Silver Linings, The C Word

A Little Slower This Chemo Round

/ February 24, 2018

How am I feeling? A little slower this chemo round. It’s a bit different than the last. I think I just had my ass kicked a little. The medicine and all of that is the same, but as they told me, every round can be different. And it has been. Going home hooked up seemed a little more heavy on…

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Don't Judge, Spirituality

Say Three Hail Marys and Call me in the Morning

/ February 18, 2018

Say three Hail Marys and call me in the morning. It’s a cure all, right? Just like a doctor prescribes medicine to help you heal, the priest prescribes prayers to help you heal. Okay wait… Yes, this is about religion, but it has nothing to do with bashing religion. It’s how my faith, turned to faith. Cause I gotta have…

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Silver Linings, The C Word

Round One of Chemotherapy

/ February 14, 2018

Round one of chemotherapy was pretty non-eventful. What was I expecting? To be honest, I don’t know, but I expected something horrible to report back to everyone. I sat in a chair for five hours, receiving bag, after bag, after syringe of meds. Then I went home. Seriously. I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of the experience but perhaps…

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Don't Judge, Silver Linings

My Dealer Has the Sweetest Face

/ February 8, 2018

I’m hooked. I’m totally, and utterly hooked. Coffee is my daily must, but Chai is my dirty little secret. To make it even worse… my oldest daughter is my dealer. My dealer has the sweetest face, and mad Chai making skills. LOOK AT THAT FACE! SO INNOCENT!   It all began the day my friend Tonya came to visit me…

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The C Word

Cocktail Time – My First Day of Chemo

/ February 6, 2018

I’m beginning this post the night before my first chemo session. Or as I prefer to call it: Cocktail Time! It sounds like more fun than chemo. How am I doing? I’m fine. But my friend Dineen tells me that “fine” stands for: Fucked Up, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional. I admit that I’m a bit fucked up, and have been…

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Silver Linings

Here She Is! Queen of the Silver Lining

/ February 4, 2018

I’m a silver lining kind of girl. When something goes bad, I look for the silver lining. When life takes an unexpected turn, I look for the silver lining. Even when someone dies in my life, I look for that silver lining. My silver lining outlook was tested two weeks before Christmas. I had self-diagnosed myself with a stomach bug, but…

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