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[…]

2 YEARS CANCER FREE TODAY………….YAAAAAYYYYY!

2 years Cancer FREE today! On this day in 2015, I was in surgery to remove a tumor in my lung that shrunk from chemo and radiation treatments. I am blessed that the doctor was able to remove all of it with clear margins. I think of this day as like a 2nd birthday……………but really[…]

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

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[…]

Hope Lodge in Boston

Appropriately named, Hope Lodge is the place I stayed for 6 weeks from right after Christmas in 2014 until February 6, 2015. Patients who live far away from their hospitals that need daily treatment of any kind, can apply to live here, with their doctors’ recommendation for housing. There are places for children, like the[…]

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[…]

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[…]

And so it begins…………

Decisions, Decisions. What to do.When to do it. Am I really immortal? Where to stay during my 3 consecutive day treatments at Dana-Farber as I live about an hour away? Where to live during this whole thing. What to do with all my stuff. All my belongings. It’s just stuff. How will I feel? Will[…]