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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]