THERE IS NO CANCER!!! That's all
My BFF, a two time Breast Cancer survivor, is coming to visit me in September! I am beyond stoked. She lives 1500 miles away from me, but we "talk" via text, phone call, FB messages, etc every single day. After all these years - 30, to be exact - we make time for each other … Continue reading Conversations I Don’t Want To Have
Today is my Mom's birthday. Yesterday was the two year anniversary of my good friend's death. A week ago was the year anniversary of Dad's surgery in which we found out that his cancer was inoperable. Last week was one of my brother's birthdays. Last weekend I spent a LOVELY weekend with my beautiful daughter, thoroughly enjoying her … Continue reading Don’t Wait, pt 2
Mark and I had a long conversation about Big Dan. He was Mark's age and it has really hit Mark hard that he's gone. The night we got the call Mark didn't sleep at all. Heart disease and strokes run in his family. All of his family dies pretty suddenly from those types of issues. … Continue reading Don’t Wait
I lost my friend today. It sucks, even though I was expecting it. My last update on Big Dan came a week ago. He was in renal failure because the tumors had encased his kidneys. So I knew the time was coming soon. Still...it takes your breath away to get the actual phone call. It … Continue reading Farewell, Friend
A while back I talked briefly about Big Dan (last bullet point). His wife sends regular updates on his progress (or lack thereof). Every email that comes I open it with hope and optimism. Every email greets me with phrases like "aggressive lymphoma" or "kind of a rough start to the week" or "blood clot … Continue reading Suck It, Cancer
Some will know what this is. Some won't. It doesn't matter. But if you could spare prayers for a friend of mine, she can sure use them right now. My heart is breaking for a family this evening.