Tag: StageIV

The Quiet Time

The Quiet Time

The benefits of waking up first are enjoying my coffee & snuggling with my dog while catching up with what happened while I slept.

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

The Numbers are Not in My Favor

The Numbers are Not in My Favor

At my last update there was concern over my rising tumor marker: CA 27.29. I had my labs done on Thursday and the decision was made to schedule a PET/CT for August 2nd. The rising numbers coupled with my continued weight loss (I'm averaging about 10lbs a month) and my over all feeling like crud … Continue reading The Numbers are Not in My Favor

Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

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

I’m A Fraud

I’m A Fraud

I've been holding out on writing anything lately. There's so much rattling around in my brain and it's taken me a while to sort it out. It's kind of like when you open up a jigsaw puzzle and all those pieces fall out in a big pile. None of it makes sense. Some of the … Continue reading I’m A Fraud

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

The following is a speech I gave in Buffalo in support of Medical Aid in Dying Laws for New York State I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an aunt. I'm also a supporter and advocate of Aid-in-Dying laws in NYS and I'd like to tell you why. In August of 2013, … Continue reading Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

The Mind F*ck

The Mind F*ck

Ask anyone. Living with Cancer is a total mind fuck and if you're living with Metastatic (terminal) Cancer like I am it's a never ending mind fuck roller coaster. Monthly blood work to see if the cancer is waking up and planning a move. Regular scans to see if your insides are glowing. You stay … Continue reading The Mind F*ck

The Best Surprise

The Best Surprise

It's not often I log onto Facebook and get a wonderful surprise. Many times its filled with not so good news about friends reporting on test results or finding out another has died too soon. But today isn't one of those days. Today I found out I was put into the company of some pretty … Continue reading The Best Surprise