Ten years ago today I received a breast cancer diagnosis. I thought I'd reflect on that day today and have a kind of celebration. But that's not what I'm feeling. I'm feeling a shift today, a letting go of that time 10 years ago. A letting go of the heavy energies of that cancer journey. … Continue reading A Shift: A New Decade Post-cancer
I remembering longing for anything that felt "normal." I wanted to feel better physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. And I wanted all of that normal immediately.
For Mother's Day I want to write a quick post about my admiration for moms (and the other folks who act as moms). I think about you pretty often as I go about my daily life. You know when? It's when I'm very tired, dragging myself around in the late afternoon or evening. Or when … Continue reading What I most admire about really good moms (and all who play this role)
Here's a somewhat quick update of my double knee replacement. Last week was rough. Really rough. At the suggestion of two physical therapists, I only had physical therapy (PT) twice instead of three times. I took a day off for healing. And I cut back on the exercises I do. My sister had planned to … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: One month out
I'll give the quick update first. If you read my post last week, you know I was seeing an orthopedist about my knees, anticipating that he'd say I need replacement of both knees. And that's what happened. I'm scheduled for double knee replacement - that's right, both at the same time - in the middle … Continue reading Knee Replacement: How was I so unaware?
Another Father's Day comes around, and my Facebook feed is full of photos of fathers. That prompts me to add my contribution to this day of gratitude for fathers. My father was steady and dependable. He was kind and nonjudgmental. He contributed to his community through volunteer service in a variety of roles. Daddy has … Continue reading Father’s Day Gratitude
If you want the short version of this post, here it is: My hysterectomy on March 7th went well. My doctor found fibroids which looked benign. The pathology verified that they were benign, as was the endometriosis. Here is the longer version . . . My sister came down a couple of days before my … Continue reading Surgery & Gratitude
I start to feel panicky. I'm sweating. And I have to calm myself again.
Isn't it beyond comprehension that each one of us - each one - is the result of the love of thousands, of generations upon generations of ancestors?
And in the midst of that I've overlooked beautiful sunrises. I've gulped down coffee and food while thinking of totally unrelated situations. I've worried about things that are beyond my control.
I've forgotten too much of what I learned on my cancer journey.