100,000. The number of hair follicles on the average human head. It is day 27 of my chemo treatment. I was told all of my hair would fall out on Day 16. I was told this would be the worst year of my life. Cancer has already taken 3 body parts from me (two breasts,… Continue reading Reb 100,000 vs Cancer 3
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, our “Elf on the Shelf” has arrived (narrowly escaping my chemo brain!), along with our holiday spirit, a wee bit o’ seasonal stress, and ’tis officially the Christmas season for those who celebrate. So…in honor of the upcoming festivities, I am making one small departure from my typically cancer-related blog… Continue reading The Santa question…fa la la la YIKES!
November 25, 2105 …it’s happening. Prior to cancer, I already had enough quirky idiosyncrasies conspiring to make me feel ancient. I refuse to read books from pages I can’t physically turn, I persist in referring to 6th-8th grades as “junior high school.” I stare, jaw to the floor in gaping awe, as my moderately more… Continue reading Chemo brain…
October 22, 1015 My extremely dear, long-time friend, and amazingly talented writer/blogger, Kim Forde, honored me with this piece about my cancer story.
November 19, 2015 So, I made it through round 2 of chemo with the “hair nazi” (aka: my sister Paula). We were joined this time by my dear friend Kristina, and long time friend and fellow-shrink, Lisa. In Tom’s absence, he sent a driver, Luis (this poor unfortunate soul), who did not quite know what… Continue reading Hair Today… Here Tomorrow?
October 30, 2015 After another infection and unexpected surgery set me back a bit last week, I’m finally up and at em again, and rallying the inner troops. Like the spunky middle sister of my favorite childhood show, determined not to be overshadowed by her effortlessly successful older sister (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!), I got my… Continue reading The Jan Brady of Cancer
October 22, 2015 As some of you know I had yet another set back today with an infection and spent the night in the hospital ER with one of my two amazing warrior sisters, Paula (I also have an amazing brother and parents). This was one of my toughest days yet for many reasons and… Continue reading Can I Get Some Butter With that Popcorn, Doctor?