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

We Don’t Need Your Random Treatments You Found on the Internet

I could fix world hunger with the amount of random advice I have been given that would cure my cancer.  I think the one that told me that I should do all herbal medicines because that’s what her mother did even though she died six months later likely took the cake for me early on…… Continue reading We Don’t Need Your Random Treatments You Found on the Internet

I Will Bend and I Will Sway

If cancer has taught me anything it is that we must bend and sway before we break.  As I mentioned in my prior blog post, November is not an easy month for me yet as I schedule things I smile.  I think it’s me swaying.  There are certain things that have been scheduled for me this month…… Continue reading I Will Bend and I Will Sway

You Won’t Find This in any Hysterectomy Brochure

Every woman fantasizes about the day she no longer has to worry about maxi pads, tampons, or cramps.  If you are a female and don’t then you must be in the 1% category of women that believes menstruating is a glorious thing.  I am not in that 1%.  Being plagued with ovarian cysts for most of my adult…… Continue reading You Won’t Find This in any Hysterectomy Brochure

The Ability to Watch Your Kids Grow Up

As I gaze across a few lawns watching my kids enjoy playing with others, the cool air is crisp, the sun is setting, the grass is green, leaves are changing.  It is moments like this that I tend to tear up.  Moments longing to watch to my girls grow up.  A year ago this emotion…… Continue reading The Ability to Watch Your Kids Grow Up

Where Did the Chemo Highs Go

Just like a good rain, sunshine usually follows.  Chemo was much the same.  It had it’s chemo dips and then those dips parted ways for what I refer to as the chemo highs.  Those were the days were I felt GOOD, like really good, like so good that I could clean the whole house, wash…… Continue reading Where Did the Chemo Highs Go

The Chance to Eradicate a Cancer

It must be that time of the year.  I made a well check-up with my new primary care physician.  My old one retired unfortunately.  With the clean stench of alcohol swabs and a hint of hand sanitizer, I sat on the exam table catching him up on the last year of my life and the whirlwind…… Continue reading The Chance to Eradicate a Cancer