Up and running

May 01

So much to catch up on. Some of you may have noticed that my blog was hacked.  Yes, some malicious human hacked my blog and embedded malware in the files.  Who does that?  I have had some not-nice thoughts about a person who would hack a cancer blog.  I also had several adrenaline-fueled anxiety peaks wherein I thought all my writing was gone.  I spent about ten...

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Non-traditional wishes…

Apr 19

It’s about to be birthday season around here.  We’re celebrating the last days of Big’s 10 and Little’s 6.  Special girls, special times. You’ll appreciate this moment-in-time with my daughters. Big is increasingly hard to shop for (sort of), and after much discussion, she has asked for “kindness revolution” supplies.  She...

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Skyscraper

Apr 06

My daughters are four years and two weeks apart in age. It was four years ago last November that I received my Stage IV breast cancer diagnosis after they found a metastasized cancer nodule in the upper lobe of my right lung.  (November 2013.) Note: A quick metastatic breast cancer awareness/education point: I have surpassed the median survival expectations for my...

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When they point their love at each other…

Mar 20

We buzzed down the road on the way to the tournament.  I have my day bag and my stadium chair slung in next to me.  She packed herself with all of the eclectic things one brings to an all day sporting event as the athlete; I didn’t even check her bags.  I marvel, for the seventeenth time this week, at her maturity, grace, and intellect.  “What is your...

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Mar 19

Greta’s bunk beds are currently draped in blankets held up by tent clips.  (Tent clips are clamps that came as part of a “make your own blanket fort” that Maren received as a gift many years ago.  I highly recommend them for Easter baskets.)  Most of our blankets are lovingly handmade so you really do have use your imagination on the camouflage...

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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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