Peace with Scars, one breath at a time…

I woke up this morning and the pain from my inflamed scar continues. I have been told I am cancer free 3 years 8 months and 9 days ago.You see, its just a scar.I am breathing. I kept the Faith. I believed I would be here and I am.Is it that simple?Maybe.Maybe not. Of course[…]

John McCain and Cancer

The description of John McCain is one of a man who lived life full of love and honoring his values. That is what life is about. Yet some people wait until they get a cancer diagnosis to realize this. I was one of them. I was afraid to speak my truth as it would hurts[…]

3 Years ‘C’ Free and going STRONG

Funny, sometimes, I just do not want to say that word. You know, the ‘C’ word…..Cancer. But, 3 years ago, this morning, I went into surgery, with Faith, that the doctor would remove my tumor with clear margins. You see, I already planned a victory trip and I planned on being there. Here is a[…]

It’s a New Year, so it’s time to LIVESTRONG

I   Imagine your body is beat up, muscle is gone, your tired, you’ve lost weight, you can’t sleep, your strength is gone, surgery from the cancer removal leaves scars that get inflamed and cut into nerves…there in spots that when you stretch you are in pain still, your just plain weak. YET, you are[…]

Time: Where does it go?

As I reflect on 2017 and 2 years 10 months being cancer free, each moment is precious. Each second is precious. Time….being born to our last breath…as a journey well spent with loved ones laughing, crying, eating, drinking, loving, listening, talking, just being, watching, holding, traveling, cooking, playing, and anything else on this adventure called[…]

We May Never Pass This Way Again…..

I heard this song on the radio today in the car. Very nostalgic. It first reminded me of my High School Graduation in 1979. We all had hopes and dreams that someday we would see each other again. Well, time goes on and this has a very different meaning for me today. I am working[…]

I think I have become a Germophobe! UGH!

Say it isn’t so…………….I know I am not as bad as Howie Mandel……….. Ya know, when you are told you are cancer free and you have to rebuild your immune system, but it will take 5 years! Yes, 5 years. Oh boy. I am very conscious of germs now but try not to obsess. I[…]

Fuel for Healing: A beginning

Have you ever thought about what it truly takes to heal yourself? Of anything………a headache, a broken bone, a cold , a negative thought, cancer?  Well, I think it first takes the thought that you don’t want to feel this way so you think about what you can do to feel better and be healed.[…]

2017: A New Year, A New Beginning

It is never too late to truly believe in what you want in life can come true. At each of my chemotherapy treatments, I envisioned the chemo, as a powerful antidote liquid that went direct to my tumor, and it would shrink it and kill it. I did not think of it being a poison[…]

The Spoon Theory: Do you have enough spoons?

When I was undergoing chemo treatments, I did everything in my power to look ‘normal’. I did not want people that did not know me to see me as a sick person. That confused some of the people that did know me. You see, I was strong. My mindset was: I am healthy. I always[…]

One Year Cancer FREE!

As many of you know, I used the vision of the Wicked Witch of the East melting/shrinking as I had my chemo treatments. The chemo would go directly into my tumor and shrink it. It did shrink. I then underwent 6 weeks of Radiation to kill the cells. Surgery was March 2, 2015. The doctor[…]

Live your life now! You don’t really know how much time you have…

Why do people wait until they get a life threatening illness to re-consider how they are living their life? I’ll tell you why. It’s because deep down,we all think we will live a long time.” I can do that next year, or when X happens”. I never thought about death and thought I had all[…]

Envisioning my Future

I had to think quick. I wanted that tumor out of me NOW! I still could not believe a mini grapefruit resides in my lower right lung. Yes, I am in denial. I am not ready to go to the special place called ‘Heaven’ yet. At least , that’s where I think I will be[…]