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
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?
Bucket lists. They've always made me itch. From time to time I'll hear friends talk about making their list or they will post pictures with a lead in of "Well, I checked this (whatever 'this' is) off my bucket list." I immediately think about what happens when they finish the list or worse; they don't … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Bucket Lists
The last 5 years I have been living my life straddling a fence. I fight every day to stay balanced. Steady. On top and moving forward trying to live my life while also making some kind of difference. There are days when I don't feel well or I have side effects from treatments. I struggle … Continue reading Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken; They Just Get a Little Cracked
In my last blog post, I left a link at the bottom of the page to a project that I'm involved in with two of my closest friends - Melissa McAllister and Melanie Childers. (I hope that you clicked thru and took a look!) The Underbelly was an idea conceived by Melissa and Melanie after … Continue reading The Underbelly – Changing Breast Cancer Narratives
Social Media tends to bond people with similarities. Similar interests, hobbies, music and even illnesses. Cancer is one of one of those illnesses that bonds people rather quickly. Especially terminal Cancer. We are a group of people that bond over treatments, side effects, helpful hints, advice, support groups and stories of when diagnosis happened. Deb … Continue reading Until We Meet Again