Category Archives: chemo

telling it like it is

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  Because sometimes it’s easier to step away.  Sometimes I try to indulge so much in life that I forget.  Sometimes I am so obsessed with the knowledge, that I can’t talk or write about … Continue reading

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“God bless us, everyone”

Once again, this is the season of thanks.  The calm before the storm.  Before we rush to shop, to decorate, to visit, we are to bow are heads and count our blessings.  Really, we should do this daily, right?  Even … Continue reading

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Dis-ease

[dih-zeez] according to Dictionary.com noun 1. a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; … Continue reading

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Offensive?

I play offense.  I’m on team SAL (stay alive longer) playing against MBC (metastatic breast cancer).  We’re both in the NEL (national epidemic league).  And I play offense.  Because I want to move my team ahead.  I want to play … Continue reading

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Met-Amorphosis Ch 3,4

Chapter Three Did I forget to mention How I Got Here.  I did.  So, rewind.  It is a hot summer, the summer of 2008.  In June, we went to Atlantis on Paradise Island to see all the marine life.  While … Continue reading

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Met-Amorphosis

  And so, gentle readers, I have begun.  Tell me what you think of the beginning… Met-Amorphosis Cultural dictionary definition,  “A change in an animal as it grows, particularly a radical change, such as the transformation of a caterpillar into … Continue reading

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Cousin It

A new month is upon us.  But, the last month lingers in my mind.  It’s difficult sometimes to NOT relive the difficult.  Four years ago, I had some aches and pains this time of year.  But, I carried on.  I … Continue reading

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Here’s to the faithfully deported

In early October of 2008, I underwent a minor surgery to install a mediport.  These ingenious little devices let nurses access major arteries (or is it veins?) to draw blood or administer chemotherapy or push dye through for scans, etc. … Continue reading

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