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Where Are My Cancer Girls?…

I didn't realize until Dear Goddess sent over a text. "Five years today." The pic of yellow balloons, friends and smiles signals five years ago as the final day of radiation. Where are my cancer girls? I felt your stomachs tighten. The magical mark may arrive, but there is still a whiff of terror at… Continue reading Where Are My Cancer Girls?…

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Cancer Girls Unite…

There's a new cancer girl in town. Well, she's in Vegas, close enough. Regardless of where she is, you want this badass chick on your "Help Me Get Through This" team. I stumble upon Elly Brown as Sunday morning political show frustration reaches a peak and yelling at the TV is scaring the cats. The… Continue reading Cancer Girls Unite…

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She Just Keeps On Giving…

"Basically, my radiation ate your thyroid." It's the radiation oncologist. "Actually, it usually happens before now." Cancer...she just keeps on giving. Do I cheer mine lasted longer under the radiative onslaught that devours female thyroids? Can we get a hip-hip? Actually, I'm happy with the news. As all the cancer girls know, when something is… Continue reading She Just Keeps On Giving…

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Lurking In The Background…

Cancer lurks in the background of life, whether it be survivors or survivors of loved ones. It's always within arm's reach. Each follow up test, which go on forever, brings it full circle again. And then there are the others. In a meeting. I know a co-worker has missed some days and is behind in… Continue reading Lurking In The Background…

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The Return of PB & J…

Sometimes there is no accounting for taste. The kind in your mouth. Peanut butter and jelly returned to my life this week. I knelt bedside and thanked Mother Mary for guiding me through the darkness. Bread, the true love of my life, was a cancer casualty. After chemo and radiation, it wouldn't go down my… Continue reading The Return of PB & J…

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Put Your Yellow Pants On…

I get an email out of the blue. A friend tells a new friend she has to meet me. It's the new friend who makes the reach out. So and so says we need to meet. She notes what we have in common: nonprofit work, cancer and at the bottom she throws out, "I'm from… Continue reading Put Your Yellow Pants On…

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Happily Ever After Time…

"Tale as old as time Song as old as rhyme..." Can you guess our table theme? Hahahahaha. Yes it's time for HEAL's Fairytale Tea again. This year--April 9 at The Camby. The best, hands down, fundraiser of the year. Been to all of them. No chicken for five hundred bucks here. This one's afternoon tea… Continue reading Happily Ever After Time…