Posted in November 2011


This week, my life has been very different.  I debated whether or not to write about it at all, but this story is one year in the life of a cancer survivor, and everything that is happening right now is part of my real life.  But I will keep it brief and simple. About three … Continue reading

Right here.

Today was one of those days.  I woke up an hour later than usual.  My four-year old, how do you say it, woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  My eight-year old had a song stuck in his head, and sang it……..about a million times in a row.  We were kind of running … Continue reading

Seven years.

I woke up yesterday for my seven-year appointment.  Morning routine.  Check.  Got the kids to school. Check.  Then I waited.  Waited for my appointment.  Waited for my results.  Wait.  Wait.  Wait.  It was finally time.  I grabbed my keys and headed out.  I arrived at my oncologist’s office.  I signed in.  Chatted with the office manager.   And waited a little bit more.  Then … Continue reading

Deep Thoughts.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to write today.  Yesterday pretty much summed it all up.  The waiting.  And the waiting.  Oh, and the waiting. I sat down and thought maybe I’d find a nice quote, or a sweet song, to kind of sum up the feeling of the day.  The need to relax.  … Continue reading


It is that time of the year.  The time when new calendars start popping up on shelves all over the place.  I see them in book stores and gift shops.  I also see them in more unexpected places, like the grocery store.  Regardless of where you find them, their presence is a glossy sign that this current year is … Continue reading


I have always kept a journal.  I can dig through any number of places and find journals that I have kept that date back to my childhood.  I kept a journal throughout middle school.  First loves.  First heart breaks.  I kept a journal throughout high school.  Growing up.  Changing perspectives. Filled with things that seemed so … Continue reading

Post Script.

I was thinking about my post from yesterday.  I know I can be Captain Sunshine sometimes.  Like I said before, I’m sure that can be annoying at times.  I do try to be positive.  I don’t always feel positive, but it is something I work on.  I think one reason I try to be positive is because … Continue reading


After the shot my white blood cell count was back on track.  I was able to have my next chemo.  Now, it sounds as if I was excited to have chemo.  Well, let me clear that up.  I wasn’t.  The only excitement that I had was that every chemo treatment that I had made it just … Continue reading


As I said before, I may have the tendancy to worry about things from time to time.  I have also been known to procrastinate every once in a while.  I don’t mean to do it.  Really.  But in the middle of something that I have to do, sometimes I think of a new list of … Continue reading


Knock, knock, knock. The day had come.  I was expecting a delivery of the shot, the medication that my doctor prescribed to help get my white blood cell count up.  Before my last chemo, one of the nurses in my doctor’s office taught me how I would administer it.  She taught me how to find … Continue reading