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Channelling my Inner African Queen / Girl With a Pearl Earring!

The sun is shining, and I am feeling good so I wanted to share with you some of the lovely things that have been going on  for me. 1,240 more words

Chemo Hats

The Question Mark.

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
…live in the question.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Living with the question mark has been a life long journey through such incredible terrain…a real roller coaster ride through life’s ups and downs never quite knowing what is possible…for better or for worse.

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Chronic Illness

Chemotherapy and other treatments

Wow, what a wild ride it’s been these last two weeks since the first chemo infusion through the port-a-cath. The first five days were very torrid, becoming increasingly sick, weak, tired and constipated; by the end of this bit I was beginning to think that I can’t put up with too much more of this, and then I felt a little bit better on day six, and keep getting a bit better day by day. 3,400 more words

Cancer Therapy

Care Package

A package arrived. A big brown box split down the side with a flash of bright pink peeking through.

Ohhh Mom.

I look at this box, for which I was warned via voicemail: “…you should be getting a package by three o’clock If you do not please call me because it’s very important that you get it by three o’clock,” I look at this box and see my mother. 258 more words


Day 95-105 recovery

I read an article yesterday that dark chocolate is good for you. And not in the traditional sense of moderation. The ‘Queen Mary University London’ study suggests that flavanols found in Dark chocolate can ward off heart disease and alzheimer’s when eaten in vast quantities, which is lucky as this Easter I have amassed enough to keep me going for a couple of months. 348 more words


Port-a-cath and Chemotherapy

Counselling for Cancer

Happy April Fool’s Day to you all. I hope you have a few laughs. Ha Ha hee hee.

What a torrid 2 days. 2,577 more words


Set your DVR's: an Incredible Ken Burns Cancer Film

A DVR reminder of a film I have mentioned before: The incredible new Ken Burns “Cancer – the Emperor of All Maladies” PBS mini-series will air next week on Mon-Wed (4/30-5/1), I highly recommend to set your DVR’s and tell Family & friends, especially those impacted by cancer! 228 more words

Common Question Answered