Focusing in

Mar 31

I’m loving Maren at this age for many reasons.  One of them is that she is just now hitting the age where her memories last.  I mostly know this because I think back to my own childhood memories: I remember making friendship bracelets, reading Judy Blume, making mud pies and flower petal perfume, adoring my Kirsten American Girl doll, and other little-girl...

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Through her eyes

Mar 30

Through her eyes

    Do you know what I love? Watching her see the...

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A love-venture

Mar 29

A love-venture

      So I’m in New York City for my adventure with Maren.  It’s just she and I for the week until Brad joins us for the last few days.  Greta is not coming with us because I just don’t think she would enjoy it.  And, to be very honest, hauling a potty-training two-year-old around an unfamiliar city would make things a lot less fun for me.  So this...

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First day of long-term treatment plan

Mar 27

First day of long-term treatment plan

I’m in the chemo infusion chair today.  I’m sitting in a recliner and savoring this time of forced quietude to reflect.  Due to my upcoming trip with Maren, I had to change up my oncology office scheduling and I’m being treated at a different office on a Thursday.  It’s weird.  I don’t know the other patients here, and the chairs are...

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Two Years

Mar 19

Today is my two year cancerversary.  It’s been two years since that life-changing day I was diagnosed.  I went home that night and became a writer when I wrote my first cancer post at 4:30 in the morning.  What a journey it has been. Today I hold in my hand a fresh-off-the-presses golden ticket: yesterday’s clean PET scan report.  My cancer is in...

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