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Defying Death

It has been way too long since I’ve posted. There has been a lot. I’ll do a quick recap so you can catch up and I can organize my thoughts: August 2019-Clean Scan Oct-Dec 2019-Chemo/Treatment Break January 2020- New Chemo-Doesn’t … Continue reading

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2020…Zero Stars, Not Recommended

If I had to write a review of 2020, it would not be good. The world has gone mad, there is a global pandemic wreaking havoc on everyone’s lives, and it’s a presidential election year, which always seems to bring … Continue reading

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Cancer and Covid 19

And so I find myself in another unique situation. Having terminal cancer in the midst of a global pandemic. A decade ago, I couldn’t really imagine living through either one independent of each other, let alone both together. Nonetheless, there … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Club

The club of cancer patients, is one that no one really wants to join. It is also one that I never want to have to welcome anyone into. However, there are hundreds of people diagnosed with cancer on a daily … Continue reading

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Give Me a Break!

This post may be a little bit scattered. I try to stick to one subject but I’ve got a couple of things to talk about right now. The title of this post has multiple meanings, as you will come to … Continue reading

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Complete Response to Therapy

Back in July, the pain in my right leg escalated to a pretty serious point. I had been having a little trouble with it on my trip in June, but I had chalked it up to the extra walking and … Continue reading

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For Real

I sometimes struggle writing this blog. Cancer is a ride that takes me through many twists and turns, ups and downs, highs and lows. Part of me wants to always be positive, look at the good and downplay the bad. … Continue reading

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Realistic Optimism

My January Pet/Ct scan came back as a “mixed bag.” Overall, the cancer is stable, except for 2 spots in the lower pelvic region that progressed. One progressed in both size and activity. The other progressed in activity only. These … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Today is my 46th birthday.  Birthdays have a different feel since being diagnosed as terminal. You can’t help but wonder if it’s your last one. Some people feel sad as they get older, but I can only describe each birthday … Continue reading

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I Used to be…….

I used to be a teacher. I used to be a teacher. No matter how many times I say it, I can’t seem to get used to it. These last few days of my teaching career have been pretty emotional. … Continue reading

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