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Surfacing

It's been almost one year since my 14 hour surgery combo chemo procedure for recurrent ovarian cancer. It feels like a lifetime ago and...

I’m Not Dead, Yet.

Musings from a three-time cancer survivor. I know the end of my story. I will die. I just don’t know how or when. The science nerd in me...

I Wear Lipstick to Chemo

I WEAR LIPSTICK TO CHEMO Chemotherapy takes a toll on the body. I am grateful for the power and effectiveness of these medicines in...

To Give Thanks

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. I haven’t posted in this blog since my dog, Ginger, was being worked up for a deadly cancer,...

Why I am a Lover, Not a Fighter

I woke up to the news that David Bowie has died. Like many, I am shocked and deeply saddened.It’s reported that he died “after an 18...

Two Years Ago Today

4 months post surgery scar. Two years ago today, I endured a 7 plus hour long surgery to remove ovarian cancer. At that time, I had no...

Look for the Unexpected

During my “Ginger Walk” this morning, I noticed. That’s all. I noticed. I’ve been practicing the act of noticing. Another way to say this...

The Other Side

No. This is not me four days post double mastectomy/reconstruction. This is me on June 1, 2015 finishing my first bike ride since being...

The Next Chapter

It was February in Colorado, a cold and snowy month, when I last posted about my “Cancer Journey”. And, now, the sun is setting on this...

I Don’t Feel Inspiring.

If all goes well during this next series of visits which includes a CT scan and I’m still No Evidence of Disease, I have four more...

One Year Ago, Today….

A year ago today, I was on my way to Denver for my “debulking” surgery for ovarian cancer. I was told the operation could take anywhere...

Fear Tastes Like….

Today marks exactly 11 months since I had the 7 hour debulking surgery to remove the ovarian cancer that had engulfed my abdominal...

You’re Ok? Right?

It’s been almost 10 months since my debulking surgery and roughly 4 months since I finished frontline chemotherapy for my December...

Dear Cancer, We Need to Talk

Run for Hope Cancer Support Fundraiser Dear Cancer, I’ve been meaning to talk to you for a while now. I just needed some time to gather...

Bravery Takes Practice

Someone once told me that the most commonly experienced side effect of cancer is living with the fear that it might come back. Yep. I...

Waking Up to the World

I’m literally and figuratively coming to my senses as the effects of chemotherapy are beginning to subside. And, as I awaken to the world...