Category Archives: metastatic

Backseat Driver

It has happened.  Another check mark off the bucket list.  It seemed unthinkable.  But now it has happened.  My fourth child, my baby, my little one, has earned her driver’s license.  I am, by trade, a domestic engineer…aka, a stay … Continue reading

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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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Be ‘Ware

Well, all over the breast cancer blogging world is commentary on this October, our honorary month.  It’s interesting to me that so many women with breast cancer hate the pink ribbon stuff.  So, then, who are we doing it for? … Continue reading

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WanderLust

Yesterday my sis wore a Life is Good shirt with that phrase you’ve seen “all who wander are not lost”.  A week ago, my son posted a picture labeled, “wandering but not lost” while he was exploring Oregon.  These reminded me … 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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Hold the Relish?

And so it is “that time of year” again.  This year, we have done some home renovations.     We signed papers to start these renovations in June, but here we are in December not yet completed.  So frustrating!  But, … Continue reading

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Love Means Nothing

I’m sitting in the hot sun, legs and arms outstretched.  I keep hearing, “love all”, mostly in sweet teen girl voices.  No, I’m not at a revival.  Not even close!  The only thing remotely religious about this experience is that … Continue reading

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Eating my words

        It really wasn’t that long ago…ok, it’s been at least five years…that I’d hold up a whole chicken from the grocery store in front of Maria.  I’d hold out its wings and let its drumsticks (aka … Continue reading

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