What do you do in Minnesota during the middle of April when spring refuses to show up? Well, there are many things that you may want to do. I have been thinking about some options as I sit and wait for the 8-18 inches of snow that is knocking at the door. If you live … Continue reading Well now…What’s with the white crap!
Another year under the belt, 4 years cancer free. YAY!!!! This year, I have had a little bit of a different view or feeling as I get close to my day. In many respects this is like an "uber" birthday for me. I look forward to celebrating another year that I am here. I research … Continue reading Pink Day #4 Starts 4/3/18
As I sit here and look at the date, it is hard not to remember the call. The diagnosis. The complete and utter blackness that took over my being. It was almost like that old movie "The blob". (For you kids out there, go and google it.) I didn't know what to do, what end … Continue reading What is your diagnosis story?
So glad to see this article in the Wall Street Journal. The additional exposure to CDH1 will help to give more hope to those that face similar fates. This article also helps me defend my answer the most common question I get. Why did you do it if you were healthy? Usually the fact that … Continue reading CDH1 in the Wall Street Journal
Tomorrow is March 2nd. Tomorrow is my dad's birthday. If he was still here with us he would be turning 86. He left us at 62. This year is a tough one for me. This year I stand at a border that I have to cross and can never return. My father passed when I … Continue reading Just another day?
I have been thinking a lot about labels. I understand the want to remove labels but I have been more thinking about how it would be if I simply accept them and just be me without worrying how a label may impact me. How am I labeled? Well, there are quite a few but some … Continue reading Labeled?
A milestone is defined as; 1- A stone set up beside a road to mark the distance in miles to a particular place. 2- An action or event marking a significant change or stage in development. When I think about this definition I feel that both fit for me. I think about all of the … Continue reading When to celebrate?
To start, I do hope that all of you had a blessed Christmas and that the new year will bring you peace. This holiday season has been a tough one for many that I know and quite honestly, even me. So many of those friends have dealt with so much pain. Loss of a loved … Continue reading Addressing the power of guilt…
~A random thought poem by Melanie king I used to think the school bus was so big and scary, until I moved to the back of the bus I used to believe that high school would never end, until it was over and I was looking back on those days wondering how they went by … Continue reading I used to…
To start with, I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy whatever-holiday-you-celebrate day! I truly do wish blessings on you all. This is the time of year that we are expected to be happy. So, how do we do this? Honestly, I really don't … Continue reading The Holiday Struggles and More…