I wanted to share a scripture today - it's one that's become so important to me lately. Back in March I was diagnosed with colon cancer (there are spots on my liver and there's an ovary involved too. Surgery is just not an option) and have been going through chemo treatments since late April. This … Continue reading The Thorn
I grew up in affluent Fairfield County, CT. We were not one of the very wealthy families in the IBM town, but we certainly never lacked for anything. My first experience of LACK wasn't until after I'd moved out of my family's home at a pretty early age. There were times in my life (I'm … Continue reading Pooooooor
So, I'm home about 99.9 percent of the time now. The whole cancer thing. It sucks, but I'm still refusing to sit on the cactus life handed me. I am on a new chemo cocktail now and it's harsh. Sometimes I'm puking before the pump comes off on day 3 of treatment week. It's no … Continue reading Simplified!
My husband never almost never asks me for anything. Seriously. He could be down to his last tattered pair of socks before he'll mention to me that he could use some new socks. I won't touch the subject of underwear. But last week he asked me to buy him a book on Amazon. It was … Continue reading A Soldier’s Progress
If you do believe in God, when did you first know you believed? Some people grew up in church with religious families and believing was just second nature. Others grew up in the same kind of environment but then had a period of wandering and had their own real belief experience later - not relying … Continue reading The Hour I First Believed
Just a quick update since I'm getting lots of questions lately. I have been getting chemotherapy treatments since my diagnosis of colon cancer three months ago. Chemo isn't fun, but I'm tolerating it pretty well, all things considered. I have a little nausea and fatigue but nothing overwhelming. I get an infusion every two weeks, … Continue reading Quick Update
I swear I am distracted by so many squirrels. I am nearing completion of Cast Down; Masked. Nearing. I had lunch today with the brilliant Book Doctor, Ms. Elizabeth Capalbo. She bailed me out when I was nearing completion of A New England Haunting and has graciously offered to make time to help me hammer … Continue reading Seven More Wicked
I have to find more ways of entertaining myself during chemo treatments.
Long ago (in a galaxy far, far away) I lived in a part of Norwalk, Connecticut called Rowayton. I was a member of a really lovely church there that celebrated Maundy Thursday. To this day it is the only church I've ever attended that had a service on the Thursday evening before Easter. It was … Continue reading Maundy Thursday
Ugh. For the last full year it's just been an uphill battle with health issues. I thought I had a UTI, and after suffering for a good long while trying to get rid of it the regular old fashioned ways it turned out to be diabetes. So my whole everything got turned upside down and … Continue reading I Got WHAT Now?