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[…]

I hate f#%$&*%ing needles, don’t you?

As I meet other people at a LiveStrong program that are trying to get our strong      pre-cancer body back, we are sharing stories. Did you shave your head? Did you continue to work? Did you do Chemo or Radiation or just one of them? Did you get a port in your chest or[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

Celebrate every Victory, no matter how small……

  The Patriots just won the Superbowl. Their 5th one and the parade did go on.All victories should be celebrated no how many times you win or are a success at something. I attended a class on Parade day when the instructor responded to my comment that I wish I was there in this way:[…]

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 REAL Truth about Cancer is this……..

LOVE this article about how we can bring the best of both traditional and alternative methods together to heal the world.Is that possible today? I hope so. That is the only way we will truly heal everyone. Working together. That is what I would like to see. GREAT ARTICLE! Click here: HEAL THE WORLD

Respect and Acceptance for this day

  As  a Sarcoma Cancer Survivor,(I got this as a genetic mutation and not from anything I did or did not do), I just want people to know, it is OK to CHOOSE what to do when you are sick with any illness. Respect, acceptance and non-judgment is what this day is about. Traditional and Alternative[…]

Can we cure Cancer in our lifetime?

This is a question many people have asked. Here is a great article from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Please continue to support research for ALL Cancers. Let’s heal everyone.#cure #cancer #cancercure Click the newspaper to read the article.  

Stage 2: Time to trim the wig

Hey, what’s up with a wig anyways? I purchased a long haired wig because I wanted to look more like the old me. Wigs can be warm. After my 6 chemotherapy treatments, a milestone to me, I wanted to start fresh again somehow. I cut my wig shorter right before my first Radiation treatment and[…]

And the beat goes on……….

The tumor has shrunk to about one half it’s size. The Doctors are pleased. I just want the thing out of me. It is now time for the second type of treatment to begin. Radiation. Radiation will kill any cancerous cells or burn the outside of the tumor so it can no longer grow. It[…]

Last day of Chemo and Faith

It was kind of ironic that the last day of Chemotherapy in December 2014, coincided with a Healing Mass that a very good friend invited me to. I went from my last chemo treatment to a quick dinner, then to the Church that evening. Many people were there. I believe in a higher power. I[…]

It’s ALL Good!

I soon began to have a second Mantra: It’s all Good! Life truly is about perspective. Day surgery was a breeze compared to a Chemo treatment. I was in and out in a day! I was shutting off the blood supply to the tumor through the embolisation surgery. I was just happy not to have another[…]

Are we there yet? Are we done yet? Enough!

Chemotherapy, 2 different ones, Doxorubicin, a 15 minute push, as they say in medical terms, and Ifosfamide, daily for 3 days in a row, was beating me up. I could feel my strength depleting. I just wanted a break. I had finished my fourth treatment. Resting was lying or sitting up on my daughters couch[…]

Minding the Mind to Mend the Body

Best selling Author and Speaker Mike Dooley says “Thoughts become things…Choose the good ones”. Wayne Dyer, Self Help Author and Motivational Speaker, says “When you change the the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. I wanted to change the Cancer inside of me. I wanted to change the way I[…]

Rest, Work, and Repeat

I wanted some semblance of normal. What is normal? Normal to me was living my life with a job I liked, living on my own, spending time with family and friends and just enjoying what life has to offer. Now, I had to back up and stop this sense of normal. My Chemo Treatments were[…]

Time to make the donuts…I mean ‘Shave my Head’

We can not control many things in life, but the things that we can control, we should act on. I was told that my hair would start falling out about two weeks after my first Chemo treatment which was July 14,2014. I did not want to be in the shower washing my hair and have[…]

Time to ‘Shrink the Tumor’

I made the decision to shrink the tumor so surgery would hopefully have clear margins and get the whole tumor out of me! I wanted to maintain my strength. I wanted to still be me. Whoever that is. Can I still be that person? Will I be that person while going through this journey or[…]

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[…]

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

The Beginning of Tests. What is it? It’s a Mass on your lungs. Biopsy.More Tests. UGH! What the heck is it? After 3 weeks go by, I learn I have “Monophasic Synovial Sarcoma” the doctor states. I just stare at him as he doesn’t continue. I then ask “What is that? Is that Cancer?” He[…]

Anyone can get Cancer

Where does one begin? “You’ve got Cancer” Words no one wants to hear. I certainly did not ever expect to hear those words. Imagine. One day you might too. Scary to even think about. We are fearless. We are forever thinking we have all the time in the world to do whatever, whenever we want[…]