Six.

Six.

I went to the hospital yesterday.  We parked in the same garage, on the same floor, walked down the same long halls marked cancer hospital, as we have for six years now.   I remember the very first time I walked through that hospital in November of 2015.  There was a distinct smell back then [...]

An update

An update

I haven’t written in my blog for quite some time now.  I am not that busy, but I am at a loss for words.  I know, I know, hard to imagine.   My cancer returned a few months ago, rearing it’s ugly head in my liver again.  Predictable? Yes!  Shocking? Every. Single. Time.  While I [...]

Adjust the sails

It has been a minute since I last blogged.  I think we all pressed pause on our lives this last year.  I can hardly believe it has been a year since I walked mask-free around town, a year since I visited my closest friends and family, and a year since my sweet step-mom passed away. [...]

Save The Date?

Save The Date?

We hear this from friends, colleagues, advertisements and family. Somebody plans a special event and every one races to their phones to update their calendar.  Whether it be this week or next month, we mark our calendars.  We save the date! I recall very early in my career, I was asked to create a “Save [...]

Survivorship

"In cancer, survivorship focuses on the health and well-being of a person with cancer from the time of diagnosis until the end of life". I hear this word, A LOT! People ask in the elevator at the hospital, "are you a survivor?" I have attended quite a few functions for "Survivors". I have clothing that [...]

Jenny The Great!

Jenny The Great!

When I was young, I went through this phase of signing all of my notes, cards, and drawings, "Jenny The Great".  Apparently, I thought I was pretty terrific (although I don't recall those high levels of confidence).  I suppose when you are a child, confidence is a given, perhaps something that we are born with? [...]

You Have Been Hired!

You Have Been Hired!

At the bus stop, while conversing with fellow parents, one of the Moms asked me, “do you work?”.  As a stay-at-home Mom, I stumbled through my answer, as I do every time someone asks me that question.  I responded vaguely,  “while I do not go to work everyday, I do indeed, work”.  She then asked, [...]

Scanxiety

Yes, this is a real word. While you will not find it in the dictionary (yet), ask any cancer patient about the waiting period after you have had a set of scans. I received a call Saturday night from the nurse confirming my 7:30 a.m. pet scan on Monday. She was making sure that I [...]

Not an easy A

It has been two years since my diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. It is still hard to wrap my brain around November of 2015. The doctor visits began with, “this doesn’t look good” and ended with “this is incurable”. Ringing in 2018 seemed unachievable back then. Yet, here I am living my best life…with cancer. [...]

Suit Up!

To my army, those of you who have stood behind me, beside me or have led the fight before me...we now have our "armor".  It is time to suit up.  Together, we have proven that Love IS greater than cancer and always will be. My beautiful daughter Tat, is selling t-shirts.  For every t-shirt sold, [...]