Meditation

Before cancer, I rarely sat still. My calendar was full and I was always looking for the things that needed to be added, squashed really, into an already packed schedule. Before cancer, I had a law practice that was always changing and multiple employees and an office to run and deal with. Before cancer, my … Continue reading Meditation

Genetic Testing?

I've written before about genetic and genomic testing and how that has affected me personally and affected my choices regarding care. You can read those articles if you'd like: ATM Mutation, Mutations Become Targets, Receptors, and Cancer Prevention versus Risk Reduction. Let me start this particular discussion by saying that I believe all knowledge is … Continue reading Genetic Testing?

Siblings and Family Dynamics

Regardless of what our family looks like, we all come from a group of people who have shaped us for our entire lives. The make up of each family is incredibly unique; the dynamics affecting each one is a combination of both static and changing factors. As most mental health experts will tell you, we … Continue reading Siblings and Family Dynamics

Chasing a Cure; Part IV: Causation vs Correlation

This series is just growing as I think more and more about issues that come up when addressing research and how it applies to the progress towards a cure for cancer. If you are interested, you can access Part I, II, and III to get caught up. Just so we're on the same page, there … Continue reading Chasing a Cure; Part IV: Causation vs Correlation

QUOTE from Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata

A dear friend from Twitter, Mia a/k/a @BSBreastCancer, recently gifted me with the book, Chameleon Aura, which is amazing. I love this quote from the back page ... know that you are magic.you are not meant to be the person that you were yesterday.you are meant to be an extension of all the beautiful things … Continue reading QUOTE from Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata

Chasing a Cure, Part III, staying abreast of research

Recently, in June of this year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) had their annual meeting. This annual meeting, always held in Chicago, is the largest cancer conference in the world bringing tens of thousands of health care professionals, patient advocates, pharmaceutical representatives and all those vendors and companies that are connected to the … Continue reading Chasing a Cure, Part III, staying abreast of research

See ya Later Miami, Hello Orlando

When we moved from Orlando to Miami in October of 2017, we thought it was forever, or at least I did. I expected to die at some point while we lived in Miami. In 2017, I'd recently been diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) and had learned that the median life expectancy was … Continue reading See ya Later Miami, Hello Orlando

Book Review: Holding Space, on Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

I've written before about Holding Space and how much I suck at it. From an early age, I was socialized to be a caregiver, a problem solver, a person who jumped in and helped. This idea of sitting in solidarity, of holding space, has been such a huge learning experience since my diagnosis in 2017 … Continue reading Book Review: Holding Space, on Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

Quick Medical Update

When we discovered that the cancer in my body had spread to my liver back in January of this year, we had to make a lot of decisions rather quickly, which always seems to be the case in this experience with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC). No matter how much we prepare or research … Continue reading Quick Medical Update