Thanksgiving is over and soon it will be Christmas and a new year. Wow, the year both flew by and yet felt like it lasted 30 years, am I right? It’s holiday season and I’m kinda feeling like the Grinch. Over the last couple of months, I just haven’t felt like myself. I blame menopause,… Continue reading The new me
Please excuse my long absence, but let me assure you that everything is fine. Well, sort of. The last time I blogged, I was getting to ready to have surgery and our youngest daughter was going to have surgery as well. Also during that time, my employer was asking everyone to come back to work… Continue reading Everything’s fine.
Thank you to everyone who expressed their kind words of love and support for our family following Tuesday’s post. We are still waiting on a surgery date for Kayla, but meet with her doctor on Monday and hope to know more after that visit. I had my preoperative work-up appointment on Wednesday and learned more… Continue reading Expected recovery process
This is a post that I never wanted to have to write again. I’ve debated whether or not to even share this. I’m just pissed, and I’m just done with it. However, I’ve kept my life on this blog pretty open and transparent, and I’ve shared lots of important milestones, whether they were good or… Continue reading June sucks.
TGIF! It was my birthday yesterday and it was a FABULOUS day! I took the day off of work, but alas, I didn’t get to sleep in because of a four-legged pup who does not know what it means to sleep in. My husband got me a Fitbit Inspire HR. I’ve had the same Garmin… Continue reading Birthday recap
Good morning! I hope you had a great 4th of July! Ours was spent outside in the backyard, our favorite hangout, with our oldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. It was a warm, sunny day, but we bought an inflatable pool to help keep us cool. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but wanted to… Continue reading What’s happening? 7-8-19
This month has been an emotional roller coaster. On January 3rd, we found out that Kayla has a cyst on her one remaining ovary. However, her tumor markers are completely normal, so the oncologist feels that this is most likely a benign cyst and feels that Kayla can just continue to be observed every few… Continue reading Kayla Update
TGIF! It’s been a long week and I’m definitely ready for the weekend. This meme pretty much sums up the week for me: First of all, I wanted to say thank you to all of the love and support we have received after my post about Kayla’s health situation. I had a long talk with… Continue reading What a difference a year makes.
Kayla has been in remission for three years now. Most days our family can go through our daily lives on a normal basis. We get caught up in work, hobbies, the minor stresses of life, and right now, wedding planning. But cancer never goes away. It haunts Kayla and our family in memories and experiences… Continue reading Cancer, the ghost
When I look back at 2016, a lot of great things happened: I ran my second marathon. I also got to meet an online friend in person and we ran the marathon together. It was pretty damn epic. I went to Wrigley Field for the first time and saw the Cubs play. By that time,… Continue reading I’ve had enough of 2016