"Even though I know the long-term survival rates for my particular type of breast cancer are good and my post-surgical pathology showed a “complete response” to the chemotherapy, cancer patients are generally not considered to be in complete remission until at least 5 years have passed since the end of treatment without recurrence. So, my journey with breast cancer is not coming to an end, as much as I would like to say that it is."
"Lately I've been trying to take advantage of the summer season's abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. In an effort to "double down" on the things that I can control regarding my health, cooking and prepping my own food has become a top priority. I've been researching some easy, fast, healthy recipes and pulling out some ol' standards for prepping in my kitchen. Losing the chemo and steroid weight that I gained during my treatment has been a slow, tenuous process but I am determined to be patient and focus on healthy living, starting with what I choose to feed myself."
I've sat in front of my computer for days trying to think of words to best describe the sheer joy and love that I felt for my dog, Levee, who passed away suddenly in my arms last week. I'm coming up short in properly describing what she meant to me (and my husband). Quite simply, she was the sun and the moon to us.
"If cancer could speak, what would it say? This video answers that and it might just piss you off. There are so many emotions that swirl through your head when you are diagnosed with cancer. Holding my mother's hand as she died from ovarian cancer and then to be diagnosed a year later has made me question what am I not learning here."