The Therapy of Nature

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”

Conquering Side Effects

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”

Bananas

Of all the items the grocery store that perplex me, it happens to be bananas. Bananas drive me bananas!

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”

The Joys of Spring

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”

Cooking Through Crisis

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison As we enter week 4, or is it 5, or 6, or 10?  Anyway, I digress, as we continue with week number whatever of shelter in place, I find myself wanting to bake bread.  It could be the peer pressure ofContinue reading “Cooking Through Crisis”

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”

Words from Lucky 4/10/2020

Mom said people enjoyed her story about me the most. I think this is a little cheesy but I know you are all bored so… I am a smart dog so none of that “dog speak” that you hear on other videos. Have some respect, people! That is not what our brains sound like! ItContinue reading “Words from Lucky 4/10/2020”

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”

My Obligatory Dog Post

You knew it was coming.  The obligatory dog post. Most people who have a pet love to talk about them.  What is it? Why are we all so obsessed with our pets? Is it like this in other countries or just the USA?  My pup, Lucky, is sitting here right now dozing on the sofa.Continue reading “My Obligatory Dog Post”

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