Today is a good day

Oct 29

I’m moving pretty slow these days, as I think I’ve indicated.  It’s only been a short few weeks that my discomfort has been a factor in my life, so I’m still figuring out how to be my best self.  Now that I have better pain management agents at my disposal, I am finding the balance to achieve optimal present-ness.  On Friday, I felt quite...

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A pivot point

Oct 25

Yesterday Dr. Wonderful stepped in to the exam room where Brad and I were waiting.  He looked me right in the eye and said with feeling, “How are you feeling?” “Not well,” I answered with a grimace, “I called your team on Tuesday morning because I decided I was done white-knuckling and I need some interventions. I’m...

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October update

Oct 21

Hello autumn!  The leaves are changing, and it is often lovely and brisk outside.  I can see the fall color from my bed which is a reminder that my life is a blessed one. We rocked fall sports in our house.  Maren played volleyball for her junior high school team.  The whole experience was awesome for her and nostalgic for me as she’s attending and playing for...

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End of summer 2019

Aug 25

End of summer 2019

I just logged in to the blog for the first time in a while.  And then I had to spend fifteen minutes googling how to fix my blog because I couldn’t get to the area behind-the-scenes where I post.  By the grace of God and google, I fixed it and I now feel like a technology goddess.  I tell you people, I am barely on the internet at all. So here goes: what have...

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Off to the races

Jul 12

Good news, folks. Tonight I took my third dose of my new medication. I spent some time on the phone last week coordinating with all the different players: my oncology team, the manufacturer, the billing liaison, the pharmacy and the insurance company. All of it was worth it though, because insurance is covering nearly all of the cost of the drug. Praise the Lord...

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A summer change

Jul 01

Today should be the start of a new chemo cycle, but that’s not the plan. And I have to say I’m quite happy for the chemo break — chemo, while marvelous for all its cancer-killing ways, is a doozy to cope with week after week, month after month, year after year. Last week, I had my regularly scheduled PET scan and it showed a mixed result. I had...

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