The Kickstarter is live!

  (Ahhhh, so exciting! If you’re too impatient, like me, you can go right to the Kickstarter here!) I have spent the last three years in fear. I am still ...

What Patrick Taught Me

Here is what I have learned from Patrick’s death and more importantly Patrick’s life in the last week...

Cancer Convos Episode 2: Fertility

Aaaand we’re back! First of all, thank you so much to everyone who watched Episode 1 of Cancer Convos. Coconuts and I were so overwhelmed by all of the support. ...

10 (First) Steps to Saving Your Own Life (After a Cancer Recurrence)

(Well friends, here’s the blog I never wanted to write. The cancer is back. This basically sums up the chaos that has ensued ever since.)  1. First you have to ...

5 Ways Cancer Complicates Motherhood

When I was very young my mother would sometimes get phone calls in the middle of the night. The water broke. The contractions were coming. It was time for her ...

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 ...

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 ...