2013 August | MVP Cancer Courage

Slow and Steady.

Aug 30, 2013 by

Two months out of treatment.  Every day, a little better……but the progress “feels” too slow for me.  I know –  I’ve been through a lot, but I’m still impatient at times and frustrated with my progress. I had an appointment with Dr.  J last week and she said all that I’m feeling is extremely normal and to be expected after what my body has endured in the past seven months.  She said my progress is great, better than most, she even added – which was encouraging.  Leave it to Dr. J to make me feel better, even at a routine check up.  She’s amazing. Regardless, there are still days that I just get so frustrated with my body.  How could this have happened to me??  How does this happen to others who take such good care of...

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My Mom and My Big Sis.

Aug 30, 2013 by

My mom and my sister Sandy came for a visit last week.  I’m so thankful to Sandy for getting on a plane in Wichita, KS where she lives, flying to Chicago and then flying with my mom to NY to spend time with me.  I know it took a lot of effort on her part in many ways, but they made it here together and it was a wonderful visit! When I met them at the airport I was in tears, there was my big sister and my mom.  As a child, often, its your mother who soothes your tears, your fears and your pain.  As an adult, there’s always a bit of that inner child, who, when faced with something like cancer……just wants their mom to give them a kiss and make it “all...

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Life Lessons…..and hot flashes....

Aug 4, 2013 by

“Life is full of beauty.  Notice it.  Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.  Smell the rain, and feel the wind.  Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”  ~Ashley Smith  It’s been six weeks since my last radiation treatment.  My doctors are happy with how I am healing.  I am very slowly, but very surely getting my energy back.  Back to working longer hours, enjoying more activities with the kids and embracing the warm summer days.  My brain is feeling sharper as the days go on.  The radiation “fog” as they call it, is definitely lifting.  I am listening to my body and resting when needed – or at least trying to. The biggest reminders of what I have been through, other than the scars...

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