Posts tagged #resilience
25. Gratitude

Phone calls, texts and computer screens have been challenging lately.  Three weeks ago today I woke up with an intense headache.  A few hours later, not able to keep any food down, we went to the ER…

Read More
24. Fed Up

I am fed up with cancer.  I am fed up with treatment, treatment options, the diet, the medication and supplement protocols, all of it. My results from my last scans weren’t terrible, but they weren’t great either…

Read More
23. Demon-Wrestling

This week I’ve been wrestling demons whose names are exhaustion, fear and sadness.  Each on their own are quite manageable, but it’s their teaming up to beat my ass to a pulp this week that’s been hard to take…

Read More
22. Lessons From Grief

Today is my mother’s birthday, she would have been 75.  If she were alive, she’d have reveled in it, and our family would’ve all gathered to help her celebrate.  It is also the day of the funeral for Dave’s childhood friend, and these two milestones will forevermore be inextricably linked…

Read More
21. Vitality

My radiation therapy continues to go well, I’m now over halfway done.  The pain in my hip seems to be reducing by the day, and I’ll be rescanned in the last week of June to track progress.  Cross all fingers and toes, please…

Read More
20. Looking in the Rearview With Eyes on the Road

A quick update: My radiation sessions are going well.  I’m a third done and there has already been a significant reduction on the mass in my pelvis, much to the surprise of the radiation oncologist (apparently it usually takes longer to see results, especially for the type of cancer I have)… 

Read More
19. Slow Burn Resilience

I’m feeling much better this week.  Take a deep breath with me and let’s revel in that for a moment.  It felt hard there for a second.

I have a question for you: Do you ever go through an emotional experience, or an introspective period and when you come out the other end you can recognize that you’re not the same person you were even a short period of time ago?…

Read More