My story

Mar 30

My story

I’ve had a few people tell me that they’ve been less than satisfied with last week’s news that there are new metastases in my body.  They’re pissed, actually. Me too.  It’s not the rosy-happy-clear-NED-clean report we wanted and hoped for. There’s disappointment there; I felt the blow when Dr. Wonderful delivered the news.  I...

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Press in gratitude

Mar 27

I’ve got some experience with hardship and grief, and I’ve tried a few things to cope. What I have found to help me in difficult moments is to find something to be grateful for.  I willfully and consciously press in gratitude.  Anytime I can take my focus off of the negative stuff is a win.  Goodness breeds goodness, kindness kindles kindness, and love...

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Smiles, old and new

Mar 25

Smiles, old and new

I love many things about the preschool my girls go to.  The teachers are amazing people who really enjoy spending several hours a week with a herd of tiny people.  (I could never be a preschool teacher; give me teenagers any day!)  Our preschool has curbside drop-off and pick-up which means that I can and do take my girls to school in my pajamas.  No schlepping for...

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Roar on, roll on

Mar 24

Roar on, roll on

      Does anybody need a good laugh today?  Check out this picture of G: Remember how she changes into a “workout outfit” from our clothes-to-give-away pile while I’m working out?   And then she “works out” with me?  This was today’s ensemble.  She’s wearing a size 2T leopard uni-suit that is supposed to be long pants and...

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I choose joy

Mar 23

Three spots, people. We have three new spots, three new metastases.  I say “we” because that’s how I feel.  I’m the one they measure and weigh, but we’re all in this together.  I have no illusions that I’m doing this alone.  (Thanks be to Jesus.) This means my current former treatment isn’t working to control my cancer.  It...

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