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“Sleep” by Eric Whitacre

A month or two ago, a woman sitting at a table of five or six other guests at work recognized me from a publication I did last summer where I talked about my diagnosis. "Congratulations!!" I remember trying to figure out what she talking about but before I could ask she blurts out "For remission!"... Continue Reading →

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Stages of Grief: Anger

I'm having a really rough time. I've actually been having a rough time for a while now. I guess it started when I was told that new nodules had popped up a little over three months ago. They were growing inside of me without my consent... again. I was coming up on being in remission... Continue Reading →

Dear Steve,

Steve is the cat of one of my roommates which, technically, makes him my fourth roommate by default. This is my open letter to him: Dear Steve, The one thing I look forward to the most, every day, is coming home to your sassy ass, loud meowin', judgmental lookin' self. These days, every step I... Continue Reading →

Every time I even thought about trying to write down my feelings in the last seven weeks, I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Part of that was based in fear and another part was straight denial. I was enjoying remission, I was applying for a second job, I was starting business ventures with... Continue Reading →

Thank you, 26. Next.

I've never been really into my birthday. I guess that's what happens when your birthday is right around the same time as Thanksgiving (and, hunting season... not like that means much to me, but it does to the friends that I grew up with). Growing up, I've rarely celebrated my birthday on my birthday. I've... Continue Reading →

I’m NED. Nice to meet you.

Wow. Okay. So, here's the thing: Your favorite sick girl ain't so sick anymore. Isn't that wild? I haven't even reached my one year since my diagnosis date and yet, here I am, cancer free. To be honest, I wasn't sure this would actually happen to me. My cancer is aggressive. Not too many patients... Continue Reading →

The Best of the Worst

Welp, as of yesterday I've survived a full year of cancer. Isn't that wild? I thought that I'd take the time to go through all the cool things that I've been able to do despite going through five surgeries, menopause, 24 weeks of chemo, and depression. And, here we go!   Seeing Radiohead: Those that know... Continue Reading →

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