In my last post I said that I am going to look for shared commonalities and focus on them. I meant it. That post happened to drop the same day as a controversial SCOTUS decision. It wasn’t planned. I have strong feelings on the decision. You might, too. I’m saddened at the posts I have … Continue reading I meant what I said. →
I will be trying to be a better person for all my earthly life. No matter how hard I try, I have not been able to be like the people I admire so much. These are the people who truly understand that the greatest commandment is to love one another. These are the people who … Continue reading Work in Process →
After my cancer diagnosis almost 3 years ago, I transformed at unused porch into my Oasis. The door faces the county road on which we live so I suppose you could call it our front door, however no one can see the door because of all the trees. There is no sidewalk to this side … Continue reading Refuge for the Weary →
My love of baking yeast breads began in 4-H. I still have my 40-year-old project book that explains the important role that each ingredient plays in the finished product. I always loved the science of yeast breads and the need to be patient in each step. Standing in front of the kitchen window kneading the … Continue reading Daily Bread →
The cancer continues to be controlled in my body. There is nothing new and nothing that has grown. The tumor on my adrenal gland has shrunk significantly. I am staying on the same course of treatment (and had that today). Today is a good day. The bone scan shows that I have broken 4 ribs … Continue reading Huh? →
It may seem hard to believe, but I love the days I am at Siteman Cancer Center. It means we are actively treating instead of waiting and wondering if it is working. I will have lots of scans today; so, so many pictures of my beleaguered body! First, I report to Nuclear Medicine where my … Continue reading Picture Day →
I’ve spent most of my life on the outside looking in. To be honest, I like it out here most of the time; however, it also causes periodic times of profound loneliness. Metastatic breast cancer adds less time between the bouts of loneliness. I was an awkward child who spent her time with animals on … Continue reading Outside Looking In →
Many people use the imagery of fighting with cancer. Keep fighting. Fight like a girl. You are such a fighter. I’m generally okay with that imagery although I’ve learned that good fighters also know to choose their battles. Some battles are worth the fight while others are worth giving up. I find myself in a … Continue reading Sometimes it is okay to give in →
I made my cancer diagnosis public about a week after the initial diagnosis. Not only did I need support, but I knew my family needed our community to rally around them. I am continually amazed at the outpouring of love that you give us. Knowing that thousands of people were praying for me lifted my … Continue reading Let me know how I can help you. →
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