Hold Your Breath

And just like that it’s August. Where does the time go? With COVID-19 barreling through our reality the days shifted to Netflix and baking all the things and long, meandering walks through our neighborhoods. Along with those fad attempts to pass the time, I finished 4 rounds of intensive Chemotherapy aimed at annihilating any potential…

Highs and Lows

Everything that has happened in the weeks following Spring Training have been such a roller coaster of highs and lows, which is eerily how I describe chemo in general. Coming off Spring Training and the incredible experience I had getting my head signed (read about it here) was a whirlwind of excitement. Local news stations…

Base-BALD-Head

On Feb 28, 2020 I had a truly unbelievable experience: I made a sign asking my favorite baseball Player on the San Diego Padres to sign my newly bald Chemo head AND HE DID! The idea came when I realized my bald head was basically a ball. A baseball. And baseballs get signed. Losing your…

Sneaky Little Bugger

The thing about breast cancer is it can be a real sneaky little bugger. When I chose to have a double mastectomy it was for many reasons but mainly the peace of mind it brought me to know that I had removed basically as much of the tissue as possible where a recurrence of cancer…

The Lucky Ones

I woke up this morning and realized I have been neglecting my poor blog and you know what, its a GOOD thing! Want to know why? Because it means I’ve been living life after cancer. No more weekly fills to expand these temporary rocks in my chest. No more agonizing about whether or not I’ll…

I Think Not.

Serendipity. Coincidence. Happy accident. Fate. Whatever you want to call it, my cancer journey was filled with many of these little sprinkles of hope that made me smile and stay positive. They are┬ápure luck at the unluckiest of times. Coincidence? I think not. #1. My mom was diagnosed with Stage 1A breast cancer at a…