Category Archives for Cancer

Carpe Diem

Seize the Day, Live Life to the Fullest, Be Here Now, You Only Have One Life, we’ve heard them all, right? We hear this and go, “Right! I should definitely be more appreciative/present/aware”. But how many of us actually live this way? For how many of us does this last for more than 5 minutes? […]

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Impossible decisions

The diagnosis came in as Stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare type of B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. It is 40% in my bone marrow (apparently common with this type) which is what puts it in the Stage 4 category. Other than the bone marrow, the cancer is only in the lymph nodes in my neck. […]

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Losing my hair

When I first got the news that I might need chemo, what concerned me most was losing my hair. Of course, I didn’t like the idea of poison coursing through my veins killing off my immune system (that I had ironically worked hard to get strong over the last few years since my dairy allergy […]

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Thank you cancer!

I’m participating in a 21 day meditation challenge with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. It began on the day that I first met with an Oncologist and found I had enlarged lymph nodes in multiple places on my body. That first meditation’s Centering Thought was “I am open to miracles.” Boy was I ever open to […]

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WTF? I have cancer?

Three words you never want to hear your doctor say: biopsy, oncologist, lymphoma. I have had these impossible words spoken to me many times over the past 6 weeks as the doctors have tried to figure out what was causing my lymph nodes to be enlarged. Time went really fast and at the same time […]

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