I ran away

Today I ran away. I was too upset to stay in one place, too scared to be still. So I ate my breakfast, pulled on my shoes and I ran ...

What not to say to a cancer patient (and what you can say instead)

Dearest wonderful friends! This is a post I’ve been thinking about writing for a long time and I feel has recently become more relevant. Why? Because this past week was ...

Hello 2014: Good-bye 2013 (Part 1)

Well 2013 has been a hell of a year, to say the very least. It feels like it would be very easy to say “good (insert expletive of choice) bye ...

Resilient

I am sitting here getting my twelfth and final Taxol treatment and I could not be more thrilled. Twelve weeks is a long time to endure anything, let alone something ...

Heavy

My life has been feeling very heavy lately. I feel that, perhaps, it is the heaviness that comes with settling into life as a cancer patient. I am really “in ...

Grateful

I know that I am one day behind in discussing my gratitude during the month of giving thanks but I really wanted to contemplate this one before I put it ...

Following the aliveness

This week was a tough one friends. In short, I have been dealing with an allergic reaction to something. For two weeks in a row I have had this horrible, ...

Crash Course in Chemo

If Cancerland is the worst theme park ever then chemo is it’s star attraction: a giant, overhyped, mostly boring and sometimes nauseating roller coaster. I’ve gotten a lot of questions ...

On being bald and being authentic

I never thought of myself as a wig person. And by that I mean, in the very short time in which I have had to consider whether or not I ...

Life after the battle

Lately I have been thinking a lot about life after cancer. Maybe this seems like an obvious thing to do. Many people daydream about life after difficult or challenging times ...