Whole Brain Radiation

A very lovely blogger friend could use some good wishes. She’s always so positive and supportive when she comes to visit my site and all the while this is what she’s going through. She’s an inspiration beyond words. My heart and love go to her in hopes the suffering she’s experiencing eases. Please friends feel free to pay her a visit.

A New Beginning

I’m done with the radiation treatments – the last one was the day before Thanksgiving. But I’m not happy with how I’m feeling. I feel frail and off balance. As if I’ve aged 20+ years in the last 3 weeks of treatment. My throat is sore – every time I swallow it feels like I’m trying to swallow razor blades. If you’ve ever had strep throat you know what that feels like. No matter what I eat, it hurts to swallow. Except for ice cream after the first few swallows. And crushed ice. It even hurts to drink water.

I’m still off balance and listing to port. I am very careful about walking, especially in the house as Peanut has to lie down in the middle of the hallway so nobody can get past her without her knowing. I suppose that’s part of her herding instincts to know where everyone…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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34 Responses to Whole Brain Radiation

  1. tazzielove says:

    Just stopped by and left her a message.

  2. Thank you so much, Paulette! Your followers are awesome!! ❤

  3. Jean-Jacques says:

    For this your blogger friend, I can but echo your thoroughly appropriate sentiments on my poem, Sister, Dear Sister, about sparing time. Indeed a terrible journey for your dear friend.

  4. Barb says:

    Thanks for re-blogging this Paulette, so thoughtful and caring of you. I’ve just been over to the blog and left a message and I see I’m not the only one from here. I hope our messages have touched her and lifted her spirits somewhat.
    Sometimes it helps knowing that there are complete strangers out there who care.

  5. I am overwhelmed by the kindness of your followers, Paulette. ❤

  6. Left comment on her site. Such courage and inspiration.
    And such a good friend you are.

  7. natuurfreak says:

    I sent Ruth a message to let het know ,I hope she feel better .I will also follow her.

  8. carmens007 says:

    Thank you for reblogging her post. Visited her blog and left a message. It says that mind power is awesome. Hopefully all our reunited positive thoughts prove helpful for her state of mind. It’s good to know you are not alone in times of great stress. Best thoughts to you, too, dear Paulette!

  9. I popped over and left a message. 💖 Wishing you a lovely day, Paulette 💖

  10. We also stopped by at your furriends blog, Paulette. It brings so much memories back to us… We’ll purray for her. Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

  11. Wishing you happy holidays, Paulette. Your reviews are outstanding and I couldn’t agree more with the compelling comments.

    • Thank you so much, Sheri. It means a lot to me coming from you. I hope this holiday time is peaceful for you and your husband and that 2015 is filled with quality days and restful nights. You are an inspiration and I’m so glad to have found you and your wonderful, tell it like it is, important site. Love, Paulette

      • Paulette – I stopped by to say hello to Ruth and after ‘sleeping on the matter’ I realize I must follow this wonderful woman who’s been through so much.
        Tom’s Shih Tzu is 15 and fading fast. I’m doing everything I can think of to keep him comfortable. He has dementia and thankfully sleeps much of the time. He and Tom are so attached and with Tom so ill, how can I take his companion that’s stayed so close. My heart aches and the tears flow. We have a wonderful vet and she has prepared a compound that helps Scooter a great deal. It allows him to rest, have a good appetite and he no longer paces aimlessly. My Miss Priss, same age but still in relatively good health, tries to help Scooter and she’s taken to staying close to Tom also. What a gift every rescue animal has been to us. We’d never consider getting an animal any other place.

      • Bless you for connecting with you. You two will love each other.

        My heart’s heavy reading about Scooter and the impact it must be having on Tom. That’s never easy. I know with your compassionate heart and your vet that the best is being done to help as much as possible. It’s hard to find words when one feels so helpless. The loving response of your Miss Priss takes my breath away. We are of one heart and like mind with regards to rescues.

        Holding you, Tom, Scooter, and Miss Priss in my heart.

  12. Sage says:

    Have the best of this holiday season, Paulette! You have been an inspiration.

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