Lobby Day: Democracy In Action

To say that my past week was busy would be an understatement.  I ventured to a new experience this past week which was full of enrichment, discovery, and democracy.  My new venture took me to Lobby Day at the Indiana State House on Tuesday.  It was my first Lobby Day and boy was it AWESOME! …… Continue reading Lobby Day: Democracy In Action

The Silence Fillers

There are phrases that hit to the very core of my existence. I heard one of those phrases today uttered to another survivor. “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” Excuse me while I go and vomit. This phrase has no value other than to fill the awkward silence. The silence when someone…… Continue reading The Silence Fillers

Come Eat With Me Series: Part One

I just got back from an Indianapolis American Cancer Society Guild Meeting for the Discovery Ball.  How fitting is that?  Those women are and will continue to be “my people” they freaking just get it, they get me, and most importantly; they understand cancer.  On that committee most of those women have either been touched…… Continue reading Come Eat With Me Series: Part One

Live in the Details

There is no better place to be. I don’t live for the big events anymore. I live in the details. When I went to the grocery store this morning it was raining, just a normal January drizzle. I danced in the rain, skipped is more like it, jumped in a puddle, and looked up while…… Continue reading Live in the Details

The Tears You Won’t See Me Shed

We all have them, the tears that we don’t allow others to see.  If people are honest with themselves we all have a chapter of our story that we don’t read out loud.  A chapter that never gets put down on paper.  We seal it away from the world.  Fear, privacy, intimacy, those are just…… Continue reading The Tears You Won’t See Me Shed

A Language You Never Expected to Learn

Whenever someone thinks of learning a second language, I am sure the thought of classes, apps, or books come to mind. I always wanted to learn further in French from high school or take up Spanish. The hand I was dealt though was both feet in the fire-fury to learn the cancer language. It’s a…… Continue reading A Language You Never Expected to Learn

To Port Out or to Not Port Out, That is the Question

A year ago today I was in surgery for cancer staging and to have a hysterectomy.  Today I made my way up to the oncology floor for a port flush.  I found so much comfort in just the routine of things that I smile when I walk through those hospital revolving doors.  I am instantly…… Continue reading To Port Out or to Not Port Out, That is the Question