I Choose Happy

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”

Hope

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”

Gratitude

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”

A Love Letter to the Newly Diagnosed

A love letter to the newly diagnosed: Welcome!  You have joined the shitty club!  It is not a club that any of us ever wanted to join, but as my dad often said, “Nobody ever said life was fair.”  Cancer DEFINITELY doesn’t play fair. If you had asked me before I was diagnosed for aContinue reading “A Love Letter to the Newly Diagnosed”

Bad-Ass and Bald

The Hair Evolution When I learned that I had cancer, my first thought was obvious.  I don’t want to die! I am way too young! I am too busy to have cancer!  But the thought that followed closely after was…my hair, I love my hair!  Besides worrying about the progression of my disease, I haveContinue reading “Bad-Ass and Bald”

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