I know, it’s a depressing thought. But so many people have asked me, “you’re better now?” However, it’s not really a question, more of a statement. Like they are telling me I’m better now. Doctors are really good at this. Trying to tell me that I’m feeling better and everything is okay. Because that’s easier for other people. Because I had the cancerous organ removed, therefore … Continue reading It’s not over…it will never be over.
You know when you lay down on the grass in the summer and look up at the trees? How you see the tree branches and leaves, and the light beyond? I see that as a metaphor for life. That the trees, leaves and branches are our struggles, battles, and hardships. But the light is always there, even when we can barely see it. It may … Continue reading Light through branches
Yes. At least I didn’t lose all my hair, only significant clumps every time I comb it. A side effect of thyroid issues and cancer. At least my cancer is invisible to you. At least you don’t have to see the devastating effects of having a type of cancer that doesn’t respond to chemotherapy. I don’t expect everyone to understand the ins and outs … Continue reading At least you didn’t lose your hair.
Sometimes I feel like empathy; real, true understanding of another human being, is becoming extinct. Not only is the understanding gone, the attempt to understand another person is a dying art as well. Because of my hormone imbalances and nutritional deficiencies due to cancer and the results of having it removed, I take a lot of supplements and vitamins. This idea of empathy becoming extinct got … Continue reading Is Empathy Extinct?
I recently went to Sleeping Bear Dunes in northern Michigan with my husband and kids. While most of the trip was anything but picturesque, the hike up the dunes was a pure delight, but not in the way I expected. Most of the trip was spent swatting mosquitos, trying to dry out stuff that got wet from the rain, and keeping two young boys from annoying … Continue reading 2 feet in front
I went gluten free (or GF for short) last year in July, and it helped with my symptoms of autoimmune disorder, most likely Hashimoto’s, although I still haven’t gotten a definitive diagnosis on that. More on that at a later date. Going GF cleared up my stomach issues, “brain fog” and really helped the fatigue I was experiencing. But when I started going through surgery … Continue reading Gluten free, take 2
…Well there isn’t one. But when I started to think about what to title this site and my first post, I decided on The Best Cancer and immediately imagined the different types of cancer fighting it out and moving up in their brackets March Madness style. I tend to personify inanimate objects so this was no surprise that I could visualize Thyroid Cancer battling to … Continue reading The best cancer is…