Monthly Archives: April 2013


Memories have been hard lately.  I just had this sudden urge to go through a few boxes of clothes stored under my bed and get rid of dresses, bathing suits, and shoes that remind me of life before. The summer … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Things that Make Life with Cancer “Not So Bad.”

Today is my first treatment milestone.  I finish my fourth and last infusion of Adriamycin and Cytoxan, a most toxic pair of chemo drugs.  While I’ve been extremely lucky that the side effects have not been too harsh, still I’m … Continue reading

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Celebrating “The Helpers” in My Life

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers I considered not writing a … Continue reading

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Becoming a Patient

Since I rediscovered the lump six weeks ago I’ve had four mammograms, four breast biopsies, a lymph node biopsy, two breast MRIs, a brain MRI, a PT scan, surgery to install my port (where I get my chemo infusions), and … Continue reading

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Damn! I Have Good Hair!

On November 11, 2006, Carley and I were getting our hair done for Rachel’s wedding.  This was my first experience in a wedding party and I was excited to be all glammed up for the occasion.  Carley and I were … Continue reading

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