Category Archives: cancer and friends

March 23, 2016: Three Things Every Cancer Patient NeedsĀ 

Regardless of what type of cancer a person has, I’ve found we all really need three similar things. And we don’t just need these things at diagnosis. We need these things long term. Everyone can help even if you don’t … Continue reading

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August 9, 2015: Cancer & Remission

I’m an educator. It’s what I do for a living. I’m a literacy teacher to be more specific, so I spend a lot of time teaching kids about words. Words are often more than just their definitions. Some come with … Continue reading

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August 5, 2015: Cancer, Death & God

On October 23rd, 2014, no one told me God was good or that prayers had been answered. Who prays for cancer? Who would tell someone God was good when they got cancer? It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? On August 3rd, … Continue reading

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July 10, 2015: The Healing Power of a Pig

Today wasn’t really going my way. I hadn’t slept. My kidneys were hurting. I was waiting to see if my primary care physician could squeeze me into his busy day when my plastic surgeon’s office called and told me just … Continue reading

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June 18, 2015: No More Chemo!

Today was my last round of chemotherapy. I started in December with 4 rounds of AC Chemo (The awful Red Devil). That was followed by two failed rounds of Taxol. (I was one of the lucky percentage that’s highly allergic … Continue reading

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June 11, 2015: Abraxane’s Broken Masterpiece

Abraxane #11 Today started out way too nerve raking and stressful before I ever even made it to my appointment at Texas Oncology. Thankfully, I’m surrounded by a strong group of friends and family who all jumped in to come … Continue reading

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May 23, 2015: Carwash Day!

  I’d love to tell you the behind the scenes part of this story, but I don’t know it. I know my teammates from school were all behind formulating the idea, getting the kids’ buy in, and orchestrating it all. I’m … Continue reading

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