Tag Archives: blessings

My, How Time Flies…

It’s almost over. There is one treatment left to go. There will still be a few more months of cancer related tests and appointments, of course. And the port will have to be flushed every six weeks until they decide … Continue reading

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It’s Baaack… (Not the cancer!)

You know, I’ve gotten a lot of comments since my diagnosis about how wonderful my attitude was. Several folks along the way have commented on how awesome it was that I was not only able to maintain my sense of … Continue reading

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Day One…

Well, today was day one in our efforts to read through the Bible in 90 days. Our reading was Genesis chapters 1-11 and Job chapters 1-5. Following our SOAP formula, I’m supposed to pick out a verse that stood out … 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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For Mama…

It’s Mother’s Day again. I’ve been facing it without my own mother for 23 years now. Believe me when I say it really never seems to stop being a day of both pain and joy. Because of this, I thought … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Normal…

Normal. It’s a relative term. But then everything in life is relative. Einstein sure had that right! Every thought, fear, and emotion is relative to our own personal experience and views. “Normalcy” is no different. They (scientists and/or psychologists) spend … 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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NO MORE RADIATION!!!!

 It’s finally over! I got my LAST radiation treatment today. I even got a Certificate of Completion, LOL. Coincidentally, the other side of the office, the medical oncology office was having an open house to celebrate the completion of the … Continue reading

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Exhaustion…

Wow, I didn’t know I could feel this tired. I swear it wasn’t this bad during the chemo. Or maybe it was and I’ve just forgotten. You know, Chemo Brain and all. Then again, I guess it’s possible, and probably … 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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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Just to get this out of the way… I’ve finished my second week of radiation. I think I’m starting to notice some changes in the targeted breast, but nothing really uncomfortable so far. Did I mention that my Dr. told … Continue reading

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Anniversaries…

Why, do you suppose, do we humans make such an art out of marking the passage of time? We count every single thing on an annual basis. Birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries of every sort. I’m not saying I don’t do … 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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