contains people who are very active on Google+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 #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday #circleme #circlenetwork #circleoftheweek #circleplus #Australia #Adelaide #Brisbane #Cairns #Darwin #Hobart #Melbourne #Perth #Sydney #circleshare #rikacircles #circletoday #circleup #circleyoushare2014-11-11 06:38:044944514
Gailen Mapes71,033Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 4 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-10 11:53:35152000
Olga Kafka23,632Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2014-11-09 16:18:52497104
Nishant Kumar698                     •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share #1  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•2014-11-08 06:16:03500000
Nishant Kumar698                     •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share #2.0  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•2014-11-08 06:15:41500000
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501001
Ads & PR35,975ADD 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#Engagers2014-11-05 15:31:314929710
SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS24,066SHARERS ELITE - REVIVE CIRCLES NO 7@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU RECEIVED THIS NOTIFICATION IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED INTHIS CIRCLE:d@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@PLEASE SHARE FROM ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/BXSyipFTk5i@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Hi!Because I was busy with myebook series project,I did not share too many circles.Therefore I decided toshare all those great circles I already haveand check what has changed.This is my 7th circle. I have.In all my shared circlesI keep my best sharers only.My goal is always to create best circles.I really love to stay connected with you guys!So if you want to be included inany of them, please continuesharing these circles with your friends.During next few days I will be sharingmy existing circles and this willhelp me to sort them all outand create new and really powerful circles.PS. Please remember...When you share, you share yourself first.Also share and allow yourself to be shared by others!Ian from+SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDEDIN A NEW VERSIONS OF MY CIRCLES THEN:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLIC3. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post (LINK BELOW)!Otherwise I may not notice your activity!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/BXSyipFTk5i@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian Collins+Shared Circles Best Engagershttp://bit.ly/IanCollinsAmazon@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   2014-11-05 10:53:3742516413
Raffaele Romeo Arena55,306Very Important Circle#specialcircle        Hi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want to enlarge your circle, you have to reshare this circle. So, do you want to enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting for?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce V.30:1 - include me in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post 5 - happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you are great.http://buzznews.it/stasera-in-tv-4-novembre-programmi-8058/#cerchiamassima  #SpecialNew    #circles  #sharedcircles #addcircle  #veryimpcircle  #sharedpubliccircles  #growfollowers #circleshare  #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #findcircles  #circlemeup #influencers  #influencer  #influence  #influencermarketing #sharedcircle      #raffoar    #circleshare  #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing    #socialmediastrategy #highheelsbrands    #socialnetworking      2014-11-04 16:27:54484023
SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS23,930SHARERS ELITE - REVIVE CIRCLES NO 6@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU RECEIVED THIS NOTIFICATION IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED INTHIS CIRCLE:d@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@PLEASE SHARE FROM ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/FdAC8jNWF3o@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Hi!Because I was busy with myebook series project,I did not share too many circles.Therefore I decided toshare all those great circles I already haveand check what has changed.This is my 6th circle. I have.In all my shared circlesI keep my best sharers only.My goal is always to create best circles.I really love to stay connected with you guys!So if you want to be included inany of them, please continuesharing these circles with your friends.During next few days I will be sharingmy existing circles and this willhelp me to sort them all outand create new and really powerful circles.PS. Please remember...When you share, you share yourself first.Also share and allow yourself to be shared by others!Ian from+SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDEDIN A NEW VERSIONS OF MY CIRCLES THEN:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLIC3. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post (LINK BELOW)!Otherwise I may not notice your activity!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/FdAC8jNWF3o@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian Collins+Shared Circles Best Engagershttp://bit.ly/IanCollinsAmazon@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   2014-11-04 10:57:22465904
Serkan Mutan2,323gOOgLE .... Friends. I#bird   #birdphotography   #naturephotography   #birds   #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #wildlifephotography   #wild   #wildlife   #osprey   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #birds4all   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #googlephotographers #naturephotos   #wildbirds   #photographer #animals #animallovers   #animalphotography #birds4all   #birdsgallery #photography   #photographer   #photos   #photographie  #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildphotographer   #wildphotos   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #googlephotographers   #googlephotography   2014-11-03 11:33:08360001
Kylie Jenner10,387#15 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-11-03 03:22:16339228
Payne Odom0More Friend now! #sharedcircles  2014-10-30 16:11:43501001
Kylie Jenner10,033#12                        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 146  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This 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 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-30 05:09:07333000
Kylie Jenner10,0338                        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 146  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This 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 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-30 05:08:46333000
Nishant Kumar698Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - include the circle among your circles3- share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !2014-10-29 05:16:06500000
Kylie Jenner9,790#10 If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 146  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This 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 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-28 15:03:43332011
Olga Kafka23,240 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-28 14:50:34496002
SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS23,028SHARERS ELITE - REVIVE CIRCLES NO 2@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU RECEIVED THIS NOTIFICATION IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED INTHIS CIRCLE:d@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@PLEASE SHARE FROM ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/5mjTsJeqLEm@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Hi!Because I was busy with myebook series project,I did not share too many circles.Therefore I decided toshare all those great circles I already haveand check what has changed.This is today's 2nd circle.In all my shared circlesI keep my best sharers only.My goal is always to create best circles.I really love to stay connected with you guys!So if you want to be included inany of them, please continuesharing these circles with your friends.PS.When you share, you share yourself first.Also share and allow yourself to be shared by others!Ian from+SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDEDIN A NEW VERSIONS OF MY CIRCLES THEN:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLIC3. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post (LINK BELOW)!Otherwise I may not notice your activity!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/5mjTsJeqLEm@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian Collins+Shared Circles Best Engagershttp://bit.ly/IanCollinsAmazon@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   2014-10-28 10:15:15262773694
Alzheimer's Reading Room4,496+Michael Q Todd  #Thankyou  Join us in this very fertile Circle1 - Include me in your Circle2 - Make sure you Include Yourself in the Circle3 - Click Add people and create your circle4 - Share the Circle with Public and Your Circles2014-10-27 17:26:263491110
Techno News Maniac0To get in, and to ensure you stay in this #sharedcircles   you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!! 4. Publicly share this circle...!!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles 2014-10-23 06:15:22500011
Elizabeth Rose6,984#3 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-18 15:40:58334048
!!!..HAC PATЬ..!!!613#ДрузьяВGoogle   #круги #КругиGoogle   #круглим   #кругляши   #обмен     #ВЗАИМНЫЙОБМЕНКРУГАМИ  #chiburator #krugi #circle  #CIRCLE #KRUGI #RUSSIA #CHIBURATOR  #circle   #amazing   #content   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcirc2014-10-18 03:15:24388102
Kelly Jean9,359#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:36:12359000
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2014-02-19 15:39:01 (100 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

A side of radioactivity with your orange, sir?

You all know that I am not big on facts & figures from my recipes - far more interested in intuition & the gist of things.  But my feelings are such a jumble right now that (bear with me, I will get there!) it is easier to share some facts:

Scary (so far):

- Fact: the tumor is the size of an orange and it is malignant
- Fact: we do not know if & how far it has spread
- Fact: CT scan is scheduled for Thursday to tell us if & how far it has spread
- Fact: One CT scan is equivalent of 5000 x-rays
- Fact: 2% of cancers in the US are caused by CT scans
- Fact: in order for the CT scan to do its job, you have to be injected with various poisons, including radioactivity & iodine
- Fact: only after the CT scan will we be able to start scheduling surgery, chemo & the... more »

Most reshares: 5

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2014-05-29 15:59:43 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 77 +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 »

Most plusones: 129

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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
#nomadimitritravel

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2014-12-17 21:01:54 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +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, 65 +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 (47 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +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 (53 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +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, 115 +1s)Open 

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2014-08-31 14:06:44 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 87 +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, 3 reshares, 53 +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, 28 +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!
---
#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-04 10:12:24 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 32 +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.
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#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.
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-07-03 16:05:20 (30 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +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).
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#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, 32 +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!

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#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, 51 +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!
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#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, 34 +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".

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#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, 31 +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".
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#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, 37 +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!
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#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!
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-27 11:55:35 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +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.

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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-26 12:15:50 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +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!)

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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel


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2014-06-25 14:31:33 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +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?
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#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?
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-24 12:32:43 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 44 +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".

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#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".

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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-18 15:07:17 (39 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +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?
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#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?
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-13 12:27:01 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +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.
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#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.
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-12 14:05:08 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +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.
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#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.
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-11 14:22:21 (43 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +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)
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#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)
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-06-05 17:36:46 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +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...
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-05-29 15:59:43 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 77 +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
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#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.

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#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.

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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-05-26 11:41:44 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +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)!
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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-04-20 09:55:09 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +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!
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#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!
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#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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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel

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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2014-04-11 09:36:40 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

"The King & I", "Kojak" or Gorbachev?

As my hair starts to fall, I start wondering what I will look like... bald.

- I think my favorite baldie is Yul Brynner: I have wild visions of emerging bald & in silk pajamas from my hospital bed & staging "The King & I" in the cancer ward, with doctors & nurses playing the Thai courtiers.

- I am less fond of the idea of Telly Savalas in "Kojak": instead of a Bangkok palace, I would spend my time in police cars drinking lousy coffee.

- The other possibility is that I will have "a Gorbachev incident": suddenly, I will find out that the map of India & Bangladesh has been inscribed on my skull all my life & I knew nothing of it.

What do you guys think?  Any particularly foolish & ridiculous... more »

"The King & I", "Kojak" or Gorbachev?

As my hair starts to fall, I start wondering what I will look like... bald.

- I think my favorite baldie is Yul Brynner: I have wild visions of emerging bald & in silk pajamas from my hospital bed & staging "The King & I" in the cancer ward, with doctors & nurses playing the Thai courtiers.

- I am less fond of the idea of Telly Savalas in "Kojak": instead of a Bangkok palace, I would spend my time in police cars drinking lousy coffee.

- The other possibility is that I will have "a Gorbachev incident": suddenly, I will find out that the map of India & Bangladesh has been inscribed on my skull all my life & I knew nothing of it.

What do you guys think?  Any particularly foolish & ridiculous suggestions?

PS Today it is 3 weeks into chemo (2 out of 4 sessions: half-way there!)  I have to say, it is not as much fun as it's cracked up to be.  But there are better days and also very "small" days.

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#crushtheorange
#cancer 
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-03-23 16:05:33 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

So this is what my first chemotherapy was like:
- it started at 9:30 pm with one chemical drip into my heart after another
- by 4:30 am, we had finished dripping 3 chemicals and I was connected to the last one, which would drip for 46 hours
- I "woke up" 3 hours later, feeling like I had been hit by a truck. And, a moment later, I realized that there was a live seagull inside me, frantically flapping his wings trying to escape
- there was only one thing clear to me: that I cannot and should not try to fight this. So I turned myself into a tiny ball, put on eye mask and ear plugs, started my deepest yoga breathing and accepted it all, the pain, the seagull, the nausea, the fear, all.
- I thought I opened my eyes one hour later: it was actually 5 hours later! The angry seagull had turned into a flock of butterflies. There was no longer an elephant sitting on my head -... more »

So this is what my first chemotherapy was like:
- it started at 9:30 pm with one chemical drip into my heart after another
- by 4:30 am, we had finished dripping 3 chemicals and I was connected to the last one, which would drip for 46 hours
- I "woke up" 3 hours later, feeling like I had been hit by a truck. And, a moment later, I realized that there was a live seagull inside me, frantically flapping his wings trying to escape
- there was only one thing clear to me: that I cannot and should not try to fight this. So I turned myself into a tiny ball, put on eye mask and ear plugs, started my deepest yoga breathing and accepted it all, the pain, the seagull, the nausea, the fear, all.
- I thought I opened my eyes one hour later: it was actually 5 hours later! The angry seagull had turned into a flock of butterflies. There was no longer an elephant sitting on my head - merely a vice gripping my temples. And: I could move!
- I told myself: "do things that normal people do. Brush your teeth. Turn on your phone. Open the curtains. Look outside the window."
- and, then, gradually and beautifully and mysteriously, life started coming back and in 4 hours, when David got to the hospital straight from Buenos Aires "to spoil you for 24 hours", I actually had pants on and shoes, and we checked in at a great hotel and even had a stroll and dinner. All the while carrying my 46-hour drip along, drip-drip-dripping straight into my heart.
- and I felt that life once again was flowing through my body

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#crushtheorange
#cancer 
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-03-21 13:07:08 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Snakes and ladders

Do you all know this game?
- you roll the dice to march your pawn
- if you fall into a square with a ladder, you go up the ladder: a shortcut to your destination
- if you fall into a square with a snake, you slide down the snake's gut, back to an earlier stage of your journey: you lose ground

It is essential that I stop thinking of ladders and learn to accept snakes. Stoically. And I must do this quickly, while remembering that there is no shortcut to it, either.


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Snakes and ladders

Do you all know this game?
- you roll the dice to march your pawn
- if you fall into a square with a ladder, you go up the ladder: a shortcut to your destination
- if you fall into a square with a snake, you slide down the snake's gut, back to an earlier stage of your journey: you lose ground

It is essential that I stop thinking of ladders and learn to accept snakes. Stoically. And I must do this quickly, while remembering that there is no shortcut to it, either.


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2014-03-20 20:40:39 (52 comments, 2 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

What it's like: first night at the hospital

Just had my first hospital dinner of minestrone and jambon. It was left on a tray waiting for me, when I was wheeled back to my room from surgery. The operation, under local anesthesia, was not exactly "nothing". For 30 minutes you feel someone cutting and pulling at the base of your neck, next to the carotid and then slide 15cm of tube inside your vein towards your heart. Then, they slice open your upper breast to create a small nest under your skin where the little catheter will reside, for months, waiting thirstily for the next injection of chemicals. Post-operation, a feel a bit like I was bitten by a vampire.
Chemotherapy starts tomorrow morning.

Goodnight!

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What it's like: first night at the hospital

Just had my first hospital dinner of minestrone and jambon. It was left on a tray waiting for me, when I was wheeled back to my room from surgery. The operation, under local anesthesia, was not exactly "nothing". For 30 minutes you feel someone cutting and pulling at the base of your neck, next to the carotid and then slide 15cm of tube inside your vein towards your heart. Then, they slice open your upper breast to create a small nest under your skin where the little catheter will reside, for months, waiting thirstily for the next injection of chemicals. Post-operation, a feel a bit like I was bitten by a vampire.
Chemotherapy starts tomorrow morning.

Goodnight!

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2014-03-20 11:07:08 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Fingers crossed
This is "me", on the boat, last week.
This same"me", right now, as I write these lines, is heading towards my first chemotherapy.
What persists? What is laid to rest? What is fought for? What is abandoned?
Perhaps, I like to think, light shines brighter in darkness, allowing new things to take shape, to be revealed.
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Fingers crossed
This is "me", on the boat, last week.
This same"me", right now, as I write these lines, is heading towards my first chemotherapy.
What persists? What is laid to rest? What is fought for? What is abandoned?
Perhaps, I like to think, light shines brighter in darkness, allowing new things to take shape, to be revealed.
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2014-03-13 15:27:42 (27 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

My favorite toilet sign (so far)

You may think that I am already going nuts even though the medication has not started yet. But I have to confess: for the first time in my life, I identified with the sign to the "Men's Room"!

There is a sense of the tentative and the hesitant in this graphic which matches my current attitude (and outlook). Instead of the usual rigid, militaristic posture, this one, to me, feels more like someone that, upon exiting his front door, poses to wonder: "should I bring an umbrella along today?"

What does he say to you?

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My favorite toilet sign (so far)

You may think that I am already going nuts even though the medication has not started yet. But I have to confess: for the first time in my life, I identified with the sign to the "Men's Room"!

There is a sense of the tentative and the hesitant in this graphic which matches my current attitude (and outlook). Instead of the usual rigid, militaristic posture, this one, to me, feels more like someone that, upon exiting his front door, poses to wonder: "should I bring an umbrella along today?"

What does he say to you?

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#crushtheorange
#cancer
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-03-12 18:58:03 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Great form / little substance

With its coral-like lace lattice of steel-reinforced concrete, the new Marseille museum ("Mucem") is pretty as a jewelry box.
Alas, the contents do no justice to the lush gift wrap: the permanent collection is more decorative than illuminating. The concept of the "defining forces of Mediterranean culture" frays quickly and the exhibits feel cluttered and inconsequential. Is that, perhaps, their intended metaphor for "Mediterranean culture"?
Nomad recommends skipping the exhibits altogether. Instead, grab a chaise longue at the fabulous rooftop cafeteria and enjoy the breathtaking 360° views of the old port, through the coral lattice.
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Great form / little substance

With its coral-like lace lattice of steel-reinforced concrete, the new Marseille museum ("Mucem") is pretty as a jewelry box.
Alas, the contents do no justice to the lush gift wrap: the permanent collection is more decorative than illuminating. The concept of the "defining forces of Mediterranean culture" frays quickly and the exhibits feel cluttered and inconsequential. Is that, perhaps, their intended metaphor for "Mediterranean culture"?
Nomad recommends skipping the exhibits altogether. Instead, grab a chaise longue at the fabulous rooftop cafeteria and enjoy the breathtaking 360° views of the old port, through the coral lattice.
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#cancer
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2014-03-12 17:08:20 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

The Island of "If"

Twenty minutes from the hubbub of downtown Marseille, by boat, you arrive at the Island of If, where Count Montecristo famously escaped from.
Our day was far simpler: a little sailing, a little fishing and then the delicious frittura of the catch of the day, on board.
Aaah, the south of France...

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The Island of "If"

Twenty minutes from the hubbub of downtown Marseille, by boat, you arrive at the Island of If, where Count Montecristo famously escaped from.
Our day was far simpler: a little sailing, a little fishing and then the delicious frittura of the catch of the day, on board.
Aaah, the south of France...

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2014-03-11 13:02:09 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Escape to Monkey Bay

Just like Los Angeles, Marseille swelled engulfing hundreds of small villages and fishing ports.  Many of them retain some of their original ramshackle backwater charm.

Monkey Bay, with its limestone cliffs, azure waters and greedy cormorants is where I spend my day off from hospital corridors.

Not too shabby, no?
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Escape to Monkey Bay

Just like Los Angeles, Marseille swelled engulfing hundreds of small villages and fishing ports.  Many of them retain some of their original ramshackle backwater charm.

Monkey Bay, with its limestone cliffs, azure waters and greedy cormorants is where I spend my day off from hospital corridors.

Not too shabby, no?
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#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-03-11 09:28:21 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Sandstorms rewrite the landscape

Just like illness rewrites the landscape of your life.  All of a sudden, your previous priorities ("what will I plant next to the willow tree next spring?") are blown away, like the insignificant sandcastles they were.
You stand still.  Things that used to stand there, around you, gradually disappear, as new structures emerge.  You try to observe all this, calm but alert: you must only keep your bearings.
The storm will pass - one day, an oasis will, once again, appear on your horizon.
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Sandstorms rewrite the landscape

Just like illness rewrites the landscape of your life.  All of a sudden, your previous priorities ("what will I plant next to the willow tree next spring?") are blown away, like the insignificant sandcastles they were.
You stand still.  Things that used to stand there, around you, gradually disappear, as new structures emerge.  You try to observe all this, calm but alert: you must only keep your bearings.
The storm will pass - one day, an oasis will, once again, appear on your horizon.
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2014-03-10 17:20:54 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Red mullet sashimi with mango

A lunch to spoil a newly-arrived & a bit bewildered medical traveler.
- slice mullet and unripe mangoes as thinly as your knife permits
- serve with brown rice and a light sauce with a little garlic, anchovy paste, tomato paste & a bit of cream

Part of my pre-chemotherapy week "indulgences".
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Red mullet sashimi with mango

A lunch to spoil a newly-arrived & a bit bewildered medical traveler.
- slice mullet and unripe mangoes as thinly as your knife permits
- serve with brown rice and a light sauce with a little garlic, anchovy paste, tomato paste & a bit of cream

Part of my pre-chemotherapy week "indulgences".
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2014-03-10 12:47:05 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

If Paris is New York...
... then Marseille is Los Angeles.

Wonderful Mediterranean weather, chaotic sprawl, horrendous traffic jams, beaches everywhere, ethnic potpourri.

But this is not a "regular" trip - if there ever is such a thing.  I am here to make the final choice for my hospitalization and, therefore, my new home for are least one year.

Good omen: blue blue skies all week!
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If Paris is New York...
... then Marseille is Los Angeles.

Wonderful Mediterranean weather, chaotic sprawl, horrendous traffic jams, beaches everywhere, ethnic potpourri.

But this is not a "regular" trip - if there ever is such a thing.  I am here to make the final choice for my hospitalization and, therefore, my new home for are least one year.

Good omen: blue blue skies all week!
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#cancer  
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-03-05 17:50:42 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Through the rabbit-hole!

(Embarrassment: 
My socks have "REI" knitted on them. Immediately I cringed: oh, no, the CT-Scanner operator is thinking "here comes another Silicon Valley Geek")

What is there to think of as you are whisked through hospitals, processed by nursing staff, shoved through machines that photograph your insides?

I think of myths & fairy-tales.  On the day of the CT-Scan, I was thinking of Alice in Wonderland.  
- How, suddenly, she fell through a rabbit-hole & found herself, like I did, in a new crazy world, with new crazy rules that she could not quite comprehend.  
- How she knew that she had to, somehow, figure it all out & keep going.
- How ambivalent everything was & full of riddles.
- How she kept wondering how to make it to the other side.

Did you guys likeAli... more »

Through the rabbit-hole!

(Embarrassment: 
My socks have "REI" knitted on them. Immediately I cringed: oh, no, the CT-Scanner operator is thinking "here comes another Silicon Valley Geek")

What is there to think of as you are whisked through hospitals, processed by nursing staff, shoved through machines that photograph your insides?

I think of myths & fairy-tales.  On the day of the CT-Scan, I was thinking of Alice in Wonderland.  
- How, suddenly, she fell through a rabbit-hole & found herself, like I did, in a new crazy world, with new crazy rules that she could not quite comprehend.  
- How she knew that she had to, somehow, figure it all out & keep going.
- How ambivalent everything was & full of riddles.
- How she kept wondering how to make it to the other side.

Did you guys like Alice as children?  As adults?

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2014-02-28 19:07:25 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

You can walk on water / You are walking on thin ice

This is one of the most basic tensions during a life-threatening situation:
- You can walk on water: you can DO it, "just do it!", you have shown us you can do it, "if not you, who can?", you are special, you have what it takes etc
- You are walking on thin ice: stay alert, take charge of the situation, you will need to give it all you got, you have to make the right decisions, set your course right etc

These two "attitudes" can be more or less complementary or contradictory, depending on how you relate to them: not a trivial matter:
- You can walk on water: appeals to your self-confidence, to your faith in yourself, which is great.  On the other hand, too much of that, & you can fall into magical thinking
- You are walking on thin... more »

You can walk on water / You are walking on thin ice

This is one of the most basic tensions during a life-threatening situation:
- You can walk on water: you can DO it, "just do it!", you have shown us you can do it, "if not you, who can?", you are special, you have what it takes etc
- You are walking on thin ice: stay alert, take charge of the situation, you will need to give it all you got, you have to make the right decisions, set your course right etc

These two "attitudes" can be more or less complementary or contradictory, depending on how you relate to them: not a trivial matter:
- You can walk on water: appeals to your self-confidence, to your faith in yourself, which is great.  On the other hand, too much of that, & you can fall into magical thinking
- You are walking on thin ice: appeals to your fundamental sense of self-preservation which triggers heightened awareness.  Too much of that, however, and you fall into a siege mentality that can be, literally, self-defeating.

We face this tension all the time, as we go through life.  When our life is under threat, it simply becomes more evident, no?

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2014-02-27 19:32:23 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The monster, the labyrinth & the thread

We have all heard of the myth of "Theseus & the Minotaur":
- the bull-headed monster, Minotaur, lives in the famous Labyrinth
- the people are forced to sacrifice virgins to him regularly to appease a curse
- the hero, Theseus, volunteers to enter the Labyrinth & slay the monster
- JUST BEFORE HE ENTERS, Ariadne, who loves him, gives him a Thread, to lead him back out of the Labyrinth (forever known as "Ariadne's Thread")

There are many ways to interpret this myth: this is what is so wonderful about myths & fairy tales: there are so many ways to interpret them.  Just like dreams: your interpretation reflects yourself, instead of any underlying objective reality.

My own interpretation is Jungian:
- Theseus enters the... more »

The monster, the labyrinth & the thread

We have all heard of the myth of "Theseus & the Minotaur":
- the bull-headed monster, Minotaur, lives in the famous Labyrinth
- the people are forced to sacrifice virgins to him regularly to appease a curse
- the hero, Theseus, volunteers to enter the Labyrinth & slay the monster
- JUST BEFORE HE ENTERS, Ariadne, who loves him, gives him a Thread, to lead him back out of the Labyrinth (forever known as "Ariadne's Thread")

There are many ways to interpret this myth: this is what is so wonderful about myths & fairy tales: there are so many ways to interpret them.  Just like dreams: your interpretation reflects yourself, instead of any underlying objective reality.

My own interpretation is Jungian:
- Theseus enters the labyrinth (of his unconscious) to confront the part of himself that scares him the most
- Once he destroys / deconstructs this part of him, however, he needs to reconstruct himself / rebuild his reality through finding his way out of the labyrinth
- Ariadne's thread symbolizes love and the way love can illuminate one's path, the way love can bring us back to our core

Now, I suddenly find myself with my own Minotaur & Labyrinth: the tumor:
- I will be less scared going in, knowing that I am holding the thread
- And after I crush the orange, it is the thread that I will follow
- My notes, this diary, your comments, the community you have started, are, for me, part of the thread of Ariadne that will get me back out, to light.

PS why the dog?  look how much he looks like the tumor scan: https://plus.google.com/113953592758896789108/posts/ArfkcWrM21w

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2014-02-26 17:16:00 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

I kind of see a bull staring at me and I guess...
... it is the one I am supposed to "take by the horns"

This is the first picture of the "orange", the stage III tumor growing inside my body.  Since it popped into my life, we have been busy looking at it, sampling it, trying to understand its intentions, its extensions, its range and its rage.

The news is not great but "could be worse".  I will need surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, in an order to be determined.  It is more likely that I will live, after an excruciating ordeal of 9-12 months.

I will continue to post here, as my "orange" obligations permit, and then there will be silence for a while, because I will be in hospitals full of tubes.

I am not broken and I will continue here with my customary breezy manner, but I wanted to update you on the facts,be... more »

I kind of see a bull staring at me and I guess...
... it is the one I am supposed to "take by the horns"

This is the first picture of the "orange", the stage III tumor growing inside my body.  Since it popped into my life, we have been busy looking at it, sampling it, trying to understand its intentions, its extensions, its range and its rage.

The news is not great but "could be worse".  I will need surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, in an order to be determined.  It is more likely that I will live, after an excruciating ordeal of 9-12 months.

I will continue to post here, as my "orange" obligations permit, and then there will be silence for a while, because I will be in hospitals full of tubes.

I am not broken and I will continue here with my customary breezy manner, but I wanted to update you on the facts, before we go back to fancy.

Also, I have decided to have the operation in France:
- I had already made arrangements to take a sabbatical there anyway
- quality of care is equivalent to the US (and, I am sure, the hospital food will be better)
- most importantly, I will be closer to my aging parents
- (so, I am in the process of "packing my bags" and will be in France before this weekend)

More to come, on a lighter note, soon...
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2014-02-21 09:35:01 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

It took just 2 mornings for the old self to die.

Today marks an important change.  
- During the first 2 mornings after being diagnosed with a malignant tumor, I would wake up  as "me" for a few seconds until, suddenly, the thought "I have cancer" would emerge, almost as a surprise.

- But this morning I woke up as my new self, immediately IN the knowledge that a page had turned.  I knew instantly upon opening my eyes that it was no longer possible to look back, to go back, to wish or to dream for a previous reality, for the "old self", the healthy one, or, even, for the self that was still ignorant of this strange self-created orange growing inside him...

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#cancer  
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It took just 2 mornings for the old self to die.

Today marks an important change.  
- During the first 2 mornings after being diagnosed with a malignant tumor, I would wake up  as "me" for a few seconds until, suddenly, the thought "I have cancer" would emerge, almost as a surprise.

- But this morning I woke up as my new self, immediately IN the knowledge that a page had turned.  I knew instantly upon opening my eyes that it was no longer possible to look back, to go back, to wish or to dream for a previous reality, for the "old self", the healthy one, or, even, for the self that was still ignorant of this strange self-created orange growing inside him...

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#cancer  
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-02-19 15:39:01 (100 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

A side of radioactivity with your orange, sir?

You all know that I am not big on facts & figures from my recipes - far more interested in intuition & the gist of things.  But my feelings are such a jumble right now that (bear with me, I will get there!) it is easier to share some facts:

Scary (so far):

- Fact: the tumor is the size of an orange and it is malignant
- Fact: we do not know if & how far it has spread
- Fact: CT scan is scheduled for Thursday to tell us if & how far it has spread
- Fact: One CT scan is equivalent of 5000 x-rays
- Fact: 2% of cancers in the US are caused by CT scans
- Fact: in order for the CT scan to do its job, you have to be injected with various poisons, including radioactivity & iodine
- Fact: only after the CT scan will we be able to start scheduling surgery, chemo & the... more »

A side of radioactivity with your orange, sir?

You all know that I am not big on facts & figures from my recipes - far more interested in intuition & the gist of things.  But my feelings are such a jumble right now that (bear with me, I will get there!) it is easier to share some facts:

Scary (so far):

- Fact: the tumor is the size of an orange and it is malignant
- Fact: we do not know if & how far it has spread
- Fact: CT scan is scheduled for Thursday to tell us if & how far it has spread
- Fact: One CT scan is equivalent of 5000 x-rays
- Fact: 2% of cancers in the US are caused by CT scans
- Fact: in order for the CT scan to do its job, you have to be injected with various poisons, including radioactivity & iodine
- Fact: only after the CT scan will we be able to start scheduling surgery, chemo & the rest of the horrors...

Heart-warming (so far):

- your emails, comments & offers for help, advice & connection.  THANK YOU!  this is important to me
- friday night a friend is throwing me my first Cancer Dinner!  I asked for a decadent menu since who knows when I will be able to indulge again
- +Anne Ricci & +John Nelson are still expecting me in Madrid in the spring

PS: I was just wondering what to tag these posts with other than "personal".  And, then, I realized, that I will, also, tag them as "travel".  It is a voyage, after all, perhaps scarier than others but, perhaps, also, with a greater potential for discovery.  And I know, from the outset, that I don't want this to be a solitary journey.

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2014-02-17 18:00:41 (57 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Malignant: suddenly, in the midst of a life of smiles: cancer

Just got diagnosed, malignant.  Smiles immediately feel more precious.

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Malignant: suddenly, in the midst of a life of smiles: cancer

Just got diagnosed, malignant.  Smiles immediately feel more precious.

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#cancer  
#nomadimitritravel___

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2014-02-12 18:02:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Foodies+ is now on Flipboard!

If you never heard of Flipboard, it is very much worth taking a look.
It is a very visually-oriented magazine app which allows you to quickly find what you are looking for in all sorts of topics.
Did I mention that it looks great?

You can flip through our Foodies+ Magazine on Flipboard on your desktop browser or on an app, here: http://flip.it/kkMrR

Bon Apetit!
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I have also started some travel magazines:
- France: http://flip.it/TObF8
- Istanbul: http://flip.it/qE3sQ
- Globetrotter: http://flip.it/38JLu
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Foodies+ is now on Flipboard!

If you never heard of Flipboard, it is very much worth taking a look.
It is a very visually-oriented magazine app which allows you to quickly find what you are looking for in all sorts of topics.
Did I mention that it looks great?

You can flip through our Foodies+ Magazine on Flipboard on your desktop browser or on an app, here: http://flip.it/kkMrR

Bon Apetit!
---
I have also started some travel magazines:
- France: http://flip.it/TObF8
- Istanbul: http://flip.it/qE3sQ
- Globetrotter: http://flip.it/38JLu
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