Well, we've been living this cancer patient life for 9+ months. Apparently, that's how long it takes you to forget that you didn't always know what you know now. Cancer patients' lives are full of terms and acronyms. You talk in alphabet soup and no one on your care team skips a beat. They all … Continue reading Alphabet Soup
Is there anything you struggle with that you wouldn't want to admit to the world? Losing your cool easily? Refusing to ask for help, even if it's in your best interest? Gossiping about friends? Caring what others think of you? I've never really been the girl who has it all together. I love leggings and … Continue reading It is Well
I was reading an article where a lady was arguing that high school nor college were the best four years of her life. She recalled the anxiety, and bullying, and the stress of succeeding, financial burdens, and all the other woes of the teenage and young adult years. While I've never considered college the best … Continue reading What Are The Best Four Years of Your Life?
This week has been... intense. I noticed a headache coming on Sunday night. Monday morning it was much worse. I had an appointment (lumbar puncture) scheduled for Tuesday morning, so I decided to tough it out. Tuesday was even worse. I had another LP and the pain continued to intensify until Friday. The pain was … Continue reading Spinal Week
Delayed intensification. They really should re-label this phase "hell." I went into this phase feeling good. I was getting out more, moving more, feeling more confident, and then BAM! This phase really snuck up on me and has been kicking me in the pants all month. They tell me it's going to get worse before … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel Has Been Turned On
It's taken me a long time to process just how amazing is our village. I was so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love demonstrated last weekend, that I am having a hard time getting my words together. Actually, the more I think about it, the more emotional it makes me. I truthfully cannot thank you … Continue reading Let Me Tell You About My Friends
Are you a good friend? Have you ever thought about that question before now? I really failed at being a friend this month, and it got me thinking. I bet I've failed at being a friend more than I've succeeded. Some people are naturally good friends, and some folks really have to work at it. … Continue reading Challenge