breast cancer


When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first thoughts that came to my mind was, “I don’t have time for this.”  I remember thinking that I have two daughters, a full-time job, more than enough responsibilities, and… Read More ›


Being diagnosed with breast cancer has introduced my family, friends, and me to a slew of new medical terms and treatments.  We have had to be on our “A” game and become quick studies, with some being quicker than others. … Read More ›

Not So Radiant

Since beginning radiation therapy last week, I have made a number of observations, some funny and some serious.  In no particular order, here’s what went down while I was being lit up: This is a tough crowd.  Like most of the… Read More ›

Guilty As Charged

This week marks the end of my daughters’ Christmas break and the return to their normal routine, while it marks the end of my medical purgatory and the beginning of a temporary new normal routine for me.  This morning, I found myself… Read More ›

Carpe Diem

As I relished the quiet and solitude afforded to me on this day after Christmas, I came across the film, “The Dead Poet’s Society”.  I have seen this film countless times, but it has been quite awhile since my last… Read More ›

Mixed Emotions

Twas two days before Christmas and all through the oncology office, only a few patients were stirring, and I was one of them.  After fighting holiday traffic, or at least Louisville’s version of it, I welcomed the unexpected peace and quiet… Read More ›

Be Advised

I am beginning to think that 2015 has been some sort of sick cosmic joke, where I am the punchline.  During an awkward conversation about relationships, I was left with this nugget of dating advice, “You just need to put… Read More ›