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”

Seeing the Doctor

I am used to being audited from coming up through the lab and then quality operations manager, audits are a way of life. I used to refer to the fall as audit season because we would be audited by companies we tolled for, ISO 9001, 14001 and TS 16949. It was really a way ofContinue reading “Seeing the Doctor”

What cancer does to you

Today is my birthday. This birthday is very different from last year’s birthday. Last year I had just had the second chemo infusion on my husband’s birthday and my birthday was one of the dog days. One of the days I wished there was such thing as coma therapy for chemo. What a difference aContinue reading “What cancer does to you”

When the fighting re-starts

An interesting phenomenon occurs when there is cancer in the family, the push-back and bickering and fighting stops. It just stops. You don’t miss it at first, you don’t miss it at all We have three loving and wonderful daughters. They pick at each other, they fuss and fight and are just terrible to eachContinue reading “When the fighting re-starts”

Second Opinions

I didn’t get a second opinion when my doctor gave me the cancer diagnosis. There were a variety of reasons, one was I pretty much knew when I saw the dent in my breast it was going to be cancer. Another was the doctor and my husband seemed to hit it off and that reallyContinue reading “Second Opinions”

Thanks and Silver Linings

You know the song–you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have the facts of life. I grew up watching that show. I liked watching it but didn’t really identify with any of the characters, but I would sing that song all the time, everywhere. As a kidContinue reading “Thanks and Silver Linings”