not just surviving but thriving

Walkthrough of Chemo Day

Walkthrough of chemo day for a cancer patient

Ever wondered what a day of chemotherapy was like for a cancer patient? I thought I’d bring you along today, and give you a snapshot of what cancer treatment looks like. I hope its helpful to the newly diagnosed. Obvious disclaimer: of course, every patient’s treatment is different, and each cancer treatment center is different. …

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race for the cure - suvivor's medal

Thank you

It was oh, so early this morning when I dragged my reluctant family out of bed. Not one of us are morning people, even my 14 month old daughter knows better than to wake up before 9. This morning we were all grumpy and befuddled as we attempted to remind ourselves why we volunteered to …

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race for the cure

Race for the Cure

I’ve done a lousy job of promoting this, but next Sunday my team of walkers will join thousand of others in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Seattle. Our team is called Pretty in Pink – Judy Haley and if you are in the Seattle area and care to join us, there …

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Pondering the Reconstruction Era

I started the morning posing for topless photos in the harsh clinical light of the plastic surgeon’s office. I hadn’t given much thought to what the ambiance might be like should I ever pose topless, but doctors in lab coats with a changing curtain for a backdrop never crossed my mind. If you told me …

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