breast cancer

Way Back Wednesday ~ Feeling Gypped

While the snake post had the most comments, this post actually had the most hits. I was going to ignore that fact and not post it because it’s depressing. I was remarkably whiny the day I wrote it, but with good reason. And while I joke that my whining skills are exceptional – it truly…

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Cutting It Close

Nothing like waiting until the very last minute. You know, my whole “I must write at least one post in a calendar month” thing. I have six hours and 16 minutes left in October so I need to write something stat! So let’s just play a little game I like to call Holy Random Stories…

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Same Chapter…

…Different Take This past Wednesday was just another routine oncology appointment. Into the exam room walked a very dapper White Russian. I’ve only ever seen him in his white coat, but the other day he sported a yellow v-neck sweater, a navy and white checked shirt and a yellow tie with stripes in various shades…

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The Next Chapter

I am staring at a new chapter of the cancer chronicles. It’s not a bad chapter, precisely, but it has me feeling a little uncomfortable. Or maybe restless. Or maybe I just don’t know what it is I’m feeling. Next week I see my oncologist for my last biannual appointment. That is a great thing.…

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Down To The Wire

Today was my bi-annual follow up appointment with the White Russian. In a nutshell, I’m fine. My blood pressure was a little high, but it was probably because I was worried about not getting there on time. I left work about 30 minutes later than I had planned with an admonition from Terri not to…

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Seven Is A Perfect Number

Jewish tradition declares the number seven is perfect. So today I share seven thoughts. 1. Seven years ago today I woke up with butterflies in my belly because of what the day held for me. 2. Seven years ago today the surgical waiting room at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock was overrun with people praying for me,…

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I’ve Got Something To Say

I hate rocking the boat. I just want everybody to get along. There are some people who thrive on arguing but I’m definitely not one of them. I like serene, not confrontational. But sometimes I just can’t keep my mouth shut. I try. Oh boy do I try. I slap both hands over my mouth…

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Humbled

The week before Thanksgiving, Ben, our Arts Pastor, asked if I would be willing to shoot a short video about my “year from hell” for an upcoming service. I agreed to do it and he said it would be after Thanksgiving. The theme of the video would be delayed answer to our prayers, for lack…

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Heart Like a Balloon

Last night as I sat down to see what was new with my Facebook friends I whooped it up when I saw my friend, Shelley, hit her five year no cancer goal. I’ve known Shelley for what feels like forever. She’s the little sister of my junior high, high school, matron of honor, etc. partner…

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MRIserible

My last post was nearly a month ago. A lot has happened in that month: • Katie went to prom – she looked beautiful. • I went to Connecticut for a long weekend with three of my girlfriends – it was divine. • Taylor got a job at Calvin Klein – not as a male…

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