Sitting in Alaska this past winter, feeling tired, worthless and depressed. I figured out a way to make my upcoming Dr’s appointment a bit less ominous and frightening. Plan something fun around it! Make it into a trip. A bit of an adventure — follow the sun. Anyone who’s known me for the last decade… Continue reading The Universe has a Wicked Sense of Humor
January 19th will forever be an unforgettable date for me. It’s the day I first heard the words; “You have cancer.” The last year has been crazy. Slow and painful. Quick and joyous. Exhausting and exhilarating. Overwhelming and even more overwhelming. There have been a plethora of crappy-ass moments (pun intended). Who the fuck wants… Continue reading Happy Cancerversary?!
My dad worked non-stop for a couple/few weeks getting Gabriella 2.0 ready for #vanlife. How did this adventure begin, you may wonder? Here’s Gabby’s story. My dad retired from the auto parts business a couple years ago. He worked on the family cars growing up. I always ask him any car related questions. So, I… Continue reading Vanlife, Down by the River!
Damn! Where has the time gone? Time has a much different flow these days. The days/weeks/months are a jumbled mess since my diagnosis. Some days I feel “normal”. Wake up, have breakfast (so I can take my chemo pill). It usually helps with nausea if I eat food with the pills. Run an errand or… Continue reading Livin’ Life to the Fullest with Cancer
The big question: How are you doing? Such a loaded question, with no simple answer. In some ways yes, I’m feeling better than I have in the last few months. In other ways I’m a complete shit show. The last few months have been exhausting, scary, depressing, difficult and surreal. The first month of being… Continue reading The Big Question
February 27, 2017 Take a deep breath in, hold your breath…breathe. I’ve heard this phrase repeatedly during my numerous hospital visits; CT Scans, PET scans, MRIs, blood draws, X-rays and other various medical procedures. For now, it seems I can breathe a bit easier. My collapsed lung has been reinflated, several times, by draining the… Continue reading Take a deep breath in…
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