Posted in May 2012


“When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of Autumn. ” ―      V.B. Brown Advertisements


It was almost time to leave for my appointment.  Dylan and I had just finished lunch.  I put him down for his nap, and went back downstairs to clean up.  I had just reached the kitchen when I heard it.  Crash.   I headed toward the garage, stepped through the doorway and turned to my left.  I stood.  Shocked.  I pushed … Continue reading


Radiation, day two.  The next day I woke up to repeat the steps of the day before.  I spent the morning with my son.  After lunch, I put him down for his nap.  My dad came over to watch him, and I headed on my way to my appointment.  Now knowing what to expect, I … Continue reading


The time had come to start the actual radiation.  It felt as if it had taken forever to get to this point, and I couldn’t wait to get started.  It felt like the final stretch.  Four weeks.  Piece of cake, right?  Well…. As I said before, radiation is my least favorite thing to write about.  … Continue reading

Naptime radiation.

Now that things were coming together on the technical side of radiation, it was time to sort out the logistics.  Radiation was supposed to take place for four weeks; I was aware of that time frame.  What might be surprising to some is that radiation was to take place five days a week, for four … Continue reading

Move on.

A glass shatters on the kitchen floor.  A mess.  Your shoulders drop.  You sigh.  You look down.  The razor-sharp shards encircle your feet.  You know you have to clean up this mess, but you don’t know where to start.  You certainly can’t just leave the glass on the floor.  It will hurt you, or someone else, and that is not okay.  You … Continue reading