Initially posted January 2013
How am I doing?
*Disclaimer* I nearly did not post this as it’s deeply personal. Initially I just wrote it to let go of the feelings. Then I thought that if someone else is going through the same thing, they might want to hear that they aren’t alone. So I’m [...]
Just wanted to share our story of how Livestrong helped our family. Please freely give to this organization if you are looking for a way to support families with cancer.
On October 26, 2011 our lives were changed forever. I will never forget sitting in the waiting room while Michael had his colonoscopy [...]
As I sit this morning listening to the sounds of the delightful rain outside while I wait for the rest of the house to wake up I have time to really think. I reflect back through our cancer journey that started last October. I think back to this time last year before The [...]
Really, it is. Things get overwhelming, crazy, unpredictable, disappointing, upsetting… and then, magically, they get better. This cycle happens over and over again. Each time you go through it, do you believe in the “it gets better” part? Or do you sink in the middle with the swirl of despair? [...]
As we wrap up the holiday season for 2011, I sit reflecting on it all. First thoughts are that life is so strange right now. There is all this “normal” floating around in a sea of crazy ocean. It’s like there are two different lives going on in parallel. This regular life where we are [...]
Well, today is what I like to call Chapter 3: The Chemo Fight. In case you are keeping track… Chapter 1: The Diagnosis, Chapter 2: The Surgery.
Here we sit with the chemical cocktail coursing into Michael and letting his body know we aren’t going to take this lying down. It’s strange, really. We are in [...]
I met Michael when I was 21, still in college. We met on jan 6(1993) and I would have married him the night we met. Instead, we moved in together 2 months later. He is my soul mate, my best friend and i knew it the moment we first met. Yes, we are [...]