Category Archives: Coping

The Tenacious Leaf

I was diagnosed with Cancer at the beginning of December. I thought I just had an “old lady” problem with peeing when I laughed. Instead, I found myself facing a fight with a very aggressive tumor. As I stared out … Continue reading

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The Cancer Half Time Slump

I am halfway through my chemotherapy treatments, and I am discovering what I call the Half Time Slump. The first week, I was nervous and apprehensive. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard a lot of horror stories, … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees, Bright Lights and New Beginnings

My Christmas tree is still shining in my living room. This is a first for me. I was always one of those people who put it up Thanksgiving weekend and took it down the weekend after New Year’s Day. The … Continue reading

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Chemo Hints and Tips

After my first chemo session, I discovered a number of challenges I needed to resolve. I learned that no matter how well you prepare, how closely you listen to the nurses, you will encounter unique problems as your body fights … Continue reading

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Channeling the Powerpuff Girls

I love the Powerpuff Girls. They are bright and fun, with just enough snarky adult humor to keep your eyes from glazing over as you watch with the little ones. When I was watching Sophia one day a week, we … Continue reading

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Sleep and Meds

I am finding that no matter how determined I am, no matter how successful my meditations, I am at the mercy of this process. I’m not complaining. It wouldn’t do any good! But all the things the nurse told me … Continue reading

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I Am Still Me

So, the journey I started two days before Thanksgiving has turned a new corner, and I am still ME. I am learning how the word Cancer can change your life. But I am still ME. I had my first chemo … Continue reading

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