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[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

5 Factors to Control Cancer

Dana Farber has put out a 45 second video today. April is National Cancer Control Month. I did 4 of these items. I did not even think of cancer screening since I felt healthy. Who does right? Well, the good news is I am healthy today and I am doing the cancer screening. All we[…]

World Cancer Day 2.4.2017

How can I not mention this day………….World Cancer Day. It’s funny, when I was sick, I did not want others to know that I had the big “C”, now I just can’t shut up and want to help others with this terrible disease. Let’s all help to find a cure and honor those that have[…]

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[…]

Live in the Present

“Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future,concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha It is all about perspective! Been thinking about this a lot lately. How many times do we look back on not so good things in our life? It’s natural to look back at memories but make sure[…]

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[…]

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[…]

To Think or Not to Think

Reflecting back on my Chemo Treatments, I was so focused on the immediate side effects, that I did not really think about the possible long term ones. I was trying to take one day at a time. Well, I just had a follow up appointment on the general state of my health. My main concern[…]

Everything is Temporary

One of my new Mantras began to be: “Everything is Temporary” It seemed every time I asked about something or wondered why or felt good or felt bad, it was all temporary. I would feel good soon. I would know later. I would live somewhere else. There was always an answer. It didn’t matter. Change[…]

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[…]

Signs, Signs, Everywhere

Have you ever noticed when you are walking and suddenly you look down and see a penny? This is a Spiritual sign a loved one who has passed is sending to you. “You are Loved” “You are Valued”  Signs can be animals, electricity going haywire, words on a truck, repetitive numbers and more. It was[…]