It’s weird. Even when you know what to except, it still manages to take you by surprise. I’ve been told repeatedly that at some point the cancer would grow resistant to the current treatment. Every Dr’s appointment, I would hold my breath. Afraid of the results of my latest scan/blood work/biopsy. Every strange pain, headache,… Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye
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…