3 months. It doesn’t sound like much time. Approximately 90 days…or 12 weeks…or 2,160 hours. Just a short moment in the game of life. Since I was diagnosed 2 years and 9 months ago (but I’m not counting)…I have measured my life in three month increments. For a cancer patient like me, my typical scheduleContinue reading “A Well-Deserved Break”
My family always laughs at me because the smallest things give me pleasure. Listening to my Lucky dog snore, a squirrel peeking in the window, the first tomatoes in my garden, my hamster of happiness button (don’t ask, just click the link)…pretty much anything! These examples are not the sole keys to lifelong fulfillment, butContinue reading “I Choose Happy”
Hello friends! This is a call out to all of you to send me prayers, love, and light. I am going in Monday to have a procedure called Y-90. It is a similar process to angioplasty but instead of the heart, they will go to my liver. The plan is to put glass beads containingContinue reading “Positive Energy”
About ten years ago, my husband and I decided that instead of buying “things” to fill our lives, we would focus on experiences to do that. For us, the main experience became travel. We love finding out about new restaurants and events in our great city. It is amazing what you learn when you approachContinue reading “Road Trip Adventure”
Earth. What a magnificent place. In a week where the ugliness of humankind continues to rear its head…I look to nature for solace and guidance. I am not so naive that I think nature can cure systemic racism or social unrest, but I have often used nature to help with my mental health. The worldContinue reading “The Therapy of Nature”
When I first learned that I needed chemotherapy every two weeks, my brain immediately jumped to the dark side. How long was I going to live, and what impact would the side effects have on the rest of my life? I pictured myself bald, skeletal, and vomiting all day long. That’s how it is inContinue reading “Conquering Side Effects”
Tuesday was a stellar day. I don’t usually say that about my chemo appointments. The chemo was yucky and side effects nasty as usual, but my doctor’s visit was amaaaaazing! Every two to three months, I have a chest and lower abdomen CT scan. Waiting for results is excruciating. They take a long time dueContinue reading “Hope”
Of all the items the grocery store that perplex me, it happens to be bananas. Bananas drive me bananas!
It’s 3 AM. The house is quiet. I am the only one awake. Even the teenagers, who keep vampire hours, are sleeping. Today was my first chemo day in four weeks. I had a little “chemo vacation” because of a bad skin reaction. Chemo days are not painful, but the steroids keep me awake andContinue reading “Gratitude”
Every year, I look forward to spring. Not so much for the warm weather because spring in Ohio doesn’t always equal warmth. I enjoy seeing the earth come to life. I love the flowers on the trees, the green grass, the plants sprouting, planting my vegetable garden…ALL OF IT! I know, it’s sappy, but IContinue reading “The Joys of Spring”
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