Category Archives: Encouragement

Dedication…

Okay. For those of you who don’t know me personally, I’m a procrastinator. My mother used to tell me all the time that Procrastination should have been my middle name. I am always thinking of things I need to do … Continue reading

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One Year Later…

It has been a year since my OB/GYN found the lump in my breast during a routine breast exam while I was in for my annual gynecological exam. Actually, it was a year on June 16th, but I went back … Continue reading

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The Mysterious, Incredible, Undeniable Hand of God…

I have been a Christian for a long time. I was in my early teens when I got saved and I just turned 40 – you can do the math if you want. In the years since I gave my … Continue reading

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Simple Truths…

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. This was the opening line of an email forwarded to me by a couple of … Continue reading

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GOOD News/BAD News/NO News

GOOD News: I got the results from my BRAC Analysis (which is actually a test of the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes) and they were negative. Specifically, no mutation was found. This is very GOOD news! It means that … Continue reading

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Signs of Radiation Exposure…

Well, I’m into my third week of radiation treatments. As I was laying there today listening to the machine buzzing while it zapped me, I couldn’t help thinking about Japan and it’s nuclear situation. If the worst were to happen … Continue reading

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Seven Down, One More to Go!

Well, I’ve gotten seven of my eight scheduled dense dose chemo treatments. Just one final big bad one to go after this! I am so excited to be done with it. I’ll still keep getting the Herceptin through October or … Continue reading

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Hilarity as Therapy…

My therapist says my sense of humor is a big part of what helps me get through the stress of having cancer. (Not to leave God out here, because we both also recognize and acknowledge that He is my ultimate … Continue reading

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That Still Small Voice…

First off, I meant to get this written and posted last night, but I was just too exhausted to do it. The steroids I had to start taking day before yesterday just would not let me sleep at all Tuesday … Continue reading

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One of Those Days…

Ever have one of those days where everything that could go wrong does? Of course you have. We all have. Today was one of those for me. Actually, I’d say it really started yesterday. Or maybe even a few days … Continue reading

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A Little Common Courtesy, Please…

I’m not the kind of person who gets offended easily. Not for myself, at least. I suppose I was different when I was younger, because I remember my feelings being much more sensitive then. I’ve grown up, I guess. That, … Continue reading

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Life on Chemo

Well, I had my 3rd chemo treatment on Monday. I was tired when I went in the door and more tired when I left. I also felt a little queasy, possibly because I didn’t eat breakfast that morning. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings!

Woke up so thankful this morning. I’ve been feeling bad since Thursday night. I thought it was a cold at first, because I had a sore throat and my chest hurt like it was full of congestion. So I took … Continue reading

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The Lydia Project

I have spent a lot of time on the Cancer Survivor’s Network and through them learned of many resources out there for cancer patients. I’ll talk about some of them as I get more experience with them. One of the … Continue reading

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