Dear Son, You just turned 16. It seems like I blinked and you went from a curious toddler to a handsome, bright young man with such a bright future within your grasp. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see what path you choose for yourself. I'm confident you'll choose wisely. There is … Continue reading A Letter to My Son
I've been a total slacker with my blog. Life can be a real punk sometimes. I had the mammogram and ultrasound but no biopsy. I met with the surgeon and she reviewed everything. Her opinion was that I'm A-Ok. She literally told me to go home and celebrate that I'm still NED. OH, and by … Continue reading Fireflies, Memories, Ugly Crying and A Bit of Yoga
I've been having a relationship with NED for the past 16 months. Things were good. Real good. Good enough that one of my Dr's suggested I take a break from the Aromatase Inhibitor to see if the side effects subside AND instead of monthly Xgeva injections they would be every 6 months. Things were very … Continue reading The Game Changer
Originally posted on June 19, 2015: Reposted on 10/1/2020. Before Cancer, my Twitter and Facebook feed was filled with friends complaining about the inconveniences in their life. People who got cut off in traffic, others spilled coffee on their clothes on the way to work, and many voicing displeasures about the weather being too hot … Continue reading We Are Literally Dying For A Cure
It's happening again. The Facebook games and I don't mean Candy Crush. It usually happens closer to October but it seems that lately these games just keep going on a loop. The latest one, I'm sure you've seen, is an obscure Facebook post. When you read it you're not sure if the person was drunk … Continue reading My Disease Is Not A Game
It's been a LONG week. No, a really long ass Mother Fucker of a week. It's going on day 4 of the elevator in my building being out of commission. We live on the 4th floor. That means 6 flights down and 8 up every time I leave the confines of the 4 walls I … Continue reading When is it Time to Say ‘Uncle’?
Yesterday, on May 21st, I turned 45. Officially at 4:35 am. My Birthday is a mixture of happiness and sadness. Happiness because I'm still here despite living with a terminal illness and sadness because I share this day with the passing of my Grandmother and the infant daughter of a high school friend. It's bittersweet. … Continue reading Remembering Mary
This post is a long time in the making. I had every intention of putting my thoughts together after the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Convention. So much happened in that weekend, but then as I got to the airport and was settling in to work on my blog I received a text message to call … Continue reading Better Late Than Never – The Conference Weekend