Nov 182015

Bobby Jindal Ladies and Gentlemen, Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal has left the building, saying “this is not my time.”  Considering that he was polling at last than 1% in recent polls, I think he is probably right.  Will it ever be his time?  It’s hard to tell. My impressions of Bobby Jindal were somewhat neutral.   […]

Nov 182015
Presidential Politics

I recently found myself completely out of things to say about cancer (finally!) and didn’t know where to go next with this blog.   Meanwhile, my camera and I have taken up stalking presidential candidates to build my portfolio at Dreamstime, so I thought a little political commentary on this season of presidential politics might be […]

Oct 072015
The strongest blessing?

Blessings-life is full of them.  In fact, it a blessing just to be alive. As some of you know, it was a rough year for me from July 2014 to July 2015.   I am grateful to be feeling so much better and determined to gain my health back.  I can remember shortly after I was […]

Jun 252015
Almost to the end

Woo-hoo!  I am almost to the end of this particular journey and I am so relieved! What I have done:  Radiation with chemotherapy, loop ileostomy surgery, port placement surgery, chemotherapy, chemotherapy “infusion” under my skin (yikes) when a needle worked loose, loop ileostomy reversal.  Gosh, I have been wondering where my energy went, but when […]

Apr 272015
A strange trip to gratitude

“Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me, Other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.” The Grateful Dead   It’s been a long, strange trip indeed, but I’ve arrived at a position of gratitude, at least for the time being. I was feeling VERY sorry […]

Apr 222015
Light at the end of the tunnel

There truly is a light at the end of the tunnel.  One more chemo treatment to go!  My penultimate treatment started Monday and will end tomorrow!  Yay!  Then I have will have 7 days of shots and one more treatment.   I’ve been putting off writing this because it does not really seem like the end […]

Mar 242015
Thrive, Cancer Fighters, there is more to life than survival

Thrive, isn’t that we all want to do? I am more than a survivor-I am a thriver.   I found this website and it looks like a great resource: Love that title!  They also publish a free quarterly magazine that you can receive via snail mail or email by signing up on their website.  Check it […]

Mar 122015
Joy is coming back

Here it comes….wait for it…JOY!   As my most recent chemo treatment recedes into distant memory, it becomes easier and easier to feel that peace and joy within.   My friends and family help, my dogs help, my faith helps.  I like to take time each day to give thanks.  Now, on my grouchy days that time goes pretty […]