The Bad Charades Game

If you ever want to know what chemo brain is like then just picture yourself trying to play a terrible game of charades where absolutely no one gets you. Lately I have been struggling to find words I never would have struggled with prior to cancer. At times I can laugh it off and say,…… Continue reading The Bad Charades Game

That Instant Connection

It’s like a snap of a finger for me, likely most people who have had cancer feel the same as me, you feel an instant connection with any survivor. It just clicks and it doesn’t matter your age, walk of life, religion, or gender. If you think about it, the cancer community kind of has…… Continue reading That Instant Connection

Experience the Holidays

With the passing of a survivor I knew her legacy lives on in the lives she touched. The holidays for me are a time to wrap up with family, experience the magic of the season, and create memories that I hope last a lifetime. When I heard her children say, “don’t be sorry for our…… Continue reading Experience the Holidays

Their Wisdoms

Many times over the last year I have found myself wondering what wisdoms my grandparents would have given me. I often talk with them, catch a glimpse of her picture that rests on my night stand, pick up a batch of pussy willow branches, and wonder just what they would have said to cancer. Without…… Continue reading Their Wisdoms

The Cancer Pottery Wheel

If you’ve never taken a piece of clay and thrown it onto a pottery wheel to create a masterpiece, I encourage you to do so!  In my time I have done that very thing and I can think of a time in particular where I just couldn’t get it right and I kept starting over…… Continue reading The Cancer Pottery Wheel

The Parents Who Show Up

I wouldn’t begin to know what it is like to have the parents who show up for cancer. Let me just repent on the language that I am about to use in this blog post because it is literally going to get real here in just a minute.  I haven’t mentioned my parents much, if…… Continue reading The Parents Who Show Up

The Minute Clinic Experience

So it happened, nearly 3 months post chemo, I got my first cold/strep throat.  I had a slight panic of, do I call my oncologist, monitor for a fever every hour, and hydrate like it’s my only job.  Honestly, I kind of wish I had to call my oncologist.  My oncologist office would have instructed…… Continue reading The Minute Clinic Experience