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Love and understanding

I listened quietly to the gentle music drifting from the two musicians on our little stage thinking, this is my Sunday morning playlist. The kind of soft, lilting melodies that wrap you in warm sunshine, sweet smelling hayfields and make you feel there is nothing urgent to be done, ever. 834 more words

On Cancer

Everything is going to change

No dance until Monday practice.  Just trying to stay relaxed and see how it goes with this week of treatment.  One thing I know for sure, I am going to call on Monday and request that I be taken completely off the steroids for my last two treatments. 641 more words

Ballroom Dance

I am

You slid from shadow to shadow

Your stealth,

oh, so disarming

A mere cluster of tiny calcium dots

on the mammogram


and, yet, so corrosive 75 more words


5 Vocabulary Words I Never Wanted to Know

I am trying to find a balance between being candid about my experience and being overly graphic. The thing about being in the middle of this is, it doesn’t seem squicky to me anymore. 996 more words


Finally...reconstruction and nipples are here! HORRAY!!

Well, it’s finally here!! My consultation for my mastectomy reconstruction and nipple reconstruction is tomorrow. Yes, once again more surgery. At this point I’ve stopped counting lol. 126 more words

Sticks,stones and splits (Or, how I find out if my kids are paying attention too)

So today started out really well. Early wake-up, a quiet morning to look forward to, and finally, the perfect time to start this read, a magic collection of pieces that, like all of Edward’s work, strive to remind us that we are surrounded by beauty, if only we would stop and pay attention, as he often says.   573 more words


The day of my surgery I was assured there would be no drains, which is fine because I can just relive that experience by reading my earlier blog, no need for a repeat performance. 695 more words

Breast Cancer