Mother’s Day, 2021

Growing up, Mother's Day was all about making breakfast for my mom and then doing things like chores or other things she would like us to do for her that day or whatever else dad has cooked up. As I got older and I didn’t live at home any longer, it became more about making … Continue reading Mother’s Day, 2021

4th Cancerversary

Amazingly enough, today marks four (4) years, forty-eight (48) months, two hundred and eight (208) weeks, one thousand four hundred sixty (1,460) days, thirty-five thousand forty hours (35,040), two million one hundred two thousand four hundred (2,102,400) minutes, and one hundred twenty-six million one hundred forty-four thousand (126,144,000) seconds since I was told "you have … Continue reading 4th Cancerversary

August 9, 2020

Today marks twelve (12) years since the joyous day when Elliot Johnston and I said our wedding vows to each other. Life looks so very different now from what we envisioned twelve (12) years ago and sometimes it's hard to believe that so much time has passed! Please indulge my trip down memory lane in … Continue reading August 9, 2020

Father’s Day, 2020

Father's Day is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday in June and was started in the early 1900s in various areas of the US, mostly by children who sought to honor their single fathers and make sure that both Father's and Mother's have a special day just for them. While Mother's Day … Continue reading Father’s Day, 2020

Fathers and Sons, Mothers and Daughters

In this time of COVID-19, I’ve had the chance to watch new shows on Netflix and rewatch favorites I’ve already watched. One such series that I spent time rewatching recently was Game of Thrones (GOT). Much of the hype around GOT happened while I was busy juggling motherhood and a busy law practice, so I … Continue reading Fathers and Sons, Mothers and Daughters

Cancerversary #3, 2017-2020

Three (3) years ago today, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my doctor told me that two (2) to three (3) years was the median life expectancy I could expect. He did tell me that people with bone only metastasis could potentially look at a life expectancy of up to ten (10) years but … Continue reading Cancerversary #3, 2017-2020

My 2nd Metaversary

March 8, 2017, I received my breast cancer diagnosis and on June 21, 2017, I was told that I had actually been Stage IV from the beginning (aka de novo). I've marked the former as my cancerversary for the last two years and yet the latter needs some sort of acknowledgement. It was the latter … Continue reading My 2nd Metaversary

Mother’s Day 2019

May, 2019 is the third Mother's Day I will celebrate with cancer. It's only the second Mother's Day I will celebrate since knowing that I was de novo metastatic (meaning from the beginning) since it took a few months to figure that out after the initial bombshell in March, 2017. Every holiday since cancer, especially … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2019

Cancerversary #2

On March 8, 2017, I heard those fateful words "You have breast cancer."  It has now been two whole years since that day and everything is so very different now. But how to talk about that? Am I a happier person?  Nope Am I angry? Yep Am I depressed/anxious?  Yep Do I think about death … Continue reading Cancerversary #2