How First Descents changed my life

As we head into the holiday season I wanted to share this blog I wrote for the First Descents website several months ago just in case you missed it. The ...

Reflections

Fall has always been the most nostalgic season to me. There is something visceral about the changing colors and cooler weather that brings back a flood of memories of new ...

On never leaving Cancerland

Tomorrow will be my last radiation treatment which comes 1 year and 2 days after I first discovered a lump in my breast. That’s one full year of some kind ...

What’s Goin’ On?

I realize that it’s been awhile since I posted anything and some folks have started to wonder what the heck is going on over here in Cancerland. So I thought ...

If I had to choose

This little blog of mine hasn’t gotten much attention lately. It’s not that I haven’t thought about things to write. It’s more that I’ve been either too sick, or too ...

On letting go and holding on

Cancer has provided many lessons but none greater than the lessons I’ve received in letting go. I thought I knew something of letting go. I understood it to be a ...

On being very badly made

Just a half-inch beneath the five-inch scar that now cradles the bottom of my left breast is a quote I had tattooed there several years ago. It wraps around my rib ...

Identity Crisis

I have been having a serious identity crisis lately. This crisis is probably most notable when I walk by a mirror. I am taken aback every time. I have no ...

Thank you! Love, Us

An incredible, magical, love-fueled thing happened this week. It started out as me telling a story about my expensive out-of-network surgery I had coming up and my best friend, Meredith, ...

Wantful

Chemo has been quite cruel to me lately. This particularly harsh drug has kept me house- and couch-bound for upwards of a week at a time. It’s made me feel ...