Category: Breast Cancer

And God Laughs

And God Laughs

I should be sleeping. It's 2:33am. I have to be up in four hours. I am in Albany as part of a campaign for New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. The campaign, 50 Reasons by Compassion & Choices, highlights 50 stories of real people and their reasons why they support the bill. Its genius. … Continue reading And God Laughs

Six Month Increments

Six Month Increments

It's been six years, six months, and 24 days. I've been living my life in six-month increments. I go about my life like everything is normal, like nothing is wrong. Don't let them see. Smile. Laugh. Don't let them hear any worries or fears. Celebrate all the moments, create lasting memories. It's the happiness I … Continue reading Six Month Increments

Wildfire Magazine Shines a Light on Changemakers

Wildfire Magazine Shines a Light on Changemakers

Wildfire Magazine is the very first magazine by and for young women with breast cancer. Editor April Stearns published their February/March issue this past Saturday, February 1st. Each issue comes with a different theme as well as their regular issue features such as Reader Stories, Yoga & Recipes, and Tell Your Story. This issue shines … Continue reading Wildfire Magazine Shines a Light on Changemakers

January 2020

January 2020

This is where I am supposed to say I am #sorrynotsorry to see 2019 come to an end. Don't get me wrong, I am. Quite a few shitty things happened that impacted many people. Notwithstanding some of the fun stuff. Traveling to Cancun in January with my ride or die Tori by invitation of Michelle … Continue reading January 2020

The Couch That Love Built

The Couch That Love Built

If you're a regular reader here, you know I've talked about The Cancer Couch, and it's founder, Rebecca Timlin-Scalara. In case a refresher is needed, Rebecca started a nonprofit as she was recovering from treatments she was receiving for breast cancer. The irony in her choosing the name of her foundation comes from the fact … Continue reading The Couch That Love Built

Writers Block is Real

Writers Block is Real

Nine months. I have been relatively silent for the past nine months. Even now, as I begin, the words are difficult to find. So for record-keeping purposes today is Tuesday, November 26, 2019. It's 2:16 PM. The Circle of Life is a Never-Ending Tail-Spin Death is a part of life, and over the last 6 … Continue reading Writers Block is Real

What the Fuck Is the Reason?

What the Fuck Is the Reason?

I am so sick of hearing people say to me that I'm still here for "a reason" or I've outlived my prognosis for "a reason." If there is in fact "a reason," then please tell me, what the fuck it is. This week has been especially difficult. A close friend of mine who I see … Continue reading What the Fuck Is the Reason?

Estimates Are Better Than Nothing

Estimates Are Better Than Nothing

I need to talk about something that's been really nagging at me. Please hear me out. Disclaimer: I'm a wee bit fired up, so don't say you weren't warned. I'm not going to beat around the bush. The last week couple of weeks, and I'm still struggling to understand why, there were a pocket of … Continue reading Estimates Are Better Than Nothing