Blank Page Nerves

I have never liked to write. I have always preferred to be face to face when sharing information, not in writing. I was the kid in class given a 1000 word assignment and 950 words would be alright, the last 50 would be the word ‘very’ everywhere it could pass. Someone suggested years and yearsContinue reading “Blank Page Nerves”

Milestones

There are distinct periods in life, the change is often marked by a specific event, a milestone. My first six distinct periods are measured by which school I was in, the next 9 are about our kids and moves and jobs. We figured instead of measuring distinction in our lives based on our experiences, itContinue reading “Milestones”

Biopsy: husband view

Friday afternoon of Labor Day weekend we knew that Tuesday was going to be a biopsy. A breast biopsy. A biopsy is a procedure to take pieces of a tumor to determine if it is cancerous or not. That was a three day weekend. The longest and fastest three day weekend ever. Tuesday morning came.Continue reading “Biopsy: husband view”

Kindness matters

There are a lot of trips to the doctor to get to a cancer diagnosis, there are exponentially more after a cancer diagnosis. A lot seems like an understatement. My first trip to the Breast and GYN cancer center at Woman’s Hospital was by far the worst. I guess the reason for that is theContinue reading “Kindness matters”

Clearing your personal cache

Sometimes I get stuck with a thought. Really, really stuck. I never consider myself stuck if it is a good thought, only when they are not so good am I stuck. I really only know one way to get un-stuck, or get out of my own head, or really just to clear my cache, youContinue reading “Clearing your personal cache”

Play today pay tomorrow

Normal daily life. What exactly is normal daily life? I know it when I don’t have it, and don’t necessarily recognize it when I do. During chemo I prayed fervently that this would never become normal. During the normal times I know that I am nowhere near grateful enough. It takes longer for me toContinue reading “Play today pay tomorrow”

What you know

Ever felt like you didn’t know what you didn’t know? Or that you only knew enough to be dangerous? That is the feeling when you get a cancer diagnosis, amplified by a substantial bit. The big thing about all of this is that you don’t know a lot about the diagnosis, but you are theContinue reading “What you know”

Cake and more cake

Our family has a birthday season. Starts mid October and ends with the New Year. In that time we eat four birthday cakes, celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. That is a lot of celebration in 74 days. We typically celebrate with food and dessert. The bigger the birthday the more outrageous theContinue reading “Cake and more cake”

One of those days

Today we got a flat tire on the highway, caused a back up due to gawkers, my apologies to all who were impacted. My husband put the spare tire on while we on the side of the road in record time. Less than an hour later the car battery died. My husband had to walkContinue reading “One of those days”

Word loss & cancer meds

I attended a memory fog class before going back to work. A single class for memory issues makes me laugh, I wonder how many times I went….Don’t get me wrong, it helped, I took notes and brought my husband and friend, between the three of us we got a lot out of it. I keepContinue reading “Word loss & cancer meds”