What does it mean to survive cancer? Here’s a thought or two. (Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Survive) … More I Will Survive!
One day you’re talking to your mom on the phone like any other day. How was your weekend? When are you coming to visit? The next day her words are slurred, she makes little sense and she sounds scared. Your mom is having a stroke and you’ll never have another conversation with her like the … More The Cycle of Life … More The Cycle of Life
When people first talk to someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, they often ask “What were your symptoms?” which can be received as an intrusive question and one that brings up all kinds of emotions, particularly fear, anger and sadness. … More Between Denial and Paranoia
via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! Here’s my husband (looking a little peaked), a couple days after one of his surgeries, standing next to our organic vegetable kitchen scraps garden! There are vegetables we rooted from kitchen scraps in little ramekins, and then later planted outside in our DIY (that J put together … More Green Scraps to Green Garden-Daily Post
Whatever you think of the new President, you should take the time to study up how a repeal of the ACA (Obamacare) would impact cancer patients. … More The Affordable Care Act and You
People who’ve dealt with a cancer diagnosis live in a constant state of uncertainty. Sometimes we like to dream of what life could be like on Earth 2. Maybe it will and maybe it won’t, but dreaming never hurt anyone, did it? … More Meanwhile on Earth 2
To stress eat or to self soothe, that is the question. When you’re dealing with cancer you need coping mechanisms and chocolate can be one of them. Strive for moderation! Unlike me!
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Please pardon my French, but I couldn’t think of another way to convey what I’m feeling. Let me backtrack. When J and I lived in New Jersey back in the late 80s through the mid-90s, we made a lot of friends. But there was one couple in particular with whom we really connected. You know–or … More Well Sh*t
Many years ago when were living in New Jersey, J handed me a gift while I was standing in the kitchen wiping the counters, feeling tired and grumpy. He held out a brand new watch, which I had wanted, and said “Here’s a little something I got you to celebrate having our baby.” (Our first … More Timing is Everything
What does it mean to be successful? Is it outliving your life expectancy? Beating cancer? Making a lot of money? Living each day to the fullest? What does success mean to you? Here’s what it means to me. … More Successful