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MRI Day

It’s every 6 months or so now, not every 3 months, or every few weeks, like it was. But it’s still a hard/scary day. We do our best to stay cheerful, to not worry about the fact that they, probably, won’t ever say “you’re cured/healed/safe”. We do the scans, meet with the doctors an agonizing… Read More MRI Day

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The Most Important Questions

I love Brendon Burchard’s story, he was in a serious car accident at 19, and in facing death had an epiphany that changed the direction of his life. What he realized is that at the end of our lives we are faced with three basic questions: Did I Live? Did I live my life? Was… Read More The Most Important Questions

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Deconditioned

So this isn’t something I usually post about, but it’s something that seems to be a pretty common theme with care-givers and cancer survivors. We are super de-conditioned (our main activity for several years now has been, respectively, lying in bed sick on lots of muscle eating drugs or sitting in a chair staring at… Read More Deconditioned

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Supporting Each Other

One of the things that has become increasingly important to me over the past 3 years is supporting other people walking the journey of caregiver or cancer fighter. It is a surreal experience and there are times that only someone who has also set up all night at the bedside of a loved one, someone… Read More Supporting Each Other

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2017 – New Beginnings

It’s been a long year, which is an understatement for most of us. Its been a while since I’ve spent time on this page.  Things have been increasingly busier, which is good and challenging at the same time. Our lives are shaped very differently than they were before 2014. Cancer cuts a wide swath through… Read More 2017 – New Beginnings

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Every Breath Is A Gift

Seems I get all introspective in the wee hours of the night. Perhaps insomnia really is my muses partner. Only they truly know. What I can say for sure is in this tenuous life I am unbearably aware of each breath and the staggering gift it is. Lately I have felt stunned by our last… Read More Every Breath Is A Gift