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Best Night Ever…

December 12th, 2016|20 Comments

I don't know if I'll ever be able to explain exactly what it was that made this past Friday night in the hospital so magical, but somehow I found myself having the absolute, ultimate, best [...]

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All I Want For Christmas Is …

December 5th, 2016|3 Comments

...My Two Front Teeth No, actually its "My Other Boob." Yes, My Two Front Teeth Boobs. I think completing the pair will go a long way in pulling some of the attention away [...]

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Where’s The Beef?

November 11th, 2016|25 Comments

Oh here it is - it's me! I'm the beef. Let me tell you ladies, if Donald Trump's Access Hollywood audio-tape didn't make you feel like a piece of meat - this surely will! 🙂 [...]

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And The Gold Medal Goes To…

August 11th, 2016|24 Comments

MY COLON! 40 Minutes before surgery, my friend, my colon, in a dramatic finish, pulled it together and decided to start working again! She (we) escaped the knife! Ha! I couldn't be happier! Our next [...]

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Can We Talk About The Elephant in The Room…

August 9th, 2016|21 Comments

Oh...it's me!!!! I guess this lovely picture speaks for itself. I'm back in el hospital, playing the role of el elefante. NG tubes stink. I highly recommend you try to get through your entire life [...]

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The Wrong Brochure

May 4th, 2016|3 Comments

If you have been reading this blog, you may remember that idylic-hospital-based Spring Break I was dreaming about following some major abdominal surgery I just had? Where my only tasks for the day would be [...]

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Spring Break 2016

May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Ah, Spring Break...all the cheesy tag-lines that have been attached to it over the years come to mind ..."Girls Gone Wild; Sun's Out Guns Out; Fun in the Sun!" They conjure up images of clear [...]

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Cue Cards Please…

March 11th, 2016|2 Comments

For those of you who've had chemo brain, you probably don't remember what it is anyway, and for the lucky ones who've never had it and never heard of it: "Chemo brain is a common [...]

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U2 & Me…

March 4th, 2016|5 Comments

It's scorch time. After being delayed due to technical difficulties, I started radiation today and, for whatever reason, it really threw me into a funk. As with any adversity or tragedy, the cancer thing sometimes [...]

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Chemo…See you Bro.

February 11th, 2016|11 Comments

This is the card that Luca (my 7-year-old) sent in my chemo bag for the last day of the rough stuff: See you bro. I love it. While it totally stinks that this little guy [...]

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Rock On With Socks On…

December 21st, 2015|16 Comments

Over my years as a neuropsychologist, with a specialty in trauma, I often found myself sitting across from patients, stunned by what they were going through, and in awe that they were functioning well enough to [...]

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F’ing Cancer!

December 7th, 2015|13 Comments

Ok so, despite some fairly strong evidence to the contrary (see profane hat placed on cute 6-year-old above), I do consider myself a lady (oh and a big, fat FU to any of my friends [...]

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Chemo brain…

November 25th, 2015|4 Comments

November 25, 2105 ...it's happening. Prior to cancer, I already had enough quirky idiosyncrasies conspiring to make me feel ancient. I refuse to read books from pages I can't physically turn, I persist in referring [...]

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My world according to Kim…

November 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

October 22, 1015 My extremely dear, long-time friend, and amazingly talented writer/blogger, Kim Forde, honored me with this piece about my cancer story.

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The Jan Brady of Cancer

November 21st, 2015|2 Comments

October 30, 2015 After another infection and unexpected surgery set me back a bit last week, I'm finally up and at em again, and rallying the inner troops. Like the spunky middle sister of my [...]

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Can I Get Some Butter With that Popcorn, Doctor?

November 21st, 2015|1 Comment

October 22, 2015 As some of you know I had yet another set back today with an infection and spent the night in the hospital ER with one of my two amazing warrior sisters, Paula [...]

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Zombie Mom

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

October 19, 2015 So much to update today but I will start with the cancer comedy as I've been running a tad low on humor lately. Tom has been jokingly referring to me as "Zombie [...]

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The Gift of Cancer

October 15th, 2015|0 Comments

October 15, 2015 After the month I've just had, believe me when I tell you its a stretch to find any silver linings in this situation. However...I dropped my kids off at school the other [...]

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People are Like a Box of Chocolates…

October 5th, 2015|0 Comments

October 5, 2015 So I'm back in the hospital for some complications and I can't sleep. It's 2am... there are beepers, buzzers and the like, and I apparently require an elephant tranquilizer to truly shut [...]

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Pain Meds

October 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

October 3, 2015 Top 5 most hysterical drug-induced moments from the hospital bed: 1. I asked/begged Tom to go home and start my afternoon paper route (The Journal Inquirer) that I distributed dutifully on my [...]

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Filet of Reb

September 27th, 2015|0 Comments

September 27, 1015 ​So ...my amazingly loving strong friends and family, I am home. Never, in my life, has the term "home sweet home" felt more applicable. At the moment I look an awful lot [...]

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Congrats on the Twins!

September 18th, 2015|0 Comments

September 18, 2015 So... shocker, it turns out having a double mastectomy with reconstruction surgery and 13+ lymphnodes removed is not the walk in the park one would have imagined, go figure?! 🙂 Holy you [...]

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Family History

September 11th, 2015|0 Comments

September 11, 2015 So each day seems to have some very high points and some very low ones too. I thought I would sum up these updates as cancer crap and cancer comedy: Cancer crap [...]