Hello Old Friend

Mar 17

It has been a while since I’ve written.  I miss it, so here I am again.  Upon reflection, my pause is due to three things… I’m busy doing my life.  On this treatment, I am feeling much better than I have in at least two years.  I am spending much more time vertical (as opposed to horizontal), and naps are the exception(!) instead of the rule(!).  I...

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Don’t these things happen in threes?

Jan 23

Don’t these things happen in threes?

This morning I showed up for coffee with a friend exactly on time.  So I was pretty proud of myself, obviously.  By 9:40am, I checked our text thread to make sure I was at the correct Starbucks.  At 9:41am, I checked my calendar to make sure that we were in fact meeting this Wednesday and not next Wednesday.  I considered calling her, but figured she’s not...

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Remember this

Jan 22

Remember this

Last weekend our little family of four spent forty-eight hours in a little remote cabin in the woods.  It was rustic, remote, cozy, and exactly what we needed.  Brad planned the whole thing and he always delivers the most amazing relationship building experiences.  I love my husband. We packed snow gear and sled, board games galore, books, knitting (Maren),...

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My regimen(t)

Jan 15

It’s about that time: I’ve been on this drug combination long enough to understand how I feel and to get into a routine.  I’m on Herceptin (infusions through my port), Faslodex (shots), and Ibrance (oral pills); I like that these three are all administered differently: as I visualize cancer being destroyed, I like that I have a variety of pathways...

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Dear December, we can only laugh

Dec 15

Dear December, we can only laugh

Evidence it is December: Greta’s teacher called me last week right when Greta got to school.  “Jen,” she said, “Everything is fine, but I just want to you to know that Greta showed up with two lunches (packed in two separate lunch boxes) today.” I laughed because what else can you do? I had just spent the twenty minutes between when...

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