Monthly Archives: January 2012

The End of the Beginning, from Waiting to Living

Another week done. Friday at 3 pm and I am finally able to sit at the computer and bang out a post. Today’s big adventure, C.O.N.S.T.I.P.A.T.I.O.N. I’ll save you the details, but they involved rubber gloves. Still, agonizing poo story aside this has been a good week, a great week even. I am breezing through…

Cancer Like a Cuckoo

Another week breezing by, the springlike weather deceiving my senses while patches of snow linger in the shade. I am waiting again. Today, in two hours to be exact, I meet my new Oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. After last weeks horrific ride, I am perhaps putting more hope into this appointment than I…

When Reality Strikes

When I look back on this years from now, I will say that this is the week having cancer became real. I was first told I had metastatic lesions on my spine on December 8th. While it could not be definite without testing, it was unlikely that what we saw on my spine was not…

“I don’t really know her ~ she’s only a Facebook friend”

Tuesday: I am still waiting on pathology from my breast tissue, and today is once again “the day” I find out. I am not holding my breath. Still, progress has been made in that I am starting radiation for my back, and a bone strengthening treatment Zometa for my…bones. I am still at the beginning…

To Tell the Truth…

cancer is not sexy, but crazy I’ll give it. I had my first MRI for back pain on December 8th, the same day I was told there were lesions on my spine suspicious of metastatic cancer. Now, more than one month later I still don’t have a clear diagnosis. The growth in my breast is…

Green Juice & Getting Hooked Up!

What a day! It started slowly with me indulging in glorious sleep. The upside of being heavily medicated is sleep, and I am savoring it. I journaled a bit, answered some email, and then I went to have my first go at juicing. I have to admit I was a bit intimidated. I had a…

The Week of Inward Looking: Spirituality & Art

Spirituality and art…one and the same for me, and now more than ever. Today we ponder with meditation teacher and writer Susan Piver. Question: Where, how, and with whom have spiritual values such as gentleness, kindness, and bravery shown up in my life is 2011? Are these the qualities I hold as the highest spiritual…