Dave and I were married 27 years ago today. That’s the official number, the answer I say aloud when asked. Inside I am screaming, “Not long enough!” We met in high school – me a senior and him a freshman. It seemed like an insurmountable age gap at times. I went to college and we … Continue reading In Sickness and in Health →
My last cancer blog was 28 days ago. Here is a run down of what happened in the last 28 days: ☑️ Two chemo treatments ☑️ Closed the fiscal year for my employer ☑️ Processed transactions for > 1000 patronage, stock dividend and equity retirement ☑️ Produced the booklet for the Annual Shareholder’s Meeting ☑️ … Continue reading Insane in the Membrane →
Today is treatment number 35 which brings to mind this 35: My house is filled with White Sox fans so when I was thinking about this being the 35th treatment I thought of Frank Thomas (The Big Hurt). I switched treatment day and location to fit my husband’s new work schedule. I’m downtown at the … Continue reading The Big Hurt (but not really) →
Since 2017 I have been the controller of a grain cooperative in Central IL. This week was the start of the busiest 3 weeks in my work year – and that is saying a lot since January is a month when more than a thousand 1099s have to be produced and sent to our patrons. … Continue reading Decisions →
As I approach my 2 year Cancerversary I started thinking about all the medical procedures I have experienced in the last 100 weeks. Here is most of it, in no particular order: Cancer treatments – 33 Brain MRI – 6 Chest/Ab/Pelvic CT Scan – 11 Bone Scan – 4 Breast MRI – 1 Breast Biopsy … Continue reading Frosted Strawberry Pop-tarts →
During a rather long spell of depressing days I found peace and joy at an unexpected place. I spent 8 years as a teacher in between my years of accounting. It was, by far, my favorite job. In my second year I was teaching 7th grade math. I was the only math teacher for the … Continue reading Strange Place to Find Help →
I have been a care giver for most of my life, even as a child. That caregiving led to the need to control situations that I could not influence, which led to constant levels of anxiety that were exhausting. My anxiety and desire to control did not allow me to be the mom I should … Continue reading Learning to Take and Scanxiety →
I have not blogged lately. I have not even journaled privately lately. Why is it when you most need to do something to help yourself, you don’t? Keeping up the bravado is exhausting. My therapist says that I need to allow myself to be honest to find some peace. Two years ago today (7/10/2019) I … Continue reading Getting Honest →
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