I saw this meme once on facebook: Of all the touching things listed here, the one that struck me the most was number 2, “She wanted that last piece of pie”. I guess it struck me because motherhood is made out to be this deep, magical, “next level” relationship and it really can be boiled … Continue reading My Mom Gave Me Her Kitten
Are you now humming the “Lego Movie” theme song in your head?? A week or so ago my friend Alexis came over to shoot some headshots of me that I needed for my Fight CRC Ambassadorship. She did a lovely job, but I dreaded editing them. I dreaded looking at them. I’m not very happy … Continue reading Everything’s Not Awesome
Many people who experience a trauma in their life measure everything as either before or after that trauma. Some people experience multiple, life defining traumas and for us, our timelines are stacked and diverge in multiple directions when considering different experiences and time periods. I was 12 years old when I experienced my first life … Continue reading My Shining City Upon A Hill
It’s been a long time since my last post – so long in fact that in the time I’ve been away, the world has flipped upside down and backwards and many of us are left shellshocked and struggling to find the ground beneath us. I’ve wanted to start writing again, but honestly I’ve felt like … Continue reading All Tatted Up
I remember my nurse, Cassie (as it happens a Stage IV Colon Cancer survivor) telling me just after my diagnosis “This will be the worst year of your life, but when you make it through, you’ll be such a different person” I’m sad to say, she was right, but happy to say she was wrong … Continue reading 2019….The Best Worst Year of My Life
Remember at the start of “Cheers” were the theme song says You want to go where people know, The people are all the same. You want to go were everybody knows your name. I have found that chemotherapy treatment at KU Cancer Center is quite a bit like being at a restaurant. The medical assistants … Continue reading Chemo….. where everybody knows your name.
I recently obtained one of my favorite things in the world. In the basement of my grandparent’s home in Salina has sat a mid-century hi-if stereo that hasn’t been used in years. It was always this sort of fixture in the basement – you knew it was there and what it was but didn’t get … Continue reading Hi-(fi) On Life
I’ve had a lot of time in 2019 to reflect on this new normal in our lives and because the purpose of this blog is to inform the reader on this experience, I’ve been trying to find the perfect way to describe what it’s like. I wonder a lot why anyone bothers to read this … Continue reading Taking Up Residency In Cancer Town
Two blog posts in one week? Whaaaaat? In all honesty, when I started this blog I planned on posting much more than I have. I came to realize however that unless I really had something to say – don’t waste anyone’s time. We’ll post updates and the such on the facebook page and I may … Continue reading Chemo…The Dwight Schrute of cancer.
In most cancer treatment centers there’s a bell that you ring when you finish treatment. It’s meant to be a milestone, a celebration and an inspiration to all the other patients hearing the bell ring that there is hope for a completion of treatment. Next Tuesday, I’m scheduled to complete my 12th chemo treatment which … Continue reading Will I ever ring that bell?