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Terminally Joyful

My Life, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

 
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THE BREAST LOVE IN PHILLY

In April I flew to Philadelphia with my husband to attend a breast cancer conference. I was nervous to fly with a port and with the...

IN THE WEEDS

I look in the mirror and I don't even recognize myself anymore. The short hair. No eyebrows. Being at my heaviest weight ever. The weight...

WAIT FOR IT

It is amazing how you can listen to the music from a musical HUNDREDS of times and then when you're going through something and you hear...

WHO YOU ARE; INNOCENT WARRIOR

My inspiration does not only come from Broadway musicals. Disney musicals fit in there too.  The song living in my brain lately is from...

THE ICEBERG, THE SEED AND THE TREE

Taking a shower is probably one of my best thinking spots. I'm not going to take a selfie of THAT because that would be a WAY different...

FALL OUT SHELTER

What am I doing to prepare for the least desirable outcome.....hint, hint it starts with a D.  This does not make me a pessimist nor is...

SCANXIETY

It is that time SCANS Every three to four months I get a wake up call that my life has taken an unexpected turn. Believe me, there are...

MEH.

As 2018 begins I feel conflicted. In the past years I always felt a sense of urgency to change everything. To change what I eat. To lose...

I HATE CANCER BUT I LOVE MYSELF

2017 is done. It is only natural to think about  my year and envision where I want the next year to go. I am so blessed that I met most...

CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS

The table to set. The dinner is cooking. Christmas music plays in the background. Christmas Eve traditions are in full swing.  This is...

ONE MORE DAY IN THE EMERALD CITY

In October I had my first hospital stay since diagnosis and really since having my children.  It is very sobering to be in the hospital...

AHHH ACUPUNCTURE

Well. I did it. I was able to cross another activity off my list of goals. See blog Crushing my Goals. I am super proud of myself. I HATE...

SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS

This weekend my daughter asked me to teach her how to straighten her hair. My gut reaction was to say no. Not now, I was too busy...

FATIGUE IS MY CO PILOT

Fatigue is real. What once was a quick easy bike ride becomes mountainous. My heart races. I need frequent rest breaks. My pace is...

I HAVE SPACE FOR YOU

We all have baggage. Life experiences that shape who we are as human beings. We all are ever changing and growing.  As humans we are damn...